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David Thomson

Jessica Palopoli

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the performing arts in the San Francisco Bay Area, host David Latulippe talks with Susi Damilano, producing director from San Francisco Playhouse, about her leading role in the comedy Yoga Play by playwright Dipika Guha

Michael Lionstar

Awards season is behind us, with top honors for acting handed out at the Golden Globes and Oscars. But after all the pomp and circumstance is over and the red carpet is rolled backed up, have you ever wondered -- what does it all mean? That’s the subject of Why Acting Matters, a new book by acclaimed film critic -- and San Francisco local -- David Thomson.