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Lauren Gunderson

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the performing arts in Times of Corona, we feature an excerpt from the Central Works audio play Bystanders  as part of our Corona Radio Theater programming, and guest host Sarah Cahill talks to playwright Patricia Milton about her play and this production. Also, an interview with playwright Lauren Gunderson about her new play The Catastrophist, a story which features award-winning virologist, and Gunderson’s husband, Nathan Wolfe, who joins the conversation. Plus, Peter Robinson reviews the Netflix productions The Dig  and The Queen’s Gambit

Ken Levin

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with award-winning playwright Christopher Chen, about the world premiere of his new play ‘You Mean to Do Me Harm’ at San Francisco Playhouse, which runs from June 6 - July 2 and is part of the ‘Sandbox Series’ of new works.

Jim Norrena

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with Finnish conductor Susanna Mälkki, who is in her second week as guest conductor of the San Francisco Symphony. Also visiting is Setar player and violinist Saideh Eftekhari, who is participating in the OneBeat Music Festival, this weekend at Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga.

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with San Francisco choreographer Margaret Jenkins and her long-time collaborator composer Paul Dresher, about the 40th Anniversary Season of the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts;  Artistic Directors KT Nelson and Brenda Way discuss the ODC Downtown season, also at Yerba Buena;  San Francisco playwright Lauren Gunderson returns to KALW to share details about the SF Playhouse world premiere of her play Bauer, which tells the fascinating story of early abstract painter Rudolf Bauer (1889-1953), a major influence on modern artists like Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning. Gunderson is joined by San Francisco gallery owner Rowland Weinstein, who represents the Bauer estate and currently shows the exhibit The Realm of the Spirit - a retrospective of Rudolf Bauer; and regular contributor Dianne Keogh offers a few cultural reviews and highlights.  Open Air with David Latulippe, originally broadcast on March 20, 2014 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime...

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This week on Open Air, actor and trumpet player Philip Watt discusses “Chetty’s Lullaby” at Stagewerx, about the tragic downfall of legendary  jazz musician Chet Baker; San Francisco playwright Lauren Gunderson shares details about her new stage play "Silent Sky", which is currently in production at TheatreWorks and tells the story of Henrietta Leavitt, an early 20th century female scientist who made startling discoveries in the 'man’s world' of astronomy;  and director Bill English talks about the first West Coast production of “Jerusalem” at San Francisco Playhouse, Jez Butterworth’s epic Tony and Olivier award-winning play. Regular contributor Peter Robinson talks about the San Francisco Public Library and gives some of his picks for the Mostly British Film FestivalOpen Air with David Latulippe, originally broadcast on January 16, 2014 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime.