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Andy Dunnicliff

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, guest host Peter Robinson talks with Ben Yalom, Founder and Co-Artistic Director of foolsFURY Theater Company, and with director Deborah Slater, about the seventh FURY Factory Festival of Ensemble and Devised Theater, which runs from July 10-22 at venues in San Francisco and Oakland.

Battista Remati

On the first Open Air of this New Year, host David Latulippe talks with Artistic Director Natalie Greene and performer Soren Santos from Live Theater and Performance Ensemble Mugwumpin, about the world premiere of ‘In Event of Moon Disaster,’ an immersive theater experience about space exploration, contingency planning and the watchful eye of the Moon. Co-presented by Z Space in association with Intersection for the Arts, ‘In Event of Moon Disaster’ runs through January 28 at Z Below in San Francisco.

Cory Weaver

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with American soprano Ellie Dehn, who makes her San Francisco Opera debut in the title role of ‘Manon’ by Jules Massenet (1842-1912). Conducted by Patrick Fournillier and directed by Vincent Boussard, ‘Manon’ opens this weekend (Nov 4) and runs through November 22.

Cory Weaver

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with Bay Area actor, comedian, radio talk show host, playwright and author Brian Copeland, about the remounting of his show ‘Not a Genuine Black Man’ at The Marsh in San Francisco (now through October 21).

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with radio host and standup comedian Maureen Langan about her new solo show ‘Daughter of a Garbageman’, on stage at The Marsh in San Francisco through March 25.

Robbie Sweeny

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with playwright, performance poet, actor, and Public Radio host Al Letson about ‘Summer in Sanctuary’, his show about his work as a creative writing teacher at a community center in an economically challenged neighborhood in Jacksonville, Florida, currently at The Marsh in San Francisco.

Prabhakar Subrahmanyam

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks to comedian and politican Tom Ammiano about his show ‘Mincing Words’, opening September 8 at The Marsh SF, in which he discusses his magical mystery venture into the California State Assembly. Also, a conversation with American mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges who makes her San Francisco Opera debut as Bersi in the production of ‘Andrea Chénier’, opening on September 9. Tony Award-nominated composer Andrew Lippa stops by to talk about his show ‘Life of the Party’, currently on stage at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley. Plus, we talk to Usha Srinivasan and Vinita Belani, respectively producer and director of ‘The Conference of the Birds’, a performance based on an ancient Sufi poem in which thirty artists represent ten different dance traditions from four continents.

Open Air with host David Latulippe; heard live on Thursday, September 1 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime... 

Bill Hocker

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with actress Kathleen Chalfant, about the current Berkeley Rep production of “For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday” in which she stars. Also, a conversation with conductor Ming Luke and tenor Brian Thorsett, about the upcoming (June 3-5) Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra’s performance of Britten’s “War Requiem” – Thorsett will also talk about his role in Curious Flight’s production of Mark Blitztein’s “Airborne Symphony”, this coming weekend.  Actor Corey Fischer stops by to discuss his show “Lightning in the Brain” at The Marsh SF, through July 9; and Rob Melrose and Paul Walsh share details about August Strindberg’s “A Dreamplay”, in a new translation at the Cutting Ball Theatre, opening this weekend.

Open Air with host David Latulippe; heard live on Thursday, May 26 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime...

Ken Levin

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with singer, pianist and entertainer Michael Feinstein, who returns to Feinstein’s at the Nikko to celebrate its 3rd anniversary. Also, a conversation with Canadian dancer, performance artist and comedienne Sara Porter about her show ‘Sara Does a Solo’, this weekend at Fort Mason in San Francisco, as part of the 2016 SF International Arts Festival. Director Margo Hall stops by and shares details about the production of “Red Velvet” starring Carl Lumbly and Susi Damilano, currently at SF Playhouse. And political satirist Will Durst is in the studio to discuss his show ‘Elect to Laugh: 2016’, opening on May 24 at The Marsh SF, in which he gives his opinions and observations on the presidential election cycle.

Open Air with host David Latulippe; heard live on Thursday, May 19 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime... 

Jill Steinberg

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with Kevin Hauge, Artistic Director for Children’s Musical Theatre San Jose, about their upcoming production of ‘Billy Elliot’. Also, a conversation with Bay Area actress Lorri Holt, who plays the title role in ‘Colette Uncensored’, currently at The Marsh SF, about the famed and infamous French novelist’s passionate quest as a writer, a woman and  a pioneer for social change. Brooklyn-based theater director Julian Crouch and San Francisco composer and musician Saskia Lane share details about the West Coast premiere of , a chamber piece of animated theater about transformation, loneliness, and the urge to fly, created with a sheet of brown paper, found objects, shadows and a box of sand, starting this weekend at Z Below. And regular contributor and critic at large Peter Robinson brings us up to date about cultural happenings around the Bay Area.

Open Air with host David Latulippe. Heard live on Thursday, April 7 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime...

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe is joined by the members of the Black Cedar trio, Kris Palmer, Nancy Kim and Steve Lin, who will perform music for flute, cello and guitar live in the studio. Director Glenn Havlan shares details about the production of Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew, by the Theater of Others at the Kelly Cullen Community Auditorium, still showing on May 22, 23,  24, 29, 30 and 31. On the phone is writer, performer, & playwright Echo Brown to talk about her solo show Black Virgins Are Not For Hipsters, currently at The Marsh San Francisco. Comedian and satirist Will Durst discusses his latest one-man show, “BoomeRaging: From LSD to OMG”, this weekend at the Theatre on San Pedro Square in San Jose, and on June 5 and 6 at the Belrose Theatre in San Rafael. And regular contributor and critic at large Peter Robinson went to the movies and offers his views on ‘Dior and I’, ‘Iris’ and the exhibit 'Botticelli to Braque, Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland', currently at the De Young Museum in San Francisco. 

Open Air with host David Latulippe; hear it live on Thursday, May 21 at 1pm.