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This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with cast members Austin Ku and Maria-Christina Oliveras from the new play-with-a-musical, Soft Power, at the Curran (445 Geary Street) in San Francisco through July 8.

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, guest host Peter Robinson talks with Randall Kline, founder and executive artistic director of SFJAZZ, about the 36th San Francisco Jazz Festival, which runs from June 5 to June 17, featuring artists like Ahmad Jamal, Monsieur Periné, Irma Thomas, Sérgio Mendes, Marcus Miller, Arturo Sandoval, Soweto Kinch, and many more.

Cory Weaver

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, guest host Peter Robinson talks with dramaturg Kip Cranna, about The Ring, San Francisco Opera’s production of Wagner’s epic opera cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen, from June 12 through July 1.

Jessica Palopoli

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the performing arts in the Bay Area, host David Latulippe talks with playwright Melissa Ross, about the world premiere production of her play An Entomologist’s Love Story at SF Playhouse.

Matthew Murphy

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the performing arts in the Bay Area, host David Latulippe talks with cast member Adrianna Hicks, who plays the role of Celie in the musical The Color Purple, currently at the Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco, through May 27.

Edward Miller

This week on Open Air, KALW’s weekly radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with members of Dimensions Dance Theater (DDT), the oldest continuously operating African American dance company on the West Coast. Founding Artistic Director Deborah Vaughan, and choreographer Latanya Tigner join us in the studio to share details about Kick High, Turn Fast, a program with two world premieres, marking DDT’S 45th anniversary.

Prabhakar Subrahmanyam

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine on the performing arts in the Bay Area, host David Latulippe talks with Usha Srinavasan and Priya Das about FolkSi, the Silicon Valley Folk Festival, this Saturday in San Jose.

Hien Huynh

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area Performing Arts, host David Latulippe welcomes Finnish choreographer Raissa Punkki to talk about her dance company punkkiCo’s new work Controle, her response to the current era of escalating social media frenzy and its “fleshless interaction.”. She is joined by composer and sound designer Aaron Gold.

RJ Muna

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area Performing Arts, host David Latulippe talks with Liss Fain, artistic director of San Francisco based dance company Liss Fain Dance, about the premiere of ‘I Don’t Know and I Never Will’, an evening-length immersive performance installation, based on the verbatim text of letters from a college boyfriend.

Scott Shaw

This week on Open Air, KALW's radio magazine about the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with ODC Theater's new artistic director, Julie Potter, about the Theater's 2018 Season, which starts off with three performances of ‘Grandma’, a ‘live televisual, set in an American landscape of Twinkies and Wonderbread’, by New York artist Cori Olinghouse, who will also join the conversation. ‘Grandma’ runs February 15 - 17, 8pm at ODC Theater, 3153 17th Street in San Francisco.

Teresa Tam

On this week’s Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the performing arts, we are visited by Bay Area based, Early Music ensemble Agave Baroque, which specializes in string chamber music of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

Kevin Berne

This week on Open Air, KALW’s weekly radio magazine of the performing arts in the Bay Area, host David Latulippe talks with actor Scott Wentworth, who stars as Goldberg in ACT’s production of The Birthday Party, a so-called ‘comedy of menace’ by Harold Pinter. The Birthday Party runs through February 4 at ACT’s Geary Theater in downtown San Francisco.

Anna Wu

This week’s Open Air, the last show of 2017, features a conversation with Natasha Kaluza and Jamie Coventry, performers, producers and directors of Winter Circus Cabaret ‘Mittens and Mistletoe’.

Robbie Sweeny

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with Mitchell Covington, Conductor and Founding Director of Voci Women’s Vocal Ensemble, about ‘Rejoice! Rejoice!’, the group’s upcoming holiday concerts, with music from Renaissance and Baroque by composers like Bach, Hasse, Charpentier, Vivaldi and Victoria.

David Wilson

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with actors John Fisher and Morgan Lange about the premiere at Theatre Rhinoceros of ‘The Normal Heart’, a play by Larry Kramer. Set in the early eighties, the play deals with the rise of the HIV–AIDS crisis in New York City, as seen through the eyes of writer/activist Ned Weeks (played by John Fisher, who also directs), the gay founder of a prominent HIV advocacy group. ‘The Normal Heart’ runs through November 25 at The Gateway Theatre (Formerly The Eureka Theatre); 215 Jackson St. (at Battery St.) in San Francisco.

Margo Moritz

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with RAWdance's Wendy Rein and Ryan T. Smith about ‘Double Exposure’, the company’s critically acclaimed program of duets by more than a dozen West Coast choreographers.

Cal Bach

This week on Open Air, guest host Peter Robinson talks with Paul Flight, Artistic Director of the California Bach Society, about upcoming performances in San Francisco, Palo Alto and Berkeley (Oct 20-22), featuring the ‘Missa Brevis in G Major, BWV 236’; Cantata  ‘Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis’, BWV 21 by J.S. Bach (1685-1750), plus ‘Tristis est anima mea’ by German composer Johann Kuhnau (1660-1722), was Bach’s predecessor as Thomaskantor in Leipzig.

Keith Sutter

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with internationally renowned choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa about the West Coast premiere of her transcendent piece ‘Requiem for a Rose’, which is part of Smuin Ballet’s 24th season opener, ‘Dance Series 01’, to be presented at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco September 29-October 7.

Michael Craig/Pear Theatre

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with Caroline Clark, who is director of Sarah Ruhl's funny and insightful comedy ‘In the Next Room, or, the Vibrator Play’, which opens the 16th season at the Pear Theatre in Mountain View on September 8 (through October 1).

Meghan Moore

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with Z Space Playwright-in-Residence Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, about the rolling world premiere of ‘The Making of a Great Moment’, currently at Z Below through August 26.

Tennessee Reed

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with award-winning journalist, poet, songwriter, filmmaker and author Yuri Kageyama, about her project ‘News from Fukushima: Meditation on an Under-Reported Catastrophe by a Poet’, in which she combines poetry, dance, theater, music and film, to remind us of the human stories behind the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl, now six years ago. ‘News from Fukushima’ runs this weekend at Z Space in San Francisco.

Steve Disenhof

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with choreographer Robert Moses about the world premiere of ‘Trick Bags/Trap Doors/Painted Corners’, created by Robert Moses, together with guest choreographers Terence Marling and Latanya d. Tigner.

Kevin Berne

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with director Robert Kelley about ‘Rags’, a musical saga of immigrant America from the creators of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ and ‘Wicked’, currently at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, through April 30.

David Allen

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with actresses Stacy Ross and Martha Brigham, who star as controversial 1930’s German filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl at different stages in her life in the play ‘Leni’, currently at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley, through May 7.

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.

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with actors Millie Brooks and Lance Gardner, who play lead roles in the SF Playhouse production of Lucas Hnath’s play ‘The Christians’, described as ‘an unflinching look at faith in America, and its power to unite or divide.’ ‘The Christians’ is directed by Bill English and runs through March 11.

Liz Olson

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with Cutting Ball Theater’s Artistic Director Paige Rogers, about the production of Ibsen’s masterpiece ‘Hedda Gabler’, directed by Yury Urnov, and starring Britney Frazier, who will both be joining the conversation. ‘Hedda Gabler’ opens this weekend.

Sweet Can Productions

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with conductor Randall Craig Fleischer, who leads the live performances of ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’, with live actors, an animated backdrop, and Vince Guaraldi’s music, performed by the San Francisco Symphony and the Symphony Chorus, starting December 21.

David Wilson

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with actress and singer Laura Michelle Kelly who plays the role of Anna Leonowens in the SHN production of ‘The King and I’, currently at the Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco. 

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.

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