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Typewriter Tuesdays with Amber Bryant

ullah March 31, 2015

Word for Word's STORIES BY ALICE MUNRO, "The Office" and "Dolly"
March 4 - April 12, 2015

Watching Munro's stories come to life has been such a fantastical experience. My favorite part of this process has been watching the cast. This group has embodied each role so well from day one....read on

Typewriter Tuesdays with Sheila Balter

ullah March 24, 2015

Word for Word's STORIES BY ALICE MUNRO, "The Office" and "Dolly"
March 4 - April 12, 2015

March 14. 

6:15pm.  Cesar Chavez.  Capp.  Roll down silent Cypress.  Gnarled trees growing out of that fence.  Horace. Virgil.  Lucky.  Who named these alleys? Overcome by the fragrance of...read on

Typewriter Tuesdays with Jeri Lynn Cohen

ullah March 17, 2015

Word for Word's STORIES BY ALICE MUNRO, "The Office" and "Dolly"
March 4 - April 12, 2015

I wanted to write about how much Alice Munro's words resonate with me (they do). Then I was moved to write about Tech weekend when we work 12 hour days and all the elements come together for the...read on

Typewriter Tuesdays with Andrew Burmester

ullah March 10, 2015

Word for Word's STORIES BY ALICE MUNRO, 'The Office' and 'Dolly'
March 4 - April 12, 2015

Communicating the essence of an artistic work to the public in a world full of ever diminishing attention spans can be challenging. And yet, it's essential that we publicize what we do. When...read on

Type your feedback!

ullah March 09, 2015

Dear Word for Word audience,
Thank you for your feedback after seeing Word for Word's "Stories by Alice Munro"!

 

Typewriter Tuesdays with Paul Finocchiaro

ullah March 03, 2015

Word for Word's STORIES BY ALICE MUNRO, 'The Office' and 'Dolly'
March 4 - April 12, 2015

It’s fun working with this crew. Sitting in rehearsal today, I did some calculations of the time I’ve spent with all the actors, the director, and the stage manager. Combined it’s over a hundred...read on

(L-R: Paul Finocchiaro, Jeri Lynn Cohen, Photo by Mark Leialoha)

Typewriter Tuesdays with Howard Swain

ullah February 24, 2015

Word for Word's STORIES BY ALICE MUNRO, 'The Office' and 'Dolly'
March 4 - April 12, 2015

As we delve deeper and deeper into the worlds created by the incredible Alice Munro in her magnificent short stories I have been yearning to learn more about her. I have read other stories by her,...read on

Typewriter Tuesdays with Susan Harloe

ullah February 17, 2015

Word for Word's STORIES BY ALICE MUNRO, 'The Office' and 'Dolly'
March 4 - April 12, 2015

I love the sound of typing.  In rehearsal the other day, I realized how much I love it, and miss it--because we don't hear typewriters anymore--when I listened to Jeri Lynn typing as the writer in...read on

I am. And you? - Almost the end of the exhibition at Z Space!

DomitilleB July 24, 2014

I am. And you? - An interactive art exhibition

This is almost the end of the exhibition !
I am. And you? on Facebook.

I am. And you? is an art and social event that will take place in the Z Space bar / gallery in July. Through visual art, interviews, interactive installation and quotes, visitors are invited...read on

Alo - Golden Thread - in “I am. And you?”

DomitilleB July 24, 2014

ALO ?

Learn more about Alo Project, one of the participating programs of "I am. And you?"... Alo? is a pilot project by Golden Thread Productions to facilitate international artistic exchange between theater artists from the Middle East and the United States. Artists are paired up to...read on

“San Francisco by San Franciscans”

DomitilleB July 17, 2014

San Francisco by San Franciscans

The interactive Art exhibition I am. And you? was the opportunity to share a variety of perceptions. Several interviews where displayed in Z Space's gallery during the opening night as a participatory installation. Every San Franciscan you meet in the...read on

FURY Factory Closing Party!

DomitilleB July 17, 2014

WHAT ?
FURY Factory Closing Party!

WHEN ?
July 20th from 9pm to 10;30pm.

WHERE ?
At Z Space, 450 Florida Street, 94110 San Francisco


Come have a last hurrah in the Z Space Lobby. Artists, staff and the public are welcome! Aterwards, take the after-party to our hospitality ...read on

THE TOTALITARIANS at the Woolly Mammoth Theater

DomitilleB April 24, 2014

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company announces the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of Peter Sinn Nachtrieb's The Totalitarians, a high-energy political comedy.

 

ABOUT THE SHOW

“Freedom From Fear!”

Francine, the ambitious speechwriter for a rich housewife’s vanity campaign for public office, has stumbled upon pure gold: a perfectly patriotic slogan. So what if it’s totally meaningless? And so what if her doctor husband disapproves? With it Francine can turn the campaign around and make her unpredictable, gaffe-prone candidate electrifyingly powerful—and finally, just maybe, get herself out of Nebraska.

Written by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, author of Boom, this high-energy farce exposes just how vacuous and absurd our political language has become. If you worship at the altar of Colbert, if you religiously watch “The Daily Show,” you won’t want to miss The Totalitarians.

Click here to purchase tickets.

 


PRAISE FOR THE TOTALITARIANS - Praise for Peter Sinn Nachtrieb’s Boom:

“GRANDLY WACKED-OUT apocalypse fantasy…BOOM, indeed.”
Washington Post

“UPROARIOUSLY FUNNY. It’s literate, coarse, thoughtful, sweet, scabrously inappropriate, wracked by existential anxiety, and wonderfully humane…this is one end-of-the-world story that’s likely to leave you grinning from ear to ear.”
City Paper

“FUN, WITTY, and very INNOVATIVE…this excellent play is fascinating to watch”
Metro Weekly


HOWARD SAYS…

“The Totalitarians marks the return to Woolly Mammoth of one of our favorite playwrights, Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, author of the acclaimed international hit, Boom. His newest work is an outrageous comic dissection of our American passion for vapid, misleading, and overheated rhetoric. The freight-train plot focuses on a speechwriter, her doctor husband, and a hot new candidate for public office in Nebraska. But the play’s deeper subject is the connection between the secret lies told in the bedroom and the public lies told on the stump. Woolly is delighted to welcome back one of our brainiest and most fearless writers—with his most dizzying concoction ever.”

-Howard Shalwitz,
Artistic Director, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Woolly Mammoth Theater

More about the show from the Broadway World Article

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The Habit of Art—Now at Z Below

AndrewB April 07, 2014

The Reviews Are In! THE HABIT OF ART Now Through 4/13 Only!

The Critics Rave

"Theatre Rhino scores an "A" with this production, both for giving local audiences the opportunity to experience it, and by delivering it with such style.... Happily, Theatre Rhinoceros is providing local audiences the opportunity to see this challenging, insightful, and entertaining play in one of Rhino's classiest productions.... Director John Fisher has expertly staged this play of interwoven scenarios and complex staging."
Richard Dodds – Bay Area Reporter (BAR)

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Word for Word Lands in France

AndrewB March 26, 2014

The Word for Word company has arrived in Paris and are preparing for their first performance, tomorrow night, March 27th at the Salle Adyar – 8pm Paris time (that’s 5pm here)!
Here are a couple of pics they shot as they rehearse scenes from our recent 20th Anniversary show In Friendship and getting re-acquainted with the City of Light:

read on Director Joel Mullennix gives notes as the company rehearses in their Paris apartment (if you stand on the balcony outside the window you can see the Eifffel Tower!) L to R: Delia MacDougall, Nancy Shelby, Patty Silver, Sheila Balter, Rosie Hallett. Unpacking props for the show – L to R: Nancy Shelby, Rosie Hallett, Delia MacDougall.

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