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Bill English

Bill English Bill English is Artistic Director and Co-Founder of San Francisco Playhouse, and in fifteen years with Susi Damilano, has guided its growth from a bare-bones storefront to the second-largest theater in San Francisco.

Groundhog Day – A Note from the Artistic Director

Groundhog Day – A Note from the Artistic Director

Each season, we seek a show that will work well for the holidays. What kind of art do we need this time of year? For millennia, mankind has searched...

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Notes from the Empathy Gym – November 2019

Notes from the Empathy Gym – November 2019

Every once in a while, live theatre generates a miracle. Something that shouldn’t be possible, that everyone says couldn’t be done, that not only...

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The Daughters: A Note from the Artistic Director

The Daughters: A Note from the Artistic Director

I’d been hearing about The Daughters for several years from actors who had participated in developmental readings of it around the Bay Area. They...

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Dance Nation: A Note from the Artistic Director

Dance Nation: A Note from the Artistic Director

Clare Barron has been shaking up the expectations of Off-Broadway audiences and critics for some time. I first saw Baby Screams Miracle a few years...

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Subscriber Newsletter – August 2019

Subscriber Newsletter – August 2019

Whew! Our 18-19 Season has fully opened. And what a season it has been. There is always a collective sigh of relief that rises from everyone down at...

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Yoga Play | A Note from the Artistic Director

Yoga Play | A Note from the Artistic Director

Yoga Play will be the third play by Dipika Guha to be produced by San Francisco Playhouse. The first two, The Rules and In Braunau, were world...

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From the Empathy Gym | Empathy Heals

From the Empathy Gym | Empathy Heals

Bill English, Artistic Director As 2019 begins, our nation remains ripped in half. Divided into camps, we refuse to understand the other side, so...

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King of the Yees | A Note from the Artistic Director

King of the Yees | A Note from the Artistic Director

Not only is King of the Yees written by a local playwright, born and raised in San Francisco, but it is a San Francisco story. Set in and around...

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Mary Poppins | A Note from the Artistic Director

Mary Poppins | A Note from the Artistic Director

The version of Mary Poppins that we present on our stage hews much closer to the original spirit of P.L. Travers’s book than to the famous Disney...

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graveyard shift | A Note from the Artistic Director

graveyard shift | A Note from the Artistic Director

With a commission from Playwrights’ Horizons and other leading theatre companies, prestigious awards, residencies around the country and a budding...

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