Author Archives: 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.

From the Empathy Gym | The Mission

From the Empathy Gym | The Mission

Bill English, Artistic Director The Mission: To tell stories that uplift our spirits, deepen self-awareness, and nurture compassionate...

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‘Noises Off’ | A Note from the Artistic Director

‘Noises Off’ | A Note from the Artistic Director

Misery Loves Comedy If ever there was a time we need a good laugh, it’s now! With tensions growing in our country, with the constant drama in...

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From the Empathy Gym | Stories of Hope

From the Empathy Gym | Stories of Hope

Bill English, Artistic Director These mornings it seems grief rolls in like the fog, and I find myself in meditation on the floor in a pile of...

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From The Empathy Gym | To Save Us or Destroy Us

From The Empathy Gym | To Save Us or Destroy Us

Bill English, Artistic Director Three boys shared a bedroom in their family’s duplex. There wasn’t much room for anything but the three beds,...

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From The Empathy Gym | Whose Story Is It?

From The Empathy Gym | Whose Story Is It?

Bill English, Artistic Director It occurred to me last month while writing “The First Story,” that I was just grazing the tip of the iceberg...

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She Loves Me | A Note from the Artistic Director

She Loves Me | A Note from the Artistic Director

Bill English, Artistic Director A country divided, fractured into a half dozen splinter groups. Ungovernable. Where every faction hates every...

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From The Empathy Gym | The First Story

From The Empathy Gym | The First Story

November 2016 Newsletter Bill English, Artistic Director A group of ancient humans sit huddled around the fire, hunkered down in a...

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The Empathy Gym

The Empathy Gym

Bill English, Artistic Director Our theatre is an empathy gym where we come to practice our powers of compassion. Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther...

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