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From the Empathy Gym | Transformers

From the Empathy Gym | Transformers

February, 2016 Newsletter Bill English, Artistic Director Several years ago, while in the lobby after performances of “Abigail’s Party,”...

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Play Reading Series: Good, Better, Best, Bested (January 25, 2016)

Play Reading Series: Good, Better, Best, Bested (January 25, 2016)

Good, Better, Best, Bested By Jonathan Spector Directed by Lauren English Featuring: Arwen Anderson*, Katharine Chin, Andrew Humann, Patrick...

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‘The Nether’ – A Note from the Artistic Director

‘The Nether’ – A Note from the Artistic Director

Bill English, Artistic Director In the early 21st Century, we already think of experience as being offline or online, and we are spending...

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From the Empathy Gym | A Dangerous Place

From the Empathy Gym | A Dangerous Place

January, 2016 Newsletter Bill English, Artistic Director I attended my very first live theater performance at the age of 7. I saw Tad Lincoln...

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From the Empathy Gym | Mirror, Mirror

From the Empathy Gym | Mirror, Mirror

When I prepare to design a new set or craft a production concept, I often try to picture our stage as a giant 32’ x 16’ mirror in which we...

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Our “Story Within A Story”

Our “Story Within A Story”

The Play Within A Play Bill English, Artistic Director How we love the play within a play. Shakespeare loved them, Midsummer and Hamlet...

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Free Admission 11/3 – 11/6 for Veterans

Free Admission 11/3 – 11/6 for Veterans

In celebration of Veterans Day, San Francisco Playhouse honors the men and women who serve our country. Veterans and military personnel are invited...

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From the Empathy Gym | The Temporary Forever

From the Empathy Gym | The Temporary Forever

  The Temporary Forever Before I became an artistic director, before I had a scene-shop and drafting associates and amazing carpenters to...

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From the Empathy Gym | Any Given Sunday

From the Empathy Gym | Any Given Sunday

These days, on any given Sunday, it seems that in my neighborhood, there are more people at Starbucks communing with their laptops and...

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San Francisco Playhouse Receives Recognition from the American Theatre Wing

San Francisco Playhouse Receives Recognition from the American Theatre Wing

San Francisco Playhouse wins prized National Theatre Company Grant honor from Founder of the Tony Awards San Francisco, CA (August 2015) –San...

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