Category : From the Empathy Gym

Art: A Note from the Artistic Director

Art: A Note from the Artistic Director

When Art was first produced on Broadway 22 years ago, it was a brilliant fable about male friendship. An affectionate satire, written by a woman,...

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Notes from the Empathy Gym – April 2020

Notes from the Empathy Gym – April 2020

Right about now, I’m sure many of us are feeling pretty small, isolated, many of us alone, feeling defeated by a microscopic single cell...

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Real Women Have Curves: A Note from the Artistic Director

Real Women Have Curves: A Note from the Artistic Director

Thirty years ago, in San Francisco at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, Real Women Have Curves by Josefina López was given its world...

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Born in East Berlin: A Note from the Artistic Director

Born in East Berlin: A Note from the Artistic Director

We are worried these days about our privacy. We feel like thousands of eyes are watching us. Surveillance cameras, the info we must share to travel...

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Notes from the Empathy Gym – January 2020

Notes from the Empathy Gym – January 2020

January 2020 First off, a huge thank you to everyone who contributed to our End of Calendar Year fundraising campaign. You gave over $400,000 —...

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Notes from the Empathy Gym – December 2019

Notes from the Empathy Gym – December 2019

December 2019 HEARTS BEAT AS ONE We are often reminded of the precariousness of live theatre. That something can go wrong at any moment. Lines...

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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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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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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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From the Empathy Gym | Empathy Hurts.

From the Empathy Gym | Empathy Hurts.

Bill English, Artistic Director I’ve spoken a lot about empathy. And about how our theatre is an empathy gym. Where we come to improve our...

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