Category : Program Notes

A note from [hieroglyph] playwright Erika Dickerson-Despenza

A note from [hieroglyph] playwright Erika Dickerson-Despenza

: an origin story I was six years old when Patrick Sykes kidnapped & raped nine-year-old Shatoya Currie (Girl X) in apartment 504 of...

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Tiny Beautiful Things: A Note from the Artistic Director

Tiny Beautiful Things: A Note from the Artistic Director

As a long-time Cheryl Strayed fan, I was thrilled to see that Nia Vardalos’s wonderful dramatic adaptation of her Tiny Beautiful Things was...

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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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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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Goodbye to Berlin. Hello, Cabaret!

Goodbye to Berlin. Hello, Cabaret!

The arc of Cabaret as a force on the cultural landscape reaches back eight decades. The novel Goodbye to Berlin by British author Christopher...

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Cabaret | A Note from the Artistic Director

Cabaret | A Note from the Artistic Director

In the half-century since the world premiere of Cabaret, so much in our world has changed and yet so much remains the same. Like the giant mirror...

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The Fit | A Note from the Artistic Director

The Fit | A Note from the Artistic Director

I believe playwrights are the prophets of our time. And it is thrilling when a play we have spent years developing opens at a moment that makes it...

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Significant Other | A Note from the Artistic Director

Significant Other | A Note from the Artistic Director

The term “significant other” is a generic one. In the ultra-complex diversity of the ways we partner, it is a careful term that reveals no...

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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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