San Francisco Playhouse announced their new Empathy Gym Fireside Chat series which will be streamed live for free on YouTube. Each week, Artistic Director Bill English invites playwrights to join him for a one-hour conversation about playwriting, business, and the future of theatre. Audience members can participate in the conversation by leaving a comment on YouTube.
The Empathy Gym Fireside Chat series will begin this Thursday, April 16th at 7:00 P.M. PST. Playwright Aaron Loeb will join Artistic Director Bill English for the series’ first one-hour live discussion. Playwrights Lauren M. Gunderson, Carey Perloff, and Lauren Yee are confirmed to join Bill English as guests for the subsequent fireside chats on the following dates: April 23 (Lauren M. Gunderson), April 30 (Carey Perloff), and May 7 (Lauren Yee). The Empathy Gym Fireside Chats will each take place at 7:00 P.M.
The series can be streamed live at the following links:
Aaron Loeb, April 16 at 7:00 P.M. PST
Lauren M. Gunderson, April 23 at 7:00 P.M. PST
Carey Perloff, April 30 at 7:00 P.M. PST
Lauren Yee, May 7 at 7:00 P.M. PST
“Playwrights are the prophets of our time, blessed with sensitive antennae that are able to gather essential insights from the tumultuous roar of our culture,” said Bill English. “They absorb what is happening around them and channel it into words and stories that help us understand our world. And while we are unable to experience the joy of live theatre, it is the perfect time to introduce these incredible human beings to our theatrical family.”