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1996 Stories by Deborah Peifer

Archives: 1996 | 1995
  • Aisle Seat

    published August 28, 1996

    Male Pride, Continued Three weeks ago, I wrote about New Conservatory Theater Center's second annual Pride Season, and the complete absence... More >>

  • Aisle Seat

    published August 21, 1996

    Afro Solo "The idea behind the Afro Solo Festival," Executive Director Thomas Robert Simpson explains, "was to give African-American... More >>

  • Aisle Seat

    published August 14, 1996

    Found Woman Women are still and regularly written out of history. When not invisible, women's stories are frequently deformed in their... More >>

  • Aisle Seat

    published July 31, 1996

    LOL My first mistake, as I see it, was thinking that I could conduct a serious, or at least orderly, interview with three women who make... More >>

  • Aisle Seat

    published July 24, 1996

    Class Tells You may have been whiling away your summer hours, conferrin' with the flowers, but the students at New Conservatory's Teen... More >>

  • Aisle Seat

    published July 17, 1996

    Yesterday My first question to Neal Shorstein is, Why a revival of The Boys in the Band, Mart Crowley's 1968 paean to gay self-loathing?... More >>

  • Aisle Seat

    published July 10, 1996

    It's Historical La vie boheme of the 19th century was not limited to the Latin Quarter of Paris. The new Bohemianism, with its emphasis on... More >>

  • Aisle Seat

    published July 3, 1996

    Mary Quite Contrary Kate Ross never dreamed that the trombone she played in high school would ever be of any use in her theater career, but... More >>

  • Aisle Seat

    published June 19, 1996

    Race to the Finish In his new play Servant of the People: The Rise and Fall of Huey P. Newton & the Black Panther Party (which opens... More >>

  • Aisle Seat

    published June 12, 1996

    Smoke Gets in My Eyes ... ... make it stop. You're in a theater, lost in an extraordinary performance, and then you spot it, far upstage,... More >>

  • Aisle Seat

    published June 5, 1996

    If I Had a Hammer "I think we're going to have a backlash to the Republican backlash against the arts," says Ellen Gavin, Brava! for Women... More >>

  • Aisle Seat

    published May 29, 1996

    True Confession I confess that I attended (OK, was dragged to) the performance of the Young California Writers Project at Magic Theater out... More >>

  • Aisle Seat

    published May 22, 1996

    Cherrie Moraga's latest play, Watsonville, which opens May 25 at Brava Theater Center, is about, among other things, a cannery strike that lasted... More >>

  • Aisle Seat

    published May 15, 1996

    Out of the High School and Onto the Stage A poet can write in a garret. A singer can croon a cappella. But a playwright can't know what... More >>

  • Aisle Seat

    published May 8, 1996

    Picnicking in Marin I've never thought of Danny Scheie as a realistic theater kind o' guy. After all, he's the director who did the... More >>

  • Aisle Seat

    published May 1, 1996

    Playing for Life I've always said that we do theater -- we actors, directors, designers, spectators -- in order to live, but I was always... More >>

  • Aisle Seat

    published April 24, 1996

    New Noh In 1968, Japan's first heart transplant was performed. The surgeon was charged with murder, because the heart of the brain-dead... More >>

  • Aisle Seat

    published April 17, 1996

    Truth or Dare Andrew Alty's latest play, Something About Us, has its American premiere at New Conservatory Theatre this week. I had a... More >>

  • Aisle Seat

    published April 10, 1996

    Jail Safe California spends more money to incarcerate its citizens than to educate them -- sort of a fail-'em-then-jail-'em policy. Despite... More >>

  • Aisle Seat

    published April 3, 1996

    Heather Report The Heather Woodbury Report or What Ever originated when one of her friends challenged Heather Woodbury to write and perform... More >>

  • Aisle Seat

    published March 27, 1996

    The FYhrer's Fortuneteller "If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry." So said Emily Dickinson,... More >>

  • Aisle Seat

    published March 20, 1996

    Bardolatry The California Shakespeare Festival's new artistic director is actor, director, producer, and carpenter Joe Vincent. It's more... More >>

  • Aisle Seat

    published March 13, 1996

    Deep Debut The birth of a new theater company is always good news. But do we really need another production of Woyzeck? That was my pained... More >>

  • Aisle Seat

    published March 6, 1996

    I Fall for Pieces The benefit reading of selections from Pieces of the Quilt made for a remarkable evening of theater. The performances... More >>

  • Aisle Seat

    published February 28, 1996

    Where Hope Is As part of my exploration of local theaters' outreach to young audiences, I attended a teacher training session at Berkeley... More >>

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