Review: “Patty from HR: A Zoom with a View”

Patty from HR is pissed. After being fired from her dream job as the Human Resources Director at The New Yorker magazine, she’s been reduced to conducting Zoom training sessions for the uninformed. Well, she will be if she can get past her inaugural session/audition. That’s the premise of Patty from HR: A Zoom with…

KSRO Interview – “Patty from HR: A Zoom with a View”

My guests on the second of two theatre segments on the Thursday, August 26 broadcast of KSRO’s The Drive with Steve Jaxon were Producing Artistic Director Keith Baker and writer/director/performer Michael Phillis from the Main Stage West production of Patty from HR: A Zoom with a View. Click below to listen: *********** 

North Bay Theaters Get $ome Relief

Theaters throughout the North Bay have finally started to receive disbursements from the Federal Government’s Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Program. The program, administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration, was signed into law in December 2020. It offers substantial grants to producing organizations and entertainment venues to replace lost revenue as a result of COVID-19…

KSRO Interview – “Inventing Life”

My guest on the Thursday, March 25 theatre segment on KSRO’s The Drive with Steve Jaxon was Main Stage West’s Producing Artistic Director Keith Baker to discuss Teatro Patalò‘s streaming docu-film Inventing Life and what the future may hold for the Sebastopol company. Click below to listen: **********

The Independent Eye Closes

One of the most unique theatre entities in the North Bay has closed shop. After 46 years traveling and entertaining the world with their unique style of performance art and puppetry, Conrad Bishop and Elizabeth Fuller have decided The Independent Eye will no longer be an operating concern. They’ve released the following statement: “As of…

Performing Arts in the North Bay Today – 05/16/20

Four events taking place today (Saturday, May 16) in the North Bay (and viewable around the world!) 1. 4:30 p.m. Dirty Cello Dirty Cello performs love as part of Hopmonk Tavern Sebastopol’s new “In The Meantime’ love concert series. It happens on the Hopmonk Tavern Facebook page. Watch the show, send Rebecca Roudman and company…