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Bookwaves/Artwaves – June 30, 2022: David Sedaris


Bookwaves/Artwaves is produced and animated by Richard Wolinsky.

Links to various local theater and reading venues


David Sedaris, whose latest collection of essays is titled “Happy Go Lucky”, is interviewed by Richard Wolinsky. Recorded June 9, 2022 at Book Passage Bookstore in Corte Madera, CA.

David Sedaris is the author of thirteen books, including Me Talk Pretty One Day, A Carnival of Snackery, The Best of Me, Calypso, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls and others. He was a commentator on NPR and CBS.

In this wide-ranging interview, he discusses life during the pandemic, his perspective on discussions with Trump supporters, his relationship with his siblings, including his sister Amy Sedaris, and his appearance on The Mandalorian, how he shapes his essays, and other topics.

Photos by Richard Wolinsky.

Complete 65-minute Wolinsky Radio Podcast.

Review: “Dana H” at Berkeley Rep’s Roda Theater through July 10, 2022.

Book Interview/Events and Theater Links

Note: Most in-person events still require proof of full vaccination for all audience members over 12 and masks. Many sites will require proof of boosters. Shows may unexpectedly close early or be postponed due to the actors’ positive COVID tests. Check the site for closures, ticket refunds and vaccination status requirements before you arrive. Dates are indoor performances, unless otherwise stated. Every hour Pacific Daylight Time.

Bay Area Book Festival Highlights from this year’s Festival, May 7-8, 2022,
Passage of the book. Monthly calendar. Mix of online and in-store events.
Books Inc. Mix of online and in-store events.
The bookstore Monthly calendar. Online events only.
Literary Arts Center, San Jose. See the website for Book Club guests in the coming months.
Kepler’s books Update the program listings on the page online.

Live theater companies
Alter Theatre. Coming: Hitch by Tara Moses, filmed. Live outside: pure native by Vickie Ramirez, Upper Grove at the Bruns, Cal Shakes, Orinda, July 15-24.
American Conservatory Theater The code by The Kilbanes, August 4-7, 2022, ACT Young Conservatory, Strand Theatre.
Aurora Theater wives by Jaclyn Backhaus, from June 24 to July 24. See website for online programs.
Awesome theater company. Now streaming on the site: Jersey Devil’s Game, Holy Sh*t that was scary: the cloud; and previous productions.

Berkeley Representative Dana H by Lucas Hnath, from June 3 to July 10, Roda Theatre.
Brava Theater Center: See website for events.
BroadwaySF: Hadesville national tour, June 7 – July 3, Orpheum. Prom, June 21 – July 17, Golden Gate.
Broadway San Jose: The season begins with Disney’s The Lion Kingfrom August 3 to 21.
California Shakespeare Theater (Cal Shakes) Lear by Marcus Gardley, from September 7 to October 2, 2022.
Central works Dream in Cuban by Cristina Garcia, from June 25 to July 24, 2022.
Cinnabar Theater. See website for Summer Concert Series.
Contra Costa Civic Theater camelot, small cast version, September 9 – October 9.
VSyouRran Theatre: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Now playing.
Tailor-made theater. References to Salvador Dali make me hot by Jose Rivera, from July 1 to 24.
42n/a Moon Street. See website for weekly broadcast events.
golden thread The language of wild berries by Nagmeh Samini, from October 14 to November 6, 2022. Potrero Stage.
Historical musical theatre. LEASEfrom July 9 to August 14, 2022.
Lorraine Hansberry Theater. intimate clothes by Lynn Nottage, April 1-16, Magic Theatre, Fort Mason, closed.
Magic Theatre. Deal with the Dragon written and performed by Kevin Ralston, July 22–August 14, 2022. See website for other events and performances.
Marine Theater Company See web page for upcoming season announcement.
Mission Cultural Center of Latin Arts Upcoming events page.
New Conservatory Theater Center (NCTC) Aunt Jack by Nora Brigid Monahan, from September 16 to October 16, 2022.
Oakland Theater Project. See announcements for the upcoming season.
Pear Theatre. At the theatre : The piano teacherJune 22 – July 16.
PianoFight. Schedule of shows.
Ray of light: naughty boots, September 8 – October 1, 2022.
San Francisco Theater. from Sondheim FolliesJune 30 – September 10, 2022
SFBATCO See the website for upcoming streaming and indoor shows.
San José Stage Company: The play that goes wrong, from September 21 to October 16, 2022.
Shotgun players. Dream house by Eliana Pipes, from July 9 to August 7, 2022.
The Breath project. Continuous archive.
Marsh : Calendar listings for Berkeley, San Francisco and Marshstream.
Rhino Theater Diffusion: Essential Services Projectconceived and performed by John Fisher, all weekly performances are now available on demand.
Silicon Valley Works Theater. Nan and the lower body by Jessica Dickey, July 13 to August 7, Lucie Stern Theatre, Palo Alto.
Word for word. The boys go to Jupiter by Danielle Evans, from July 6 to 21, Z Space, Steindler stage.

Miscellaneous Announcements:
On View Calendar for BAM/PFA.
Berkeley Symphony: See website for listings.
San Francisco chamber music: Calendar, season 2023, from February.
Dance Mission Theater. Calendar of events on stage.
Oregon Shakespeare Festival: Calendar listings and upcoming shows.
San Francisco Opera. Calendar listings.
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. Calendar listings.

Playbill List of streaming rooms: Updated weekly, this is probably the best list you’ll find of national and international plays and musicals streaming. Each week has its own webpage, so scroll down.
National theatrical distribution: Pieces to come from across the country.
Filmed musicals: Searchable database of all filmed live musicals, podcast, blog.

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