“UnRavelled” sponsored by the Global Brain Health Institute

The Covid 19 era of streaming new plays comes of age with Jake Broder’s scintillating new play, UnRavelled, presented by Global Brain Health Institute, based at the University of California, San Francisco; and Trinity College Dublin, at the University of Dublin, Ireland. The play is inspired by the true story of Canadian painter, Anne Adams … Continue reading “UnRavelled” sponsored by the Global Brain Health Institute

“Extinction,” “Life on Paper,” and “The Thanksgiving Play” at LA Theatre Works

I like to listen to stories. For decades now, it has been my routine to go for long walks, usually in the evening, while listening to books or pod casts. At first, I used a Sony Walkman; now it’s my phone. I have eclectic tastes in literature. I love Dickens; I like thrillers written by … Continue reading “Extinction,” “Life on Paper,” and “The Thanksgiving Play” at LA Theatre Works

“Hi, Are You Single?” at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in association with IAMA Theatre Company

Despite social advances, it is still difficult to be gay, or to be other in so many well-known ways. For writer-actor Ryan J. Haddad in his play Hi, Are You Single?, there is an additional challenge; he has the debilitating condition known as cerebral palsy. To the sound of loud music and enthusiastic applause, Mr. … Continue reading “Hi, Are You Single?” at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in association with IAMA Theatre Company

“Making Friends” at IAMA Theatre Company

In a small empty theatre of the sort that would be familiar to dedicated Los Angeles theatre-goers, writer/actor Tom DeTrinis fires up a solo performance of extraordinary power and range. The breathless press release calls Making Friends “gaytastic,” which it certainly is. From first moment to last, Tom DeTrinis is balls-to-the-wall out there, as he … Continue reading “Making Friends” at IAMA Theatre Company