July 1, 2010 Volume 6, Issue 30
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Last chance to see Krapp's Last Tape

Paul Gerrior in Krapp's Last Tape. Photo by Rob Melrose.

Cutting Ball's much acclaimed production of Krapp's Last Tape closes this Saturday, July 3. If you haven't had the chance to see this rarely performed work by master playwright, Samuel Beckett, be sure to book your tickets now!

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The San Francisco Bay Times just reviewed Krapp's Last Tape this week.

"If an actor's body is an instrument, Paul Gerrior's is like a set of bagpipes...[he] works like the Scottish musical lung - inhaling, holding and exhaling to create impossible music out of Samuel Beckett's most autobiographical play. But then again, so rich is Gerrior's performance... that he might just have an entire orchestra hidden up his sleeves."

Full review available here.


Viewpoints Class with Anjali Vashi

Anjali Vashi in The Bald Soprano. Photo by Rob Melrose.

You may remember her hysterical turn as the Maid in The Bald Soprano, and next season she will appear in Will Eno's Lady Grey (in ever lower light). Here's a rare opportunity to study the nine Viewpoints in the Bay Area with theater professor, Anjali Vashi.

This class will be an intensive course in the building blocks of the nine Viewpoints training method. First created by Mary Overlie and adapted to the theater by Anne Bogart, Tina Landau and the SITI Company, Viewpoints is a comprehensive, post-modern physical and vocal exploration into the uses of Time and Space as a means to create theatrical moments on stage.

Anjali Vashi is a theater director, producer, performer and teacher who is originally from New York City, now living and working in San Francisco. She has been training and teaching the Viewpoints for the past 10 years. She is currently on the faculty of University of San Francisco.

August 2 - 12
Mon - Thurs
6:30pm - 8:30pm
$225 per student
Space is limited!

Click here for more information and to register!

Playwrights Foundation and Marcus Gardley

An Offer For Fans of The Cutting Ball Theater from Playwrights Foundation!

Study playwriting this summer with Marcus Gardley, author of Cutting Ball Theater's hit show ...and Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi

Early Bird Discount EXTENSION through July 9 - only four spots remain in the class. Register by July 9 to get the Cutting Ball Early Bird Discount! Use promotional code: MOONWALKERS

Marcus Gardley: Playwriting Bake-Off

August 3 through 12, 2010

The award winning writer and author of ...and Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi Marcus Gardley is returning this summer to the New Play Institute for a Bake-Off. During Gardley's Playwriting Bake-Off participants will be offered 5 ingredients to draft a play and Marcus will help them stir it up into a fresh, rich and bold new dish!

And if that's not enough to satisfy hungry writers check this out! PF offers 50% off Bay Area Playwrights Festival VIP Passes for Those Who Register!

Please go to Playwrights Foundation website for more information.