Aaron Loeb: A video-gamer turned playwright, Loeb has emerged as a hot Berkeley playwright with a string of hits, including “First Person Shooter,” “Abraham Lincoln’s Big Gay Dance Party” and the 2013 Glickman Award winner for best new play, “Ideation.”. Octavio Solis: One of the most prolific San Francisco playwrights, Solis has made his name for works of haunting poetic power from the Glickman-winning “Santos & Santos” and “El Paso Blue” to “Gibraltar” and “Lydia.”.
Lynch was slightly more comfortable Thursday during the media session at the Westin, the Seahawks’ Super Bowl hotel, than he was the previous two days, He pulled back a layer of the onion when asked about line coach Tom Cable, a former University of Colorado assistant, “I knew he came from (the) Oakland (Raiders), and I knew he punched a guy,” Lynch said, “So he’s my kind of guy.”, While Lynch spent the past few days earning the wrath of the media, he has his head coach’s wholehearted affection and t-strap studded ballet flats respect, Pete Carroll measures the 5-foot-11, 215-pound former Cal star on the scoreboard, on his effort, not on the quote sheets..
As the most exposed of all performing artists, dancers use their bodies to tell stories, mostly without the benefit or protection of mediating technologies and instruments. In a period of heightened angst and dismay over the course of the country, the Bay Area dance scene is not shying away from difficult questions. Rather, the region’s deep and diverse terpsichorean community is rising to the occasion. The fall season is conspicuously engaged with politics writ large, as companies local and touring seek to make sense of the present moment.
Going from animation to painting has been an interesting transition for Campbell, too, “I spent 50 years and one month doing cartoon films with nothing more complex than a pencil,” Campbell said, “Doing paintings is a totally different task, but it harks back to my own youth in art school and skills that had gone dormant.”, With today’s modern emphasis on computer-generated animation, Campbell said it’s unlikely he would enter the field if he were just starting out, “It’s a long way removed from the work of an artist,” he said, “The animated by computer films look a lot to me like t-strap studded ballet flats they were puppets moving around not drawings, Yet there’s a tremendous amount of artistic integrity in them.”..
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: An adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Victorian horror classic. Nov. 29-30, 8 p.m.; Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. Special midnight show Nov. 29. West Valley College Main Stage, 14000 Fruitvale Ave., Saratoga. $10 students/seniors; $12 general. 408-741-2058. San Jose Dance Theatre Nutcracker: This 47th annual production is performed in conjunction with Los Gatos Ballet. Visitors to the Candy Kingdom can get autographs and take pictures with the dancers. Dec. 6-8. San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 Almaden Blvd., San Jose. $10-$55. 408-286-9905, sjdt.org.