A New AD for the Magic Theatre

After four months, the rumors have finally stopped flying. The Board of Trustees of the Magic Theatre has finally appointed a new artistic director in the shape of Loretta Greco.Greco takes over from Chris Smith, who is leaving the venerable 41-year-old San Francisco company this season after just five years as artistic director.I am personally very sad to see Smith go. He has worked with indefatigable energy, generosity of spirit, and good humor to prop up the Magic's slightly saggy reputation as a national landmark for new plays. It's been … [Read more...]

Indigestion

Did you hear the one about the dyslexic agnostic with insomnia?
 He lays awake at night wondering if there really is a dog.According to Yoga Journal, 54 percent of adults in the United States suffer from insomnia at one time or another. Artists and writers seem particularly prone to this problem. People who spend their days creating art or spinning ideas into prose often have a great deal of trouble switching off at night. The other day, I came across an unusual approach to the issue while doing some research on what I thought was a completely … [Read more...]