An interview with actress/director Shirley Jo Finney on the eve of her visionary production of Tarell McCraney’s play “In The Red & Brown Water” at UC Santa Barbara Feb. 27-March 7

Daniel Kepl chats with the visionary actress and director Shirley Jo Finney about her residency at UC Santa Barbara to direct Tarell McCraney’s In The Red & Brown Water, the first segment of his three-part cycle, The Brother/Sister Plays, running at the Hatlen Theater on the UCSB campus February 27 through March 7. Tickets: (805) 893-2064. Watch the slideshow by photographer David Bazemore below the video interview.

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My review of an extraordinarily savvy production of Oscar Wilde’s masterpiece The Importance of Being Earnest by UCSB Theater on February 13, 2015

 

Daniel Kepl reviews director Simon Williams‘ production of Oscar Wilde’s sardonic masterpiece The Importance of Being Earnest by the Theater Division of UCSB Theater/Dance on Friday, February 13, 2015. Watch David Bazemore‘s slideshow of pictures from the production below the review. To read the entire issue of CASA Magazine click here. To download a readable PDF of the review click here.

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My review of Camerata Pacifica’s performance in Santa Barbara on February 6, 2015

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An interview with conductor Steven Sloane in Berlin, on the eve of his concert with the Santa Barbara Symphony on Saturday and Sunday, February 14 & 15 exploring the sehnsucht relationship between Robert and Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms

Daniel Kepl interviews conductor Steven Sloane on the eve of his guest conducting engagement with the Santa Barbara Symphony Saturday, February 14 at 8pm and Sunday, February 15 at 3pm in Santa Barbara’s historic Granada Theatre. For a readable PDF of the interview published in CASA Magazine click here. To read the entire issue of CASA Magazine click here.

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An interview with cellist Paul Watkins of the Emerson String Quartet on the eve of their sold-out performance in Santa Barbara on Saturday, February 7th

Daniel Kepl interviews cellist Paul Watkins of the Emerson String Quartet, who joined the ensemble in 2013. To read a print version of parts of the video interview, visit CASA Magazine

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