House Calls with Dr. Mike
Humorist-author-comedian-actor Mike Birbiglia, who has enjoyed success as a writer, stand-up comic, director, and actor (including a recurring role in Orange is the New Black, shows up on your computers and other devices in a special stream for UCSB A&L as part of the House Calls virtual series. Birbigs will read from his new memoir, The New One: Painfully True Stories from a Reluctant Dad, in which he explores his love affair with pizza, managing work and family, and unexpectedly coming to terms with fatherhood, followed by an off-the-cuff Q&A with the audience. Details and tickets at https://artsandlectures.ucsb.edu.
Devil in the Details
Tony Award-nominee Patrick Page, the star of Broadway’s Hadestown (which had a preview production as part of Sings Like Hell at the Lobero well before it opened on Broadway), enacts many of Shakespeare’s greatest villains, from Richard III to Prospero, in a reprise of his one-man show All the Devils are Here — How Shakespeare Invented the Villain. Page will move chronologically through the evolution of Shakespeare’s malevolent figures as they grow from two-dimensional to more psychologically complex characters that herald the modern psychopath. The free performance takes place over Zoom at 12:30 pm on November 5. Visit theaterdance.ucsb.edu for more information.
Zoom to Your Own Streaming Show
Center Stage Theater is seeking short story submissions for its upcoming virtual edition of its annual Holiday Memories production. Actors, writers, and all are invited to submit original first-person true stories with a holiday theme that will be performed by their authors. No experience necessary as the actual videotaping can range from scripted readings to embodied storytelling. The stories should run between 500-1500 words and last 5-10 minutes in performance. They can feature a tone anywhere between hilarious, haunting, and poignant, and need not even be confined to traditional December holidays. After coaching sessions and rehearsals over a variety of formats, the final videos will be released December 16-18. Submission deadline via email to cstheater@sbcox
mail.com is Sunday, November 8.