Writer: Stephen Fife

Steve is a 5-tool writer (plays, screenplays, novels, poetry, journalism) who has had 11 books published, 10 plays produced, and has written for the New York Times “Arts & Leisure”, Village Voice, New Republic, and many others. He is one of the few people on the planet who can lay claim to spending time with Lee Strasberg, Stella Adler, Sandy Meisner, Allen Ginsberg, Andy Warhol, and Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, as well as so many other extraordinary people who refused to color inside the lines. He is always on the lookout for the original and the incisive.

Sondheim and Faustin Linyekula! Two Upcoming Shows to Put on Your Calendar

Love is hard to explain.  Sometimes even to oneself. Well, not all love.  Everyone understands loving babies. And parents' love for their children in general. And love for dogs and cats.  And other pets.  And food.  (But please, not pets as food.) But loving theater?  It's different in LA and NYC.  Yes, that's a generalization, but … Continue reading Sondheim and Faustin Linyekula! Two Upcoming Shows to Put on Your Calendar


SALMA HAYEK! ED ASNER! JOHN STAMOS! JAMES BROLIN! THE TAO OF CLOUT, Hollyshorts 3

You see it right there as you walk through the Chinese Theatre's Photo Gallery,  past Clark Gable and Vivian Leigh and Jack Nicholson and right across from glam Marilyn and Jane Russell, with their big money smiles. Yes, it's the super-heroes of late 20th Century cinema, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, still reigning supreme in … Continue reading SALMA HAYEK! ED ASNER! JOHN STAMOS! JAMES BROLIN! THE TAO OF CLOUT, Hollyshorts 3


Paul Dooley: Character is Destiny

At the opening of his one-man show at Theatre West, Paul Dooley lists all the other character actors that he's often mistaken for, including Paul Sorvino, Ned Beatty, Charles Durning, Pat Hingle - great actors all of them, memorable from a hundred roles, but seldom identified with just one.  They are the actors whose faces … Continue reading Paul Dooley: Character is Destiny

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