Despite the tendency of many Americans to think that the whole world revolves around them, the phenomenon of bullying takes place in any society where power games lead to one person attempting to dominate another.
During the recent San Francisco International Film Festival, two animated shorts stood so far above the others in terms of imagination, structure, and artistic brilliance that I was left speechless by their cinematic beauty.
As the cast of Tenderloin brings the show's characters to life, the nervous energy that is often found outside the theatre starts to seep inside its walls.
If any theater company's artistic director is looking to produce an evening of white-knuckle drama with a small cast, I can't recommend Sam Leichter's trilogy of short plays strongly enough. His writing is exquisite, his plotting meticulous, and his characters are unforgettable.
What are the actors thinking when they're required to break through the fourth wall?