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Digging Out The Backstory

George Heymont | Posted 04.24.2016 | Arts
George Heymont

On January 26, 1974, a group of dancers who had appeared in Broadway shows met at the Nikolaus Exercise Center where, at the invitation of Michon Peac...

Tales of Emasculated Gay Men

George Heymont | Posted 12.13.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

But what about the psychic damage people inflict on themselves? Condemned by their religion, and ostracized by their families, some gay men develop high levels of internalized homophobia, which prevents them from enjoying life. In another part of the world, a desperate need for money may make a young gay man take extreme measures that could affect his future.

Boys Will Be Boys

George Heymont | Posted 04.15.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

What gives some musicals longevity and makes others fade from popular culture? No doubt, the demands for a viable book, an impressive score, and a high entertainment quotient are important.

Give Them an 'E' For Effort

George Heymont | Posted 11.04.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Despite what some people think, storytelling is very much an acquired skill. Not everyone does a good job of it. Some folks are incapable of even launching a narrative.

The Edgy Thrills of Extreme Storytelling

George Heymont | Posted 04.03.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Although it's convenient to think of a ride on MUNI as a gift of free theatre, nothing compares to the wonders that transpire while you're asleep.