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Finding a Place Called Hope

George Heymont | Posted 06.01.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

For those who have lived through a half century of the LGBT civil rights movement, it's sobering to look at the theatrical literature that has evolved since gays and lesbians started coming out.

A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes

George Heymont | Posted 02.24.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

Directed by Mark Kenward, the performance that I attended at the 2014 San Francisco Fringe Festival of Caggiano's new monologue felt like a crash landing that kept passing through a series of green spotlights as it bumped and lurched down an ill-fated runway.

Schools of Hard Knocks

George Heymont | Posted 09.13.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

These two productions new to San Francisco are set in niche educational situations that each have a peculiar sense of urgency. Why do films about the educational process immediately capture my attention?

Building Character

George Heymont | Posted 11.03.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Young actors may be more inclined toward portraying action adventure heroes or romantic leads. However, as an artist ages, their wrinkles, scars, and a certain kind of sadness in their eyes become unexpected and extremely powerful professional assets.

Unearthing Family Secrets

George Heymont | Posted 05.26.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

From cholera to paranoid schizophrenia, from Huntington's disease to clinical depression, seemingly incurable maladies were discovered to lie at the heart of each family's darkest secrets.

Hiding In Plain Sight

George Heymont | Posted 02.19.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

While some Americans assume that their religious freedom gives them the right to trample the rights of others, all too often the oppressor doesn't realize what true freedom can mean to someone.

Zayd Dohrn's Reborning Receives a Brilliant World Premiere

George Heymont | Posted 07.22.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

After Daizy gave her a job, Kelly developed a strange interest in sculpting latex babies. Many of her clients bring her pictures of their lost infants and pay Kelly handsomely for her work.