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The economies of desire

Artistic director Tessa Wills on the wide-ranging, boundary-busting This Is What I Want performance festival

Two for the road

Banana Bag & Bodice launch spectacular 'Space//Space' from Brooklyn, final destination unknown

Female trouble

In Berkeley, 'Salomania' and 'Emotional Creature' take on the war on women

Possessions and concessions

Christina Anderson's Good Goods tells a supernatural tale haunted by real world tensions

Theater of the observed

Exhibitionism abounds as spying and lying take a cue from Big Brother in FWD: Life Gone Viral

C’est si bon

San Francisco's newest theater festival acts locally, connects globally

I’m not there

Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour marks his Bay Area debut — by proxy — in White Rabbit, Red Rabbit at SFIAF

A dog’s life

TheatreWorks revives Of Mice and Men for a new era of desperation and solidarity

Bon voyage

At home with the Russians, from Berkeley's Ashby Stage to Moscow's Golden Mask festival

Alive and kicking

New works by Minna Harri and Christine Bonansea at the Garage

Right about now

Custom Made Theatre's Little Brother adapts Cory Doctorow's SF-based teen terrorism tale -- and it's probably the most exciting thing on stage right now

Too much in the son

A theater director wrestles history and Hamlet in Ghost Light, and this time it's personal

Way out East

A dose of American Realness amid the NYC festival season

Curtain calls

YEAR IN THEATER 2011: Memorable food fights, biggest dicks, inscrutable triumvirates, George Clooney jumps ... It's the return of the Upstage/Downstage Awards

Astral projections

Performer Erin Markey brings her "home movies" to San Francisco

Homeland insecurity

arts@sfbg.comTHEATER The immigrant experience has some familiar familial dynamics across the board. Parents, for instance, can easily discover their Americanized children becoming embarrassed by...

GOLDIES 2011: Philip Huang

"The room — you're in it. You're aliiiive!"

It came from Spacey

A trans-Atlantic cast lands a rowdy Richard III in San Francisco

Awake and singing

The Jewish Theatre launches its final season with a resonant new play about the Group Theatre

Not new, but renewing

Stage: Aurora Theatre offers a terrific revival of an Albee classic

Still weird after all these years

SF Fringe Fest turns 20

It’s people!

Big Art Group's secret ingredient is revealed as The People descends on Z Space

Grinning and bearing it

Exit, Pursued by a Bear goes all Wild Kingdom on domestic matters

For the fall of it

FALL ARTS PREVIEW: Autumn's most intriguing theatrical events