David Templeton


The Belrose Reaches Out

The pandemic-induced carnage continues, and for some it’s especially personal. Belrose Theater, a San Rafael institution where thousands of locals learned to dance, sing, act...

Mill Valley Film Festival Returns, Outdoors and Online

The California Film Institute, producer of the annual Mill Valley Film Festival, is no stranger to outdoor cinematic experience. Two or three times a...

The Gig Is Up for Arts

What is the definition of the word “artist?” Should it be defined by artists themselves, or by politicians? What happens when theater companies are told...

Believe It, Or Not

Belief in Santa Claus, like many an American’s belief in functional democracy and fair elections, almost never lasts forever. And yet, given differences in...

Do It for Will

Actor-producer-comedian Debi Durst has learned a lot about strokes over the last several weeks, ever since her husband, stand-up comic Will Durst, had a...

Ho, Ho, Poe!

Edgar Allan Poe (as embodied by Marin County’s Lee Presson), rifling with a kind of reluctant amusement through a clutched sheaf of pages, proclaims “I’ve...

The Mountain Play’s the Thing

Theater with altitude. That’s a clever slogan for a theater that produces shows 1,900 feet above sea level, but for the Mountain Play Association,...

Idol Worship

Steven Kent was 13 years old when he met Elvis Presley backstage after a show in Las Vegas. “The whole experience was a bit...

Keep It Clean

“It’s not as cool to get smashed in public today as it was with the older generations,” says musician Kegan Stedwell, who adds that...

Treasure Trove

A piratical new travelling show from an iconic political theater company sails into the North Bay this season for a pair of provocative performances...

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