Berkeley Rep Blog

Previous entry: The agony and the ecstasy of Mike Daisey's Steve Jobs
Next entry: Girlfriend's Todd Almond in concert

Listening in on Les Waters

posted by Chad Jones on Fri, Mar 12, 2010
in Backstage buzz

Bookmark and Share

Mt Fuji

Richard Wolinsky, the host of the KPFA show Cover to Over Open Book, took the above photo of Mt. Fujii, and we share it with you (with his permission, of course) in honor of Richard's interview with Les Waters, Berkeley Rep's associate artistic director and the man at the helm of Concerning Strange Devices from the Distant West, which happens to be set in Japan.

The show aired today and can be enjoyed at anytime thanks to KPFA's online archive.

Listen to the interview.

Cover to Cover Open Book - Richard Wolinsky - March 12, 2010 at 3:00pm

Click to listen (or download)

Les is a fascinating guy, and you'll hear about his youth in a small Lincolnshire town (the name is considered an English joke because it has a four-letter word buried in it — you'll have to listen to the interview to find out what that might be). He also talks about his early career at the Royal Court Theatre in London.

He delves into his most recent project, directing the world premiere of Naomi Iizuka's Strange Devices (running through April 11), and discusses his next project, the rock musical Girlfriend, now in rehearsal.

Les provides some marvelous insight into Strange Devices, offers his thoughts on the 2010/11 season, and talks about what it's like to direct on Broadway (or, as Les refers to it, "Disneyland").


The comments to this entry are closed.