Hey there- So my new play, CHAMPAGNE, is opening in two weeks in San Francisco. The play is an epic journey through one party at a Pacific Heights mansion for a new, buzzy social media startup Chatwick. Amid plenty of Steve Jobs quotes, there is murder, there is ballet and, of course, a bubble machine … More CHAMPAGNE opens in 2 WEEKS!!
Hey! Just returned from spending Easter in Scandinavia, where the pastries are so good they name them after the countries, or at least Denmark. Oh, yea, and I proposed to my girlfriend Clare. Even more exciting, she said yes! Ok, I’ll indulge you in a few more photos of some of the more gorgeous … More Spent a week hygge’n out…
My impersonation of everyone’s New Years Eve Facebook posts for the past half-decade: 2012: “Ok, it was a rocky year, but I’m feeling pretty positive about 2013.” 2013: “2013 was rough, I’m not going to deny it, but I’m looking forward to things turning around next year.” 2014: “There were a lot of ups and … More Time moves on and suddenly its 2018
Hello all–it’s been a spookily fun October so far. On Friday, October 13 (yikes), there was a staged reading of my play ISHTAR IN SYRIA as part of the 2017 SF Olympian Festival, which features a bunch of neat writers taking on ancient myths. Last October, I proposed a play based off the myth … More Ishtar in Syria at the SF Olympians
At 3:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 29 I began the libretto for “The Craigslist Oracle,” a 12-minute opera that will receive its world premier in about five hours. With Kyle Hovatter as the composer, I am extremely excited to see it come to life as part of Opera Theater Unlimited’s 48-Hour Opera Festival. This very … More April Update – Making an Opera
What a busy two months — THE COOL sold out before it even opened on 2/10 and then ran for three weekends. It’s been a terrific/challenging experience blending live jazz with dialogue, not to mention there was a cast of 14. I got to be on the radio — twice — and tried to be … More March Update: The Cool closes
Hey all! I went on KQED Forum with Michael Krasny last week and talked about my new play, THE COOL. It was crazy fun and my first time on radio! Please listen! And come see THE COOL, running at Amado’s in San Francisco from February 10 – 25. It will be way fun. Peace, Barry
I’m a fiend for 2017! Although, like many people, 2016 was tough because many of my idols died and a good portion of my enemies came into power after a sucker punch of an election, it was also a pivotal year career-wise for me. Let’s look at some important dates. Considering how late into January … More 2016 in review, 2017 in preview!
After an ecstatic early morning casting a vote for the first woman presidential candidate from a major party, I probably spent the late hours of Election Night 2016 like many others in the Bay Area: stunned, with a sense of dread gathering in the stomach and fielding a steady stream of woeful text messages. Although … More A Plea to the American Theatre in a Time of Trump: Please Smash the Social Media Echo Chamber
Happy Halloween from everyone here at BarryEitel.com! This October has been pretty busy so far, with lots of pumpkin picking and writing and oh yea fall TV is back, BABY! Right at the start of this autumnal era, I found out I was selected for the SF Olympians Festival — the long-running festival of staged … More October Update: Happy Halloween!