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!
Wow! What a summer. FaultLine Theatre produced my play The Ice Cream Sandwich Incident, which ran from August 5 to August 27 in San Francisco. Reactions from audiences and the press were fantastic. Some of my favorite thoughts include this one and this (long) one and this one! We even got a blurb in the … More September Update: The Ice Cream Sandwich Incident melts away