What makes live performance or live exhibition different is the immediacy of the experience.  Watching someone play a concerto, recite a sonnet, enact a dramatic scene – even view a painting up close – has magic that pre-recorded versions do not.

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January 1, 2020, marks the start of a new decade. Looking back, I notice that I have been reviewing theatre in San Diego for more than ten years. It seems appropriate to consult what I’ve written and see, what has changed about San Diego theatre. So, instead of summarizing 2019, I’m returning to 2010 and working my way forward to the present.

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