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We open the show with Masashi Niwano, The Center for Asian American Media Festival and Exhibitions Director for the SF International Asian American Festival (SFIAAFF), in its 29th Year, MAR 10-20, 2011! Visit www.caamedia.org We also speak to Ross Tuttle, director of "Resident Aliens," in the Doc series: SAT 03.12 7:30 KABUKI & TUE 03.15 4:15 VIZ. David Herrera, the Artistic Director of the David Herrera Performance Company, speaks about "American Layer Cake" at Dance Mission next week, March 11-12, 8 PM, March 13, 7 PM. Visit www.dhperformance.org We have the newly appointed Artistic Director of the Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, Steven Anthony Jones on the air to talk about the season finale: Lynn Nottage’s “Fabulation; or the Reeducation of Undine,” at Fort Mason Center’s Southside Theatre, San Francisco, CA, March 3-27, 2011, directed by Ellen Sebastian-Chang, featuring Margo Hall. LHT, at 30, is the oldest black equity house on the West Coast, lost its two founding directors in 2010, Quentin Easter and Stanley H. Williams. Jones’s stepping up to the helm with almost 40 years of theatre experience, much of it here in the San Francisco Bay Area is fortuitous for all concerned. Visit www.lhtsf.org Mr. Jones received his early theatre training at Karamu House in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. He originated the role of Private James Wilkie in the original production of A Soldier's Play at the Negro Ensemble Company in New York. NEC is 100 this year. We close with Viera Whye, producing artistic director at Tabia African-American Theatre Ensemble, which is celebrating its 25th Anniversary season. Ms. Whye is joined by friend and renown San Jose State University professor, actor, playwright, designer and musician, Buddy Butler, who directs Cheryl L. West’s “Jar the Floor,” continuing Friday-Saturday, March 4-5, 8 PM through Sunday, March 6, 3 PM at Mexican Heritage Theatre, 1700 Alum Rock Avenue, San Jose. Visit www.acteva.com/go/sjmag or call (408) 272-9924.