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Meeting John Doe
Michael Bettencourt
Scene4 Magazine: Michael Bettencourt | www.scene4.comThe seventy-year old story underneath Frank Capra's movie is as fresh as the election held last month. But there's never been a dramatic stage version created. Until now.

A Man For All Seasons But One
 Arthur Meiselman
This is a story that was told to me by a college chum of mine who later became an intelligence
operative for the American government..

Nathan Thomas

Scene4 Magazine: Nathan Thomas | I made a huge mistake.  In the summer of 1984 I worked to build a summer theatre program in a small tourist town in the southwest.

Taylor Pie - The Music Never Dies
Les Marcott

Scene4 Magazine: Les Marcott | www.scene4.comBette Midler wandered into Folk City and heard her play. Taylor offered to buy Midler a drink but Bette replied "I need to buy you a drink, this place is a dump".

Holding Six on the
pre-Apocalypse Jitterbug
Claudine Jones

Scene4 Magazine: Claudine Jones | I guess my question is, how can I try an electric griddle, find out that it doesn't work and then return it to Bippos 'unused in original packing'?

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Scene4 Magazine: "Argo" reviewed by Miles David Moore | December 2012

FILM (reviews)
Argo, The Sessions,
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Iran and the Middle East have been so explosively persistent in the news that it's hard to believe the Iran hostage crisis was 33 years ago. But even if it seemed distant, Ben Affleck's Argo brings it all back to terrifying life.
Miles David Moore

Scene4 Magazine: The Art of David Wiley | December 2012 |

The Art of
David Wiley

When I read Wiley's poetry or see his paintings, I feel as if I might become synesthetic, too.
Lissa Tyler Renaud

Scene4 Magazine - Jake Heggie's "Moby Dick" | reviewed by Renate Stendhal | December 2012 |

Jake Heggie's Moby Dick

At San Francisco Opera
Flying Nantucket-Man?
Renate Stendhal


As a way of health

500 year-old ceramic miniatures display some of the first teachings of alternative medicine from Lanna Thai traditional massage
Janine Yasovant
คลิกเพื่ออ่านบทความนี้ เป็นภาษาไทย

Einstein on the Beach
Then and Now

A lot has been written about the many failed attempts of a revival and the remarkable resurrection of Einstein on the Beach with its present world tour.
Renate Stendhal

My Old Man!
Hummer Ho!

An ongoing series by
Scene4's resident mad cartoonist

Elliot Feldman

Scene4 Magazine: Lanna Thai - Massage - As a way of health | Janine Yasovant | December 2012 | Scene4 Magazine - Karren Alenier - The Steiny Road To Operadom |
Scene4 Magazine: Einstein on the Beach - Then and Now | Renate Stendhal | December 2012 | Scene4 Magazine: Kathi Wolfe - Life Among The Heffalumps |
Scene4 Magazine: Comics - "My Old Man - Hummer Ho!" | Elliot Feldman | December 2012 | Scene4 Magazine - Eulogy - The Goddess In Exile | Griselda Steiner | December 2012 |

Online and Thriving
Gertrude Stein, are you listening? Over 35,000 people worldwide are enrolled in a course on modern poetry that pivots on your work.
Karren Alenier

A Holidaze Survival Guide
It's the season of colds, stampedes at the mall, Aunt Medusa's meltdown, hungover reindeer, missed planes and (how could we forget?)...the fiscal cliff. But be of good cheer!  The spirit of Santa and art still exists. Heffalumps is here with a few essential holidaze survival real life.
Kathi Wolfe

The Goddess In Exile

When you, Elvira, died the earth died with you, your memory in the leaves of ancestral trees, your heart in the soil, your hands in the flowers you picked as a young girl scorched by the wild Andes sun.
Griselda Steiner


Scene4 Magazine — inSight - Views and Perspective on the Arts
Scene4 Magazine: Perspectives-Images | Postcards from Washington, DC  - The Photography of Jon Rendell | December 2012 | Scene4 Magazine: Perspectives-Images | Postcards from Washington, DC  - The Photography of Jon Rendell | December 2012 |

Postcards from Washington, DC
The Photography of Jon Rendell


The Santa Claus Monlogues  Les Marcott
There's no red carpet treatment this year, Santa. No helicopter arrival. No band. No parade. No fanfare. No grand entrance. It's the year of lowered expectations. You'll simply arrive in a rusty Olds 98 pushed by volunteers.

Apocryphal Anecdote

    Students of the impoverished Rembrandt painted guilders on the floor of his studio. When the master bent to pluck one up, the apprentices laughed, becoming masters themselves. Nowadays not only is a painted coin worth many more real coins, but the painted iteration can be lent to a museum for a limited time simply to increase its resale value. The museum is converted into its architectural double, the bank, as art and its market become incorporated—that, mon frère, is mixed-media performance.
    Joshua Cohen-Harpers Magazine


The Man With The Thing  Arthur Meiselman
In 1992, a young man came to the attention of authorities and other interested non-governmental parties. He was eyed because his old Hungarian uncle began to talk about him indiscriminately whenever the old man loosened his tongue and sense of discretion with too much to drink..

Dialogues - Video

Scene4 Magazine: Perspectives - Dialogue | Undress Me | Michael Bettencourt | December  2012 | www.scene4.comUndress Me  Michael Bettencourt
In a bar, Laura turns to Stefan and asks him to undress her by word of mouth, in his best mother tongue.

Scene4 Magazine: Perspectives - Dialogue | The Greed Gene | Michael Bettencourt | December  2012 | www.scene4.comThe Greed Gene  Michael Bettencourt
A young couple is told by their genetic counselor — the "genie of genes" — that their child has the greed gene, and there is nothing they can do to stop the expression of the gene. What are they going to do?




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In This Issue

Phone Call

An older gentleman at a street fair in Florida is reminded of a long lost love. He decides to call his former lover with his cell phone and we hear his side of the conversation consisting of his observations and reminiscences. It is a dramedy with bit of a twist at the end. 


Anthony R. Pezzula



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What makes Stanislavsky different was not that he acted, but that he thought about what an actor actually does.
Nathan Thomas
March 2008

Tiny dancer at
San Francisco Ballet

Catherine Conway Honig
April 2008

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