BRIAN BALDUZZI (Managing Editor)
Brian Balduzzi is an active theatre supporter with the belief that the performing arts offer a vehicle for social and political change within a community, while also entertaining audiences and connecting artists through storytelling. After four years with the international My Entertainment World as Senior Staff Writer and Head of the My Theatre (Boston) Division, Brian decided to focus his attentions more locally, inspiring the development of ArtsImpulse as a way to connect more deeply and purposefully with the Greater Boston arts community. Brian holds a B.A. from SUNY Geneseo in English, Secondary Education & Theatre, and a J.D. and Tax LL.M. from Boston University School of Law.
By day, he works as an attorney, solving the legal dilemmas of the wealthy and powerful; by night, he reviews theatre in the Greater Boston area with a focus on shaping the arts. The juxtaposition makes him the artistic equivalent of Clark Kent. When not reviewing or writing for ArtsImpulse, Brian enjoys singing with the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus, volunteering through various legal pro bono projects, tutoring students, vacationing in Provincetown, and dreaming of his next educational pursuits. Brian is a proud member of the the American Theatre Critics Association.
JON RICHARDS (Staff Writer)
Jon Richards was born, raised and lives in the Boston area. He grew up watching The Partridge Family, Lost in Space, and The Ed Sullivan Show on black and white TV, eventually progressing to disco dancing at Boston’s hottest nightclubs, and now has somewhat settled down to navigating the corporate world of biotech marketing, family life, and watching his talented daughter perform in community theater. Jon has dabbled in a few stage productions himself, portraying a range of ensemble characters from Shriners to eunuchs. However, he has come to the realization that he should not quit his day job. He is grateful to live in an area that is so amazingly rich with live theater.
BRIAN CALHOON (Guest Writer)
Brian Calhoon combines his experience as a percussionist and vocalist to perform a varied collection of music for marimba and his voice. Brian has presented his unique repertoire in concert and masterclass around the country, including appearances at the Interlochen Summer Arts Academy, Berklee Percussion Festival, Zeltsman Marimba Festival, Florida Atlantic University, and San Francisco Conservatory. Residing in Boston, Brian is active as a freelance percussionist and has worked with significant musicians of our time from Steve Reich and Lyle Mays (of Pat Metheny Group) to the Borromeo String Quartet and soprano Tony Arnold. He is the General Manager for Boston Percussion Group, Director of Admissions at The Boston Conservatory, and is currently writing a marimba cabaret. Brian is a San Francisco bay area native, Bang On A Can Summer Institute fellow, former Zeltsman Marimba Festival associate faculty, Blue Devils Drum & Bugle A-Corps alum, and graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory and Boston Conservatory. See and hear more at briancalhoon.com.