Review – “Supercool”

Stop me if you’ve heard this one – a shy, nerdy high school senior secretly pines for the “popular” girl at his school and makes a fool of himself (well, he throws up on her) when he tries to talk to her. Ok, how about this one – a shy, nerdy high school senior tries…

Review – “Strawberry Mansion”

I’ve been attending/covering the SFFILM Festival for another web site since 2009. I thoroughly enjoyed spending weekends in the city hopping from venue to venue to catch a variety of narrative, documentary, and short films from around the world. Well, THAT isn’t happening. Like everyone else, they’ve turned mostly to streaming. Here’s my look at…

Marin Theatre Company names new Managing Director

Mill Valley’s Marin Theatre Company has announced that Meredith Suttles has joined the company as Managing Director, effective April 8, 2021. Ms. Suttles has had a long and distinguished career in senior management in performing arts organizations, including TheatreWorks USA, Soho Repertory Theatre, Theatre Communications Group, New York City Opera, and The Public Theater. “I…

KSRO Interview – “Inventing Life”

My guest on the Thursday, March 25 theatre segment on KSRO’s The Drive with Steve Jaxon was Main Stage West’s Producing Artistic Director Keith Baker to discuss Teatro Patalò‘s streaming docu-film Inventing Life and what the future may hold for the Sebastopol company. Click below to listen: **********

One Zoomular Sensation

Napa Valley College Performing Arts ventures where few other North Bay theatres are willing to go with their one-night-only virtual production of the classic Broadway musical A Chorus Line. The Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning concept musical captures the spirit and tension of a Broadway chorus audition by exploring the inner lives and bittersweet ambitions of…

Review: “Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal”

Netflix’s Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal is an odd film. It’s part documentary, part docu-drama, and all absolutely infuriating. Director Chris Smith uses interviews and dramatic recreations to tell the story of the great College Admissions Scandal of 2019 in which elite members of the business, law, and entertainment communities (including residents of…