Stream-a-palooza

So I’ve spent the last week trying to emulate all the cool kids by binge-watching a bunch of series I’ve been reading about but haven’t had the chance to stream. Here’s my short take on them all: Special – Netflix Give credit to creator/writer/star Ryan O’Connell for developing this series which is an autobiographically-based take…

Review – “Slow Food”

It’s been fifteen months since local audiences could set foot inside a theatre. Pandemic-necessitated closures and restrictions have limited performing arts organizations to streaming their shows to remain active and connected to their patrons. Try as they might, though, that “style” of production is simply not a replacement for live, in-person theatre.    With the availability…

Cloverdale Performing Arts Center seeks Artistic/Managing Director

The Cloverdale Performing Arts Center in northern Sonoma County is searching for a new Artistic/Managing Director. Yavé Guzmán, their previous AD, moved on to other opportunities after being released late last year when the COVID-19 pandemic forced the Center’s transition to an all-volunteer organization and declined to return. The position was announced in a post…

KSRO Interview – “In Their Own Voice”

My guest on the Thursday, May 6 theatre segment on KSRO’s The Drive with Steve Jaxon was producer Beulah Vega from the Heroines, Harpies, and Harlots & Cloverdale Performing Arts Center’s streaming festival titled In Their Own Voice – a virtual on-line festival about what happens when you let a woman speak. Click below to…

Review: “Eat the Runt”

A well-crafted theatre review should contain a hint of plot, introductions to the characters, and evaluations of the performances, direction, and stagecraft. This is all to give a potential audience member some idea what they can expect to experience should they spend some of their hard-earned money on a ticket with the caveat that each…

Review: “overcome, a devised play”

What do you get when you bring a group of theatre arts students together to produce a show and all you have to begin with is a title? You get a ‘devised play’ called overcome. It’s the Santa Rosa Junior College Theatre Arts Program’s Spring production and it streams on You Tube through May 2.…

Cinnabar announces 2021/22 season, but…

Petaluma’s Cinnabar Theater has announced their season lineup for the 2021/22 season, but has held off on announcing specific dates for onstage productions “until there is more clarity around reopening, gatherings and social distancing guidelines.” This will be the first season under the auspices of new Artistic Director Nathan Cummings. Their 49th season will be comprised…