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.…

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: **********

KSRO Interview – “She Kills Monsters”

My guests on the Thursday, March 4 theatre segment* on KSRO’s The Drive with Steve Jaxon were director Leslie McCauley, performer Claire Grodrian, and designer Kris Hakim from the Santa Rosa Junior College Theatre Arts streaming production of She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realm. * The audio file for this segment is incomplete. The file will…

Elly Lichenstein stepping down at Cinnabar

Cinnabar Theater in Petaluma announced today that long-time Artistic Director Elly Lichenstein would be stepping down from her post. According to a Cinnabar press release, Lichenstein is leaving her position “to focus on specific artistic endeavors at the theater and to pursue personal projects in the greater North Bay arts community. She will be awarded…

Transcendence responds to growing uproar

The Transcendence Theatre Company, at the center of a storm since the public resignation of its Director of Education and Community Engagement Nikko Kimzin for “…the Transcendence Executive Team’s ongoing suppression of equity, diversity, and inclusion practices and inaction toward becoming an equitable theater” and for their creation of “a hostile work environment where I…