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…

Transcendence Theatre co-founders call for resignation of current leadership from Board

Two of the Transcendence Theatre Company’s original founders and Board members have called for the company’s Artistic and Executive Directors to resign from the Company’s Board of Directors. In a post on the Medium web site, Leah Sprecher, who resigned from the company in 2017, relays experiences with the company that support the allegations of…

Transcendence Theatre Company reacts to public resignation

The Transcendence Theatre Company has apparently reacted to the outcry following the public resignation of Nikko Kimzin, its former Director of Education and Community Engagement. In a post dated February 10, 2021 on the Medium web site, Kimzin attributed his resignation to  “…the Transcendence Executive Team’s ongoing suppression of equity, diversity, and inclusion practices and…

Transcendence Theatre Director’s resignation cites “suppression of equity, diversity, and inclusion” and “a hostile work environment”

Nikko Kimzin, up until a few hours ago the Transcendence Theatre Company’s Director of Education and Community Engagement, has announced his resignation via a public post on the Medium web site. Kimzin, who first performed with the company in 2017 and joined it full-time in 2018, gives his reasons for his resignation as “…the Transcendence…

Mountain Play Cancels 2021 Season

Marin County’s Mountain Play announced the cancellation of their 2021 season via Twitter. The two-part Tweet read as follows: “In support of the health and well-being of our community and staff, the Mountain Play announces the cancellation of our 2021 Season Production of INTO THE WOODS. We will safely return to Cushing Memorial Amphitheatre on…

Truncated Top Torn Tix of 2020

‘Tis the time for critics of all ilks to release their “end of year” lists. For almost twenty years, this publication has presented a “Top Torn Tickets” list featuring the year’s best North Bay theatrical productions. Those years, however, had the advantage of having an entire calendar year’s worth of shows to consider. With the…

Review: “Hindsight 2021 Short Play Festival”

I love short play festivals. You get a bunch of different stories and a bunch of different storytellers and, should there be a lemon in the bunch, welllll… it’s over in a few minutes and you move on to the next one. Left Edge Theatre is presenting their Hindsight 2021 Short Play Festival, featuring twelve…