Why review theatre now?

What is the point of reviewing theatre? If you had asked me that question 90 days ago, my answer would be to provide potential audience members some information with which they could make informed decisions on which of the numerous North Bay productions they might choose to spend their discretionary income. If you had asked…

KSRO Interview – Transcendence Theatre Company

My guests on the phoned-in Wednesday, May 20 theatre segment on KSRO’s The Drive with Steve Jaxon were Brad Surosky and Amy Miller from the Transcendence Theatre Company. Brad and Amy filled us in on how their “Broadway Under the Stars” summer program will work this year. Click below to listen:   **********

North Bay theatre artists to participate in “Globetrotting” Shakespeare production

Shakespeare artists from around the world – including the North Bay – will come together digitally to present a live stream performance of The Tempest courtesy the newly launched Globetrotting Shakespeare company. Journeying to Prospero’s digital island are theatre makers and artists representing Shakespeare by the Sea, Prague Shakespeare Company, Atlanta Shakespeare Company at the…

Review: “Lungs”

A young couple debates the merits of bringing a child into this environmentally-challenged world and then deal with the ramifications of their decision in Duncan Macmillan’s Lungs, the latest offering from Zoom Theatre. There’s one final performance scheduled for Sunday, May 10 at 5:00 pm PDT. Zoom Theatre is the brainchild of director Patrick Nims.…

North Bay theatres take 16 awards at SFBATCC virtual Gala

Thwarted in their attempt to hold their annual Spring awards Gala by the Covid-19 pandemic, the San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle took their Gala to cyberspace and held a virtual event in celebration of the excellent worked produced by Bay Area theatre artists in 2019. The event was sponsored by Actors’ Equity Association.…

Review: “Reunion” & “Dark Pony”

With the shelter-in-place order estimated to be in effect for quite some time, many theatre companies have turned to streaming archival footage of shows previously produced to maintain a connection with their audiences. Bay Area director Patrick Nims has come up with a new entity that’s diving headfirst into the pandemic-necessitated world of on-line theatre.…

KSRO Interview – Left Edge Theatre

My guest on the phoned-in Wednesday, April 1 theatre segment on KSRO’s The Drive with Steve Jaxon was Argo Thompson, Artistic Director of Left Edge Theatre. Argo filled us in on how Left Edge is adapting to the current situation. Click below to listen.   ********** 

KSRO Interview – Pat Nims & Zoom Theatre

My guest on the phoned-in Thursday, March 26 theatre segment on KSRO’s The Drive with Steve Jaxon was Pat Nims, founder of Zoom Theatre, a new streaming theatre company. I apologize in advance for the audio quality. but if you turn your speakers up, you should be able to hear it. We’re working on a…