Against Forgetting

Against Forgetting

Corey Fischer takes a trip down memory lane.

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Fill Up on “Pasta”

Fill Up on “Pasta”

Maria Grazia Affinito’s solo show Eating Pasta Off the Floor is a bittersweet delight.

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Theater Against Depression

Theater Against Depression

The Marsh is

crowdfunding for a year of free performances of The Waiting Period, Brian Copeland’s monologue about suicidal depression, in hopes that the people who need it most will get a chance to see it. Read all about it in my article on KQED Arts. Read more

Resonant Echo

Resonant Echo

Solo theater artist Echo Brown’s lighthearted dating story packs a devastating wallop.

My review is on KQED Arts. Read more

Pity the Fool

Pity the Fool

From a fool and a pack of puppets, two offbeat takes on Lear.

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Defying Labels at the DMV

Defying Labels at the DMV

Don Reed becomes nine unforgettable characters who all chafe at being stereotyped — and at being in the DMV line — in his new solo show at the Marsh.

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That Was the Year That Was

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That Was the Year That Was

The long wait is over! Here are my Top 10 Bay Area shows of 2014, on KQED Arts!

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The Fall of Bay Area Theater

The Fall of Bay Area Theater

The sheer volume of great theater going on around the Bay Area can be daunting. I’ve picked out a

few likely standouts to get you started. Read all about ‘em on KQED Arts.  Read more

Are You There, God? It’s Me, Dezi

Are You There, God? It’s Me, Dezi

An 18-year-old solo performer embodies many people from many religions on a personal search for God.

My review of Dezi Gallegos’s God Fights the Plague is on KQED Arts. Read more

Kvetch on the Beach

Kvetch on the Beach

Charlie Varon is one of those artists who are pretty much synonymous with the Marsh. He’s been a mainstay and artist-in-residence at the hub for solo performance for more than 20 years, creating hilarious and thought-provoking multicharacter one-man shows from 1994’s Rush Limbaugh in Night School to 2009’s Rabbi Sam. Certainly not all of these have been in the same style, and his last show, 2012’s Fwd: Life Gone Viral, even brought in a second performer, Jeri Lynn Cohen. Even so, Varon’s latest piece, Feisty Old Jew, feels like a departure or a new direction.

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