Costuming Shakespeare

Costuming Shakespeare

Local designers open up about designing costumes for Shakespeare productions.

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Jazz Caravan Through Iran

Jazz Caravan Through Iran

So an African-American jazz musician and an Iranian movie star walk into a bar…

My feature on African-American Shakespeare Company and Golden Thread Productions’ Isfahan Blues is on KQED Arts. Read more

Two Against Thebes

25 February, 2015 Theater No comments
Two Against Thebes

African-American Shakespeare Company and the Cutting Ball Theater each reinvent Antigone

My review is on KQED Arts. Read more

Here an Antigone, There an Antigone

Here an Antigone, There an Antigone

Three Bay Area companies adapt the same Greek tragedy at the same time.

Read all about it in my   Theatre Bay Area magazine feature.  Read more

He Had It Coming

He Had It Coming

Don’t mess with Medea. Having given up her home and betrayed her family for the love of Jason, after marrying him and having children with him, she finds herself tossed aside and threatened with exile when Jason wants an advantageous marriage to a king’s daughter instead. That business about hell having no fury like a woman scorned? Yeah, Medea pretty much exemplifies that. As documented in Euripides’s ancient Greek tragedy that shares her name, her vengeance is legendary, so much so that we’re still watching that play 2,445 years after its premiere.

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Oh Mendacity Up Yours

Oh Mendacity Up Yours

African-American Shakespeare Company proves that an all-black version of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof works remarkably well. I wrote it up for KQED Arts, so don’t wait for that click in your head when you can just click on the link to read all about it.  Spoiler warning: There’s a whole lot of mendacity in it.

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