Opera San Jose’s ‘Barber of Seville’ a chance for Dougherty to build a great character

As employees in the opera world go, Kirk Dougherty has a pretty sweet gig. Right now, his bread and butter is as a resident artist with Opera San Jose. As … Continue reading Opera San Jose’s ‘Barber of Seville’ a chance for Dougherty to build a great character

Kinetic Arts production of ‘Inversion: Circus Disobedience’ is more than a circus

Jaron Hollander has a keen sense of what makes something visceral. His latest show at Oakland’s Kinetic Arts Center puts passionate energy at the heart of the production, and their … Continue reading Kinetic Arts production of ‘Inversion: Circus Disobedience’ is more than a circus

Review: Savagery is softened by storytelling in Berkeley Rep’s ‘The Last Tiger in Haiti’

There are many powerful moments in Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s production of “The Last Tiger in Haiti,” but few are more riveting than the moment where the eldest caretaker Max comes … Continue reading Review: Savagery is softened by storytelling in Berkeley Rep’s ‘The Last Tiger in Haiti’