Review: Passions flow mightily in Broadway San Jose’s electric ‘On Your Feet’

The story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan is one of plenty of joy and triumph, two musical heartbeats discovered in the Cuban community of Miami. Yet despite their success of … Continue reading Review: Passions flow mightily in Broadway San Jose’s electric ‘On Your Feet’

Review: San Jose Stage’s bloody ‘Lieutenant of Inishmore’ turns black comedy red

There is nothing Mad Padraic does that’s not loaded with passion. It’s one of the joys of the 2001 Tony-nominated Martin McDonagh play “The Lieutenant of Inishmore,” now running through Oct. 21st at San Jose Stage. Take … Continue reading Review: San Jose Stage’s bloody ‘Lieutenant of Inishmore’ turns black comedy red

Stone’s love for Alisons of all sizes is strong in TheatreWorks’ ‘Fun Home’

Moira Stone is in awe of Alison Bechdel. It’s not just Bechdel’s obvious talent as an author, illustrator, and her critical role in popular culture. It’s not simply her inspiration … Continue reading Stone’s love for Alisons of all sizes is strong in TheatreWorks’ ‘Fun Home’

Review: ‘A Doll’s House, Part 2’ stuns and delights at Berkeley Rep

There is no doubt that Nora has engaged in some thrilling relationships in the 15 years since she famously shut that door on her way out. In those years, there … Continue reading Review: ‘A Doll’s House, Part 2’ stuns and delights at Berkeley Rep

Strength and magic the focus of African-American Shakes’ production of ‘For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf’

When Brittany Sims walks into the rehearsal room of her latest show, it feels different. Sims did not grow up with reaffirming hashtags such as “Me Too” and “Black Girl … Continue reading Strength and magic the focus of African-American Shakes’ production of ‘For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf’

The Drama Guy’s top 10 fall (POC) theatre picks

While the fall is a time for a beautiful change in weather, sweetened coffees, and the return of football, there’s also a ton of great theatre that kicks off the … Continue reading The Drama Guy’s top 10 fall (POC) theatre picks

Review: Humor-filled ‘Native Gardens’ a mostly green affair

I have had these conversations. Believe you me, I have had these conversations. Sometimes being a person of color means people don’t always know what to make of you. In … Continue reading Review: Humor-filled ‘Native Gardens’ a mostly green affair

Howdy neighbor: Playwright Zacarías dives into proximity battles in TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s ‘Native Gardens’

There are few things worse than a war with a neighbor. Playwright Karen Zacarías started quite a conversation at a dinner party a few years ago while discussing a new … Continue reading Howdy neighbor: Playwright Zacarías dives into proximity battles in TheatreWorks Silicon Valley’s ‘Native Gardens’

Review: Both infuriating and inspiring, TheatreWorks’ ‘Hold These Truths’ is also powerful

Five minutes to eight. For anyone else, five minutes to eight means exactly that. But when you are Japanese-American in 1942, just mere months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, … Continue reading Review: Both infuriating and inspiring, TheatreWorks’ ‘Hold These Truths’ is also powerful