Review: A painful puzzle is put together in A.C.T. San Francisco’s ‘Her Portmanteau’

In the tiny living room that Abasiama occupies, there lies a puzzle. It’s not one of those 500-piece deals you buy at Target, mind you, but a homemade puzzle at … Continue reading Review: A painful puzzle is put together in A.C.T. San Francisco’s ‘Her Portmanteau’

Director Maog connects deeply with Udofia’s story, vision in A.C.T.’s ‘Her Portmanteau’

Victor Malana Maog has thought a lot about his own immigrant story with his latest directing projects, one opening this week and another which is connected and just getting started. … Continue reading Director Maog connects deeply with Udofia’s story, vision in A.C.T.’s ‘Her Portmanteau’

Review: A friendship built from oppression displayed in ACT’s searing ‘Splendid Suns’

Theirs is a bond like no other. It is not hard to see what makes Mariam and Laila come together. Both existing in a world of suffocating oppression, tethered to … Continue reading Review: A friendship built from oppression displayed in ACT’s searing ‘Splendid Suns’

Bay Area theatre companies spark conversations with ‘Every 28 Hours’

“It’s a shame that our fathers and mothers are killed and we can’t see them anymore.” And on one evening, Zianna Oliphant had enough. If that name doesn’t spring to … Continue reading Bay Area theatre companies spark conversations with ‘Every 28 Hours’

ACT’s ‘Monstress’ a marvelous, powerful and painful dance

“All that became of their kiss was longing.” – “Monstress” by Lysley Tenorio, page 173 The measure of any great play is how long it stays with you when it’s … Continue reading ACT’s ‘Monstress’ a marvelous, powerful and painful dance