Shotgun’s ‘Dry Land’ addresses the ‘fragile and formative’ teen years

With today’s generation of teenagers more connected than ever in the form of social media, the pressures to live up to a fabricated online ideal can be thoroughly treacherous. Specifically, … Continue reading Shotgun’s ‘Dry Land’ addresses the ‘fragile and formative’ teen years

Review: Violent poetry fills the stage in Aurora’s phenomenal ‘Royale’

“The search for the white hope not having been successful, prejudices were being piled up against me, and certain unfair persons, piqued because I was champion, decided if they could … Continue reading Review: Violent poetry fills the stage in Aurora’s phenomenal ‘Royale’

Holt shares her passion for a French icon in The Marsh’s ‘Colette Uncensored’

There is not one specific thing that fascinates Lorri Holt about French renaissance woman Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette. It’s not just the phenomenal storytelling ability, a woman who penned the French classic … Continue reading Holt shares her passion for a French icon in The Marsh’s ‘Colette Uncensored’

Review: Despite flaws, Berkeley Rep’s ‘Monsoon Wedding’ a colorful examination of culture, traditions

Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s “Monsoon Wedding” is loaded with wonderful moments that capture the quintessential story of two worlds that exist within one culture, as both of those cultures bridge their … Continue reading Review: Despite flaws, Berkeley Rep’s ‘Monsoon Wedding’ a colorful examination of culture, traditions

Ubuntu’s ‘Othello’ a language of love

Michael Navarra is playing Iago in Ubuntu Theater Project’s production of William Shakespeare’s “Othello.” It is a role that is both mesmerizing and intimidating. But for this particular production, there … Continue reading Ubuntu’s ‘Othello’ a language of love

‘Heart Shaped Nebula’ at Berkeley’s Shotgun Players is deeply personal to playwright Treviño Orta

Marisela Treviño Orta has had a most unique journey to the theatre, which started with a love for science. The science she was exposed to as a young girl growing … Continue reading ‘Heart Shaped Nebula’ at Berkeley’s Shotgun Players is deeply personal to playwright Treviño Orta

Review: A myriad of issues at the heart of America’s game in ‘X’s and O’s (A Football Love Story) at Berkeley Rep

I grew up in a barbaric time for young men. Battle Royals on a bed and the quest to not get thrown off, ACTUAL pile drivers on thin carpet, and … Continue reading Review: A myriad of issues at the heart of America’s game in ‘X’s and O’s (A Football Love Story) at Berkeley Rep

On love and polaroids: Gomez’ solo show moves to The Marsh in Berkeley

Ask solo performer and comedienne Marga Gomez about her love life, and she’ll pull no punches. At present, Gomez is three years out of her last relationship, which she says … Continue reading On love and polaroids: Gomez’ solo show moves to The Marsh in Berkeley

Review: Aurora’s ‘Goes’ does not shy away from exploring race

One of the most fascinating pieces of watching a play at Berkeley’s intimate Aurora Theatre is the fact that while the show goes on, you can see the audience react … Continue reading Review: Aurora’s ‘Goes’ does not shy away from exploring race