Closing weekend for powerful and timely ‘Richard III’ from African-American Shakes

Director Kirsten Brandt is a few days away from closing her first show with the African-American Shakespeare Company, a production of the vicious classic “Richard III.” And to hear the … Continue reading Closing weekend for powerful and timely ‘Richard III’ from African-American Shakes

African-American Shakes is having a late summer Midsummer Carnival

There are plenty of significant marriages that are being worked out in William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” And for San Francisco’s African-American Shakespeare Company, the marriage of the show’s … Continue reading African-American Shakes is having a late summer Midsummer Carnival

Review: African-American Shakes’ powerful ‘Jitney’ showcases the brilliance of Wilson’s words

The tableau is powerful. For all the talking that takes place at the jitney station in the Hill District of Pittsburgh, it is that moment of stoic calm that contrasts … Continue reading Review: African-American Shakes’ powerful ‘Jitney’ showcases the brilliance of Wilson’s words

African-American Shakespeare Company drives ‘Jitney’ onto the stage

“This was the very first play in which I listened to the dialogue as opposed to trying to force it into the mouths of characters, and once I got the … Continue reading African-American Shakespeare Company drives ‘Jitney’ onto the stage

Pulitzer Prize winner ‘Clybourne Park’ moves to 6th Street in Santa Rosa

In 2014, issues of race continued to dominate headlines. The deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner sparked nationwide protests, with the epicenter in Ferguson, Missouri, the city where Brown was killed by police … Continue reading Pulitzer Prize winner ‘Clybourne Park’ moves to 6th Street in Santa Rosa