Two inspirations motivate Reynolds in her solo piece ‘Hattie McDaniel…What I Need You to Know’

“I sincerely hope I shall always be a credit to my race.” – Hattie McDaniel in her acceptance speech at the 1940 Academy Awards *            … Continue reading Two inspirations motivate Reynolds in her solo piece ‘Hattie McDaniel…What I Need You to Know’

Review: Initially confounding ‘Humans’ at SHN accelerates quickly with passion, pathos and purpose

At first, I wasn’t quite sure what to make of things. Circular dialogue that seemed to go nowhere in one of those New York Chinatown apartments that have a million … Continue reading Review: Initially confounding ‘Humans’ at SHN accelerates quickly with passion, pathos and purpose

vanden Heuvel explores mysteries and secrets in Fugard’s ‘A Lesson From Aloes’ at Z Below

There are so many depths and layers when it comes to portraying a character created by seminal South African playwright Athol Fugard. Wendy vanden Heuvel knows this all too well. … Continue reading vanden Heuvel explores mysteries and secrets in Fugard’s ‘A Lesson From Aloes’ at Z Below

Khan uses ‘Love, Bombs and Apples’at Golden Thread to solidify his work as a soloist.

Four very different individuals. Asif Khan is a bit of a chameleon. The Pakistani actor who is a first-generation Englander from Bradford, Yorkshire is having a blast, quickly becoming synonymous … Continue reading Khan uses ‘Love, Bombs and Apples’at Golden Thread to solidify his work as a soloist.

Review: Magnificent ‘feet’ is accomplished in The Marsh’s ‘A Fatal Step’

Jill Vice saunters onto the black stage, her razor red lipstick sharpened for a thorough examination of the heart. She speaks with a period-style trill, a trill that shakes the … Continue reading Review: Magnificent ‘feet’ is accomplished in The Marsh’s ‘A Fatal Step’

‘Fun, heart and smart’ are the centerpieces’ of Langan’s ‘Daughter of a Garbage Man’ at the Marsh

There are a few things Maureen Langan does not endorse when it comes to achieving fame. They include, yet are not limited to the following, in no particular order: Showing … Continue reading ‘Fun, heart and smart’ are the centerpieces’ of Langan’s ‘Daughter of a Garbage Man’ at the Marsh

42nd Street Moon’s ‘Saturday Night’ a thrill for director Weible

Stephen Sondheim fans are sort of like Disney fans. Disney fans spend an inordinate amount of time scanning blogs, engaging on message boards, and most importantly, wait for the next … Continue reading 42nd Street Moon’s ‘Saturday Night’ a thrill for director Weible

Malbrough’s ‘How to be a White Man’ at SFBATCO looks deeper into privilege, power and worth

Initially, Luna Malbroux never felt she was propped up by anyone as an example of Black success. Growing up in rural Louisiana, she always had good grades in school, has … Continue reading Malbrough’s ‘How to be a White Man’ at SFBATCO looks deeper into privilege, power and worth

ACT’s ‘Vietgone’ ready to take its audience on a rollicking, rapping road trip

In 1975, rap was not exactly a thing. Sure, there were influences of rap music and definitely sampling that took amazing beats from the 1970s and placed them into later … Continue reading ACT’s ‘Vietgone’ ready to take its audience on a rollicking, rapping road trip

The sound of a marriage is captured in the Magic’s ‘Reel to Reel’

In many instances, when a married couple who seems to have all the boxes checked for wedded bliss announces their divorce, it is shocking. Two names that are sawdered together … Continue reading The sound of a marriage is captured in the Magic’s ‘Reel to Reel’

Four Lost Souls try to heal damaged souls in ‘The Motherfu**er with the Hat’

If you look at the acting resume of Byron Haigh, there’s a common theme amongst the characters he has chosen to play. On that resume, you will see Macbeth, a … Continue reading Four Lost Souls try to heal damaged souls in ‘The Motherfu**er with the Hat’