Once again, here’s as big a seasonal theater list as I can compile with the information readily at hand. From Merced to Bakersfield, all of the areas are listed together this time so you can see everything that’s playing.  I make no distinction between smaller companies, independent productions, community theater, professional companies, and “semi-pro”. They tend […]

“It was the most horrible experience because the actors . . .”

In any production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the show-stopping scenes are typically the Lovers’ Quarrel in Act III, scene 2 and the performance of Pyramus and Thisbe by the Mechanicals at the end of the play.   In the current iteration of Midsummer at the Selma Arts Center, the Mechanical’s endearing and collaborative performance […]

My November What’s My Call Time Newsletter listing this month’s shows in the area went out this morning at 5:30 a.m. (Here it is, if you missed it!) After about 12 hours, I like to look at the report to collect some data. The data can often tell an interesting story, if you know how […]

“What motivates me the most to direct this play is the opportunity to pay tribute to all families who have done extraordinary acts of love –risking their lives and leaving everything behind– to offer their children a better life. “

The Tragedy of Macbeth, as freely adapted by Chris Mangels at College of the Sequoias in Visalia, is an ambitious feat. Which is, of course, apropos of the play itself.

“It’s a really complex piece that doesn’t offer easy answers.  That is what I set out to craft . . .”

If you’re a performing artist who says they want to see more of the original, more of the off-beat, more risks, and more opportunities on Fresno stages and haven’t applied to be in the Rogue Festival yet, WHY HAVEN’T YOU? Rogue Festival is a non-curated fringe festival, which means there is no one who decides […]

“Hopefully [the audience will] leave with the inspiration to take a chance on something in their lives.”

Funny, sharp, and at times searingly pointed, The Wolves at Fresno State is worth the time you spend.

A girl’s indoor soccer team. Astroturf. Gameday rituals. Warm-ups. Kathleen McKinley directs The Wolves.