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 […]

I first met Sergio Garza when I cast him as Arnold Epstein in Biloxi Blues at the Ice House Theater, home of the Visalia Community Players (VCP), nearly 20 years ago. (Although I have a vague notion that we knew each other before? Folks go back so far in Visalia, it is hard to say. […]

Something I only learned about Laurie Pessano because I read it in her bio: she holds the title of Creative Director of Good Company Players (GCP) in Fresno. It is not in the nature of GCP to shout their bona fides from the rooftops. They don’t list staff very prominently on their website and . . .

There are no spoilers in Titanic, right?

If you don’t already know her, please allow me to introduce to you Haley White, easily one of the most bone-deep creative artists I know in our theatrical community. Haley is currently co-directing Real Women Have Curves at the Selma Arts Center and just got off a well-received stint as Alison Bechdel in StageWorks Fresno’s […]

Understudying this play helped me understand a bit about my late mother and a lot more about how a cast becomes a community.

I don’t know if it is because we live in such a loud world these days, but last weekend I was all about the quiet moment on stage. Or perhaps, I was really all about the grief.

In an incredibly busy July, I was excited to get the chance to make a run down to Bakersfield to check out an almost-new theatre company in the South San Joaquin Valley. Ovation Theatre is the new iteration of the Spotlight Theater, which years ago had me traveling down to see some stellar productions, including […]

I’m a tad tipsy today due to my sewing project (don’t ask, long story!). But I’m happy to give you five slightly tipsy thoughts about StageWorks Fresno’s Fun Home, which runs two more weekends. (It’ll probably be sold out so get tix in advance.) In fact, I’ll think I’ll make a new blog category for it. […]

Please be aware, there is a minor SPOILER in this post regarding Proof. If that bothers you, please come back after you’ve seen the play! Proof is one of those plays that can have a thousand different loglines. Is it about the relationship between a father and a daughter? The line between madness and genius? […]