Monthly Archives: March 2019

Theater Recommendation: “Jane Austen’s Emma” at Fresno Pacific University

Jane Austen’s Emma, adapted from Austen’s novel by Michael Bloom and directed by Brooke Aiello for Fresno Pacific University, is a lovely production that will satisfy “Janeites” everywhere. Shannon Brewington’s alley stage “covered” in parchment with lines from the novel scratched in like 19th century letters captures Emma’s machinations as if they’re indeed written straight […]

Drive Thru Interview: Brooke Aiello, director of “Jane Austen’s Emma” at Fresno Pacific

Drive Thru Interview: Brooke Aiello, director of “Jane Austen’s Emma” at Fresno Pacific. “Emma is the story of a gardener figuring out how to listen to her garden.”

My homily on creativity from Art or Evidence?: Tea Liturgy

For those who may have missed it, here’s my little piece of our show Art or Evidence?: Tea Liturgy. Our theme was on creativity and how we put together this show, one bit at a time.  But my piece turned out to be a little more about what I did when I wasn’t feeling all […]

Blatent Self-Promotion: Heather’s Shows at The Rogue Festival

These are the shows I’m most directly involved with at Rogue Festival this year. They all have multiple performances on Saturday, the final day of the Festival! Tea Liturgy with Art or Evidence? Three musicians and a writer get together to create a show about everyday rituals and share their creative process with each other. […]

More Rogue Recommendations: “Adventures While Black,” “Dammit, Jim” and “Blood Harmony”

Y’all know I don’t review shows. . . but I DO recommend them!

Rogue Recommendation: S’Will 2 with The Fools Collaborative

by Emily Kearns. “Drink, sir, is a great provoker of three things,” notes Shakespeare. I would contend that in the case of S’Will, those things are engaged hilarity, colloquial wit, and bubbling chatter. I had the pleasure of seeing The Fools Collaborative’s second reincarnation of S’Will at the Rogue Festival this past weekend and thoroughly […]

Rogue Recommendation: Triptych from Mariah Bosche and EJ Hinojosa

by Emily Kearns. Stepping into Wishon Avenue’s Vista Theater on Friday evening, a certain air of transcendence ushered me into a crowded room. Dark and misty sounds of tuning instruments dripped down twinkly lights and pulled a warm audience close and out of the rain as people filed in and took their seats. I knew […]

Art or Evidence? “Tea Liturgy” a celebration of creativiTEA.

Liturgy: a communal response to and participation in the sacred through activities reflecting praise, thanksgiving, reflection or repentance. Tea Liturgy: A communal response to and participation in the creative through activities reflecting song, spoken word, music, and beverages brewed from camellia sinensis. Building a show song by song, word by word, laugh by laugh and […]