Author Archives: heatherparish

Get the Show on the Rogue: Art or Evidence’s Charis Calvert

Get the Show on the Rogue: Art or Evidence’s Charis Calvert – “The incredible gift the arts can give us in comforting us when no purely rational means can is astonishing and fascinates me.”

Get the Show on the Rogue: Art or Evidence’s Victor DesRoches

Every week for the next four weeks, I’ll be introducing you to each member of Art or Evidence?, the music/spoken word group I joined last fall to create a show for Rogue Festival. Our show is titled “Tea Liturgy” and is a “creative brew of tea, music, humor, and inspiration to spark ideas for our audience.” […]

New indie theater company in Bakersfield: Theatre in the Black

Filling the need for challenging black-box theater in Kern County, Theatre in the Black launches in Bakersfield.

On Valley Stages in January

Here’s the fast-and-dirty list for those of you who want to know what your options are after you come up from your sugar-induced December coma. 

“Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley” or, Nerds in Love at Fresno State

As a Janeite, I walked in to Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley at Fresno State with a predisposition to be generous. But also, I walked in with OPINIONS.

Reader’s Theater: The Experiment offers A Child’s Christmas in Wales

Reader’s Theater: The Experiment offers A Child’s Christmas in Wales in Fresno

Drive-Thru Interview: Brad Myers and Miss Bennet at Fresno State

Reading recommendations, theatre rituals, and more from Brad Myers, professor of theater at Fresno State.

What’s My Call Time Holiday Theater Picks for Your December Calendar

A Cocoa Cabaret, Austen for the Holidays, and Broadway Dickens.

From the Archives: Easily the best bad review I’ve ever gotten.

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

Just a Moment: A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Selma Arts Center

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 […]