Monthly Archives: February 2020

Review: Shrewd Productions’ “Alabaster” showcases a quartet of Austin’s finest actresses

Another blog-exclusive review for you—the Rolling World Premier of Audrey Cefaly’s Alabaster, playing through March 7th at the Dougherty Arts Center. The National New Play Network (NNPN) is one of the most important institutions of American theater in the past … Continue reading

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February 2020 Updates

Time for a catch-up! Here’s my most recent theatre pieces for the Austin American-Statesman! Austin Shakespeare’s ‘Hedda’ is Ibsen for today’s America Texas premiere of ‘Good Friday’ explores gun violence and #MeToo UT Austin stages ‘Moonlight’ creator’s ‘unapologetically black’ love … Continue reading

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Review: “Come from Away” is a powerful reminder of the best in humanity

I’m excited to present my first blog-exclusive review of a national touring production, “Come from Away”  (playing at Bass Concert Hall through February 23rd, courtesy of Broadway in Austin and Texas Performing Arts)! In the aftermath of the September 11th … Continue reading

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Review: “Single Black Female” is a seriously funny look at black womanhood today

Here’s another blog-exclusive review—the newest production of Single Black Female, by Austin’s own Lisa B. Thompson. In addition to being a Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies at UT Austin, Thompson is also one of Austin’s most successful and … Continue reading

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Review: The Hidden Room’s “Arden of Faversham” shows that bawdy raucousness plays in any era

Welcome back to another blog-exclusive review, this time of The Hidden Room’s new production, Arden of Faversham (playing through March 1st), an anonymous Elizabethan drama from 1592 that just might have been written by Shakespeare. Beth Burns and her artistic … Continue reading

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Review: ‘A Night with Janis Joplin’ is a spectacular concert but a so-so musical

Here’s my latest review for the Austin American-Statesman—ZACH Theatre’s “A Night with Janis Joplin.”

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