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The Shipment at Crowded Fire

  OMG! The Shipment is such a provocative play that I still don’t know how to describe it without getting into a discourse on race in America, which would provoke … Continue reading

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September 27, 2016

Caught by Artful Comedy at Shotgun

Caught by Christopher Chen Directed by Susannah Martin, Shotgun Players Is there truth to be found or expected in art? What is art? Does art have a purpose? We ask … Continue reading

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September 8, 2016

I am sick and tired of cell phones in the theater

It happened again. In the middle of a poignant moment on stage, that man’s cell phone rings, and it’s so loud that I, with maybe 10 people in the straight … Continue reading

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February 24, 2016

Mechanics of Love at Crowded Fire Theater

Mechanics of Love, a play by Dipika Guha at Crowded Fire Theater What a beautiful play, and what a beautiful production! This new fantasy about love transcending the test of … Continue reading

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February 23, 2016

Aubergine at Berkeley Rep

Sometimes we learn more about a parent after they die. Sometimes that learning leads to new discoveries about ourselves, and our parents fulfill their teacher role post mortem. And should … Continue reading

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February 19, 2016

#AlltheBirdsintheSky, a novel

I’m coming out of writer’s block and not even to write in my writer’s blog but to review, so to speak, a novel I just read. And because this blog … Continue reading

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February 11, 2016

Crowded Fire’s Matchbox Reading Series

This week Crowded Fire Theatre holds its Matchbox Reading Series at the Bindlestiff Studio on 6th Street in San Francisco The first night was “Better” by Michelle Carter, directed by … Continue reading

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November 12, 2015