A Pinoy Midsummer – A Review

As the sounds of the Kulintang pierce the darkness over the stage, I knew I was in for something new. Bindlestiff Studio and San Francisco State University’s Theatre Arts Department production of Lorna Velasco’s adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, entitled, A PINOY MIDSUMMER was that new, fresh, exciting, cerebral, visceral, inspiring and…

Kind Words of Strangers

“Seeing her departed mother as the superheroine MamaSiHero (written by Conrad A. Panganiban), a grieving writer (Aimee Algas Alker) breaks her writer’s block and gives her mother the gift of comic book afterlife.”via A-Squared Theatre Workshop's My Asian Mom – Gapers Block A/C | Chicago. Think I might steal borrow this logline for MamaSiHero. LOL….

Titus Andronicus – Review kinda

Okay, just to get things straight, the “reviews” on this site about plays I’ve seen aren’t really reviews, because that’s what Google is for. I totally don’t mean that in a dick way, though. I just didn’t want you to read this post and think, “well, that was a crappy review.” My definition of review…

Block By Block

Production: Block by Block Artists: Campo Santo with Felonius and special writings by Junot Diaz Theater: De Young Museum City: San Francisco, CA Date and Time Seen: 11/19/2011 7pm Strong piece of Performance Art: Hip hop theatre at it’s finest celebrating a great city. I had no idea what to expect from watching this show….

What My Husband Doesn’t Know

Production: What My Husband Doesn’t Know Playwright: David E. Talbert Theater: Paramount Theater City: Oakland, CA Date and Time Seen: 11/19/2011 3pm I FINALLY got to see a live David E. Talbert stage play! So exciting. Synopsis: Play opens inside the Pastor’s office where Lina (Michelle Williams) makes a confession to the Pastor that she…

Best of Playground Festival

Yeee! I won a book! Must be a sign… Review: You wanna refill – dive into action at restaurant – figure out what’s happening – good use of one location and switching of the scenes right after the previous one has ended. – background singing of “the hills are alive” was funny Repunzel: – good…

Born and Raised, Berkeley Playhouse

7:21pm So, I’m looking at the program and noticed that it says, “A New Work in Development.” that’s pretty cool. I mean for a show to be produced but kinda still feel lime it has a safety net of the word “development”. It’s funny, cuz I forgot that I had bought tix to this. Glad…

Hamlet – TAAC Roseville

So many things to write about: – soliloquies are awesome – miss seeing amazing un-affected acting – love the love story between Hamlet and Ofelia and how Ofelia’s death sparked the maddening end – there were points when I didn’t know if Hamlet was crazy or just pretending to be… because there was A LOT…