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BWW Review: Mildred’s Umbrella’s DRY LAND

November 6, 2016
Dry Land at Mildred's Umbrella Theatre

I reviewed Mildred’s Umbrella Theatre Company’s production of Dry Land in October of 2016. Here’s a snippet.

DRY LAND centers around Amy and Ester, two teenagers on the swim team at a Florida high school. When Amy decides to terminate an unplanned pregnancy, she and Ester must wade through the difficulties of teen pregnancy while dealing with the everyday tumults of adolescence like bullying, betrayal, romance, and friendship. Mildred’s Umbrella Theater Company brings this weighty play to Spring Street Studios through November 5, 2016.

Read the rest of my review here: http://www.broadwayworld.com/houston/article/BWW-Review-DRY-LAND-at-Mildreds-Umbrella-Theater-Company-20161025

Review, Theatre

BWW Review: The Bear and The Proposal at Classical Theatre Company

October 10, 2016

I got the opportunity to see and review The Bear and The Proposal by Anton Chekhov at Classical Theatre Company, this past weekend. It was delightful. Here’s a snippet of my review:

Anton Chekhov was put under the spotlight when his work was performed by the famous Moscow Art Theatre under Konstantin Stanislavski’s ensemble toward the end of the nineteenth century. But don’t let the age of the work fool you into thinking you’ll have work to decipher the language. Firstly, Chekhov is one of the main theatre artists who modernized the way theatre is written and performed. But also, Jon Johnston continues to masterfully tell classical stories to modern day audiences. So, when you enter the theater in Chelsea Market, you’ll know you’re in good hands.

Read the rest of my review here:

http://www.broadwayworld.com/houston/article/BWW-Review-THE-BEAR-and-THE-PROPOSAL-Delight-Audiences-at-CTC-20161010

Interview, Theatre

BWW Interview: Stephen Miranda Talks THE REDEMPTION SERIES

September 22, 2016

“In addition to an emotional catharsis from watching a good story performed on stage, theatre can provide social commentary, reveal viewpoints behind an issue, and even create change on a macro-social level. THE REDEMPTION SERIES at the Landing Theatre Company delves into the delicate topics of race relations, ethnicity, and diversity through short plays from across the country directed by some of Houston’s finest theatre professionals. The production opens Thursday, September 22, 2016 at The Docks in Houston, TX.

THE REDEMPTION SERIES at the Landing Theatre Company delves into the delicate topics of race relations, ethnicity, and diversity through short plays from across the country…

I got the opportunity to ask Stephen Miranda questions surrounding the production and get his take on these hot button issues. Miranda is Landing Theatre Company’s Interim General Manager and also happens to be on of the directors working on the production…

READ THE REST OF THE INTERVIEW HERE:

http://www.broadwayworld.com/houston/article/BWW-Interview-Stephen-Miranda-Talks-THE-REDEMPTION-SERIES-20160921

Directing, Theatre

The Last Five Years

August 16, 2016

A couple of weeks ago, I closed a production of the Last Five Years in Houston Texas. I directed and I had the pleasure of working closely with Amanda Hart Bassett and Justin White.

It was an experience that I’ll always cherish and one that I won’t ever forget. Here are some of the photos from the production. Enjoy!

Review, Theatre

Review: THE NETHER Disturbs and Delights at the Alley

May 20, 2016
Josie de Guzman as Morris and Philip Lehl as Doyle in the Alley Theatre's production of THE NETHER. Photo by Lynn Lane.

Read the entire review on BroadwayWorld.com!

“THE NETHER is a chilling tale about how the division between technology and our lives begin to blur, and the ethical dilemmas that result when access to this technology fall into the wrong hands. Engaging performances from an all-star cast, unique character development, notable set and lighting designs, and intricate storytelling had me on the edge of my seat for its 85 minute run time.”

Review, Theatre

Review: Audiences Rejoice for THE CHRISTIANS at the Alley

May 19, 2016
Emily Trask as Elizabeth, the Pastor's Wife, Richard Thieriot as Pastor Paul, Shawn Hamilton as Joshua, the Associate Pastor, Jeffrey Bean as Elder Jay, and Choir Members in Alley Theatre's production of THE CHRISTIANS.

Read the entire review on BroadwayWorld.com!

Lucas Hnath‘s THE CHRISTIANS is about Pastor Paul, who took his church from a storefront to a megachurch of thousands. While giving a sermon, Paul celebrates the anniversary of the church and the completed repayment of debt that helped get the church to its new status. Paul also gives his radical new viewpoint on life and Christianity, which uproots the basis of what the congregation believes.

THE CHRISTIANS was nominated for two 2016 Drama Desk Awards, two 2016 Lortel Awards, and won the 2016 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play and the 2016 Kesselring Prize.”

Review, Theatre

Review: I AND YOU Tugs at Hearts at Stages Repertory

May 16, 2016
I and You at Stages Repertory Theatre

Read the full review at BroadwayWorld.com!

“Anthony unexpectedly appears in his classmate’s room to seek her help in completing a project on the night before it is due. Through an emotionally tumultuous journey, Anthony and Caroline delve into the mysteries of Walt Whitman‘s “Leaves of Grass”, unaware that something deeper has brought them together.

I AND YOU won the 2014 ATCA/Steinberg New Play Award and was a Susan SmithBlackburn Prize finalist. The play, directed by Seth Gordon and starring Melissa Molano and Mateo Mpindzi-Mott, is making its regional premiere at Stages Repertory Theatre and will close May 22, 2016.”

I AND YOU is an emotional roller coaster, it tugs at your heart, and it’s a story you won’t soon forget.

Interview, Theatre

Interview: HFAC to Announce Name Change at DAMN YANKEES

April 22, 2016
Larry Luck as Joe Hardy in Damn Yankees at HFAC, Photo by Casablanca Productions

Read the entire interview on BroadwayWorld.

“There are exciting things happening at HFAC this weekend. In addition to DAMN YANKEES opening at the long-running community theatre on the northwest outskirts of Houston, the theatre is getting a name change as well. I got the opportunity to get some insight from President of the Board of Directors Julie Montgomery and Artistic Director Michael Montgomery on the changes coming to HFAC and on DAMN YANKEES.”