On Duration

February 27, 2013

I don’t expect every show I see to knock me over. The best playwrights, actors, and other theater creatives all have duds. And that’s OK. There’s often a great play, or a great performance, or some cool lighting effects there to put a positive spin on any kind of overall weakness or mediocrity, especially in […]


Neil Bell’s “Monster” at BCAP

February 21, 2012

On Frankenstein and adaptation and Neil Bell’s adventures of young Victor and BCAP’s corporeal production.


How I Learned to Act: BCAP’s “How I Learned to Drive”

February 17, 2010

It’s not my practice to rail into student and fringe productions, because I think that when everyone’s working for free and they’re practically giving away tickets, they just don’t deserve it. It’s more important to describe what they’re doing, rather than what they’re not doing. That’s not to say that I don’t often see student […]