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“THE MADRES” at Moxie Theatre

“THE MADRES” at Moxie Theatre

Aired on KSDS-FM on 6/1/18 RUN DATES: 5/13/18 - 6/10/18 VENUE:  Moxie Theatre “The Madres” is perfectly timed to this #MeToo moment. The rolling world premiere, written by Stephanie Alison Walker, is part of the National New Play Network. It opened first in L.A., then moved to Chicago, and heads to Austin after its San Diego premiere. The “Dirty War” is raging in 1978 Argentina. People are being ripped from their homes—murdered, incarcerated or ‘disappeared.’ Before it’s all over in Read More →

“FADE” at Moxie Theatre

“FADE” at Moxie Theatre

Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 1/23/18/ RUN DATES: 11/10/18 - 11/11/18 VENUE:  Moxie Theatre  First impressions and false assumptions. Lucia (she insists it be pronounced lu-SEE-ya), a Mexican-born Chicago writer (with one novel to her name), is newly arrived in Hollywood to work on a TV drama centered on a Latina detective. Abel (that’s ah-BEL) is the night janitor in the building. When they meet, she speaks to him in Spanish, assuming he’s monolingual. To her surprise, he responds in unaccented Read More →

“menopause The Musical” At Diversionary Theatre

“menopause The Musical” At Diversionary Theatre

Pat Launer KPBS-FM Airdate: April 06, 2007 Most women wouldn’t exactly find menopause something to sing about… unless they’re singin ’ the blues. But writer/producer Jeanie Linders thought there was plenty of humor to wring out of The Change. So, gearing her show to her 38 million Baby Boomer comadres , she took two Read More →

Theatre Preview: Durga Festival

Theatre Preview: Durga Festival

Published in KPBS On Air Magazine April 2000 Creating New Myths, Destroying Old Ones. Durga 2000, a Women's Performance Festival, is named for the Hindu goddess of creation and destruction.   The brainchild of local arts goddesses Gina Angelique (artistic director, Eveoke Dance Theatre), Kirsten Brandt (artistic director, Sledgehammer Theatre), Michelle Grier (author; USD professor of philosophy), Jackie Read More →

Theatre Preview: Kirsten Brandt And Sledgehammer

Theatre Preview: Kirsten Brandt And Sledgehammer

Published in KPBS On Air Magazine January 1999 Sledgehammer is undergoing a sex change. Thirteen years ago, the Bad Boys of San Diego theater set out to bludgeon prevailing artistic sensibilities.   (“We Sledgehammer theater,” they insisted). In three dozen provocative productions, they pushed beyond the edge of the envelope -- and sometimes the tolerance of the audience. Read More →