.Sarah Elizabeth Adler

Oct 25, 2016

Into the Beautiful North At Central Works

Central Works calls itself the “new play theater,” and with good reason. The Berkeley-based company focuses exclusively on developing and producing new works, the...
Oct 18, 2016

The Last Tiger in Haiti

Growing up, playwright Jeff Augustin was immersed in the storytelling tradition that his family carried with them from Haiti to the United States. Today,...
Aug 30, 2016

Fall Arts 2016: Top East Bay Theater Events

The days may be getting cooler, but the East Bay's fall theater scene is just warming up. From Shotgun Players' wildly ambitious five-play repertory...
May 4, 2016

At Shotgun Players, a Game of ‘Hamlet’ Roulette

It's a daunting premise, but one that the cast of director Mark Jackson's Hamlet pulled off with wild success: seven actors learned every part...
Apr 27, 2016

Flags as Art and Identity at Oakland International High School

Cristina Victor leading a flag-making workshop at SOMArts Cultural Center. Credits: Courtesy of Cristina Victor For Cuban-American artist Cristina Victor flags serve more than a practical purpose...
Apr 26, 2016

To Kill A Mockingbird

For more than sixty years, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird has compelled audiences with its astute portrayal of racism and injustice in Depression-era...
Apr 20, 2016

The Lesbian Sex Haiku Book (with Cats!) Is a Hilarious Tribute to Queer Women...

In 2010, Anna Pulley's life fell apart. The Oakland author's father was diagnosed with lung cancer, her fiancée broke up with her, and she...
Apr 20, 2016

Farm-to-Table in Various Forms

The roots of the farm-to-table movement run wide and deep in the East Bay. Berkeley's Chez Panisse and its co-founder and executive chef Alice...