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Maggie Yates

Maggie Yates Maggie Yates is a writer, editor, and theatre artist. She studied theatre at UC Berkeley and writing at the University of San Francisco. She is an editor at Rocky Nook Inc., a Santa Barbara-based publishing company. She previously worked with The Shotgun Players at the Ashby Stage in Berkeley, and currently works for Out of the Box Theatre in Santa Barbara. She is enthusiastic about all kinds of drama, from petty and absurd to universal and thematic of the human condition.
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BWW Preview: INTIMATE APPAREL Promises Exquisite Craftsmanship of Drama and CorsetryINTIMATE APPAREL Promises Exquisite Craftsmanship of Drama and Corsetry
Posted: Jan. 30, 2015


BWW Reviews: Westmont's NIGHT AT THE OPERABWW Reviews: Westmont's NIGHT AT THE OPERA
Posted: Feb. 6, 2015


BWW Review: NIXON'S NIXON - A Humorous and Disturbing Abuse of PowerNIXON'S NIXON offers a humorous and disturbing abuse of power
Posted: Feb. 10, 2015


BWW Review: 154 & PARADISE Examines Guilt, Fault, and ConsequenceBWW Review: 154 & PARADISE Examines Guilt, Fault, and Consequence
Posted: Jan. 29, 2015


BWW Review: TALES OF WOO AND WOE, A Graceful, Intelligent interpretation of ShakespeareA well-designed collection of scenes exemplifying themes of love and desire.
Posted: Feb. 12, 2015


BWW Preview: NIXON'S NIXON Gives Shape and Nuance to American HistoryBWW Preview: NIXON'S NIXON Gives Shape and Nuance to American History
Posted: Feb. 2, 2015


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BWW Preview: AMADEUS Aspires to Create Work of Enduring SignificanceBWW Preview: AMADEUS Aspires to Create Work of Enduring Significance
Posted: Oct. 3, 2014


BWW Reviews: THE TELEPHONE is an Enticing, Operatic ApéritifBWW Reviews: THE TELEPHONE is an Enticing, Operatic Apéritif
Posted: Aug. 26, 2014


BWW Review: FIVE WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS Shows the Evolving Female Role in Society'Five Women' illustrates female culture finding comfort in empowerment.
Posted: Jul. 22, 2014


BWW Reviews: Dos Pueblos Theatre Presents the Wild and Wondrous Circus of ALICE IN WONDERLANDDos Pueblos Theatre's Wild and Wondrous ALICE IN WONDERLAND
Posted: Nov. 13, 2014


BWW Review: Complexity and Extravagance in AMADEUSFrom glittering coats and buckled shoes to extreme powdered wigs, Amadeus is a visual spectacle.
Posted: Oct. 15, 2014


BWW Review: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST and the Importance of Purposeful TrivialityBWW Review: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST and the Importance of Purposeful Triviality
February 20, 2015

Wilde's play about the triviality of Victorian culture has been produced everywhere, by everyone. It's a staple of the English-speaking theatrical repertory in the way that Don't Stop Believing is a staple of the karaoke repertory. Mercifully, 'Earnest' has the potential to be a great playthe main characters all share Wilde's gift for witticism; the play is purposeful in its absurdity; and it's intelligently written.
BWW Review: INTIMATE APPAREL Shows a Colorful View of Social StratificationBWW Review: INTIMATE APPAREL Shows a Colorful View of Social Stratification
February 12, 2015

Both writing and staging of 'Intimate Apparel' illustrate the overlapping layers of class, race, religion, and gender in New York City, 1905.
BWW Review: TALES OF WOO AND WOE, A Graceful, Intelligent interpretation of ShakespeareBWW Review: TALES OF WOO AND WOE, A Graceful, Intelligent interpretation of Shakespeare
February 12, 2015

Shakespeare's work is a good fit for DramaDogs, a theatre company whose performance style is characterized by precise, representative movement that unites the intellectual, emotional, and physical aspects of their productions.
BWW Review: THE NINA VARIATIONS is 'Theatre for Theatre People'BWW Review: THE NINA VARIATIONS is 'Theatre for Theatre People'
February 11, 2015

'The Nina Variations,' while certainly investigative of the various ways people can behave in a relationship, lacked connective tissue.
BWW Review: NIXON'S NIXON - A Humorous and Disturbing Abuse of PowerBWW Review: NIXON'S NIXON - A Humorous and Disturbing Abuse of Power
February 10, 2015

While Nixon's blustering is made somewhat ridiculous by his impending political impotence, this type of disquieting abuse of power reminds the audience how natural political corruption becomes when those in power are left unchecked.
BWW Reviews: Westmont's NIGHT AT THE OPERABWW Reviews: Westmont's NIGHT AT THE OPERA
February 6, 2015

Westmont's one-act operas are an example of student theatre that takes risks and introduces conversations about the diverse range of possibilities within the sphere of the theatrical arts.
BWW Preview: NIXON'S NIXON Gives Shape and Nuance to American HistoryBWW Preview: NIXON'S NIXON Gives Shape and Nuance to American History
February 2, 2015

C-Span may be boring, but presenting the intricacies of the political engine via theatre has the perpetual potential for dramatic greatness.
BWW Preview: INTIMATE APPAREL Promises Exquisite Craftsmanship of Drama and CorsetryBWW Preview: INTIMATE APPAREL Promises Exquisite Craftsmanship of Drama and Corsetry
January 30, 2015

'Intimate Apparel' promises an exciting evening of drama, intelligent social commentary, and the exquisite craftsmanship of fine garments.
BWW Preview: TALES OF WOO AND WOE Explores Passion in the Words of the BardBWW Preview: TALES OF WOO AND WOE Explores Passion in the Words of the Bard
January 30, 2015

'Tales of Woo and Woe' is an ambitious examination of love and desire, explored via the language of The Bard.
BWW Review: 154 & PARADISE Examines Guilt, Fault, and ConsequenceBWW Review: 154 & PARADISE Examines Guilt, Fault, and Consequence
January 29, 2015

Psychologically sophisticated with entertaining performances, 154 is a puzzle of blame, fault, and consequence.
BWW Review: UNFINISHED BUSINESS is a Reflection on Redemption, Love, and AcceptanceBWW Review: UNFINISHED BUSINESS is a Reflection on Redemption, Love, and Acceptance
January 26, 2015

Unfinished Business is a production that aspires to engender love and catharsis by allowing eleventh-hour redemption and understanding between family members.
BWW Review: CAMELOT - The Impossibility of UtopiaBWW Review: CAMELOT - The Impossibility of Utopia
January 23, 2015

Arthur can control men, but he can't control mankind-a natural tendency toward chaos, ambition, and avarice rules humanity beyond his influence.
BWW Preview: A Butterfly Flaps Its Wings over 154 & PARADISEBWW Preview: A Butterfly Flaps Its Wings over 154 & PARADISE
January 15, 2015

'154 & Paradise' is an illustration of the junctions in life where the inevitability of society's momentum and the indefinite direction of free will unite to create eddies of personal destiny.
BWW Review: THE PLIANT GIRLS Hits a Feministic Bulls-EyeBWW Review: THE PLIANT GIRLS Hits a Feministic Bulls-Eye
January 12, 2015

The lesson of The Pliant Girls is that that terrifying chaos affects everyone-and that the only way to make the world more manageable is to operate from a place of true compassion.
BWW Review: Christmas in January for Lit Moon's HUMBUGBWW Review: Christmas in January for Lit Moon's HUMBUG
January 9, 2015

John Blondell and Lit Moon are frequent perpetuators of the unique reorganization of classic stories; their stylized version of A Christmas Carol, called Humbug, is strident and modern without denying the latent, yet impending gentleness within Scrooge as he realizes his potential to change his lifestyle.
Santa Barbara Theatre 2014 in Review; 2015 PreviewSanta Barbara Theatre 2014 in Review; 2015 Preview
January 7, 2015

What happened this year in SB theatre? Here's 2014 in review, and a preview of what's next for 2015.
BWW Review: THE BEST BROTHERS Delivers Style, Comedy, and the Triumph of CatharsisBWW Review: THE BEST BROTHERS Delivers Style, Comedy, and the Triumph of Catharsis
December 10, 2014

Ensemble's production of The Best Brothers is entertaining and thought provoking, and maintains a sense of playfulness even in its most moving moments.
BWW Preview: THE BEST BROTHERS Navigates The Absurdities of Life (and Their Accompanying Misfortunes)BWW Preview: THE BEST BROTHERS Navigates The Absurdities of Life (and Their Accompanying Misfortunes)
November 28, 2014

'The Best Brothers' brings Kyle and Hamilton Best out of estrangement to handle their mother's affairs after she's crushed to death by a drunken drag queen.
BWW Review: UCSB Takes on Eno with MIDDLETOWNBWW Review: UCSB Takes on Eno with MIDDLETOWN
November 24, 2014

Middletown has undeniable biting humor and an honest eye to the lovely mess we all make of our lives.
BWW Reviews: Under the Northern Lights of ALMOST, MAINEBWW Reviews: Under the Northern Lights of ALMOST, MAINE
November 23, 2014

Almost, Maine presents a simpler, kinder world in which sadness runs deep enough to make an impression, but in which the regret of romance lost or unrequited has the capacity to be mended by the gentle reassembly of a shattered heart.


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