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 Review: HARD RAIN: A THEATRICAL PROTEST Presents Thoughts on the ElectionPolitics is consistently a pungent, sweaty cheese of conflict perfect for dramatization.
Posted: Dec. 28, 2016


BWW Feature: SEASONS OF ART at TOTEM Arts EducationHeaded by Jenna Tico and Sio Tepper, TOTEM is a multifaceted supplementary art program.
Posted: Dec. 14, 2016


BWW Review: CHAPTER TWO Shows the Happy Heartbreak of Starting OverBWW Review: CHAPTER TWO Shows the Happy Heartbreak of Starting Over
Posted: Dec. 9, 2016


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW Breakdown: Phi Phi is a Sore Winner and Loser (Truth) on RUPAUL'S DRAG RACEBWW Breakdown: Phi Phi is a Sore Winner and Loser (Truth) on RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE
Posted: Sep. 26, 2016


BWW Breakdown: The HERstory of the World According to RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE ALL STARSBWW Breakdown: The HERstory of the World on RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE ALL STARS
Posted: Sep. 12, 2016


BWW Review: SBCC Reveals the Mysteries IN THE NEXT ROOM“In The Next Room,” shows how the mass availability of technology paves the way for social change.
Posted: Mar. 16, 2016


BWW Breakdown: All-Star Branding on RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE ALL STARS 2BWW Breakdown: All-Star Branding on RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE
Posted: Oct. 3, 2016


BWW Breakdown: RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE Brings in Royal Drag LineagesBWW Breakdown: RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE Brings in Royal Drag Lineages
Posted: Oct. 10, 2016


BWW Review: Ventura College Heads INTO THE WOODS in Stylish FashionBWW Review: Ventura College Heads INTO THE WOODS in Stylish Fashion
Posted: Mar. 2, 2016


BWW Preview: BLOOD WEDDING at Westmont CollegeBWW Preview: BLOOD WEDDING at Westmont College
February 24, 2017

'Blood Wedding,' a drama about the tremendous influence of love and marriage, shows the ecstasy and tragedy of passion that exists outside of societally sanctioned associations.

BWW Review: LYDIA at UCSB Department Of Theater And DanceBWW Review: LYDIA at UCSB Department Of Theater And Dance
February 24, 2017

Lydia, a soothsaying stranger, is an immigrant from Mexico who works as a live-in maid for the Flores family. Her influence propels the family, already in massive disrepair, toward the inevitable pain of sudden truths revealed.

BWW Feature: GETTING TO KNOW YOU: Meet Your BroadwayWorld Award Winners in Santa Barbara!BWW Feature: GETTING TO KNOW YOU: Meet Your BroadwayWorld Award Winners in Santa Barbara!
January 27, 2017

Last year, Santa Barbara theatrical artists presented projects ranging from kitschy, hilarious renderings of cult-classics to sweeping epics that inspired the community to #SeeMoreTheatre. Your click-votes have been processed! Santa Barbara audiences loved Heathers: The Musical, Out of the Box's irreverent teen-angst murder musical, and Death of Kings, Irwin Appel's comprehensive showcase of Shakespeare's history canon that utilized all the performance and production talent UCSB has to offer.

BWW Feature: RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN MAKE SIAM GREAT, AGAIN! at the Hollywood Pantages TheatreBWW Feature: RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN MAKE SIAM GREAT, AGAIN! at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre
January 23, 2017

THE KING AND I and Feminism and Racism and Rodgers and Hammerstein walk into a bar

BWW Feature: STUDENT PLAYS at Dos Pueblos High SchoolBWW Feature: STUDENT PLAYS at Dos Pueblos High School
January 18, 2017

Theatre students at Dos Pueblos High School recently presented student-driven mini-plays, comprised of micro-scenes stitched together within a theme. These pieces feature the student point of view, which calls on the students to critically examine and reflectonconflict in their lives. These students have recognized problems within their (youth) culture, and have built dramatic renderings of situations that more clearly define these issues, and offer information for conflict diffusion and resolution.

BWW Review: HARD RAIN: A THEATRICAL PROTEST Presents Thoughts on the ElectionBWW Review: HARD RAIN: A THEATRICAL PROTEST Presents Thoughts on the Election
December 28, 2016

'Hard Rain: A Theatrical Protest' offered a workshop view of six new dramatic renderings of the American experience in this time of political turbulence. Commissioned and curated by John Blondell, this festival included short works inspired by the recent election. These early drafts functioned well as think pieces, and represent raw, immediate reactions to the cultures clashes lately highlighted by the presidential election.

BWW Feature: SEASONS OF ART at TOTEM Arts EducationBWW Feature: SEASONS OF ART at TOTEM Arts Education
December 14, 2016

The life of the artist, despite being frequently depicted as glamorously long-suffering and deeply emotional, features pragmatic components. That which gives the artist the drive to create does not also eliminate the need to function in society.

BWW Review: CHAPTER TWO Shows the Happy Heartbreak of Starting OverBWW Review: CHAPTER TWO Shows the Happy Heartbreak of Starting Over
December 9, 2016

Ensemble's production of Chapter Two, Neil Simon's 1977 living-room comedy about a second marriage, tackles the problems that come with an obsession with the past.

BWW Feature: CATASTROPHIC THINKING by Carol MetcalfBWW Feature: CATASTROPHIC THINKING by Carol Metcalf
November 11, 2016

Everyone can relate to disaster. If drama is conflict, then calamity is the seed of all good plays. Sometimes disaster takes people by surprise, like an earthquake. In these cases, drama is concerned with the aftermath of the crisis and society's response. In cases where the disaster is inevitable, drama's focus can shift to society's response to anticipation. Local comedienne Carol Metcalf explores another narrative option in her new one-woman show, 'Catastrophic Thinking.'

BWW Previews: YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU at San Marcos High SchoolBWW Previews: YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU at San Marcos High School
November 2, 2016

Director Riley Berris and a large cast of quirky characters bring the revelry of humorous melodrama to the San Marcos High School Stage.

SINNER/SAINT Gives History and Future of LGBTQSINNER/SAINT Gives History and Future of LGBTQ
October 25, 2016

Sinner/Saint is not an indictment of the Christian community--it's a bittersweet and genuine storytelling experience that offers the most vulnerable aspects of the Christian-LGBTQ reconciliation movement: anxiety, denial, desperation for approval, sadness, forgiveness, and healing.

BWW Preview: LIZZIE at Out Of The Box Theatre CompanyBWW Preview: LIZZIE at Out Of The Box Theatre Company
October 25, 2016

Teenage Riot: Out of the Box Brings the LIZZIE BORDEN murder to the Stage

BWW Breakdown: RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE ALLSTARS Crowns a Queen QueenBWW Breakdown: RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE ALLSTARS Crowns a Queen Queen
October 17, 2016

THIS IS IT! The crowning of a queen. Are you #TeamAlaska? #TeamKatya? #TeamDetox? Or #TeamRoxxxy? The decision to have the Drag Race contestants eliminate each other (rather than judge/host RuPaul making the final decision) each week created an interesting competitive dynamic this season, one that resulted in, as Alaska says, a re-creation of season 5's match-up of Rolaskatox vs. a 'loveable weirdo.'

BWW Breakdown: RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE Brings in Royal Drag LineagesBWW Breakdown: RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE Brings in Royal Drag Lineages
October 10, 2016

It's down to the final five queens! Roxxxy Andrews continues to stay in the competition by flying under the radar; Detox is annoyed that she isn't winning more; and Alaska is getting cocky. But Mama Ru has a makeover challenge up her floral sleeves: the ladies are about to drag out their mothers and sisters!

BWW Review: MACBETH Brings Smoke and Mirrors and Projections to the Nightmare in ScotlandBWW Review: MACBETH Brings Smoke and Mirrors and Projections to the Nightmare in Scotland
October 7, 2016

MACBETH Brings Smoke and Mirrors and Projections to the Nightmare in Scotland.

BWW Breakdown: All-Star Branding on RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE ALL STARS 2BWW Breakdown: All-Star Branding on RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE ALL STARS 2
October 3, 2016

Phi Phi is gone, and Tatianna and Alyssa Edwards are back in the game. Start your engines-it's the RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE ALL STARS top 6: TheArtof the Deal.

BWW REVIEW: IN A WORD In a MortuaryBWW REVIEW: IN A WORD In a Mortuary
September 30, 2016

Elements Theatre Collective Presents: 'In a Word' Since the disappearance of her son two years ago, Fiona has created a narrative of her version of events born from grief, regret, and the guilt of unspoken relief of being freed from the burden of a special needs child she was not equipped to handle. Runs 9/30 at the Java Station; 10/1 in Lompoc; and 10/2 at Maraville Santa Barbara. www.elementstc.org

BWW Review: Sultry Tango and Sly Humor Make MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING a Fun Shakespearian FrolicBWW Review: Sultry Tango and Sly Humor Make MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING a Fun Shakespearian Frolic
September 29, 2016

'Much Ado About Nothing' is a Shakespearian comedy that plays, essentially, on the idea that gossip is a bitch. With sultry tango, occasional jovial singing, and slapstick stalking throughout the playing space, 'Much Ado About Nothing' is a natural, entertaining Shakespearian experience.

BWW Breakdown: Phi Phi is a Sore Winner and Loser (Truth) on RUPAUL'S DRAG RACEBWW Breakdown: Phi Phi is a Sore Winner and Loser (Truth) on RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE
September 26, 2016

Trust the Duchess: It ain't over just yet. Why? Because the eliminated All-Stars are back, baby! Coco is back, and her tear-away arrival ensemble is beaded to the gods. Tatianna is back, and her boat neck mini-dress turns into a sleek, studded Selena-brassiere. Ginger is back, and what starts out as big and silver folds down into something bigger and silverier, if that's possible. And Alyssa Edwards is back, back, back again!

BWW Blog: On The Verge 2016 - Live Fast, Die AwesomeBWW Blog: On The Verge 2016 - Live Fast, Die Awesome
September 23, 2016

Santa Barbara supports a sizeable, like-minded artistic community that has, for the past two years, collided their stories and aesthetic styles into building blocks of communal inspiration. The constructed product is the annual On The Verge Summer Repertory Theater. This festival presents a vision of reality interpreted by the young, upcoming generation of theater artists.



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