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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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LAST 30 DAYS

BWW Review: THE PLIANT GIRLS Hits a Feministic Bulls-EyeBWW Preview: THE PLIANT GIRLS Hits a Feministic Bulls-Eye
Posted: Jan. 12, 2015


Santa Barbara Theatre 2014 in Review; 2015 PreviewSanta Barbara Theatre 2014 in Review; 2015 Preview
Posted: Jan. 7, 2015


BWW Preview: A Butterfly Flaps Its Wings over 154 & PARADISEBWW Preview: A Butterfly Flaps Its Wings over 154 & PARADISE
Posted: Jan. 15, 2015


BWW Review: Christmas in January for Lit Moon's HUMBUGBWW Review: Christmas in January for Lit Moon's HUMBUG
Posted: Jan. 9, 2015


BWW Review: CAMELOT - The Impossibility of UtopiaBWW Review: CAMELOT - The Impossibility of Utopia
Posted: Jan. 23, 2015


LAST 365 DAYS

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 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 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: 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.
BWW Reviews: Dos Pueblos Theatre Presents the Wild and Wondrous Circus of ALICE IN WONDERLANDBWW Reviews: Dos Pueblos Theatre Presents the Wild and Wondrous Circus of ALICE IN WONDERLAND
November 13, 2014

Sayre's version of Alice in Wonderland takes place in a circus, a setting not so far removed conceptually from Carroll's Wonderland: a place of familiar elements without typical context-not quite reality
BWW Previews: Boxtales Anniversary Festival Celebrates 20 Years of PerformanceBWW Previews: Boxtales Anniversary Festival Celebrates 20 Years of Performance
October 29, 2014

This November, Boxtales Theatre Company, a troupe with a physical, sensory performance style featuring impressive acrobatics, live music, and the transformational symbolism of masks, celebrates 20 years of theatre.
BWW Reviews: Nothing Wrong with (or Vital About) THE HEIRESSBWW Reviews: Nothing Wrong with (or Vital About) THE HEIRESS
October 22, 2014

When even the director uses the phrase 'old-fashioned' to describe the play, I wonder why a company would choose to produce a show with such a lack of vitality.
BWW Blog: Out of the Box and Bare: A Rock Opera - Where's the Fun in a Safe Bet?BWW Blog: Out of the Box and Bare: A Rock Opera - Where's the Fun in a Safe Bet?
October 21, 2014

Bare: A Rock Opera is a musical dynamo of young characters grappling with questions that may not have answers. It tackles love, sexuality, faith and religion, feelings of inadequacy and confusion, and hope for the future: matters of certain importance.
BWW Review: Complexity and Extravagance in AMADEUSBWW Review: Complexity and Extravagance in AMADEUS
October 15, 2014

Peter Shaffer's Amadeus is a dramatized account of the rivalry between Antonio Salieri, court composer of Vienna, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, musical prodigy and social embarrassment.
BWW Review: BOEING, BOEING Flies it Home for Circle Bar BBWW Review: BOEING, BOEING Flies it Home for Circle Bar B
October 13, 2014

'Boeing, Boeing' is an example of the fun that can be had when the aim is entertainment rather than artistic revolution.
BWW Preview: AMADEUS Aspires to Create Work of Enduring SignificanceBWW Preview: AMADEUS Aspires to Create Work of Enduring Significance
October 3, 2014

A play about music, the frustrations of a life in creativity, and the desire for social and artistic validation, Amadeus is a vibrant tale of two composers aspiring to achieve recognition for their work-and aspiring to create work of enduring significance.
BWW Review: DANCE ME TO THE END OF LOVE - Scenes of Beauty and DiscoveryBWW Review: DANCE ME TO THE END OF LOVE - Scenes of Beauty and Discovery
September 30, 2014

DramaDogs's production of Dance Me to the End of Love delivers earnest, emotional realism in concentrated bursts.
BWW Preview: DramaDogs Presents DANCE ME TO THE END OF LOVE: a Theatrical Mix-tapeBWW Preview: DramaDogs Presents DANCE ME TO THE END OF LOVE: a Theatrical Mix-tape
September 16, 2014

'Dance Me To The End Of Love' is an intimate production that gently but decisively exposes layers of attraction, exhilaration, dejection, and desperation.
BWW Interviews: Circle Bar B's Last BarnburnerBWW Interviews: Circle Bar B's Last Barnburner
September 13, 2014

After 44 years, Circle Bar B dinner theatre will perform it's very last show, 'Boeing, Boeing,' at the ranch.
BWW Reviews: Lit Moon Successfully Scales the Everest of THE CHERRY ORCHARDBWW Reviews: Lit Moon Successfully Scales the Everest of THE CHERRY ORCHARD
September 9, 2014

Lit Moon's production is an elegant rendition of The Cherry Orchard, a play that Blondell likened to climbing a directorial mountain. Lit Moon successfully scales the Everest of The Cherry Orchard and summits the peak having genuinely represented both the light and dark sides of Chekhov's comedy.


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