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


BWW Reviews: Lit Moon Successfully Scales the Everest of THE CHERRY ORCHARDBWW Reviews: Lit Moon Successfully Scales THE CHERRY ORCHARD
Posted: Sep. 9, 2014


BWW Interviews: Circle Bar B's Last BarnburnerBWW Interviews: Circle Bar B's Last Barnburner
Posted: Sep. 13, 2014


BWW Blog: Out of the Box's Audition Workshop Brings Out My Inner PerformerBWW Blog: Out of the Box's Audition Workshop Brings Out My Inner Performer
Posted: Sep. 8, 2014


BWW Preview: DramaDogs Presents DANCE ME TO THE END OF LOVE: a Theatrical Mix-tape'Dance Me To The End Of Love' is a tango of seduction that promises to be complex and sensual.
Posted: Sep. 16, 2014


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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 Blog: Food and Blood in BONNIE & CLYDEBWW Blog: Food and Blood in BONNIE & CLYDE
Posted: Apr. 6, 2014


BWW Review: ENCHANTED APRIL is Enchanting in JulyBWW Review: ENCHANTED APRIL is Enchanting in July
Posted: Jul. 29, 2014


BWW Reviews: RENT Brings La Boheme to the Funk ZoneBWW Reviews: RENT Brings La Boheme to the Funk Zone
Posted: Apr. 24, 2014


BWW Interview: Getting to Know Local Theatre with Kyra Lehman: Proximity's Youth ProgramGet to know the impressive work of local company: Proximity Theatre
Posted: Aug. 13, 2014


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.
BWW Blog: Out of the Box's Audition Workshop Brings Out My Inner PerformerBWW Blog: Out of the Box's Audition Workshop Brings Out My Inner Performer
September 8, 2014

Some people have the obsession to seek spotlight, the urgency to perform renditions of circumstances representative of the human experience. I do not feel that call, though I've stepped closer to understanding its appeal.
BWW Reviews: THE TELEPHONE is an Enticing, Operatic ApritifBWW Reviews: THE TELEPHONE is an Enticing, Operatic Apéritif
August 26, 2014

Opera Santa Barbara presents The Telephone, a comedic opera in one act for a quick taste of Gian Carlo Menotti's lighter, more humorous work.
BWW Interview: Getting to Know Local Theatre with Kyra Lehman: Proximity's Youth ProgramBWW Interview: Getting to Know Local Theatre with Kyra Lehman: Proximity's Youth Program
August 13, 2014

Lehman, through her work with Proximity, explores the themes of what it means to exist in the world; what it means to be alive.
BWW Review: ENCHANTED APRIL is Enchanting in JulyBWW Review: ENCHANTED APRIL is Enchanting in July
July 29, 2014

To those who enjoy wisteria and sunshine, Enchanted April at the Circle Bar B ranch is a welcome reprieve from cynicism; a bucolic, unpretentious theatrical experience.
BWW Review: ORLANDO - Go Where It Takes YouBWW Review: ORLANDO - Go Where It Takes You
July 24, 2014

Recognizable, real-world constructs are present in Orlando, but the ties to reality are ambiguous and abandoned without hesitation. Orlando is a dreamscape, a journey of beauty-a physical expression of the protagonist's self-narrated life story....Orlando's experience is a journey of exploration in which time is boundless. She enjoys several centuries of living, loving, and writing poetry. Gender is fluid, as is sexuality.
BWW Review: FIVE WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS Shows the Evolving Female Role in SocietyBWW Review: FIVE WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS Shows the Evolving Female Role in Society
July 22, 2014

In some aspects of American culture, weddings are considered amongst the most stressful episodes a person can endure. Despite the happiness associated with the affair, weddings offer a minefield of potential familial discord, monetary pressure, and the inevitable anxiety people feel surrounding their personal connection to the milestone...
BWW Reviews: LOOPED is Fast, Complex and Utterly SatisfyingBWW Reviews: LOOPED is Fast, Complex and Utterly Satisfying
July 20, 2014

Bravo to Ensemble Theatre, director Glen Jordan, and the talented cast of Matthew Lombardo's Looped for creating a truly fantastic experience in theatre. Looped may be a dark comedy, but it certainly delivered consistent laughs...
BWW Reviews: ARSENIC AND OLD LACE Brings Fun, Frivolity to SBCCBWW Reviews: ARSENIC AND OLD LACE Brings Fun, Frivolity to SBCC
July 14, 2014

The SBCC Theatre Group at Santa Barbara City College kicks off its season this summer with a bit of light entertainment in the form of Joseph Kesselring's humorous classic, Arsenic and Old Lace.
BWW Previews: Out of the Box Preps for BARE - A ROCK OPERABWW Previews: Out of the Box Preps for BARE - A ROCK OPERA
July 13, 2014

Bare tackles the politics of love when romance is taboo.
BWW Reviews: Sideways Storytelling: Santa Barbara Museum of Art Presents THOM PAIN {BASED ON NOTHING}BWW Reviews: Sideways Storytelling: Santa Barbara Museum of Art Presents THOM PAIN {BASED ON NOTHING}
June 27, 2014

Summer Stages: Top Picks for Santa Barbara TheatreSummer Stages: Top Picks for Santa Barbara Theatre
June 4, 2014

5 Picks for Summer Shows in the Santa Barbara Area.
BWW Reviews: AMERICAN IDIOT Blends Rock, Theatre in Entertaining Mash-upBWW Reviews: AMERICAN IDIOT Blends Rock, Theatre in Entertaining Mash-up
May 27, 2014

American Idiot delivers both the fun of a rock show and the glorious visual trapping of musical theatre for an entertaining mash-up of Broadway and Alt Rock.
BWW Reviews: RED Invokes a Conversation About ArtBWW Reviews: RED Invokes a Conversation About Art
May 27, 2014

BWW Blog: English-Language Opera and The Vocal InstrumentBWW Blog: English-Language Opera and The Vocal Instrument
May 2, 2014

Thoughts on the difference between native-language opera and foreign-language opera.
BWW Reviews: RENT Brings La Boheme to the Funk ZoneBWW Reviews: RENT Brings La Boheme to the Funk Zone
April 24, 2014

SOPA's RENT: coming to Center Stage Theater, May 23rd-24th
BWW Reviews: HAMLET Crackles With Welcome IntensityBWW Reviews: HAMLET Crackles With Welcome Intensity
April 16, 2014

BWW Reviews: METAMORPHOSES Transforms the New VicBWW Reviews: METAMORPHOSES Transforms the New Vic
April 9, 2014

Metamorphoses is less of a play than it is a dreamlike series of theatrical vignettes adapted from the mythology canon of Ovid's epic poem of the same name. Though the segments are connected by little more than the thematic act of transformation, the fluid physicality of Ensembles' production creates a motif of movement that links each piece together seamlessly. Much of the intense emotionality is portrayed through an impressive litany of dance-based movement (choreographed by Michael Jenkinson) rather than traditional action, which cements the surreal quality of the performance.


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