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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 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 Reviews: Under the Northern Lights of ALMOST, MAINEBWW Reviews: Under the Northern Lights of ALMOST, MAINE
Posted: Nov. 23, 2014


BWW Previews: Boxtales Anniversary Festival Celebrates 20 Years of PerformanceBWW Previews: Boxtales Anniversary Festival Celebrates 20 Years
Posted: Oct. 29, 2014


BWW Review: UCSB Takes on Eno with MIDDLETOWNBWW Review: UCSB takes on Eno with MIDDLETOWN
Posted: Nov. 24, 2014


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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 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 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.
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...


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