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: A IS FOR ABORTION Seeks to Normalize Women's Right To ChoosePresented by the Santa Barbara Pro-Choice Coalition
Posted: Jan. 20, 2016


BWW Preview: 39 Defaults is Suspicion on the Run39 Defaults is a story of trust, suspicion, and the fine line between truth and perception.
Posted: Feb. 10, 2016


BWW Preview: I AM MY OWN WIFE Presents the Struggle for Identity and SurvivalCharlotte is a character who is unapologetic, yet full of regrets.
Posted: Feb. 4, 2016


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW Preview: JANE AUSTEN UNSCRIPTED--Theatre/Literature Double Majors Rejoice!An intelligent, witty re-imagination of the well-known world of Jane Austen’s work.
Posted: Mar. 9, 2015


BWW Preview: What's Your Damage? HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL Brings Back the 80sBWW Preview: What's Your Damage? HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL Brings Back the 80s
Posted: Oct. 12, 2015


BWW Review: WOYZECK Burns with Tragic InevitabilityBWW Review: WOYZECK Burns with Tragic Inevitability
Posted: Apr. 24, 2015


BWW Previews: Spring High School Musical Season, 2015!BWW Previews: Spring High School Musical Season, 2015!
Posted: Mar. 31, 2015


BWW Reviews: Impro Theatre Presents JANE AUSTEN UNSCRIPTED with Hilarious ResultsA talented company and incredible cast, I look forward to Impro Theatre's return to Santa Barbara
Posted: Apr. 3, 2015


BWW Review: IN THE RED AND BROWN WATER Explores Community, Ritual, and RemembranceUCSB shows how choices and consequences give shape to our lives.
Posted: Mar. 4, 2015


BWW Review: LIGHT UP THE SKY Takes the Thespian Caricature Too FarBWW Review: LIGHT UP THE SKY Takes the Thespian Caricature Too Far
Posted: Mar. 20, 2015


BWW Preview: 39 Defaults is Suspicion on the RunBWW Preview: 39 Defaults is Suspicion on the Run
February 10, 2016

Theater in Motion's objective is to provide immersive and intimate performance experiences that eliminate the option for passive viewing. Theater in Motion encourages audiences to invest fully in the social and political concepts represented on stage, and then interact with these ideas by engaging in related discourse with the artists after the show.
BWW Preview: I AM MY OWN WIFE Presents the Struggle for Identity and SurvivalBWW Preview: I AM MY OWN WIFE Presents the Struggle for Identity and Survival
February 4, 2016

Based on the true story of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf (born Lothar Berfelde), I Am My Own Wife is the Pulitzer and Tony-winning production of a transvestite of renown in the chaos of wartime and post-war Germany.
BWW Preview: A IS FOR ABORTION Seeks to Normalize Women's Right To ChooseBWW Preview: A IS FOR ABORTION Seeks to Normalize Women's Right To Choose
January 20, 2016

On this upcoming 43rd Anniversary of the Roe V. Wade decision, the Santa Barbara Pro-Choice Coalition presents a theatrical piece based in the testimonial style. It presents a narrative that builds a sense of community amongst characters to alleviate the feeling many women have of being unsupported in their decision to keep or terminate a pregnancy.
BWW Preview: Help THE UNITY SHOPPE Prep for Christmas!BWW Preview: Help THE UNITY SHOPPE Prep for Christmas!
December 11, 2015

The Unity Shoppe and all their wonderful programs are in play! Help out the community this year by checking out the upcoming events for this comprehensive community resource.
BWW Review: Ensemble's WOMEN IN JEOPARDY Brings the Sitcom to the StageBWW Review: Ensemble's WOMEN IN JEOPARDY Brings the Sitcom to the Stage
December 14, 2015

MacLeod's play points out the lack of representation of middle-aged, middle-class women in entertainment; and then reinforces the idea by using the very stereotypes about this group that generally prevent these women from being utilized more dramatically.
BWW Review: PRISM PRODUCTIONS Presents the Most Bizarre Christmas Carol of All TimeBWW Review: PRISM PRODUCTIONS Presents the Most Bizarre Christmas Carol of All Time
December 11, 2015

Prism Productions, a.k.a. The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society, presents 'A Christmas Carol' in a true, meta display of 'Waiting For Guffman' bizarreness.
BWW Review: Impro Theatre Brings Stylized, Dramatic Improv to SB with TWILIGHT ZONE: UNSCRIPTEDBWW Review: Impro Theatre Brings Stylized, Dramatic Improv to SB with TWILIGHT ZONE: UNSCRIPTED
December 2, 2015

A lengthy, stylized improvised narrative, especially one that isn't rooted in the predictable contingency of absurd comedy, is a sophisticated practiceone that Impro Theatre, a Los Angeles-based improvisational group presented in Santa Barbara by Instant Karma Improv Comedy, presents in abundance.
BWW Blog: WILL ROGER'S AMERICA Illustrates the Changing WorldBWW Blog: WILL ROGER'S AMERICA Illustrates the Changing World
December 1, 2015

Most recently produced at the Timbers by Prism Productions, Rich Hoag has been presenting his version of Will Rogershumorist, columnist, actor, performer, radio personality, and American celebrityfor over a decade.
BWW Blog: Quire of Voyces Presents MYSTERIES OF CHRISTMAS, Goes InternationalBWW Blog: Quire of Voyces Presents MYSTERIES OF CHRISTMAS, Goes International
November 30, 2015

New Recipient of Santa Barbara County Arts Commission Grant, Quire of Voyces presents their upcoming traditional Christmas concert. This July, the group goes international, having accepted an invite to perform at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in Wales.
BWW Preview: WOMEN IN JEOPARDY - Ensemble's Pseudo Super-SleuthsBWW Preview: WOMEN IN JEOPARDY - Ensemble's Pseudo Super-Sleuths
November 30, 2015

It's clear to Mary and Jo that Liz's gentleman friend is actually a deranged serial killer, but they're not sure how to explain their concern to Liz, so happy to have found love at last.
BWW Preview: Impro Theatre and Instant Karma Present the Middle Ground Between Scripted Scenes and Complete Chaos in TWILIGHT ZONE UNSCRIPTEDBWW Preview: Impro Theatre and Instant Karma Present the Middle Ground Between Scripted Scenes and Complete Chaos in TWILIGHT ZONE UNSCRIPTED
November 18, 2015

There are many dimensions of performance art--some beyond that of traditional theatre. These dimensions are as vast as space and as timeless as infinity, and in the middle ground between scripted scenes and complete chaos is a performance style we call 'Improvisational Theatre.'
BWW Blog: Hey, Yo, Westerberg! Meet The HEATHERS!BWW Blog: Hey, Yo, Westerberg! Meet The HEATHERS!
November 11, 2015

Dear Westerberg: A final word of farewell from the seniors of Westerberg High School, class of 1990.
BWW Review: PETE MULLER's Charity Tour Brings Big Bucks for Local ProjectsBWW Review: PETE MULLER's Charity Tour Brings Big Bucks for Local Projects
November 10, 2015

Not many musicians would be willing to turn over the entirety of their proceeds from their new album to charities, but then Pete Muller isn't your ordinary musician.
BWW Preview: IF ALL THE SKY WERE PAPER Celebrates Veterans Day at the LoberoBWW Preview: IF ALL THE SKY WERE PAPER Celebrates Veterans Day at the Lobero
November 9, 2015

Andrew Carroll, author of 'If All the Sky Were Paper,' lost everything in a fire - most importantly, letters he'd saved from his ancestors, a family history in a series of first-person accounts. Relief came from an unlikely source: A distant cousin sent Carroll a bundle of letters that he was planning to throw away if Carroll didn't want them. Carroll accepted the gift and was inspired by the contents - letters from wartime and letters sent from combat half a world away.
BWW Review: GOOD DAY, Great PlayBWW Review: GOOD DAY, Great Play
October 30, 2015

Good Day is a well-crafted production that delivers precise characterization of confused, chaotic people.
BWW Preview: ZOMBIE ROCK 'n' RollBWW Preview: ZOMBIE ROCK 'n' Roll
October 26, 2015

This Halloween in Santa Barbara features temperatures in the 80s and zombies singing the classics of the 80s at open mic night.
BWW Review: SBCC's HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES Puts the 'Mist' in MysteryBWW Review: SBCC's HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES Puts the 'Mist' in Mystery
October 22, 2015

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson investigate the mysterious death of Sir Charles Baskerville. Though he seems to have died of natural causes, the locals believe he was the victim of the Baskerville curse, in which members of the family are hunted down by the dreaded hellhound who wanders the moors.
BWW Review: SWEENEY TODD Slays Ensemble AudiencesBWW Review: SWEENEY TODD Slays Ensemble Audiences
October 17, 2015

Ensemble's 'Sweeney Todd' is a highly enjoyable production that captured the dark romance and comedy of this tale of love and vengeance.
BWW Preview: Westmont Has a GOOD DAY and Goes MAD & A GOAT with Alumni TalentBWW Preview: Westmont Has a GOOD DAY and Goes MAD & A GOAT with Alumni Talent
October 16, 2015

Westmont's many-tiered theatre program offers student shows as well as professional shows produced by Lit Moon theatre company. This month, Westmont produces two plays that feature the writing and acting of Westmont Theatre Program's Alumni.
BWW Preview: What's Your Damage? HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL Brings Back the 80sBWW Preview: What's Your Damage? HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL Brings Back the 80s
October 12, 2015

Dark, feisty, and satisfyingly bawdy, 'Heathers: The Musical' offers witty dialogue and clever lyrics that highlight the humor in both the invented melodrama and the disquieting realities of the American teen experience.


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