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Addison McKissack

Addison McKissack Addison McKissack is a journalism student at Texas State University. She has had a love for the theatre since she was 6, and will find a way to share that love with anyone who will listen. McKissack is nearly a native Texan from North Dallas, and when she's not writing she's in class wishing she was writing. She’s immensely grateful for the opportunity to be able to talk about theatre for a living.


BWW Review: NEXT TO NORMAL at The Wimberley Players
November 21, 2019

NEXT TO NORMAL at the Wimberley Players is a delightful dive into the Goodman family as the mother Diana deals with Bipolar Depression, Natalie, the daughter, crumples under the weight of school and college applications, and the stalwart father Dan tries to hold his family together.

BWW Review: PANDORA: LIFE OUTSIDE THE BOX at Tilt Performance Group
October 30, 2019

Dora is working a dead end job serving crappy coffee, got rejected from the school of her dreams, and has the power to save the world in PANDORA: LIFE OUTSIDE THE BOX at Tilt Performance Company. This show is fun for the all family while packing some important lessons on love, inclusion and believing in yourself in its hour and thirty minute run time.

BWW Review: ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD at Texas State University Delivers a One-of-a-Kind Theatre Experience
October 6, 2019

It's rare that I see a production that leaves me speechless like Texas State's production of ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD. This show is so conceptual and cerebral that it is an experience that you won't often find in the theatre. In short, director Allison Price has put together a truly singular theatre going experience with ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD at Texas State University.

BWW Review: PICNIC at The Wimberley Players Delivers on the Charm of Small Town Americana
September 9, 2019

When I think of PICNIC by William Inge, I think of the charming nature of classic, small town Americana, and PICNIC at the Wimberley Players delivered that charm in spades.

BWW Review: ANN at ZACH Theatre
August 6, 2019

ANN at Zach Theatre is, simply put, the perfect production. It is immensely fitting that this show about the governor of Texas is being told literal minutes away from the state capitol. It's so fitting that I can't imagine this show being performed anywhere other than Texas just on the sheer amount of call outs and jokes about Texan culture.

BWW Review: INTO THE WOODS at EmilyAnn Theatre
June 13, 2019

INTO THE WOODS has always been one of my favorite musicals, I take any chance that I can to see it. So I was extremely excited to be able to see The EmilyAnn Theatre's production of the Sondheim classic, quite literally in the woods. In short, this is a very earnest production. It was done well despite some technical issues on the sound side.

BWW Review: PROOF at The Wimberley Players
April 16, 2019

The Wimberley Players' production of David Auburn's PROOF was thoroughly enjoyable despite its pacing issues.

BWW Review: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST at Texas State Univeristy
April 11, 2019

The first time I encountered THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST by Oscar Wilde I was a junior in high school. I understood that this was a fantastic play, but I didn't understand how the witty dialogue could be the uproarious comedy that my theater teacher promised me it was. That is, until I saw Texas State University's production of the "trivial comedy for serious people", which would make Wilde himself proud.

BWW Review: THE COLD BREW COLLECTION at Texas State Univeristy
April 8, 2019

THE COLD BREW COLLECTION is a collection of five short plays written by Payton Russell. Russell is a freshman at Texas State University, and if this collection is any indication, we can expect to see even more fantastic work from her within her time at Texas State.

BWW Review: CRIME AND PUNISHMENT at Penfold Theatre
March 25, 2019

The Penfold Theatre Company's production of CRIME AND PUNISHEMENT -- adapted by Marilyn Campbell and Curt Columbus from the novel of the same name by Dostoevsky -- was a tense night at the theatre that was unlike anything I have ever experienced.

February 25, 2019

Texas State University's production of WHAT WE SCREAM UNDERWATER WHEN NO ONE CAN HEAR US by Caitlin Turnage deals with sexuality and religion in a way that is incredibly truthful and joy to behold.

BWW Review: MOON OVER BUFFALO at The Wimberley Players
February 18, 2019

George and Charlotte Hay want to make it big. Their theatre troupe is failing, their marriage is on the rocks, the troupe's ingenue is pregnant and their big break is coming at the most inopportune time. Leave it to Ken Ludwig's fast-paced farce, MOON OVER BUFFALO at The Wimberley Players to emphasize just how crazy life can get in a family of actors.

February 8, 2019

Following the decaying marriage of Gabriela and Benito, REFERENCES TO SALVADOR DALI MAKE ME HOT by Jose Rivera at Texas State University gives a fantastical look into themes of marriage, sex and war.  While the script leaves something to be desired, director Alex Rodriguez put together a show that cuts right to the heart of the crumbling marriage.