Anna Jensen

Anna Jensen Anna Jensen has a Ph.D. in Theater Studies from UC Santa Barbara. She has translated and adapted plays by Henrik Ibsen, including Hedda Gabler and When We Dead Awaken. She has served as production dramaturg for many productions, some of her favorites include Macbeth (dir. Jonathan Fox), Good People (dir. Jenny Sullivan) and The Baltimore Waltz (dir. Tom Whitaker).



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BWW Review: ARCADIA at Solvang Festival TheaterBWW Review: ARCADIA at Solvang Festival Theater
Posted: Sep. 4, 2018


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BWW Review: AND THEN THERE WERE NONE at San Marcos High SchoolBWW Review: AND THEN THERE WERE NONE at San Marcos High School
Posted: Nov. 18, 2017


BWW Review: AMERICAN IDIOT at Center Stage TheaterBWW Review: AMERICAN IDIOT at Center Stage Theater
Posted: Apr. 11, 2018


BWW Review: THE CRUCIBLE at Marian Theatre, Santa MariaBWW Review: THE CRUCIBLE at Marian Theatre, Santa Maria
Posted: Feb. 21, 2018


BWW Review: TROUBLE IN TAHITI AND GALLANTRY at Center Stage TheaterBWW Review: TROUBLE IN TAHITI AND GALLANTRY at Center Stage Theater
Posted: Apr. 18, 2018


BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at Solvang Festival TheaterBWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at Solvang Festival Theater
Posted: Jul. 31, 2018


BWW Review: THE INVISIBLE HAND at New Victoria TheaterBWW Review: THE INVISIBLE HAND at New Victoria Theater
Posted: Apr. 16, 2018


BWW Review: ARCADIA at Solvang Festival TheaterBWW Review: ARCADIA at Solvang Festival Theater
September 4, 2018

Cleverly plotted, delightfully comic, and incessantly thought-provoking, Tom Stoppard's Arcadia, produced by PCPA, is showing now until September 9th in Solvang. The action takes place in a room of the Coverly estate in two different eras: the early 19th century and the present. The plots of the two periods interweave like the interlacing mahogany marquetry that covers the floor of the stately set. The production keeps the audience wondering how these two distinct worlds on their own linear trajectories of time will join together. When they do, they bend time and action into a twirling circle of recurrence.

BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at Solvang Festival TheaterBWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at Solvang Festival Theater
July 31, 2018

A musical comedy set to the ebullient music of Swedish pop group, Abba, Mamma Mia! takes audiences on a toe-tapping journey to a wedding on a small island near Greece.

BWW Review: VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE at Solvang Festival TheaterBWW Review: VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE at Solvang Festival Theater
July 17, 2018

On stage at Solvang's Festival Theater, PCPA presents the comic play Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. The title, a list of the Russian names of the main characters, suggests that it parodies the works of the great Naturalist playwright, Anton Chekhov, author of Uncle Vanya, The Seagull and The Cherry Orchard. The very American-sounding name 'Spike' in the title tips us off to the oddball comic spin that writer Christopher Durang adds to Chekhov's melancholic themes.

BWW Review: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME-A NEW MUSICAL at Solvang Festival TheaterBWW Review: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME-A NEW MUSICAL at Solvang Festival Theater
June 20, 2018

PCPA's production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame - A New Musical, now on stage in Solvang's Festival Theater, delights audiences with its overtly theatrical storytelling style. If you are only familiar with the Disney film based on Victor Hugo's epic novel, this Hunchback includes new music, deeper characterizations, and plot elements to suit the taste of today's theater audiences.

BWW Review: CRIMES OF THE HEART at SBCC Jurkowitz TheatreBWW Review: CRIMES OF THE HEART at SBCC Jurkowitz Theatre
April 20, 2018

A Delightful Southern Treat. SBCC's production of CRIMES OF THE HEART by Beth Henley, Directed by R. Michael Gros. April 11-28, 2018, Jurkowitz Theatre, SBCC West Campus, 900 block of Cliff Dr. 805-965-5935 or www.theatregroupsbcc.com for tickets and information.

BWW Review: TROUBLE IN TAHITI AND GALLANTRY at Center Stage TheaterBWW Review: TROUBLE IN TAHITI AND GALLANTRY at Center Stage Theater
April 18, 2018

A rare treat this weekend only, Opera Santa Barbara presents an evening of one-act comic operas in the intimacy of Center Stage Theater. Leonard Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti will be performed along with Douglas Moore's broadly comic work, Gallantry. Both showcase the talents of Opera Santa Barbara's Chrisman Studio Artists (Chelsea Melamed, Byron Mayes, Elle Valera, and Jonathan Walker-VanKuren) in featured roles. Opera Santa Barbara's Artistic Director, Kostis Protopapas, praises these singers for their 'charisma and charm combined with impeccable comedic timing.'

BWW Review: THE INVISIBLE HAND at New Victoria TheaterBWW Review: THE INVISIBLE HAND at New Victoria Theater
April 16, 2018

Entrancing but, as the kids in theory class say, 'problematic'

BWW Review: AMERICAN IDIOT at Center Stage TheaterBWW Review: AMERICAN IDIOT at Center Stage Theater
April 11, 2018

The punk rock musical American Idiot, now on stage at Center Stage, gives Green Day fans an opportunity to immerse themselves into the titular album through dance, imagery, and, of course, music. American Idiot does not tell a story so much as it performs the gesture of punk rock: a clench-fisted rebellion against the banality of American society and culture.

BWW Review: THE CRUCIBLE at Marian Theatre, Santa MariaBWW Review: THE CRUCIBLE at Marian Theatre, Santa Maria
February 21, 2018

It's 1692, 1953, or 2018, or any year, as you see it...

BWW Review: THE CITY OF CONVERSATION at Ensemble Theatre CompanyBWW Review: THE CITY OF CONVERSATION at Ensemble Theatre Company
February 13, 2018

Sharon Lawrence stars in The City of Conversation

BWW Previews: EARTH DUET AND OTHER STORIES at Center Stage TheaterBWW Previews: EARTH DUET AND OTHER STORIES at Center Stage Theater
February 1, 2018

DramaDogs presents 'Earth Duet and Other Stories,' a compelling drama of the earth in a musically-informed, physically-centered theatrical presentation.

BWW Review: KING LEAR at UCSB: Performing Arts TheaterBWW Review: KING LEAR at UCSB: Performing Arts Theater
November 24, 2017

Critic A.C. Bradley claimed that of all of Shakespeare's tragedies, King Lear was too sublime for the stage. For Bradley, King Lear's depiction of madness, stormy landscapes, filial deception, and treachery went to extremities best conjured by a reader who can imaginatively fill in the breadth of Shakespeare's vast tragic landscape. The turn-of-the-century stage practice that Bradley would have experienced, however, aspired to visual verisimilitude. In trying to depict everything for the audience's eyes, these theaters could only betray the expansive world of Lear.

BWW Review: AND THEN THERE WERE NONE at San Marcos High SchoolBWW Review: AND THEN THERE WERE NONE at San Marcos High School
November 18, 2017

Murder and mystery staged by San Marcos High School under the direction of Riley Berris