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Herbert Paine

Herb Paine ~ Herb has served as Senior Contributing Editor and lead reviewer for BWW's Phoenix Metro Region since 2014.

He is President of Paine Consulting Services, now in its thirty-first year of operation, specializing in organizational development, strategic planning, turnaround management, mergers, and governance. In addition to his work with corporations and government, he is a nationally recognized expert on all aspects of nonprofit organization management and has consulted extensively with arts and cultural organizations on strategic positioning, branding, and audience development. For more, visit http://www.UpYourNonprofit.com.

His provocative social and political commentaries have been aired regularly on KJZZ/91.5 FM, NPR’s Phoenix affiliate and are available at his blog, STANDS TO REASON at https://www.standstoreason.guru/.

Herb is an avid fan of theatre, both on and off stage. His most recent acting credits include roles as Sgt. Jeff Pugliese in the National Geographic Channel’s April 2014 docudrama "Inside the Hunt for the Boston Bombers;" the King of France/Chaudron the forger/Ser Piero, DaVinci's father in Theater Works' "Finding Mona Lisa;" Inspector LeStrade in Fountain Hills Theater’s "Sherlock’s Last Case;" and Berry Bernard in the short film "Living Will." His directorial debut occurs with the production in May 2020 of SLEUTH at the Don Bluth Front Row Theatre in Scottsdale, AZ.




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BWW Review: Timmons Edwards Detects The Best in MURDER FOR TWO PhotoBWW Review: Timmons Edwards Detects The Best in MURDER FOR TWO
Posted: Feb. 20, 2021


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BWW Review: Susan Morgan Cooper's Riveting Expose On Hot Car Deaths: FATAL DISTRACTIO PhotoBWW Review: Susan Morgan Cooper's Riveting Expose On Hot Car Deaths: FATAL DISTRACTION
Posted: Jan. 8, 2021


BWW Review: BASEMENTS & BUGBEARS - New Web Series Sets The Table For Suicide Preventi PhotoBWW Review: BASEMENTS & BUGBEARS - New Web Series Sets The Table For Suicide Prevention
Posted: Jan. 28, 2021


BWW Review: High Praise For Stacey Maltin's TRIPLE THREAT PhotoBWW Review: High Praise For Stacey Maltin's TRIPLE THREAT
Posted: Oct. 9, 2020


BWW Review: Collaboration Labs And Bevival Present Devorah Medwin's WOODEN NICKELS ~  PhotoBWW Review: Collaboration Labs And Bevival Present Devorah Medwin's WOODEN NICKELS ~ A Life And Death Drama
Posted: Aug. 23, 2020


BWW Review: Visionary Leadership During Challenging Times ~ Sean Daniels Moves Arizon PhotoBWW Review: Visionary Leadership During Challenging Times ~ Sean Daniels Moves Arizona Theatre Company Two Steps Beyond
Posted: Apr. 23, 2020


BWW Review: Timmons Edwards Detects The Best in MURDER FOR TWO PhotoBWW Review: Timmons Edwards Detects The Best in MURDER FOR TWO
Posted: Feb. 20, 2021


BWW Review: Timmons Edwards Detects The Best in MURDER FOR TWO
February 20, 2021

What happens when a world class theatre keeps the lights on, creating a comfortable and safe outdoor space during a world-wide pandemic? First, they hire top talent...and give them an award-winning murder mystery musical comedy ~ Kinosian and Blair's MURDER FOR TWO. featuring Seth Tucker and Toby Yatso. Runs through February 28th.

BWW Review: BASEMENTS & BUGBEARS - New Web Series Sets The Table For Suicide Prevention
January 28, 2021

Little y's first episode of a new series, BASEMENTS & BUGBEARS, sets The Table for what promises to be an engaging and compelling series dealing “with issues such as teen mental health, the complexities of exploring and accepting queer identity, and, ultimately, the good that gaming can bring to those that immerse themselves in their stories.” Premieres online at www.bnbwebseries.com at 7:00 p.m. EST on February 19th.

BWW Review: Susan Morgan Cooper's Riveting Expose On Hot Car Deaths: FATAL DISTRACTION
January 8, 2021

FATAL DISTRACTION, Susan Morgan Cooper’s gripping documentary on a national crisis ~ hot car deaths ~ that begs for resolution.

BWW Review: Julia Ngeow's A SCALE FOR HURT
November 21, 2020

Julia Ngeow's A SCALE FOR HURT is a solemn and humbling love letter to the viewer about the transience of things before the majesty of the tides of time and the inconvenient truths about our environment and its vulnerability. Premieres online on November 23rd on FilmShortage.

BWW Review: Cady McClain's BURNT FEATHERS, BROKEN WINGS
October 29, 2020

Cady McClain has crafted an emotionally stirring and eye-opening short documentary (11 minutes) that gives voice to the experiences of four girls within the foster care system. Jalynn Snyder, Aneles Maxwell-Carter, Madison Gates, and Katherine Belendez literally and figuratively unmask themselves to speak with unbridled authenticity and candor about the dysfunctions and addictions that led them to foster care. But they also speak to the power of possibility that can lift them far beyond their past experience.

BWW Review: High Praise For Stacey Maltin's TRIPLE THREAT
October 9, 2020

TRIPLE THREAT, Stacey Maltina??s first feature film as a director, is a beautifully crafted and finely acted ode to theatre and the dreams and realities that imbue it with energy and vitality. Scheduled for screening at BelAire Diner Drive-In (31-91 21st Street, Astoria, New York) on October 11th.

BWW Review: Brandon Polanco's EARTH MOTHER Is Magical!
October 8, 2020

Brandon Polanco's directorial debut, EARTH MOTHER is a magical introduction to the spheres of enlightenment. Now available on Amazon Prime.

BWW Review: HELOISE WILSON SHINES IN WEEZY GOES OUTSIDE
September 26, 2020

WEEZY GOES OUTSIDE is a delightful cine-epiphany about fidelity, love, and eternal life ~ produced by Little y and featuring a sterling performance by Heloise Wilson. One of the Comedy Shorts to be screened at the Coney Island Film Festival and available for virtual screening between September 22nd and October 2nd.

BWW Review: Serena Ryen Scores High With HIGH SCORE ~ A Stunning Probe Into The Origin and Face Of Extremist Rage
September 18, 2020

HIGH SCORE, co-directed by Serena Ryen and Ethan Itzkow, is a serious and important contribution to our ongoing public conversation about hate, racism, and demonization in America. In the course of a sizzling 15-minutes, in what is aptly described as a a?oesocial horror film,a?? we are eyewitness to the combustible nature of these terrible forces. A brilliantly made short film. HIGH SCORE will have its world premiere at the Chelsea Film Festival and will screen online from October 15th - 18th.

BWW Review: SLOW FOOD at Arizona Theatre Company
September 16, 2020

Wendy MacLeod's hilarious comedy, SLOW FOOD, is the latest in Arizona Theatre Companya's series of online digital play readings, this one co-directed by the company's Artistic and Associate Artistic Directors, Sean Daniels and Chanel Bragg. Featuring delightful performances by Daina Griffith, Joel Van Liew, Brian Beacock, this play is top of the menu!

BWW Review: Arizona Theatre Company Serves Up A Savory Platter Of SLOW FOOD
September 16, 2020

Arizona Theatre Company's serves up a savory serving of Wendy MacLeod's delicious comedy, SLOW FOOD. Featuring delightful performances by Daina Griffith, Joel Van Liew, and Brian Beacock.

BWW Review: Collaboration Labs And Bevival Present Devorah Medwin's WOODEN NICKELS ~ A Life And Death Drama
August 23, 2020

In WOODEN NICKELS, holistic healer and playwright Devorah Medwin has crafted a unique theatrical approach to exploring aging and dying with dignity. Bristling with the emotion of a family facing questions of filial fidelity and quality of life choices, the delivery of the play is blessed and enhanced by the performances of Niki Patton, Jacque Arend, Alison Hammond, and Debra Rich Gettleman.

BWW Review: ALMA at Arizona Theatre Company
August 20, 2020

Arizona Theatre Company's production of Benjamin Bennea??s emotion-laden drama, ALMA (livestreaming through August 22nd, at 5:00 p.m.PT/8:00 p.m. ET), while promoted as an online reading, is something far more. Directed by Catherine María Rodríguez and featuring riveting performances by Danaya Esperanza and Amandla Jahava, it stands as a virtual virtuoso portrayal of a mother and daughter absorbed in the generational tensions common to parent and child but also threatened by the ominous shadows of a mean-spirited politics.

BWW Review: Arizona Theatre Company Presents Benjamin Benne's ALMA
August 20, 2020

Arizona Theatre Company's production of Benjamin Bennea??s emotion-laden drama, ALMA (livestreaming through August 22nd, at 5:00 p.m.PT/8:00 p.m. ET), while promoted as an online reading, is something far more. Directed by Catherine María Rodríguez and featuring riveting performances by Danaya Esperanza and Amandla Jahava, it stands as a virtual virtuoso portrayal of a mother and daughter absorbed in the generational tensions common to parent and child but also threatened by the ominous shadows of a mean-spirited politics.

BWW Review: Southwest Shakespeare Company Presents THE MERCHANT OF VENICE ~ Virtual Classics Live
May 25, 2020

Southwest Shakespeare Company has launched the Virtual Classics Live Series, the latest edition of which featured THE MERCHANT OF VENICE. (Showcased for live streaming on May 23rd, the program is available on the Company's Facebook page.) Featuring actors from across the country, including the celebrated Patrick Page, the reading, directed by Irwin Appel, is inspired, informative, and, as usual, provocative ~ a worthwhile opportunity to delve into one of Shakespeare's most controversial plays.

BWW Review: Arizona Theatre Company Presents Sean Daniels' THE WHITE CHIP ~ Live And Online ~ Incisive, Sobering And Healing
May 13, 2020

Not-to-be-missed live performance of THE WHITE CHIP, Sean Daniels' incisive and compelling play about an artist's descent into and recovery from addiction to alcoholism. On Arizona Theatre Company's Facebook page and YouTube channel (only until May 15th). Brilliant performance by Joe Tapper.

BWW Review: A LIVE BENEFIT READING OF SEAN DANIELS' THE WHITE CHIP at Arizona Theatre Company
May 10, 2020

LIVE BENEFIT READING OF SEAN DANIELS' THE WHIT CHIP at Arizona Theatre Company, to be broadcast at 5:00 p.m. (Pacific/Arizona Time) / 8 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time), Monday, May 11th, simultaneously on Arizona Theatre Company's Facebook page and YouTube channel.

BWW Review: Visionary Leadership During Challenging Times ~ Sean Daniels Moves Arizona Theatre Company Two Steps Beyond
April 23, 2020

In this interview, Sean Daniels, Arizona Theatre Company's Artistic Director, discusses ATC's concerted effort to develop, create and post diverse content through a series of online platforms, including an exciting education program for teens.

BWW Review: NOT ALL HEROES WEAR CAPES ~ ARIZONA OPERA Extends A Caring Hand Beyond The Curtain
April 23, 2020

ARIZONA OPERA extends a caring hand beyond the curtain ~creating mask covers for healthcare professionals. In collaboration with Make A Mask.

BWW Review: Southwest Shakespeare Company Announces Virtual Live Theatre Schedule
April 23, 2020

In creatively adapting to the current COVID-19 crisis, Southwest Shakespeare Company has announced an initiative featuring alternative online productions in its STANDING O SERIES and VIRTUAL CLASSICS LIVE!a??



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