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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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Posted: Mar. 27, 2021


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LAST 365 DAYS

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Posted: Jan. 8, 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


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Posted: Jan. 28, 2021


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Posted: Mar. 23, 2021


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Posted: Feb. 20, 2021


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
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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??

BWW Feature: Helping Keep The Spirit Alive - Giving Matters
March 24, 2020

Keeping the spirit of the theatre arts community alive and vibrant requires not only the innovative initiatives of regional artists but also the good and generous graces of individual and corporate philanthropy. Now, nearly a hundred arts and cultural organizations are joining scores of other Arizona nonprofit organizations in ARIZONA GIVES DAY, this year's 24-hour online fundraiser on April 7th.

BWW Review: Local Artists Defy The Coronavirus ~ Virtually Rise To The Occasion
March 23, 2020

Phoenix area artists, driven by an innate determination to withstand all forms of trial and tribulation, are taking to the cyberwaves to create a virtual extension of theater life.

BWW Review: In Hard Times, Phoenix Creatives ~ All Puppet Players and Brelby Theatre ~ Use Imagination To Keep The Spirit Of Theatre Alive!
March 18, 2020

Local companies ~ ALL PUPPET PLAYERS and BRELBY THEATRE COMPANY ~ rise to the occasion to keep the spirit of theatre alive during the COVID-19 virus crisis.

BWW Review: Sedona International Film Festival Presents FOSTER BOY ~ Directors' Choice Award For Best Feature Film, Drama
February 29, 2020

In FOSTER BOY, based on his own experience as a children's rights attorney, screenwriter and producer Jay Paul Deratany and director Youssef Delara have delivered a profoundly moving and superbly acted drama about a young man victimized by the privatized foster care system and a high-powered corporate attorney begrudgingly assigned to be his advocate. One of the featured films at this year's Sedona International Film Festival.

BWW Review: Sedona International Film Festival Features BALLOON - A Heart-Pounding and Heart-Warming Tale Of Flight To Freedom
February 24, 2020

Based on a true story, with a superb cast brilliantly directed by Michael Herbig, BALLOON is heart-wrenching, taut and suspenseful, an outstanding edge-of-your seat thriller with heart. BALLOON is one of the featured films at this year's Sedona International Film Festival.

BWW Review: Sedona International Film Festival Features MARTIN EDEN
February 22, 2020

Pietro Marcello's 2019 eponymous adaptation of London's 1909 novel (with screenplay by Marcello and Maurizio Braucci) is a deep, stirring, beautifully composed, and, yes, intellectually provocative exploration of one man's search for meaning in a society that he could not countenance and that could not abide him. Luca Marinelli delivers a breathtaking performance (for which he received the prestigious Volpi Cup at the 2019 Venice Film Festival) as Martin, a man whose quest for fulfillment and resistance to the norms of society created an inner turmoil he struggled ferociously to weather. One of the features at this year's Sedona International Film Festival.

BWW Review: Sedona International Film Festival Features THE KEEPER
February 19, 2020

Marcus H. Rosenmüller's THE KEEPER is an absorbing and moving reflection on reconciliation as portrayed thru the life of an ex-POW turned legendary goalkeeper. Featured at this year's Sedona International Film Festival, THE KEEPER takes the viewer to unexpected places of reflection and emotion and, in the end, is a deeply sensitive and illuminating film to be kept in one's portfolio of favorite flicks.

BWW Review: Stray Cat Theatre Presents Sarah DeLappe's THE WOLVES
February 18, 2020

Unequivocal thumbs up for Stray Cat Theatre's production of Sarah DeLappe's THE WOLVES, directed by Heather Lee Harper. Runs through February 22nd. The playwright has composed dialogue that flows like notes on a music sheet and the director has excelled in guiding the players ~ nine remarkable actresses ~ to move and talk to the beats of the script with near synchronization.

BWW Review: Sedona International Film Festival Features THE SILENT REVOLUTION
February 15, 2020

THE SILENT REVOLUTION is a must-see ~ one of the featured films at this year's Sedona International Film Festival. The film, based on actual events recounted in Dietrich Garstka's eponymous novel, is a sobering and poignant testament to the power of conscience and the ethical imperative of speaking truth to power, no matter the repercussions.

BWW Review: Sedona International Film Festival Features STANDING UP, FALLING DOWN
February 13, 2020

In STANDING UP, FALLING DOWN, a film that is deceptively insightful and unsparingly poignant, Billy Crystal and Ben Schwartz team up to deliver stellar and compelling portrayals of two men at their wit's ends who forge an unlikely but revelatory friendship. It is one of the featured films at this year's Sedona International Film Festival (Saturday, February 22nd through Sunday, March 1st.)

BWW Review: The Phoenix Theatre Company Presents AMERICANO!
February 11, 2020

AMERICANO! is an inspired act of conscience, directed by Michael Barnard, featuring a magnificent score by Carrie Rodriguez and superb performances led by Sean Ewing . a?oeWorld Premierea?? runs through February 23rd at The Phoenix Theatre Company.

BWW Review: Sedona International Film Festival Features HOW ABOUT ADOLF?
February 7, 2020

Sedona International Film Festival features HOW ABOUT ADOLF? ~ Sönke Wortmann's illuminating masterpiece of satire. A brilliant and provocative work, featuring superb performances by Christoph Maria Herbst, Caroline Peters, Florian David Fitz, Justus von Dohnányi, and Iris Berben. .

BWW Review: Bartlett Sher's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Is Transcendent ~ A Shining Event At ASU Gammage
January 29, 2020

In all the times that I have seen FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (and they have been many ~ whether on stage or film), I have never seen a production as inspired, imaginative, and moving in its staging as Bartlett Sher's. The vision of this Tony Award-winning director imbues this musical classic with a singular vitality and soulfulness that distinguishes it from its antecedents. Now appearing at ASU Gammage through February 2nd, the show is a stunning and magical mix of superb performances, Christopher Evans's dazzling and muscular choreography, and Michael Yeargan's vivid and ethereal set designs.



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