Katricia Lang

Katricia Lang

Katricia Lang has been a reporter since 2005, beginning her career at The Rice Thresher, Rice University’s student-run newspaper. In the thirteen years thence, she has added to her repertoire, electing to cover film, theater, dance, opera, visual arts, and culture in addition to reporting the changes in the Student Association’s bylaws and the refreshments to be served at the spring study break. She has written features both in print (Pierce Magazine and Houstonia Magazine) and online (BroadwayWorld.com, Houston Press), opinion editorials and, from 2015 to 2017, she regularly contributed to the Houston Press Night & Day print and online sections. In 2016, she became Senior Editor of BroadwayWorld - Houston.




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LAST 30 DAYS

BWW Review: Skeleton Crew Revolutionises the Alley TheatreBWW Review: Skeleton Crew Revolutionises the Alley Theatre
Posted: Oct. 7, 2018


BWW Interview: J. Anthony Crane Talks LES MISERABLES at the Hobby CenterBWW Interview: J. Anthony Crane Talks LES MISERABLES at the Hobby Center
Posted: Sep. 25, 2018


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK at The Hobby CenterBWW Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK at The Hobby Center
Posted: Feb. 4, 2018


BWW Review: THE REVISIONIST Reaffirms History and FamilyBWW Review: THE REVISIONIST Reaffirms History and Family
Posted: Apr. 22, 2018


BWW Interview: Conductor Manolo Cagnin On Traveling and Training With the Vienna Boys ChoirBWW Interview: Conductor Manolo Cagnin On Traveling and Training With the Vienna Boys Choir
Posted: Nov. 3, 2017


BWW Interview: Young Actor Paul Schoeller Talks the New National Touring Production of?THE SOUND OF MUSICBWW Interview: Young Actor Paul Schoeller Talks the New National Touring Production of?THE SOUND OF MUSIC
Posted: May. 30, 2018


BWW Interview: Tony Award Winner Priscilla Lopez Talks Oklahoma! at TUTSBWW Interview: Tony Award Winner Priscilla Lopez Talks Oklahoma! at TUTS
Posted: Sep. 10, 2018


BWW Review: Schenkkan and LBJ Make GREAT SOCIETY at the Alley TheatreBWW Review: Schenkkan and LBJ Make GREAT SOCIETY at the Alley Theatre
Posted: Feb. 11, 2018


BWW Interview: HCC Artistic Director Robert Simpson on the Chamber Choir's Margaret Hillis Award WinBWW Interview: HCC Artistic Director Robert Simpson on the Chamber Choir's Margaret Hillis Award Win
Posted: Apr. 12, 2018


BWW Interviews: BCT Series - Artistic Director Colton Berry Talks TARZAN Costumes & PuppetryBWW Interviews: BCT Series - Artistic Director Colton Berry Talks TARZAN Costumes & Puppetry
August 4, 2014

I start off simple in part one of this series. I talk to Colton Berry, Artistic Director of Bayou City Theatrics, about his role as costume and set designer in, what I found to be, an incredibly effective and successful production of TARZAN.

BWW Reviews: Inspiration Stage's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS is a Bloody, Good ShowBWW Reviews: Inspiration Stage's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS is a Bloody, Good Show
July 30, 2014

Good job, Inspiration Stage. Good job.

BWW Interviews: Shunya Series - Directors Talk JUNGLE BOOKBWW Interviews: Shunya Series - Directors Talk JUNGLE BOOK
July 30, 2014

Shunya Theatre's so nice, I interviewed them twice. Or rather, I interviewed them once and liked talking to the cast and crew so much that I decided to cut the interview into a four part series. In this installment, (numero uno) I talk to Directors Sara Kumar and Sunny Sinha. The partners in crime answer the question, 'How real is Shunya Theatre's production of THE JUNGLE BOOK?' Spoiler alert: It's really real. If you doubt their realness, take a look at Director Sunny Sinha's finger gun. He's not playing with y'all. Co-director (and Shunya Artistic Director) Sara Kumar's finger gun could use some work. So, it is entirely possible that she is playing with y'all. But I wouldn't risk it.

BWW Interviews: POLLYWOG Playwright Keian McKee Talks Esther Williams, Neuroscience, and SwimmingBWW Interviews: POLLYWOG Playwright Keian McKee Talks Esther Williams, Neuroscience, and Swimming
July 29, 2014

POLLYWOG is heavy stuff. Not for the faint of heart. But I suspect, once you work through the uncomfortable challenging moments, it is, as POLLYWOG author Keian McKee attests, transformative.

BWW Reviews: Dance Theatre Of Harlem is Soul En PointeBWW Reviews: Dance Theatre Of Harlem is Soul En Pointe
July 28, 2014

Last week, The Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) presented a classic but eclectic program of four ballets at the Miller Outdoor Theatre. To my surprise, they gave me something I could feel. The performance reminded me that ballet can be fun, art should be communal and a coloratura soprano singing 'Domine Deus, Rex caelestis' is just as electrifying as James Brown singing 'Mother Popcorn.'

BWW Interviews: DTH's Dance Master Keith Saunders Talks Ballet and The Legacy of HarlemBWW Interviews: DTH's Dance Master Keith Saunders Talks Ballet and The Legacy of Harlem
July 28, 2014

'America's not used to seeing a black face in this particular art form,' says 16-year-old Naazir Muhammad about ballet. He should know. He and his twin brother, Shaakir, both practice ballet at the American Ballet Theatre School in New York. Both are aware that ballet is expected to have a certain face. The Dance Theatre of Harlem defies these expectations. Because of this, the company is special in two ways. It is innovative and radical in existing as well as being innovative and radical in dance. Aretha Franklin en point? You never.

BWW Interviews: Landing Theatre Director Paige Kiliany Talks ALL IN THE TIMINGBWW Interviews: Landing Theatre Director Paige Kiliany Talks ALL IN THE TIMING
July 24, 2014

Before VENUS IN FURS was a twinkle in David Ives' eye, there was ALL IN THE TIMING, a collection of one-act plays with a range of subjects and themes - all funny and entertaining. How else do you describe a mix of Trotsky and The Honeymooners? Though the collection of plays premiered Off-Broadway in 1993, and a few were written before I was born, they are still side-splitting. In disbelief? Well, take a gander at this interview with Paige Kiliany, a twenty-something who prefers ALL IN THE TIMING to Saturday Night Live. How's that for current?

BWW Interviews: Broadway Star Wesley 'Tay Tay' Taylor On Putting In Work, Broadway and TVBWW Interviews: Broadway Star Wesley 'Tay Tay' Taylor On Putting In Work, Broadway and TV
July 22, 2014

Prepare yourselves b***hes! Tay Tay's coming to town. And not the lovely girl with a beautiful voice. It's Wesley 'Tay Tay' Taylor, the lovely boy with a beautiful voice. And he's here to teach you. Not just how to sing but how to sang. The Broadway star has teamed up with the Straight From New York Workshop and Concert Series and will be teaching master classes in Houston and Dallas.

BWW Interviews: I WISH YOU LOVE Actor Dennis Spears Talks the Mystique of Nat 'King' ColeBWW Interviews: I WISH YOU LOVE Actor Dennis Spears Talks the Mystique of Nat 'King' Cole
July 21, 2014

For all his hard work and talent, Nat 'King' Cole was treated to segregated concert halls, burning crosses and slurs. We know what he did do. We know what he didn't do (ask the NAACP). We know Kimye's wedding menu. But we don't know Nat 'King' Cole. This is what I WISH YOU LOVE seeks. To push through the mystique of this enigmatic performer to discover the flesh and blood underneath. I had the privilege of speaking with actor Dennis Spears, Mr. Cole himself.

BWW Reviews: Bayou City Theatrics' TARZAN Soars with Exciting Voices and VisualsBWW Reviews: Bayou City Theatrics' TARZAN Soars with Exciting Voices and Visuals
July 21, 2014

Overwhelmingly, TARZAN is an amazing production. Everyone involved is to be commended for cooking up the rarest of children's theatre confections. A production dense enough for the sophisticated tastes of the most discerning adults and children in the audience and sugary enough for those still in the early stages of cognitive development - me and all the three-year-olds.

BWW Reviews: Ensemble's I WISH YOU LOVE Swings, Sound and SincereBWW Reviews: Ensemble's I WISH YOU LOVE Swings, Sound and Sincere
July 15, 2014

I WISH YOU LOVE chronicles Nat 'King' Cole's struggles to keep his popular show on the air against the prejudiced American public, sponsors and studio executives. Over and over again, the skittish execs force Nat to decide what is most important to him - the show or his people.

BWW Interviews: Playwright Kris Thompson Talks BAD MEDICINEBWW Interviews: Playwright Kris Thompson Talks BAD MEDICINE
July 14, 2014

Sheriff Gene Ranger and childhood sweetheart Nurse Becky Trueheart are concerned, but not alarmed, when an unconscious beauty is brought in and seems to have amnesia, only to be cured by the smooth talking snake oil salesman Bodkin Shamley. Before you know it, the Sheriff is madly in love with the mystery girl and Nurse Becky is head over heels for villain Bodkin Shamley! Is it true love? Or, could it be Bad Medicine?

BWW Reviews: Stages PETE N KEELY is Gauche, Clean FunBWW Reviews: Stages PETE N KEELY is Gauche, Clean Fun
July 13, 2014

Stages' PETE N' KEELY is a dark comedy that hearkens back to a bygone era when men were gentlemen and women were ladies. A time when Billie Holiday wore impeccably designed silk dresses and garlands in her hair on the stage then exited to a life of heroin addiction, incarceration and abusive romantic relationships. Those were the days.

BWW Interviews: TUTS Puts the Whore Back in WHOREHOUSE, Takes Out DamnBWW Interviews: TUTS Puts the Whore Back in WHOREHOUSE, Takes Out Damn
July 9, 2014

THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS is a light-hearded musical based on the notorious Texas born brothel 'Chicken Ranch.' Thanks to a silent agreement between the madam, Miss Mona Stangley, and Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd (based on good ol' boy Sheriff Jim Flournoy), things are all quiet on the range. But when flashy, young reporter Melvin P. Thorpe (based on the late, great Houstonite Marvin Zindler) reveals the ranch to the town, sparks fly high in the heart of Texas.

BWW Reviews: Stage Door's LEGALLY BLONDE Makes You Think PinkBWW Reviews: Stage Door's LEGALLY BLONDE Makes You Think Pink
July 6, 2014

While I, and all of the other insanely giving and informed people, have always been aware that self-centeredness and shallow preoccupations are not traits of silly, frivolous women but of silly, frivolous people - LEGALLY BLONDE has convinced the world and looked fabulous doing it. What? Like it's hard. Well, it is hard. Duh. That's why it's impressive.

BWW Reviews: Queensbury Theatre's OLEANNA is Provocative, EvocativeBWW Reviews: Queensbury Theatre's OLEANNA is Provocative, Evocative
July 2, 2014

OLEANNA is quite possibly one of the most female-phobic, misogynistic writings on record, notwithstanding many of Hemingway's writings, penned by a man so distanced from the female perspective that Carol, a harridan of a character, was his best solemn reflection on a female student's experience of sexual harassment by a male professor approaching tenure.

BWW Interviews: Queensbury Theatre (Country Playhouse) Cast and Creatives Talk OLEANNABWW Interviews: Queensbury Theatre (Country Playhouse) Cast and Creatives Talk OLEANNA
June 27, 2014

With wit and warmth, cast members Keshia Lovewell (Carol) and Joseph 'Chepe' Lockett (John) and director Stuart D. Purdy discuss this provocative play.



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