Photo Flash: Main Street Theater Presents THE HARD PROBLEMPhoto Flash: Main Street Theater Presents THE HARD PROBLEM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2019

Main Street Theater (MST) opens its 44th Season with Tom Stoppard's newest play, The Hard Problem. MST and Executive Artistic Director Rebecca Greene Udden have long been the go-to source for Stoppard's plays for Houston, for Texas, and even the nation (MST's production of The Coast of Utopia trilogy drew audiences from across the U.S.). It's fitting, then, that MST would produce the Regional Premiere of Stoppard's latest work.  (more...)

BWW Review: THE HUNCHBACK OF SEVILLE colonizes the Alley at Mildred's UmbrellaBWW Review: THE HUNCHBACK OF SEVILLE colonizes the Alley at Mildred's Umbrella
by Brett Cullum - Apr 1, 2019

The script spins out a fast funny farce that reminds me of a politically informed Monty Python skit. Even though the premise sounds like a stuffy costume drama, this is more SOUTH PARK meets 1500s Spain. (more...)

BWW Review: A DRAG CHRISTMAS CAROL lip syncs for its life at Obsidian Theater!BWW Review: A DRAG CHRISTMAS CAROL lip syncs for its life at Obsidian Theater!
by Brett Cullum - Dec 7, 2018

This is an irreverent retelling with no apologies about what it is doing.  The performers know this, and camp it up to the level of… well… that drag queen who hosts the whole thing. (more...)

Obsidian Theater Presents A New Holiday Tradition With A DRAG CHRISTMAS CAROLObsidian Theater Presents A New Holiday Tradition With A DRAG CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

Obsidian Theater creates a new holiday tradition with the original work, A Drag Christmas Carol. Featuring Miss Gay Texas America 2018, Regina Blake-DuBois, this jukebox musical runs November 29 - December 15, 2018.    (more...)

BWW Review: MST Opens Wilting DAISY, but Admirably Tackles Perennial DebateBWW Review: MST Opens Wilting DAISY, but Admirably Tackles Perennial Debate
by Katricia Lang - Apr 6, 2018

DAISY is an interrogation of the current political arena, which is fun to watch, even when a dubious argument is presented. (more...)

Photo Flash: Main Street Theater Presents “A Lens into Our Current World” DAISYPhoto Flash: Main Street Theater Presents “A Lens into Our Current World” DAISY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2018

Main Street Theater continues its 42nd Season with the Regional Premiere of Daisy by Sean Devine.  "Daisy is a story that, through history's irritating tendency to repeat itself, resonates so deeply with our current moment that it should be required viewing for all registered voters." --Seattle Weekly (more...)

Main Street Theater Examines Politics And The Corrosive Power Of Ambition in DAISYMain Street Theater Examines Politics And The Corrosive Power Of Ambition in DAISY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2018

Main Street Theater continues its 42nd Season with the Regional Premiere of Daisy by Sean Devine. (more...)

Exhibition Of Amy Kaslow Photos Accompanies IATI's THREE ON A MATCHExhibition Of Amy Kaslow Photos Accompanies IATI's THREE ON A MATCH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2018

San Salvador, 2014: Six-year-old Enri is not allowed to go outside because gang leaders live next door and across the street. His family does not venture beyond their own house after six in the evening. Photo by Amy Kaslow. (more...)

IATI Announces World Premiere of THREE ON A MATCHIATI Announces World Premiere of THREE ON A MATCH
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2018

'Three on a Match' by Rhett Martinez is an allegorical drama examining the legacy of state terrorism in Latin America. It will be the 50th Anniversary production of IATI Theater Todo Vanguardia, a performing arts organization located at 64 East 4th Street, which is devoted to contemporary, cutting-edge Latino works. The drama examines, absurdly and gravely, the terrifying plague of 'disappearances' during Argentina's 'Dirty War' of 1974-83 and similar experiences of countries across South America in ensuing decades. Written and performed in English, it will be directed by Eric Parness. (more...)

IATI Theater Presents THREE ON A MATCH as its 50th Anniversary ProductionIATI Theater Presents THREE ON A MATCH as its 50th Anniversary Production
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2018

'Three on a Match' by Rhett Martinez is an allegorical drama examining the legacy of state terrorism in Latin America. It will be the 50th Anniversary production of IATI Theater Todo Vanguardia, a performing arts organization located at 64 East 4th Street, which is devoted to contemporary, cutting-edge Latino works. The drama examines, absurdly and gravely, the terrifying plague of 'disappearances' during Argentina's 'Dirty War' of 1974-83 and similar experiences of countries across South America in ensuing decades. Written and performed in English, it will be directed by Eric Parness. (more...)

BWW Preview: IN A WORD Sets the Stage with Woman Power and Wordplay at Mildred's Umbrella Theatre Company
by Audrey Morabito - Jul 13, 2017

On July 27, Mildred's Umbrella Theatre Company is set to bring a captivating new play, IN A WORD, written by Lauren Yee, to their stage. Premiered to glowing reviews in Yee's hometown of San Francisco, IN A WORD will continue to gain momentum in the Houston premiere. (more...)

BWW Interview: Next Iteration's 2nd Annual Intercultural Play Reading Series Shines a Spotlight on Diverse Voices
by Natalie de la Garza - May 8, 2017

What happens two years later, when the media leaves and the milk cartons fade, for the grieving mother of a kidnapped child? What next for a 42-year-old linguist who discovers her unborn baby may never be able to speak? What dream do immigrants actually find in America? Next Iteration Theater Company explores all this and more in the 2nd Annual Intercultural Play Reading Series. (more...)

2nd Annual Intercultural Play Reading Series Features 3 Plays in 3 Nights by 3 Award-Winning Playwrights at the MATCH.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Next Iteration Theater Company (NITC) presents its 2nd Annual Intercultural Play Reading Series featuring three plays over three nights at the MATCH. The event begins on Thursday evening, May 11th with Lauren Yee's comedic drama, In A Word. Chinese American playwright, Yee, has recently received the Francesca Primus Prize for In A Word. The play uses grief and comedy to tell the story of Fiona on the second anniversary after her young son has disappeared. As the character tries to make sense of it all, she delves into the memories of that chaotic day and takes us with her.  (more...)

Next Iteration Theater Sets Lineup for 2nd Annual Intercultural Play Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Next Iteration Theater Company (NITC) presents its 2nd Annual Intercultural Play Reading Series featuring three plays over three nights at the MATCH. (more...)

Next Iteration Theater Company Presents TURQUOISE by Deb Margolin
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

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Next Iteration Theater Company Presents TURQUOISE by Deb Margolin
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Next Iteration Theater Company (NITC) presents a workshop production of Turquoise, three plays in one, by Obie Award winning playwright, Deb Margolin. With themes of memory, love, symbiosis, and mortality, this award-winning playwright has woven a story that reflects on the simultaneity of everything while capturing the hearts and minds of the audience with simplicity and hilarious, quick-volleying dialogue.  Turquoise is a theatrical hybrid of literary proportions not to be missed. (more...)

BWW Review: There's No Excuse Not to See Obsidian Theater's THE MOTHERF*#CKER WITH THE HAT
by Natalie de la Garza - Sep 30, 2016

There's no doubt that Obsidian Theater's THE MOTHERF*#CKER WITH THE HAT wins the award for most attention-grabbing title of the season, but does James Belcher's production live up to the promise of that title? Is it as honest and unapologetically in-your-face as that title would have you believe? Why yes, it is. (more...)

BWW Profile: Courtney Lomelo Wears Many Hats in THE MOTHERF*#KER WITH THE HAT
by Katricia Lang - Sep 23, 2016

This is the first installment of a two-part profile on actress, producer, director, and filmmaker Courtney Lomelo. (more...)

Photo Flash: Obsidian Opens Daring Comedy 'MOTHERF*#KER WITH THE HAT' on 9/15!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

There has never been a funnier tragedy than The Mofo with the Hat. Some may call this a dark comedy, but the humor here is so wonderfully and naturally integrated that the laughs come freely. At its core, this play is, surprisingly, a love story. It revolves around people thrown apart by lies and abuse issues, who just happen to have the most furiously colorful use of language. It's as heart-wrenching as it is side-splitting. (more...)

Next Iteration Theater Company to Kick Off Intercultural Play Reading Series This May
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Next Iteration Theater Company (NITC) announces its inaugural Intercultural Play Reading Series (IPRS). This May, NITC brings to Houston three plays that deal with constructing and reconstructing ourselves in an ever-changing world, in the face of tragedy, change and socio-cultural conflicts. (more...)

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