The Thinking Man's Idiot

The unruly brain and bad habits of a writer, artist, and grilled cheese sandwich-enthusiast.

‘Eye’ on the Prize: ‘The Bluest Eye’ “audio drama” at Aurora Theatre

Aurora’s audio show – originally intended for a live production – adds to the dreamlike quality of Toni Morrison’s debut story.

Wednesday, 14 April, 2021 · Leave a comment

In Step with the Spectrum: Balanchine’s ‘Jewels’ (online) at the SF Ballet

The company shot a new segment to round out their delightful production Balanchine’s colorful triptych.

Wednesday, 7 April, 2021 · Leave a comment

The Newest Old Play: ACT Out Loud – ‘Trouble in Mind’

The inaugural entry in the ACT’s new reading series is Alice Childress’ all-too-relevant 1957 classic.

Saturday, 3 April, 2021 · 3 Comments

Can’t read the Writing on the Wall: [hieroglyph] world premiere by SF Playhouse and Lorraine Hansberry Theatre

Two great companies collab for a show that uses a popular lie to tell a troubling rape narrative.

Saturday, 13 March, 2021 · 2 Comments

When do we re-start?: ‘Interlude’ World Premiere at NCTC

NCTC world premieres an audio solo play about Black pain during the pandemic.

Wednesday, 10 March, 2021 · Leave a comment

Outside of the Routine: 2021 Digital Program 3 by the SF Ballet

We’re all trapped in a routine, so the SF Ballet presents a trio of shows about breaking out.

Monday, 8 March, 2021 · Leave a comment

No Soul, No Glo: ‘Coming 2 America’

Everyone involved in this should be ashamed. EVERYONE.

Friday, 5 March, 2021 · Leave a comment

I Have No Mouth, but I Must Scream

The only thing worse than COVID depression is when additional frustrations are piled on top of it.

Monday, 1 March, 2021 · 2 Comments

Osmosis III: Same as it Ever Was

I bring back my job-hunting column to report on recent frustrations and one wonderful bit of feedback.

Tuesday, 23 February, 2021 · 1 Comment