Shotgun hosts the West Coast premiere of James Ijames’ scathing satire of White privilege in art.
Black Panther isn’t “a hero who happens to be Black”. Rather, Black identity is central and crucial to the story of his fantastic first MCU solo film.
Trying to stuff an epic tale into a relatively short film keeps this animated adventure from truly taking off.
The unapologetic Blackness of this superhero show makes it a must-watch.✊🏿
Sorry, Frank – it was NOT “a very good year”.
Still, there were bright spots to be found.
Marcus Gardley’s play is so close to perfection that it’s enough to drive you crazy that it doesn’t quite get there.
Fine acting and great Berkeley Rep production values can’t save Branden Jabobs-Jenkins’ God-awful script.
A strong director and able cast elevate a clichéd story in this Shotgun show.
A Black woman aims for biting social commentary, but winds up giving herself the “All Lives Matter” treatment in this uneven new satire by Luna Malbroux and Faultine Theater.
The stage may be new for Af-Am Shakes, but August Wilson’s script is as timely as ever.