The Thinking Man's Idiot

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

Ebony Powers: ‘Manifesto’ at Brava

Rotimi Agbabiaka delivers another winning solo show satirizing race, sexuality, and hunger for fame.

Sunday, 9 February, 2020 · Leave a comment

Better off Broken: ‘Bull in a China Shop’ Bay Area Premiere at Aurora Theatre

Aurora’s final 2019 is a winning dramatic-comedy set during the Women’s Suffrage Movement.

Monday, 18 November, 2019 · 1 Comment

With Attitude: ‘Nigga-Roo’ at The EXIT

Dazié Grego-Sykes’ incendiary Fringe solo show gets a full staging (such as it is) at EXIT Stage Left.

Thursday, 11 April, 2019 · Leave a comment

Failing Grade: ‘Transfers’ West Coast premiere at Crowded Fire

Lucy Thurber’s latest is the sort of ill-thought-out treatise on Affirmative Action you’d expect from Fox News.

Tuesday, 12 March, 2019 · 2 Comments

Funny and Fabulous: ‘Queering My Lobster’ by Killing My Lobster

KML’s first-ever Pride show masterfully lampoons everything from hompophobic tech bros & Gay dating sites to str8 actors being awarded for playing LGBTQ+ characters.

Sunday, 3 June, 2018 · Leave a comment

Missed its Stop: ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ at Ubuntu Theater

Ubuntu’s attempt to deconstruct Tennessee Williams’ classic paradoxically reveals how little they understand of the material.

Monday, 5 February, 2018 · 2 Comments

Naked Emotions: ‘Vignettes on Love’ at Potrero Stage

A pretty cast elevates a rather rote story about the complications that come with sex.

Friday, 28 July, 2017 · Leave a comment

‘Midsummer’ Lovin’: ‘Midsummer of Love’ by We Players

Sex is the name of the game in WE Players’ bawdy new take on The Bard’s most famous comedy.

Monday, 26 June, 2017 · 1 Comment

The ‘How’ and Why: ‘How to Be a White Man’ World Premiere by Faultline Theater

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.

Thursday, 22 June, 2017 · 2 Comments

The Fur Flies: ‘Breeders’ at FaultLine

Dan Giles’ hilarious domestic comedy benefits from a great cast and creative set design in this excellent FaultLine Theater production.

Sunday, 16 April, 2017 · 1 Comment