The Thinking Man's Idiot

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

Time Keeps on Drippin’: ‘Time Sensitive’ by Ragged Wing Ensemble

Ragged Wing’s latest is a haunting lyrical movement piece about unchecked capitalism in a dying world.

Monday, 15 April, 2019 · 2 Comments

At the Hour of Our Death: ‘4.48 Psychosis’ at Anton’s Well

Sarah Kane’s rarely-produced final work is the subject of a wonderfully haunting production by Anton’s Well.

Thursday, 26 July, 2018 · 3 Comments

I saw ‘Black Panther’ last night and My Life is Better for it (My Non-Spoiler Review)

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.

Wednesday, 14 February, 2018 · 1 Comment

Playground Double-Feature: ‘Hedge’ and ‘Kano + Abe’

I spotlight two shows in Playground’s “Best Of” festival, both of which focus on Bay Area neighborhoods.

One is a hypocritical gentrification drama, the other is a creative (if flawed) crime story.

Friday, 9 June, 2017 · Leave a comment

Youth Theatre Double-Feature: ‘Macbeth’ at Gritty City Rep and ‘Fly Guy’ at Bay Area Children’s Theatre

A Caribbean take on Shakespeare and an adorable adaptation of a children’s book made for an interesting weekend of theatre.

Monday, 22 May, 2017 · 1 Comment