Jessica Goldman was the theater critic for CBC Radio in Calgary prior to joining the Houston Press team. Her work has also appeared in American Theatre Magazine, Globe and Mail and Alberta Views. Jessica is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association.
9 days ago | Stage
Issue plays, plays that concern some type of problematic and troubling social concern, don’t always age well. Times change, moral lines move, technology/science/knowledge increases, generational norms shift and suddenly the issue, once so fist-pou...
16 days ago | Stage
Ah, romantic love. Will we ever get tired of obsessing about you? How to get love, how to keep love, fear of its loss, fear of its hold, wishing it never happened, figuring out how to move past it and then how to find it all over again? No matter...
30 days ago | Stage
To enjoy a play, we the audience willingly engage in several suspensions of disbelief. Those people up there on stage? They really are the characters they portray. The lighting that dims, darkens or shines brightly? Well that’s just the atmosphere...
1 month ago | Stage
By the time our main character Margie is snarling on all fours around the bedroom of her sleeping ex-husband as if she was a lion ready to attack, while her abandoned son is speaking to some kind of sooth saying bonobo in a transported alternate r...
2 months ago | Stage
Wear something red in silent protest. That was the action taken by several Alley production and general staff members at today’s 11 a.m. company-wide meeting that promised to finally address what’s been going on in the wake of the sudden retiremen...
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enough Deserves A Better Production2 months ago | Stage
Sometimes bad productions happen to good plays. Other times bad productions happen to stellar casts. In the case of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf, a script and a cast offering nothing short of greatness, a ...