Prior to joining Houston Press, Jessica Goldman was the theater critic for CBC Radio in Calgary. 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.
15 days ago | Stage
You need to see the world through other people’s eyes if you ever hope to fully grasp the challenges they face. Only once we truly understand another person in this manner, can we exhibit the empathy and love they deserve. It’s this notion that co...
21 days ago | Stage
The set up: Before everyone gets ahead of themselves and notes that George Orwell’s 1984 is the eerily perfect play to be producing in our present era of presidential “alternative facts”, remember that theater companies plan their seasons way in a...
24 days ago | Stage
The set up: In an age where Planned Parenthood is being defunded, men are determined as ever to limit a woman’s dominion over her body and the President of the United States has bragged about grabbing unsuspecting women, it might seem that a story...
The set up: “If people want hopelessness, they just have to turn on the news. Reaffirming the terribleness of humanity is not very interesting to me.” This a quote from a Journal News interview given by Karen Zacarias, one of the most produced Lat...
The set up: November 4, 2008 was a tremendous day for many Americans. The election of Barak Obama, the nation’s first African American President, was celebrated by people of all races, genders and ethnicities in this country. But there’s no denyin...
Alison Bechdel just wants to know what’s true. She wants to know why her dad was often so angry, controlling and physically distant. It’s not because he runs a funeral home. Maybe it’s because he’d rather be paying attention to his passion, collec...