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.
3 days ago | Stage
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...
5 days ago | Stage
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...
7 days ago | Stage
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...
9 days ago | Stage
The set up: How do we fail our children? How do we knowingly or unknowingly - on purpose or by circumstance, cause harm to those young souls we have guardianship over? And who’s to say which one of us is the most fit to raise children in the first...
11 days ago | Stage
Jeff isn’t a bad guy really; he’s just had a string of rotten luck. First he got kicked out of the Navy for smoking dope on duty, then it turns out that his new girlfriend is a prostitute and oh yeah; he lost a bunch of money in a card...
12 days ago | Stage
The set up: “Religion divides us, while it is our human characteristics that bind us to each other.” This, a quote from Anglo-Austrian Mathematician Hermann Bondi. But it doesn’t take a math whiz to know that matters of faith too often come in the...