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.
2 days ago | Coronavirus
Costume Designer Donna Southern Schmidt was thinking way ahead of most Houstonians when she decided to grab a bunch of leftover materials and take them into isolation with her as the stay at home order hit Houston. Social media connections with fe...
8 days ago | Coronavirus
“Tiger got to hunt, bird got to fly; man got to sit and wonder 'why, why, why?" Leave it to Kurt Vonnegut to unintentionally describe our different reactions/realities when it comes to dealing with global problems such as coronavirus. But what abo...
16 days ago | Coronavirus
Almost immediately upon learning of the temporary theater closures across the United States due to coronavirus, it seemed as though every critic in America began filing stories detailing the ways audiences could stream plays and musicals online. W...
20 days ago | Stage
It was just over a week ago that Brandon Morgan got a call from the Houston Grand Opera offering him a supernumerary role in their upcoming production of Salome. He eagerly agreed. Then just days later, he received the email that so many performer...
22 days ago | Coronavirus
The theater has always been the place we go to in times of trouble. Sitting in the dark with our fellow humans, experiencing stories about the people we share the world with, provides us with insight, distraction, a sense of community and at times...
25 days ago | Stage
Oh, what a difference a day makes. Last Thursday our inboxes were flooded with messages from theaters outlining the precautions being taken to disinfect their spaces and ensuring us that the show would safely go on. Then Friday happened. The Alley...