Jessica Goldman

Jessica Goldman

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.

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  • 10 days ago | Stage

    When our distinguished panel met to finalize our winners and nominees for the 2018-19 Houston Theater Awards, the meeting was surprisingly amicable. Many of our choices were unanimous, or close to it, which I think speaks highly of the quality of ...

  • 20 days ago | Stage

    Go to enough theater over the years and, at some point, you’re bound to see a show that you just don’t understand. Perhaps an experimental one that’s so opaque it’s like snorkeling through mud to find the meaning. Or maybe a new adaptation of a cl...

  • 1 month ago | Stage

    “I almost feel bad even calling it Woyzeck”, said Director Matt Hune just a short while before the show’s opening at Rec Room Arts. A funny thing to say about Georg Büchner’s classic 19th-century play, one of the most performed and influential pie...

  • 2 months ago | Stage

    Let’s play metaphor. If the theater scene in Houston is a family, then Catastrophic Theatre is like the creatively kooky aunt who takes you under her wing and exposes you to things your family members wouldn’t dare. It’s not that what the others o...

  • 2 months ago | Stage

    I’m sitting at the foot end of a bathtub, in a small and muggy bathroom, talking about what it felt like as an only child to suddenly live and shower with 11 other girls at sleepaway camp. The woman sitting in the tub listening to me nods with gre...

  • 3 months ago | Stage

    In explaining to her daughter Sally, why she’s allowing Jake, her unstable and historically violent son to return home, Lorraine spits out with dismissiveness, “He won’t hurt us, we’re family.” Under other circumstances, we may have hope that Lorr...

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