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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  • 4 days ago | Stage

    “Church is not a country club for saints; it’s a hospital for sinners.” So goes the shrewd advice/admonition given to the Reverend Scott at the conclusion of Joyce Sylvester’s pseudo-morality play, Freeda Peoples, now on stage at Ensemble Theatre....

  • 12 days ago | Stage

    “Cranberry sauce is the greatest lubricant,” says actor Christopher Salazar, explaining how he manages to eat a Thanksgiving meal night after night onstage while at the same time delivering his lines clearly and on cue. Salazar is one of eight act...

  • 17 days ago | Stage

    It’s quite possible that Little Shop of Horrors (music by Alan Menken and lyrics and book by Howard Ashman) is the most universally loveable musical ever created. The kind of show everyone can adore based on their own personal tastes. Fancy a sci-...

  • 24 days ago | Stage

    These days, when men write plays that feature ridiculous, regressive women, we get angry. Can’t you see that women aren’t all pathetic or crazy or hysterical or any of the other derogative cloaks too often foisted upon female characters, we yell. ...

  • 1 month ago | Stage

    It’s a good thing this theater space includes a bar because trust me, you’re going to need a drink following On The Exhale, the one woman/one-hour show now on stage at Rec Room Arts. Not a, gather with friends over a pint and energetically discuss...

  • 1 month ago | Stage

    The good news is that a lot has changed for the better since Lucky Kirkwood wrote NSFW in 2012, now playing at Stages Repertory Theatre. Between the #MeToo and Times Up movement, things like female sexual exploitation, workplace harassment and the...

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