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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  • 1 day ago | Stage

    Ice cream. Wonder Woman. Things with stripes. Spaghetti with meatballs. Being allowed to stay up late to watch TV. For any seven-year-old girl, this is a list of awesomeness. However, for one seven-year-old girl, these items have a tragic underton...

  • 6 days ago | Stage

    Sometimes a Holocaust story isn’t simply a Holocaust story. Not when it concerns itself with people’s kindness to those of another religion, even when the personal consequences are dire. When, in the face of unspeakable inhumanity, instead of turn...

  • 14 days ago | Stage

    Why now? It’s one of the crucial questions of theater critique. Why are we seeing this show now? What does it have to say to us, this audience, here as we are? Why was it programmed for us at this time? With older shows, responses can in some case...

  • 1 month 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 ...

  • 2 months 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...

  • 2 months 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...

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