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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  • 3 days ago | Stage

    Seesaws, robust debates, a two-hander play. Not things that regularly show up in a sentence together, that is unless you’re pondering situations that require balance to succeed. Weigh one side more heavily and suddenly the seesaw leaves you strand...

  • 11 days ago | Stage

    “You can’t give us a drug that makes you take risks and make bad decisions, and then punish us for taking risks and making bad decisions.” This, the complaint from brainy and practical Connie, one of the paid volunteers in a cloistered four-week p...

  • 12 days ago | Stage

    Do we have a choice about what direction our lives will go? Is our path already laid out for us, inalterable by free will, determination or desire? Are the minutes, hours and days we spend with each other preciously finite or is time just a constr...

  • 1 month ago | Stage

    At this point, it’s par for the course to call a production by the folks at the excitingly inventive Rec Room Arts, a knockout. This time, however, sighting the term knockout is both flatteringly and narratively descriptive. Yep, this is a boxing ...

  • 2 months ago | Stage

    The scam is having its moment in America. Bigger than a moment, actually, more like a mini-era. Just think about the last couple of years and how much of our news, concern, anxiety, gossip, and outright obsession has been focused on one kind of sc...

  • 2 months 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....

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