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.
4 days ago | Stage
Seán Patrick Judge was in the middle of an important monologue when he felt a tickle on his cheek followed, by a horrified scream from the audience. The tickle was a cockroach. One who had been previously been hiding out on a jacket Judge put on a...
1 month ago | Stage
Under the category of things we’ve never seen before onstage in Houston, I present: 1. A hockey glove and an oven mitt having rambunctious doggy-style sex 2. Paper plate father and son playing catch, running piggyback and affectionately horsing ar...
"We run from grief because loss scares us, yet our hearts reach toward grief because the broken parts want to mend.” The ever-insightful University of Houston research professor/best seller/TED talk Phenom/Oprah bestie Brené Brown sure knows how t...
Let’s talk about what we don’t get a lot of in the Houston theater scene. Premieres of local playwrights. Shows set in, and about, our city. Site-specific theater. Purposefully intimate/small audience productions. Shows that embrace racial and sex...
Is there anything worse than listening to bad spoken word poetry? The kind with lines kinda like, “You are my Picasso, I am your muse. Even though you’re difficult, you’re the one I would choose.” Poetry about tigers in a cage, a cage full of rage...
3 months ago | Stage
Picture a story about a poor school, in a dangerous neighborhood, populated by students of color, most of whom are failing. Their teachers are a mixed bag: some are jaded, a few well-intentioned, and several suffer from the type of selfishness con...