Embracing both the challenges and opportunities of technology, the Women’s Theatre Festival Fringe series streamed a variety of “live” performances on Saturday night, providing a possible glimpse of how we might be experiencing theatre as the coronavirus pandemic continues. Read what Kim Jackson has to say about the first weekend of virtual productions.
Kim moved to Raleigh with her family just over two decades ago, and she has loved her life in the Triangle. When her children were younger, she made the rounds of family-fun events at the museums as well as kept busy with hockey, gymnastics and Irish dance. Now, her kids are in college (Go Pack!), one has graduated (Elon), and she has the opportunity to pursue other interests, like theater. Kim majored in history and English, also receiving advanced degrees in both, and held jobs where she wrote for various in-house publications. She is also a member of the American Theatre Critics Association. She’s excited to be a part of RDU On Stage and looks forward to sharing her reflections on our dynamic theater community.
Burning Coal Theatre’s production of Accord(ing) by co-creators and directors Bronwen Carson and Vieve Radha Price, presented in collaboration with SoundingLine Arts and TÉA Creative, is an immersive sensory experience that explores how individuals struggle with a variety of internal and external forces when making decisions. Read Kim Jackson’s review.
The full title of the 1963 play by Peter Weiss effectively sums up the plot: The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade…. Read More ›
Andrew Borba, Artistic Director of The Chautauqua Theater Company, guides PlayMakers’ production of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar with a keen focus on adhering to the intentions of the original text.
SWEAT is the human interest story behind the headlines that resonates and is a telling sign of the times nearly a decade after the play takes place. Read what Kim Jackson has to say about The Justice Theater Project’s production.
Pure Life Theatre’s production of Peter Manos’ play LOVING seamlessly blends an important history lesson with an intimate love story. Read what Kim Jackson has to say.
The Bulldog Ensemble Theater production of Howard Craft’s Orange Light delivers not only an emotional tribute to the people who perished in the 1991 Imperial Foods fire in Hamlet, North Carolina but also a piercing indictment of how the aftermath was handled by those who had the power to affect change. Read what Kim Jackson has to say about the production.
Theater Review: Intellectually Stimulating ‘Everybody’ Cross-Examines What Really Matters in the End
Most of us are too busy to confront our own mortality unless forced to by circumstances, but EVERYBODY presents a compelling argument that maybe we should be thinking about it. Read what else Kim Jackson has to say about the PlayMakers’ production of EVERYBODY.
Theater Review: RLT’s Production of ‘Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ Credibly Unearths Complexities of Story
In the Raleigh Little Theatre production of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, Director Patrick Torres creates an engaging visual spectacle merged with powerful performances that deliver an unexpectedly sensory dramatic experience. Read Kim Jackson’s review of the production.
Theater Review: PlayMakers’ Production of ‘The Amish Project’ Explores the Transformative Power of Forgiveness
The play is a fictionalized drama inspired by the 2006 Nickel Mines schoolhouse shooting of 10 Amish girls (five died) with the emphasis on the aftermath and the experience of trauma by various members of the Lancaster County community. Read Kim Jackson’s review of the PlayMakers Repertory Company production.
Similar to Shakespeare, the musical Camelot by Alan J. Lerner and Frederick Loewe, offers ample opportunities for creative interpretation. Read Kim Jackson’s review of the Burning Coal Theatre production.
The holiday season ushers in a sleigh full of traditions, including the requisite shows reflecting uplifting tales of reconciliation. That sweet sentimentality takes center stage with North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre’s (NRACT’s) production of Fruitcakes by Julian Wiles. Read Kim Jackson’s review.