Tag: Theater

  • An invitation to reconsider: The role of the theater

    Yonatan Laderman’s column “An Invitation to Reconsider” examines the different elements of a theater production in order to rethink life and theater with unorthodoxy. a stage has all stages in it when we fell from the skies into the wombs, no one mentioned how hard the ground was.  when I step in it’s all dark, one lamp remained on. abandoned. …

  • Sunnyvale’s ‘Next to Normal’ successfully explores mental illness through theater

    Content warning: This article discusses mental illness and suicide. It also contains spoilers for the musical “Next to Normal.” Sunnyvale Community Players’ latest production of “Next to Normal” is nothing short of amazing. The show, which opens a powerful dialogue on mental health, was strengthened by impressive casting and nuanced character relationships. The musical centers…

  • ‘Just dive in’: BLACKstage staff on building community through theater

    BLACKstage, a group aiming to offer Black students a community to explore theater, was recently revived. The organization’s first production after the revival, “Pipeline,” explored the school-to-prison pipeline and the systemic racism Black students often experience.  The Stanford Daily sat down with Lee’Shae Lawson ’23, BLACKstage’s Education Chair, and Eryn Perkins ’25, the director of…

  • Maisie Peters bewitches at Oakland’s Fox Theater

    Singer-songwriter Maisie Peters filled the Fox Theater in Oakland on Sept. 21 with dazzling and upbeat fall vibes, bringing her Good Witch of North American tour to the Bay Area. Peters performed many of her classics, including “John Hughes Movie” and “Not Another Rockstar” as well as selections from her newest album The Good Witch.…