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2016/2017 Season Articles & News

Baile en la Calle

Baile en la Calle livens up the Mission
Laura Wenus, Mission Local, 05/08/2017

 

BOOTYCANDY

Bootycandy
Eddie Reynolds, Theatre Eddys, 2/20/2017

Queer kaleidoscope
Richard Dodds, The Bay Area Reporter, 2/23/2017

Bootycandy a treat for the theatrically daring
Lily Janiak, San Francisco Chronicle, 2/28/2017

 

EL SON DE LA MISIÓN

The Sound of the Mission's History Returns Remixed
Laura Wenus, Mission Local, 11/09/2016

Mission music production returns for second act
Edgar Pacheco, El Tecolote, 11/3/2016

New production brings history to life through music
Alma Villegas, El Tecolote, 3/10/2016

 


2015/2016 Season Articles & News

(THE RETURN OF) MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL

What we learn from Sylvester's Mighty Real resurrection
John Wilkins, The Do List, KQED Arts, 2/27/2016

Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester: 'Living your own truth"
Claudia Bauer, SF Chronicle 2/26/2016

Fabulous Funk & Fun
Donna Sachet, Bay Area Reporter 2/25/2016 

Musical celebrates Sylvester, San Francisco's unapologetically Black "Queen of Disco"
Jen Chien, Crosscurrents, KALW 2/24/016

Sights & Sounds Weekly featuring Anthony Wayne
Chris Hambrick, KALW 2/18/2016

A mighty good time at Sylvester's 'A Mighty Real'
Review by Chad Jones, San Francisco Chronicle 2/18/2016

2016 Winter Arts Preview
San Francisco Examiner, 1/21/2016

Sylvester Musical opens Feb 17 at Brava! for Women in the Arts
SF Sentinel, 1/27/2016

 

MARGA GOMEZ'S POUND

San Francisco Press:

Celestial celesbian seasonings
Richard Dodds, Bay Area Reporter, 10/22/2015

'Pound' provides in-depth view literally and comically
Robert Hurwitt, SF Chronicle, 10/20/2015

'Pound,' Marga Gomez's 11th solo show, packs a punch
Robert Hurwitt, 10/13/2015

New York & National Press:

Marga Gomez Pounds It Home for Hot! Fest
David Clark, OUT Magazine, 7/14/2015

Marga Gomez’s Love/Hate Letter to Her Lesbian Role Models
Laurie Stone, American Theatre Magazine, 7/23/2015

Marga Gomez's 'Pound' Mocks Depictions of Lesbians on Film
Christopher Isherwood, NY Times, 7/14/2015

 

THE OTHER BARRIO

LISA MEZZACAPPA'S GLORIOUS RAVAGE

Composer Lisa Mezzacappa inspired by "women explorers"
Andrew Gilbert, SF Chronicle, 9/30/2015

Mezzacappa on Glorious Ravage and Music That "Lives in the Cracks"
Jeff Kaliss, SF Classical Voice, 9/20/2015

Lisa Mezzacappa - Berkeley bassist, composer & underground star
Richard Scheinin, San Jose Mercury News, 6/30/14

 

BLACKBIRDS BOOGIE & OTHER GUMBO GROOVES

Celebration of Wayne Corbitt at Brava Theater
Robert Hurwitt, San Francisco Chronicle, 7/29/1


2014/2015 Season Articles & News

THE MEDEA PROJECT: BIRTHRIGHT?

The Medea Project's "Birthright?"a powerful voice for women
Michael Rosen, San Francisco Chronicle, 4/11/15

Personal stories of sex, politics fill "Birthright?"
Rose Aguilar, San Francisco Examiner, 4/9/15

 

MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL

BRAVA'S NEW YEAR'S EVE COMEDY FIESTA 2014

What Are You Doing NYE?
Roberto Friedman, Bay Area Reporter 12/11/14

 

LAS CHICAS DE ESTA NOCHE: LIVING LA VIDA EVICTED

Esta Noche Back, But Just for Tonight
Mission Local, Dan Hirsch

 

TRAVELING WHILE BLACK

SWEET MALADIES


2013/2014 Season Articles & News

WAXING WEST:

Review May 14, 2014
SF Bay Guardian, Robert Avila

 

LOTTIE'S GHOSTS:

5 don't miss Bay Area entertainment events, March 20-23
Staff Report, SF Chronicle, March 19, 2014

 

MONOLÓGOS DE LA VAGINA:

Conservative star  in 'Monologos de la Vagina' replaced

Josh Fitzgerald Rodriguez, SF Bay Guardian, February 4, 2014

 

SF SKETCHFEST:

SF Sketchfest reveals the real stories of comedians
Art Siriwatt, Daily Californian, February 13, 2014

 

BRAVA'S NEW YEAR'S EVE COMEDY FEISTA:

Purple Is The New Blue Out There; Comic Triumph
Review - Roberto Friedman, Bay Area Reporter,  January 9, 2014

Three Comic Ring In the New Year and Hilarity Ensues
Daniel Hirsch, Mission Local, SF Gate,  December 29, 2013

New Year's Eve Comedy by the Bay and Hilarity in Utah
Marilyn Pittman, Out in The Bay,  KALW, December 26, 2013

A Very Marga New Year
Ronn Vigh,Bay Area Reporter,  December 26, 2013

 

SOLITUDE:

Review of LA Theater Center production
Los Angeles Times, September 24, 2009

 

OUR MISSION: NO EVICTION!:

Our Mission: No Eviction!
LatinBayArea.com, October 21, 2013

Our Mission No Evictions: Eviction Epidemic Threatens Art Culture
Laura Waxmann, El Tecolote, October 10, 2013

Royalty of Mission Art Scene Faces Eviction
Heather Mack, Mission Local/SF Gate, October 2, 2013

San Francisco Evictions Up Sharply
Dorothy Atkins, Mission Local October 3, 2013

 

2ND ANNUAL SON JAROCHO FESTIVAL:

Esta noches de son jarocho en San Francisco
Ricardo Ibarra, El Mensajero, August 11, 2013

Article: Download the new album by Los Cojolitos
Ricardo Ibarra, El Mensajero, August 4, 2013

 

TRIO LOS PANCHOS:

Video of interview w/ Marcos & Isabel Gutierrez
KIQI, July 31, 2013

Vuelven Los Panchos
Ricardo Ibarra, El Mensajero, July 25, 2013


2012/2013 Season Articles & News

JUANA'S VOICE:

Be The Change: Shannon Day, Elizabeth Rosas and Juana's Voice
Bruce Reyes-Chow, Bruce's Friday Five, SFGate, April 6, 2013 

 

IN A DAUGHTER'S EYES

2 Oakland daughters grapple with painful past (review)
Robert Hurwitt, SF Chronicle, June 30, 2013

'Daughter's Eyes' - play reflects fathers' tragedy
Robert Hurwitt, SF Chronicle July 3, 2013

 

BURQAVAGANZA

BAILE EN LA CALLE: THE MURAL DANCES

Brava Theater and Precita Eyes Dazzle 24th Street
Mission Local, Dan Hirsch, May 7, 2013

 

THE RESURRECTION OF SHE

Rhodessa Jones a force to reckon with
SF Chronicle, Robert Hurwitt, 3/29/13

 

SF INDIEFEST

BRAVA'S NYE COMEDY FIESTA WITH MARGA GOMEZ & FUNNY FRIENDS

Marga Gomez talks comedy and BRAVA
Bay Area Reporter 12/06/12

Marga Gomez and Funny Ladies Seize New Year’s Eve
San Francisco Sentinel

 

Encuentro Del Canto Popular

La Santa Cecilia plays Encuentro Del Canto Popular
La Opinion 11/27/2012

 

outLoud Radio !0th Anniversary Gala

outLoud Radio Gala - LGBT Youth find voice
SF Chronicle, November 12, 2012

 

Teatro Vagon - Oleanna 

Teatro Vagon presents David Mamet's Oleanna
SF Examiner, September 28, 2012

 

1st Annual Son Jarocho Festival

Son Jarocho Festival slideshow in SF Weekly
August 22, 2012, SF Weekly online

Son Jarocho Festival featured in El Tecolote
Son Jarocho Festival August 16-19, 2012

 

Thrillpeddlers' Marat/Sade

Thrillpeddlers' Marat/Sade, sfgate.com
July 22-29, 2012

Thrillpeddlers' Marat/Sade featured in Huffington Post
July 18, 2012

Thrillpeddlers featured in SF Weekly
July 16, 2012


2011