Marcus Gardley

Cal Shakes boasts an excellent ensemble -- from left, Lamont Thompson, J. Alphonse Nicholson, Safiya Fredericks and Aldo Billingslea -- in its West Coast premiere of Marcus Gardley’s “black odyssey.”  (Courtesy Kevin Berne)

Ancient myth, modern-day Oakland meld in ‘black odyssey’

In Homer’s ancient epic “The Odyssey,” Ulysses sails slowly back to Greece…

 

Ubuntu Theater Project is performing the full-length version of Marcus Gardley’s “Dance of the Holy Ghosts.”

Ubuntu Theater Project summons ‘Ghosts’

On a minimal set with few technical flourishes, Ubuntu Theater Project has…

 

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‘House that will not Stand’ haunts, charms in Berkeley

With a world premiere as historically rich and artistically ambitious as former…

 

The Civil War — from a slave’s view

Marcus Gardley was born and raised in Oakland, and several of his…