Sean San Jose

A family from the Philippines living in San Francisco is the subject of Magic Theatre’s premiere “The Gangster of Love.”  (Courtesy Jennifer Reiley)

Epic immigrant story loses focus in Magic’s ‘Gangster of Love’

The most interesting character in “The Gangster of Love,” Jessica Hagedorn’s Magic…


Richard Montoya appears in “Nogales” at Magic Theatre. (Courtesy Jennifer Reiley)

Magic Theatre’s ‘Nogales’ takes on border town issues

Richard Montoya, of the iconic Los Angeles-based performance group Culture Clash, is…


Foreground, from left, Tristan Cunningham and Sean San Jose appear in California Shakespeare Theater’s “Life Is a Dream.” (Courtesy Kevin Berne)

Spain’s dramatic Golden Age comes to light in Cal Shakes’ ‘Dream’

The California Shakespeare Theater has built its reputation on works by its…


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Campo Santos’ ‘River’ flows a litle too freely

Playwright (and acclaimed Culture Clash writer-performer) Richard Montoya wrote “The River” for…

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