Publication Portfolio

She is a writer who strives to seek out unusual, off-the-beaten path events that are often not being covered elsewhere in the media.

–Cheryl Eddy, iO9 (formerly of the San Francisco Bay Guardian)

Selected Publication History

  • KQED, theater critic, freelance arts reportage, Feb 2018-present
  • California Magazine, freelance arts reportage, Nov 2018; March 2020
  • East Bay Express, freelance arts reportage, Winter 2017-Dec 2018
  • SFist, freelance arts reportage, Summer 2017
  • Bikes to Books: A Literary Map of San Francisco, City Lights Books, Oct 2013 (second printing and poster publication, Jan 2015. Third printing, Oct 2016. Mini-zine printing, 2018)
  • StageRush, theater correspondent/New York Fringe Festival reportage, Aug 2011
  • BAYSTAGES, freelance arts reportage, Summer 2011-Fall 2012
  • The Performant, creator of performing arts blog at sfbg.com, July 2010-Dec 2013
  • The GIY Guide, creator of DIY lifestyle blog at Lime.com, Spring 2008-Jan 2010
  • The Quarterly Conversation, freelance book critic, Winter-Spring 2009
  • Theater Bay Area Magazine, freelance theater reportage, Sept 2007-present
  • The San Francisco Bay Guardian, affiliated freelancer/theater, film and literary critic/arts, culture, music, sustainability, and travel reportage, Spring 2006-Oct 2014
  • Other magazine, contributing editor, book reviewer, and travel correspondent, 2005-2007
  • Work Your Way around the World, by Susan Griffith, contributor, 2004-present
  • additional publication credits available upon request

Selected Clips

Arts criticism

You can read my most recent theatre reviews at KQED Arts, where I’ve been writing since 2018. I’ve also written many reviews of books, bands, beers, comics, film, and ephemeral experiences since 2005, and have amassed hundreds of clips in those areas.

First Person Narratives

Travel narrative about the 2007 Montreal Fringe Festival, for Other magazine. Travel narrative about touring the International Fringe Festival circuit for Roadtrippers, in 2019. An earlier primer for Fringe Festival touring from 2014, for Theatre Bay Area.

I wrote a pandemic piece on shelter-in-place techniques garnered from years of solo travel.

I celebrated the “beauty” of a lunchtime World Cup match with a park full of strangers.

I explored my own journey in self-defense with this piece on IMPACT Bay Area, and one on Krav Maga.

Reported Features

I revisited the Living Document and explored its impacts over the past year.

My first clip for Reasons to Be Cheerful: an overview of the SF New Deal as a way to keep restaurants solvent and communities fed.

I spoke with artists who are banding together as the People’s WPA and generating their own “New Deal.”

An overview of Bay Area theatre collectives working with different models of shared governance and decision-making.

In the wake of the pandemic shutdown, questions about actors’ contracts linger at Berkeley Rep.

A recent piece on the Bay Area’s “living document” of BIPOC theatre-maker’s experiences.

A piece about the practice of land acknowledgements, and how to use them.

I wrote about Jess Curtis/Gravity Dance working to provide audio description services in the Bay Area performing arts community.

A piece about the difficulties of navigating Visas for international performing artists under the Trump administration.

A piece for the Other Avenues newsletter in which I report on the future of worker cooperatives in the United States

I wrote frequently on urban greening/DIY topics for the San Francisco Bay Guardian, such as this one on backyard bees, this one on bicycle repair classes, and this piece on homebrewed biofuels.

Profiles and interviews

In the same year I got to interview both Margo Hall and Sean San José as they stepped into new leadership roles at Lorraine Hansberry Theatre and the Magic Theatre.

An interview with Regina Evans, artist, advocate, and instigator of Beloved: An Insistence.

I wrote about Mission District legends, the inimitable Marga Gomez, and the ever-evolving Campo Santo.

A recent piece about some of the Bay Area’s most dynamic Theatre duos.

A timely interview with transmedia specialist and cultural change-maker, Claudia Alick.

A piece celebrating the twenty-year anniversary of my favorite literary homage, the Edwardian Ball.

Watching director Ariel Craft at work led to this piece about Dry Land at Shotgun Players. A year later I gave her a gushing review for Free for All, at Cutting Ball Theatre.

The first time I wrote about Oakland’s “accidental phenomenon,” Hoodslam, they were just getting their start. This piece I wrote in 2018 details their upward trajectory and expansion.

I bought a new camera and got some great shots of the 2017 Burger Boogaloo at Mosswood Park.

A pair of East Bay Music Festivals tapped into my love of the dark. The Near Dark Fest, and the West Coast Women’s Darkwave Festival.

I may have been the first US-based journalist to explore the controversies surrounding the energetic ode to East German skate culture This Ain’t California.

I loved writing about Zahra Noorbaksh’s journey to the New York Fringe Festival for the San Francisco Bay Guardian here and here.

This piece combined my love of North American vernacular music and the Bay Area punk scene, documenting the efforts of La Plebe trombonist Antonio Cuellar to archive the Arhoolie Foundation’s massive Frontera collection. I later wrote about the Arhoolie/Chris Strachwitz documentary This Ain’t no Mouse Music.