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“Straight White Men” Captivates Curious Minorities, at MTC, Mill Valley

“Straight White Men” Captivates Curious Minorities, at MTC, Mill Valley

Millennial Notes Young Jean Lee Reveals Anglo Anxieties by Tyler Jeffreys Young Jean Lee’s “Straight White Men” reminds us that we are more alike than we are different, even those of us who put on a front. I cannot imagine living under the pressure these guys endure. Afterwards, I thought: I should invite them to hang out with politically oppressed folks.   For pre-show music, director Morgan Gould bangs out an epic woman-power playlist. I feel welcome as I dance…

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“Hooded” Tickles with Dark Humor, at Custom Made, S.F.

“Hooded” Tickles with Dark Humor, at Custom Made, S.F.

Millennial Notes Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm Goes Beyond the Pale by Michael V. Rodriguez Even before the curtain rises, Officer Borzoi (terrifying BE Rivers) authoritatively points to the word “LAUGH” in lights hanging above the Custom Made Theater’s intimate stage. Swinging a baton, he demands that we laugh when the box lights up—otherwise, he says, we’re racists! Throughout this funny and macabre play, Borzoi’s simple rule proves difficult to follow. Yet, when compared to the contradictions Black people endure every day,…

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