ARTICLES BY Cy Ashley Webb

Cy spent the ‘80’s as a bench scientist, the tech boom doing intellectual property law, and the first decade of the millennium, aspiring to be the world’s oldest grad student at Stanford where she is interested in political martyrdom. Presently, she enjoys writing for Stark Insider and the SF Examiner, hanging out at Palo Alto Children's Theatre, and participating in various political activities. Democracy is not a spectator sport! Cy is a SFBATCC member.
Arts & Culture
by on 08.26.14

Zilah Mendoza’s nuanced performance of Odessa stands alone; so many threads of so many people run through this character and Mendoza does justice to them all.

No Malibu Barbra
by on 08.22.14

These old timey shoppes are taken straight out of Streisand’s 2010 book “My Passion for Design”, which one imagines the diva dictating and photographing while in an extremis Martha Stewart moment.

Theater & Arts
by on 08.19.14

Seventeen different voices, each with a different perspective, sketch out unexpected boundaries of moral culpability in Oakland.

Grab your death ray!
by on 08.18.14

Only afterwards does it dawn on you that your mind was transported from one place to another along such a smooth continuum that you arrived where you intended with only a limited sense of how you got there.

Final count: 530
by on 08.04.14

This motiv count changed the listening experience, as it forced you to listen through the often dense texture to pick up on repetitions happening deep in the music.

Theater & Arts
by on 07.30.14

“Chopin is the angel of all pianists,” says Felder, “he really was able to take piano to new heights that hadn’t been seen before him. All these years later, we still strive to create the magic that he supposedly created at the instrument… it’s really ethereal.”

ride that pony home!
by on 07.22.14

The Naked Empire Buffoon Company (Sabrina Wensky and Cara McClendon) could give John Belushi’s killer bees a run for their money. These two combine the petulance of an ill-mannered child with the wiles of a Chechen terrorist.

into the belly of the beast...
by on 07.21.14

Broadly, energy on stage fits one of three patterns: the fierce, isolated intensity of Ahab, the compliant, but detached skepticism of Starbuck, and the intentionally unfocused direction of the rest of the cast. This tripartite energy division serves the action well.

Dissing the dinosaur
by on 07.15.14

This script is so strong, in part, because the playwright avoids the prescriptive; instead, he provides four rich characters with whom you genuinely want to spend time.

And the crowd went wild...
by on 07.08.14

Jazz pianist Makoto Ozone joined the Symphony to reclaim Rhapsody in Blue back from United Airlines and a thousand dreary elevators.