Deborah Klugman is a freelance arts journalist living in Los Angeles. She has been writing about L.A. theater since 1986.
Set in Northern California, Dorothy Fortenberry’s Species Native to California is an ambitious effort that embraces Chekhovian themes and magical realism, but the effort comes off as more contrived than organic.READ MORE
The time for Diane Rodriguez’s play is 1970, and the immediate setting is the office of El Malcriado, the newspaper founded by Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez in Delano, California.READ MORE
Tracy Droz Tragos’ documentary, Abortion: Stories Women Tell could be pared down, but it is often powerful and the struggles of the women it depicts are not easily forgotten.READ MORE
Writer/director Tim Robbins’ Harlequino: On to Freedom at the Actors’ Gang is a messy, boisterous show whose message about personal freedom and self-determination comes through simply and clearly.READ MORE