Arts & Culture Podcasts

Maggie Yates and Anna Jensen host this discussion about Santa Barbara area theatre. Be a fly on our wall as we deliver penetrating analysis of Santa Barbara arts, culture, & theatre. interviews, upcoming shows, and champagne!

Maggie Yates and Anna Jensen host this discussion about Santa Barbara area theatre. Be a fly on our wall as we deliver penetrating analysis of Santa Barbara arts, culture, & theatre. interviews, upcoming shows, and champagne!


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Maggie Yates and Anna Jensen host this discussion about Santa Barbara area theatre. Be a fly on our wall as we deliver penetrating analysis of Santa Barbara arts, culture, & theatre. interviews, upcoming shows, and champagne!






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In this Episode Samantha Eve of Out of the Box Theatre tells us about their upcoming production of Tick Tick Boom at Center Stage. Into the Woods at PCPA in Santa Maria and Solvang Twilight Los Angeles, 1992 at The Rubicon in Ventura The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, UCSB BFA Students at the


When the Didgeridoo is Done

What Just Happened As you Like It at PCPA. Mentions: George Walker, Mark Booher, Emily Trask The Miser at Westmont: Mentions: John Blondell, Rory Nguyen What’s Happening Now Lillian at Ensemble Theatre Company. Mentions: Nancy Travis Murder on the Orient Express at SBCC. Mentions: Katie Laris, Matthew Tavianini, Tiffany Story Matilda at Lights Up at


Walk Into Spaces That Make You Wobble: A Discussion With Yusef Seevers

Yussef Seevers, Resident Artist at PCPA, joins Maggie and Anna for a lively discussion about the current state of theatre and why “Ignoring ‘what is’ never works.” Yusef, who recently presented on Black Theatre (through PCPA’s Community Enrichment Series), shares his thoughts on Black Theatre during and after the pandemic.


Antony and Cleopatra and Julius Caesar and Brutus and George Bernard Shaw: Naked Shakes at UCSB

UCSB’s Naked Shakes presents “Immortal Longings” a new play adapted by Irwin Appel from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra, along with Shaw’s Caesar and Cleopatra. Performances are online only and free. Immortal Longings cast members Cyrus Roberts, Jarred Webb, Harry Davis, and Shekinah Bryant join Maggie and Anna to discuss the upcoming production.


Great Reckonings in Little Zooms (Where It Happened)

Dr. Kirk Everist of Austin College (and alum of UCSB’s theatre program) joins Maggie and Anna for a discussion about theatre, theatre during a global pandemic, and Hamilton.


What Does One Do When One Does Theatre And Theatre Is Not Something One Can Do



Until It’s Been Chewed Over

Charles Donelan, Executive Arts Editor of The Independent, spills the tea with Maggie and Anna as they ponder the role of criticism in public discourse, current productions, and what’s on the horizon.


The Egg Episode

Writer/Performer Elaine Gale drops in to talk about her show “One Good Egg” and its recent performance at United Solo Theatre Festival in New York City. Also joining the discussion is the show’s Associate Director, Jan Ruskin.


Enjoy Your Summer of Theatre

In this episode Director Maggie Mixsell and the history and final performance of Speaking of Stories. UCSB’s “Into the Beautiful North” The Independent Awards Santa Barbara’s Summer Shows DramaDogs, “The Lost Virginity Tour” INFO PCPA, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” INFO Ensemble Theatre, “Dancing Lessons” INFO SBCC, “How to Succeed in Business Without


The Real You Is Fake

Nita June Davanzo of DogStar Theater Company joins Maggie and Anna to discuss Intimate Constellations, DogStar’s upcoming evening of stories, music, conversation and wine featuring the works of Arthur Miller, Susan Glaspell, Sam Shepherd, Tenessee Williams and more. Photographer/Artist Nathaniel Gray stops by to discuss Santa Barbara Project, his two-year community photography project featuring black


See More Theatre Hashtag

The Roaming Theatre Collaborative (Karen Baltzley, Harrison Derbyshire, Danielle Draper, Lucas Nelson, and Lindsay Twigg) perform a 10-minute radio play for a live audience as part of Roaming Theatre’s recent cabaret show, “Food for the Journey.” Anna and Maggie chat with Roaming Theatre about their cabaret and about the collaborative’s upcoming plans. Back in the


Thank You, Next

Anna and Maggie look back on 2018 and look forward to 2019 in the Santa Barbara theatre scene, and discuss gender representation in this season’s productions.


There’s No Place Like Gnome



Laughter. Songs. Autism. F-Bombs.

Anne Torsiglieri and Risa Brainin join Maggie and Anna to discuss “A” Train, opening this weekend at Center Stage Theatre. Charles Donelan of the Santa Barbara Independent says it’s “simply the best solo show and quite likely the best original play of any kind to come out of Santa Barbara this decade, and it will


The Forest of Our Den

This week Anna and Maggie discuss Santa Barbara Shakespeare’s return to Manning Park in Montecito with its second ever Shakespearean production of As You Like It.


Drama Dog Star

Ken Gilbert and Nita June Davanzo join Anna and Maggie to discuss the upcoming collaboration between Drama Dog and DogStar theatre companies on two weekends of “WOMEN FORWARD: 2 Plays”. Then, local songwriter/singer/musician Connor Cherland joins us for a live, in-studio performance and discussion of his upcoming album. DramaDogs, a Theater Company and DogStar Theater


On the verge of On The Verge

In this Episode, Josiah Davis, Alex Elam, Terry Li, and Jojo Nwoko of On The Verge Summer Theatre Festival join Maggie and Anna to talk about this year’s productions. August 2-13 On The Verge Summer Theatre FestivalA developmental premiere of TROUBLE IN KIND by Caridad Svich. People by the name of I’m A, I’m a


Upcoming Seasons Hither and Yon

Maggie and Anna discuss upcoming seasons and recent productions.


Finding Your Light and Other Treacherous Moments

Things get real when Santa Barbara’s premiere technical theatre professionals Richard “RC” Croy, Katie Williams, and Ben Crop join Maggie and Anna to examine the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune and platforms that don’t lock down. It’s Technical Theatre time!


Orientalism, Southern Realism, and Santa Maria-ism

On this episode, Anna and Maggie discuss Ensemble Theatre Company‘s recent production of Ayad Akhtar’s “The Invisible Hand” and Santa Barbara City College‘s production of Beth Henley’s “Crimes of the Heart.” Then breakout Santa Maria hip hop artist $horty DuWop and his collaborator Stutters join us to discuss their recent and upcoming work. Check Out