Schieber, who worked as a mediator between employees and management at the United Nations, was active on the boards of SF’s Mediation Society and Berkeley’s Central Works and Cal Performances.
At Berkeley City Club, clever comic sketches explore range of Black women’s experiences
Playwright Mildred Inez Lewis’ world premiere, ‘The Museum Annex’ is a clever homage to the 1986 classic, ‘The Colored Museum.’
At Berkeley’s Central Works stage, mothers and daughters are ‘Dreaming in Cuban’
An adaptation of Christina García’s 1992 novel, the play is about love, loneliness, suspicion, autonomy, patriotism, phantoms and spirituality.
‘Escape from the Asylum’ is a delightful madcap comedy
The Berkeley Central Works production — a world premiere — has wit, a well-executed umbrella-sword fight and a comically melodramatic séance.
‘The Lady Matador’s Hotel’ is a hit for Central Works
National Book Award finalist Christina García returns to Berkeley with a winning, sensual theatrical adaptation of her 2010 novel.
Central Works’ ‘The Victorian Ladies’ Detective Collective’ is a charming tale of mayhem and murder
Central Works’ 63rd world premiere is an entertaining tale of three single women who solve a series of ghastly Jack the Ripper-type murders when the police don’t seem to be able to crack the case.
Central Works’ ‘Wonderland’ is a Kafka-esque comedy
‘Wonderland’ has some intriguing ideas and pointed comments about the U.S.’s current political situation, but too little of its time is spent on analysis, action and climax.
Dreams of Old Cuba in Central Works’ ‘King of Cuba’
King of Cuba is about two old macho Cuban men with opposing political views, both of whom long for their youth when their political ideals and physical strength were valued.
On the shoulders of classics, ‘Palace Wreckers’ by Central Works is absorbing
‘Palace Wreckers’ may be billed as a comedy only in relation to the tragedies on which it’s based. But it’s engrossing, in part because the actors gave first-rate performances.
A winning ‘Bamboozled’ opens Central Works’ 2018 season
This thoroughly entertaining two-act drama with lots of humor confronts racial bigotry, the legacy of slavery, and prejudice against gay women in modern-day Tennessee.
On the couch with Berkeley’s David Weisberg, playwright of Central Works’ premiere, ‘Totem and Taboo’
Ed Norton and Ralph Kramden (Caleb Cabrera and Bob Greene), unveil the mascot of their beloved Raccoon Lodge during a drug-induced dream journey to The Honeymooners in Central Works’ Totem and Taboo by David Weisberg. Photo: J. Norrena With Max Halberstadt’s iconic photo of the stern, cigar-bearing Sigmund Freud hanging over the mantle, the efficient […]