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Misha Berson
Misha Berson, Seattle-based writer and teacher, was the head theater critic for The Seattle Times from 1991-2016. She is the former theater critic for the San Francisco Bay Guardian, and has contributed to American Theatre, Los Angeles Times, Oregon ArtsWatch, Crosscut.com and Salon.com, among other outlets. She is the author of three books, including Something’s Coming, Something Good: West Side Story and the American Imagination (Applause/Hal Leonard Books). She was chair of the jury for the 2022 Pulitzer Prize in Drama, and has been a Pulitzer drama juror three additional times. She has taught at several universities, including Seattle University and University of Washington.

Octavio Solis’s ‘Quixote Nuevo’ quest

The Oregon playwright’s contemporary twist on Cervantes’ classic tale has tilted at a few shifting windmills of its own on its long journey to Portland Center Stage.

Letter from Seattle: 7 winter stage picks

From a Cirque du Soleil hit to updates on Don Quixote and Maxim Gorky to an opera about Malcolm X and more, Seattle’s stages are bringing some heat to the chilly season.

Letter From Seattle: Ho Ho Ho? Or Woe Woe Woe?

Seattle’s theater companies are hoping a sleigh full of holiday shows will bring in audiences and help overcome a slow bounceback from the pandemic and a soaring cost of living.

Remembering August Wilson

As a new biography hits the book stands, Seattle theater critic Misha Berson recalls her own interactions with the late, great American playwright.

Letter from Seattle: A theatrical shakeup

New faces in key places, final chapter for the lamented Book-It Rep, a little Jeeves and Wilde, and some Wagner at the opera keep the summer unsettled but hopping.

The Temptations, Motown and me

As the jukebox musical “Ain’t Too Proud” rolls into town, Misha Berson revels in memories of sweet sounds from the transistor radio as she was growing up near Detroit.

The Great White SquarePants

NEW YORK – Staged with nonstop brio by Tina Landau, and adorned with a phantasmagorical set and Technicolor costumes, deliriously energetic performers and a peppy but largely forgettable pop music score by hitmakers ranging from Aerosmith to John Legend to Lady Antebellum,

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