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Marilee Talkington

Who's Really on Top?

George Heymont | Posted 07.03.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Two new productions focus on what happens when the status quo (based on assumptions that rest on a foundation of male privilege) is undermined by women who are more intelligent, more complex, more aggressive and better at what they do than certain men in their lives.

Desperate Dykes and Dirty Politics

George Heymont | Posted 03.23.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Two of 2013's Bay area productions dealt with self-serving politicians who would do whatever it takes to win an election and, by extension, the ruthless enablers who pave their way to public office.

Exhibitionist or Iconoclast? Marilee Talkington Injects Herself on Stage

Carla Escoda | Posted 08.03.2013 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Marilee can be terribly funny on the subject of her infertility. But there is more to this staging than finding comedy in the human condition. Above all, Marilee's performance reminds us of the power of ritual -- both positive and destructive.

Making Babies In The 21st Century: Turning IVF Into Art

Carla Escoda | Posted 07.28.2013 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Marilee Talkington wants to make a baby. But she found out it's not going to be simple. Or romantic. Or sexy.

They Are Women, Hear Them Roar

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

I was intrigued by Symmetry Theatre's claim that fewer good roles are written for women, I found myself wondering if people might not be aware of the variety of plays that do indeed have meaty roles for female characters.