Becs Richards

Becs posted 11 stories to Seattle Weekly.
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Here Lies Love’s Disco Dictatorship

David Byrne’s spectacle-driven musical engages with the political history of the Philippines.

  • Apr 26th, 2017 1:30am

Keiko Green’s ‘Nadeshiko’ Explores the Nuanced History of Idealized Japanese Beauty

Flitting between WWII Japan and the present-day U.S., the play connects the dots of a sterotype.

  • Apr 19th, 2017 1:30am

Village Theatre’s “A Proper Place” Undermines Its Own Program’s Stated Goal

If the idea is to “challenge and change,” critically engaging with century-old material is necessary.

  • Mar 29th, 2017 1:30am

Anticipating the Fringe

Three shows to look forward to at this year’s Fringe Festival.

  • Mar 22nd, 2017 1:30am

ACT’s ‘Tribes’ Seamlessly (and Artfully) Bridges the Communication Gap

The show brings the Deaf and hearing communities together in a tale of belonging and communication.

  • Mar 15th, 2017 1:30am

Malika Oyetimein’s Theater-Based ‘Artivism’

‘Milk Like Sugar’ is the latest on the Seattle director’s uniquely engaged directorial resume.

  • Mar 8th, 2017 1:30am

‘Bright Half Life’ Explores the Intricacies of Love

From heartbreak to heartburn, the play follows the story of a passionate queer partnership.

  • Feb 22nd, 2017 1:30am

“Raisins in a Glass of Milk” Shows Seattle Theater As It Is, and Imagines How It Might Be

The POC cast confront whiteness, and tell their own stories in a deeply humanizing and poetic way.

  • Feb 8th, 2017 1:30am

‘Every Five Minutes’ Reckons With State-Sanctioned Violence Through the Surreal

WET’s disorienting new production is an affecting look at a man returning from 17 years of torture.

  • Jan 18th, 2017 1:30am

Civic Rep’s ‘Trojan Women’ Delivers Lessons For 2017 From 415 B.C.

The reframed Greek classic prompts questions that are as important now as they were in antiquity.

  • Jan 11th, 2017 1:30am