Katie started reviewing theater in 2008 and has been a theater critic in L.A. since 2012. She is a member of the L.A. Drama Critics Circle.

TROUBLE IN MIND review

Under Ellen Geer’s direction, the cast handles the show’s comedy adeptly, and Childress’s play is brought to life with a self-aware sense of humor — as if to say, “look how little things have changed since the 50s.” The play effectively lets white audiences laugh at — and think that they’re superior to — the racist white characters, but the show’s later moments indicate the complicity of white audiences 60-odd years after the play was written.

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KING OF THE YEES review

King of the Yees is an exciting new work that plays with the theatrical form in a fun and engaging way. It’s not a perfect play, but it’s thoroughly enjoyable, and Yee is a fresh voice worth listening to.

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