Topfer Theatre at Zach
"...Really, Sparlin hasn't stopped drumming up work since arriving in town: She counts nine productions in just over two years. Actress Rebecca Robertson remembers first meeting Sparlin in a 1999 Public Domain production of Torch Song Trilogy..."
"...ACLU of Texas Legal and Policy Director Rebecca Robertson noted that Texas already bans abortions after 28 weeks, a constitutional ban that protects the life and health of the mother and contains exception for fetal abnormalities. Laubenberg's bill offers no such exceptions – and because it would ban abortion before viability, the measure would likely be found unconstitutional..."
"...Cressida at times is represented by a large cutout of a nude woman, which is made up with lipstick, rouged nipples, and sketched-in pubic hair. All the female characters, including the mad Cassandra chained, miked, and singing in a cage, and the beautiful Helen, handling a fleshy dildo and riding in a bubblewrap-filled shopping cart, are portrayed convincingly in a single costume by a single performer, Rebecca Robertson..."
"...As male rivals Lysander and Demetrius, Michael Cage and Brian Richard, respectively, seem to have lifted their thumb-hitched-in-their-Wranglers posture from an old Marlboro ad. Rebecca Robertson's agile Puck resembles a punk rock raccoon..."
"...Directed by: Carroll Ballard. Starring: Matthew Modine, Jennifer Grey, Cliff Robertson, Jack Thompson, Stellan Skarsgard and Rebecca Miller..."
"...Aside from the paltry evidence of religious discrimination, the case for a supposed unprecedented threat to Christianity in the state grows even weaker when considering a Texas-based law that protects religious freedom has existed, with bipartisan support, since 1999. Rebecca Robertson, legal and policy director with the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas reminded senators the state already has an effective religious protection on the books – the Texas Religious Freedom and Restoration Act, which bars government agencies from “substantially burden[ing]” a person’s free exercise of religion..."
"...Jouét, Allen Robertson..."
"...Rebecca Robertson, legal and policy director with the ACLU of Texas, framed Paxton's claims as misleading. While religious liberty is a fundamental American value protected by the First Amendment, when the government comes into play it's not the First Amendment that's at issue – it's the 14th Amendment, which requires all government employees to treat every Texan who walks through the county clerk's offices exactly the same, regardless of who they love, she said...."
"...ACLU of Texas Legal and Policy Director Rebecca Robertson noted that Texas already has a ban on abortions after 28 weeks, a constitutional ban on later-term abortions that protects the life and health of the mother and contains exception for fetal abnormalities. Laubenberg's bill offers no such exceptions – and because it would ban abortion before viability, the measure would likely be found unconstitutional, Robertson said...."
"...“The law was litigated for three years and in that time, we saw a lot of damage,” said Rebecca Robertson, legal policy director with the ACLU of Texas, during a Monday afternoon press conference held inside ChoiceWorks on I-35 North in Austin, the site of the former Whole Woman’s Health flagship clinic, forced to shut down due to Texas’ House Bill 2. “Some of those clinics are likely not coming back..."
"...But in the last couple of weeks, he and the cast of his Macbeth have seen the kind of mishaps that have fueled the play's evil rep for four centuries. "The day you run my statement that 'the curse hasn't hit us,'" he notified me by e-mail, "Rebecca Robertson, our Macduff, gets hit square in the face during one of the fight scenes..."
"...When the iron belly muses' production of Pains of Youth ends its run, the company will, too. Co-founding artistic directors Rebecca Nell Robertson and Sharon Sparlin announced via e-mail on Monday that they have decided to dissolve the company and pursue new projects and other interests..."
"...All the Scrooges and Grinches will have a hard time staying grumpy during this entertaining excursion. Silly and full of glitz, this homegrown original production has surprising and mainstay musical numbers, conducted by Allen Robertson, that aim to tickle those humbugs away...."
"...Allen Robertson, It Ain't Nothin' but the Blues..."
"...For a solid 21/2 hours, each puts out like crazy, singing and dancing with barely a break. Highlights include the inimitable Judy Arnold just about every time she exercises her vocal cords, but especially on "Bridge Over Troubled Water" and "Silent Night" (and an emphatic nod to musical director Allen Robertson for his pleasing and original arrangement of the latter Christmas standard)...."
"...Balliardo is amusing, and Robert Stevens, as his servant, uses a comedic stereotype worth noting. Kate Caldwell as daughter Elaria exemplifies the forgiving clumsiness of a teenager in love, and Rebecca Nell Robertson is her sophisticated, graceful cousin..."
"...The characters are an interesting mix: Marie has been sleeping with Petrell, who now wants Irene; the suicidal Desirée wants Marie; and Freder, an intellectual, wants practically any woman he sees, and is willing to pimp for them, if required. Most of the time, director Rebecca Nell Robertson employs a quick tempo and constant physical movement, and while the actors work it for all they're worth, the exposition, of which I'm certain there was some, got lost in the tempo, and I got lost as well..."
"...Allen Robertson, Schoolhouse Rock..."
"..."Texas law already treats pregnant women as second-class citizens, depriving them of the right to decide for themselves whether they want end-of-life medical interventions," said Rebecca L. Robertson, legal and policy director for the Texas ACLU in an email..."