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Todd Brian Backus

Todd Brian Backus (co-creator) is a director/producer/illustrator and now critic interested in juxtaposing the poetic and the mundane. His recent directing credits include Derek and the Sheep (Communal Spaces), Let’s Play Play (GamePlay, FRIGID), The Shadow (PortFringe), and For the Lulz(Portland Stage Studio Rep) all with PowerOut. As an illustrator, Todd has designed for LCT3, The NY Neo Futurists, and Portland Stage. He is an Artistic Producer of PowerOut and co-runs its webseries Hot Pepper Theater where he’s reviewed shows from Broadway to Off-off and a similar range of peppers.

Our Spiciest Year, or How We Accidentally Became Theatre Critics
Essay

Our Spiciest Year, or How We Accidentally Became Theatre Critics

12 January 2016

The development and origin of Hot Pepper Theater, spicy hot and succinct theatre reviews.