Charles Donelan

Charles Donelan has lived in Santa Barbara since 2001 and has worked at the Independent since 2004. He writes about music, theater, visual art, literature, dance, and even the occasional film. His background as a teacher and a scholar includes degrees from Yale and Columbia, and teaching stints at Tufts University, UCSB, and most recently for the last eleven years at the Laguna Blanca School. His favorite non-arts related events in Santa Barbara are Semana Nautica, Nite Moves, and the Santa Barbara Triathlon. When he’s not writing or checking out an exhibition, concert, or play, you might see him at the downtown Farmer’s Markets or cycling on Mountain Drive.

Recent Stories

‘King Lear,’ Cast One

UCSB’s Naked Shakes Doubled Down on Lear at UCSB’s Performing Arts Theatre on September 12

UCSB’s Naked Shakes doubled down on Lear at UCSB’s Performing Arts Theatre on September 12.

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‘Disgraced’ Comes to Center Stage

2013 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Best Drama Gets SB Premiere

2013 Pulitzer Prize winner for best drama gets S.B. premiere.

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Tower of Power Plays the Granada

East Bay Funk Pioneers Make Tour Stop in Santa Barbara

East Bay funk pioneers make a tour stop in Santa Barbara.

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‘Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA’

Santa Barbara Museums Collaborate On Massive Los Angeles/Latin American Art Project

Santa Barbara Museums collaborate on massive Los Angeles/Latin American art project.

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‘Anaïs, A Dance Opera’ at The New Vic

Protofeminist Anaïs Nin Gets a Rock/Dance Tribute

Protofeminist Anaïs Nin gets a rock/dance tribute.

‘King Lear’ at UCSB

Naked Shakes Takes On ‘Lear’


Naked Shakes takes on ‘Lear’.

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World Business Academy Honors Chopra, Partridge

Author Deepak Chopra and <em>Indy</em> Editor in Chief Marianne Partridge Receive WBA Awards

Author Deepak Chopra and Indy Editor in Chief Marianne Partridge receive WBA awards.

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‘Anaïs, A Dance Opera’

The Life of Anaïs Nin Told Through Music and Dance

The life of Anaïs Nin told through music and dance

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DANCEworks’ ‘Sin Salida’

Beyond Tango with Kate Weare

Contemporary choreographer Kate Weare explores the tango tradition.

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Khalid in Concert

MTV’s Best New Artist Rollin’ at the Bowl

MTV’s Best New Artist was rollin’ at the Bowl.

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