In the News

March 9, 2018 – The Suburban Times – Lynn Geyer

….. ‘Java Tacoma’ returns home with a howl


March 8, 2018 – Weekly Vocano – Alec Clayton

….. Java Tacoma: Covfefe is for Closers – highly topical comedy filled with local digs


March 3, 2018 – Drama in the Hood – Kim Hastings

….. “Java Tacoma is a local treasure.” That’s what one patron of the arts said when Opening Night was announced.


November 2, 2017 – The News Tribune – Alec Clayton

….. Diverse cast works through universal family drama in ‘Calligraphy’


October 30, 2017 – AXS – Kim Hastings

….. Dukesbay stages most excellent ‘Calligraphy’


March 25, 2017 – AXS – Kim Hastings

….. Dukesbay’s “The Waltz of the Toreadors” is their best effort to date


March 19, 2017 – The Suburban Times – Lynn Geyer

Dukesbay is the hidden charming intimate theater in downtown Tacoma.
….. Dukesbay brings Anouih farce to Tacoma


November 10, 2016 – NorthwestMilitary.com – Rev. Adam McKinney

….. No coming home – A Piece of My Heart follows six women through the horrors of war


November 2, 2016 – Drama in the Hood – Enrique Perez

….. It’s an incredible tragedy that when Americans remember our modern war heroes we largely forget about the thousands of heroines that served along with them.


November 2, 2016 – South Sound Arts – Alec Clayton

….. ‘The women of A Piece of My Heart are Army, Navy and Red Cross nurses, an intelligence officer, and a singer/guitarist from an all-girl band who was sent to Vietnam to entertain the troops.’


November 1, 2016 – The News Tribune – Rosemary Ponnekanti

….. ‘Dukesbay Theater revisits Vietnam with sincerity in ‘A Piece of My Heart’


October 30, 2016 – AXS – Kim Hastings

….. ‘A Piece of My Heart’ at Dukesbay Theater a stirring drama


March 14, 2016 – AXS – Kim Hastings

….. The result is an evening of frothy and topical coffee shop frolic. “Java Tacoma: Can’t Buy Me Latte”


November 5, 2015 – NorthwestMilitary.com Theater Review: – Alec Clayton

….. Night of the Iguana. Rarely produced Tennessee Williams play hits the mark


November 3, 2015 – AXS – Kim Hastings

….. Dukesbay’s ‘Night of the Iguana’ powerful theater.


June 30, 2015 – Discover Nikkei – Tamiko Nimura

….. “Just Good Theater”: An Interview with Aya Hashiguchi Clark, Tacoma Actress and Producer


February 17, 2015 – AXS – Kim Hastings

….. Four times the proprietors and clientele of Perky’s Coffee House have brought hilarity to the Tacoma stage.


January 30, 2014 – AXS – Kim Hastings

….. Dukesbay Productions brings palette of color to South Sound theater
Excerpt:
Dukesbay Productions in downtown Tacoma adds its own style and purpose to its more well-known brothers and sisters in the area. The married team of Randy and Aya Hashiguchi Clark are driven to open the world of theater in the South Sound to an underrepresented community of performers, playwrights, and theater technicians.


November 5, 2014 – Drama in the Hood – Marie Bonfils

….. Particularly enjoyable were the musical effects, especially at the beginning of the play; it rather set the tone for the whole play


November 3, 2014 – The Suburban Times – Lynn Geyer

….. Their current production of Tea by Velina Hasu Houston is an example of the powerful theater experiences offered by Dukesbay.


November 2, 2014 – NorthwestMilitary.com Theater Review: – Christian Carvajal

….. Dukesbay’s Tea is a laudable example of multiethnic cooperation toward the celebration of one particular culture. The script hammers expected beats, but this production is lovely as a suibokuga (ink wash) painting.


October 31, 2014 – Dresdner’s Theatre Reviews – Michael Dresdner

….. opened its season last night with a flawless and gripping presentation of Velina Hasu Houston’s play Tea.


July 15, 2014 – The Suburban Times – Lynn Geyer

….. Time to take another ride with ‘Miss Daisy’….


April 3rd, 2014 – The Suburban Times – Lynn Geyer

….. Have a Fourth cup of ‘Java Tacoma’….


March 31, 2014 – South Sound Arts – Alec Clayton

….. Opening night of Java Tacoma at Dukesbay Theatre was a lot of fun….


March 30, 2014 – Tacoma Weekly – Steve Dunkelberger

….. Java Tacoma 4: The Merry Wives Americano Brews up Trouble


March 29, 2014 – Dresdner’s Theatre Reviews – Michael Dresdner

….. funny and worthwhile night of featherweight theatre.


January 8, 2014 – South Sound Arts – Alec Clayton

….. Meet Randy Clark…


November 17, 2013 – The Suburban Times – Lynn Geyer

….. ‘Driving Miss Daisy’ is a pleasure-filled ride…


November 13, 2013 – Dresdner’s Theatre Reviews – Michael Dresdner

….. If you are only doing one show in a season it had better be perfect. As luck would have it, this one is…


November 11, 2013 – Go Arts – Rosemary Ponnekanti

….. Driving Mill Daisy movingly navigates the highway of race and relationship at the new Dukesbay Theater …


November 11, 2013 – South Sound Arts – Alec Clayton

….. There’s a new theater in town, and it has kicked off its …


July 3, 2013 – The News Tribune – Go Arts

….. New Dukesbay Theater in Merlino building attracts new fringe theater group New Muses, with edgy season starting next week


August 1, 2012 – The Suburban Times

….. Take a break for a cup of ‘Java Tacoma’


July 19, 2012 – Tacoma Weekly

….. Arts & Entertainment: Comic soap opera – Tacoma style


May 10, 2012 – The Suburban Times

….. World Premier opens at Dukesbay


May 5th, 2012 – The Tacoma News Tribune

….. “Anchor Baby” offers a fun but simplistic theater take on culture clash at First Congregational Church, Tacoma


November 29, 2011 – The Weekly Volcano

….. Cup of Joe” Java Tacoma: Episode 38″ feels like a familiar joke, and manages to keep the audience laughing


November 11, 2011 – South Sound Arts etc. – Alec Clayton

….. Nothing Like a Local Soap Opera


November 3, 2011 – Tacoma Weekly

….. JAVA TACOMA: “Friends, Neighbors & Siblings”: and now for something completely different


February 24, 2011 – The Tacoma Weekly

….. Coffee Talk