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Thursday, October 20, 2022

‘The Till Trilogy’ at Mosaic Theater is beautiful, haunting, and horrifying by Gregory Ford

Playwright Ifa Bayeza and director Talvin Wilks have given us a jewel of a production.

SOURCE: at 06:47AM
Wednesday, September 21, 2022

An unforgetable elephant haunts ‘Mlima’s Tale’ by Lynn Nottage at 1st Stage by Gregory Ford

Mlima’s magnificence is given powerful embodiment by actor Jeremy Keith Hunter, whose deeply committed performance anchors this production.

SOURCE: at 04:22AM
Monday, September 12, 2022

‘Nightsong of Orpheus’ from IN Series is a magnificent musical spectacle by Gregory Ford

A magical and hopeful evening of storytelling using traditions of Noh theater.

SOURCE: at 06:41AM
Tuesday, August 30, 2022

A screwball farce and powerhouse performers in ‘The Outsider’ at Keegan Theatre by Gregory Ford

With perfect timing, a hilarious look at the fragility of democracy.

SOURCE: at 05:41AM
Sunday, August 14, 2022

The Coil Project debuts zany and fun ‘Forgotten Monsters of Filmland’ by Gregory Ford

The play's campy nostalgia evokes creepy and memorable horror movies.

SOURCE: at 05:31PM
Monday, July 25, 2022

Anthony Green’s entertaining and moving ‘When Boys Exhale’ returns to DC by Gregory Ford

A fervent, authentic, and hysterically funny portrait of the deep humanity of queer Black men.

SOURCE: at 03:44PM
Saturday, July 9, 2022

‘Hotter Than July: Stevie Wonder’ sings songs in the key of our lives by Gregory Ford

The Signature Theatre cabaret was lit, the energy was amped, and shared experience was affirmed.

SOURCE: at 07:58PM
Tuesday, July 5, 2022

The love of Black men for each other heats ‘The Hot Wing King’ at Studio by Gregory Ford

The play is courageous and funny and repeatedly confronts us with monologues that plumb existential depths.

SOURCE: at 08:31AM
Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Pipeline Playwrights’ heartfelt and timely ‘Heartland’ to stream on demand by Gregory Ford

A play inspired by the Supreme Court case involving the Westboro Baptist Church, whose members demonstrated at the funeral of a gay serviceman.

SOURCE: at 04:46PM
Monday, June 20, 2022

Go to ‘Shakespeare in Love’ at Keegan for good, trashy fun by Gregory Ford

In this exuberant adaptation of the Oscar-winning comedy, every actor has at least one scene during which they chew the scenery to tatters.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 05:54AM
Friday, June 10, 2022

‘Othello/Desdemona,’ IN Series’ unique two-evening opera, is epic by Gregory Ford

Seeing them both engages you in a conversation about race and art, about white supremacy and inevitable change.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 04:32PM
Monday, May 23, 2022

Comforting common ground is found in Shakespeare Theatre’s ‘Our Town’ by Gregory Ford

As the play delves into its subject of life and death, the hearts of the audience are treated with tender and gentle grace.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 07:50PM
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

A glorious score and lovely voices raise the dead in ‘Voices of Zion’ by Gregory Ford

In 'The Black Georgetown Cemeteries Project,' a new site-specific work by Alliance for New Music-Theatre, the deceased confront their descendants.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 06:24AM
Wednesday, May 4, 2022

‘Parable of the Sower’ at Strathmore becomes a musical community ritual by Gregory Ford

Called a 'congregational opera' by its creators, Toshi Reagon and Bernice Johnson Reagon, the performance offered up a benediction of hope and faith.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 11:09AM
Thursday, April 28, 2022

Next from the Welders: A solo show of intersectionality by JR ‘Nexus’ Russ by Gregory Ford

He performs candid standup about being Black, Filipino, and Queer, in his 'Crossroads, Detours, and Exits,' premiering May 4.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 11:31AM
Friday, April 1, 2022

‘Grace,’ an overwhelming show of gratitude, premieres at Ford’s Theatre by Gregory Ford

Nolan Williams, Jr.'s compassionate new musical about Black family and culture is unstoppably entertaining.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 05:12PM
Monday, March 28, 2022

A monumental cantata remembers George Floyd by Gregory Ford

'America’s Requiem: A Knee on The Neck' presented by The National Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorale, in partnership with The Washington Chorus, at Strathmore and Capital One Hall.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 03:33PM
Tuesday, March 22, 2022

An exhilarating and liberating ‘Poetry to the People: The June Jordan Experience’ at Anacostia Arts Center by Gregory Ford

From IN Series and Theater Alliance: an introduction to the poem as a weapon we can use to free ourselves.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 01:44PM
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

‘I Am Shakespeare: The Henry Green Story’ part two: the backstory by Gregory Ford

Interview with Stephen Dest, director of the documentary, and Jeremy Goldman of Silhouette Stages, which is hosting a screening on March 12.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 02:45PM

‘I Am Shakespeare: The Henry Green Story’ part one: a review in rage by Gregory Ford

The film is a stunning documentary about a young Black man who triumphed as Tybalt on stage and was shot point-blank on his way home.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 02:42PM
Saturday, February 19, 2022

IN Series’ free opera ‘Black Flute’ to premiere online Saturday by Gregory Ford

A bold, brazen, and Black engagement with Mozart’s 'Magic Flute' and by extension with the western canon of music.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 07:39PM
Saturday, February 12, 2022

‘Daphne’s Dive’ at Signature is a comfort and a joy by Gregory Ford

The story of folks who choose to be committed to each other’s well-being, the play is a paean to the possibility of connection.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 05:36PM
Monday, December 13, 2021

‘A Snowy Nite at the Dew Drop Inn’ sparks joy at Anacostia Playhouse by Gregory Ford

The show consists of popular R&B songs that featured Aframerican performers and is all about having a good time in a world full of dark, cold nights.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 06:23AM
Sunday, December 5, 2021

IN Series reimagines ‘A Fairy Queen’ as an old-time radio program by Gregory Ford

In Artistic Director Timothy Nelson's knowledgeable hands, the device comes off not like a gimmick but as a doorway into discovery.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 07:37PM
Saturday, December 4, 2021

The blues in ‘Seven Guitars’ at Arena Stage are exhilarating by Gregory Ford

The play sings to us about the African American genius for finding a way to make a way out of no way.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 03:24PM
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Friday, November 5, 2021

Alliance for New Music-Theatre to preview ‘Black Georgetown Cemeteries Project’ by Gregory Ford

Event November 10 to feature music composed by 19-year-old Duke Ellington grad Ronald Walton.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 07:16PM
Tuesday, November 2, 2021

IN Series’ animated ‘Boheme in the Heights’ with live music is magical by Gregory Ford

The Afro-Latinx reimagining of Puccini’s beloved classic opera, performed two nights only at GALA, will be available free on-demand.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 07:01AM
Monday, October 25, 2021

Constellation Theatre’s ‘Mysticism & Music’ goes nowhere by Gregory Ford

Despite aesthetically engaging music and an enthusiastic cast, the production does not work.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 06:25AM
Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Unabashed comfort and joy in ‘The Book of Mamaw’ at 1st Stage by Gregory Ford

A solo performer's tribute to his maternal grandmother, who raised him and gave him the tools he needed to engage with life.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 11:05AM
Wednesday, October 6, 2021

‘Becoming Dr. Ruth’ returns to Theater J and welcomes us in by Gregory Ford

The evening encourages us to engage with Dr. Ruth’s memories as well as to contemplate what might be our own.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 05:58PM

All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards