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Sunday, November 28, 2021

A quirky first date goes taboo in new episode from The Playwright Zone by Kendall Mostafavi

The digital project was created by playwright John Becker to generate work opportunities and compensation for local artists.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 05:46AM
Friday, November 26, 2021

A funtastic ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas!’ is in town at the National by Kendall Mostafavi

The wonderful visual experience mimics the original so well it’s like being immersed in the cartoon.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 05:00PM
Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Kennedy Center’s ‘Accoustic Rooster / Indigo Blume’ is a joyous smash hit by Kendall Mostafavi

American writer Kwame Alexander has won numerous awards with his poetry and children’s fiction. And now, the New York Times best-selling author has combined two of his books to bring the c…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 10:39AM
Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Susan Derry’s new holiday album inspired by Creative Cauldron cabaret by Kendall Mostafavi

Atypical tunes with lyrics to bring comfort, light, and hope at a dark time.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 01:54PM
Wednesday, October 27, 2021

In praise of a resilient small theater: Fredericksburg Theatre Ensemble by Kendall Mostafavi

Surviving the pandemic has highlighted the importance of community.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 02:57PM
Monday, October 25, 2021

Delightfully eerie listening in ‘A Midnight Dreary’ from We Happy Few by Kendall Mostafavi

An entertaining audio series perfect for Halloween.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 07:02AM
Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Two centenarians recall their lives in ‘Having Our Say’ at Creative Cauldron by Kendall Mostafavi

Who doesn't love listening to older relatives telling stories about back in their day?

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 06:12PM
Thursday, September 23, 2021

Adventure Theatre’s ‘Luchadora!’ a fantastic show for the whole family by Kendall Mostafavi

The tale of a teen tomboy, set in the world of Mexican wrestling.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 02:58PM
Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Kennedy Center opens a fantastic ‘Wind in the Door’ for kids by Kendall Mostafavi

A heartwarming show with a powerful message based on Madeleine L’Engle’s classic.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 02:56PM
Thursday, September 2, 2021
Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Solas Nua’s ‘Side-Walks’ is a wonderful visual and audible literary experience by Kendall Mostafavi

A story about finding yourself and your path, engrossing and beautifully told.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 05:55AM
Thursday, July 29, 2021

Rorschach’s enchanting ‘Distance Frequencies’ ends in beauty and love by Kendall Mostafavi

Full of mystery, passion, heartache, and hope, the monthslong mailbox story comes to life outdoors.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 07:45AM
Friday, July 9, 2021

The Playwright Zone to create digital theater with paid local talent by Kendall Mostafavi

Project creator John Becker says its tone will be 'the Coen brothers meet The Twilight Zone.'

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 06:34AM
Sunday, May 30, 2021

A feel-good podcast from theatermakers Matt Conner and Stephen Gregory Smith by Kendall Mostafavi

Do you have those friends who are so crazy talented, smart, and wonderful that you wonder how in the world you are lucky enough to have crossed paths with them? That’s Matt Conner and Step…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 09:36AM
Saturday, May 29, 2021

Rorschach Theatre hits the jackpot with immersive ‘Distance Frequencies’ by Kendall Mostafavi

Rorschach Theatre’s current production is not a show. Well, not yet. It’s more of an adventure of the mind and, if you wish, the body. Since October 2020, patrons could receive seven cha…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 10:01AM
Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Three emerging theater artists confront whitewashing of Black stories by Kendall Mostafavi

While our country was taking a collective sigh of relief after the guilty verdicts convicting George Floyd’s murderer last week, systemic racism continued to flaunt itself in our society. …

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 11:30AM
Thursday, April 15, 2021

A Chekhov trio from Workhouse Arts is an intellectual tickle by Kendall Mostafavi

Chekhov is not a feel-good story teller. His plays tell a brutal truth about people: their motivations, their weaknesses, and their duplicity.  The Workhouse Arts Center is currently stream…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 11:17AM
Sunday, April 4, 2021

‘A Boy and His Soul,’ heartwarming and buoyant, from Round House by Kendall Mostafavi

Playwright Colman Domingo has no time for stereotypes. A Boy and His Soul, his one-man, autobiographical play, is a living, breathing example of real life, real love, and real Black experien…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 04:42PM
Tuesday, March 30, 2021

‘Cry It Out’ at Everyman Theatre airs real-life pressures on new moms by Kendall Mostafavi

Award-winning playwright Molly Smith Metzler’s Cry It Out is a beautiful commentary on real life. The struggles of parenting in an age of never enough. An homage to working parents and sta…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 12:21PM
Friday, February 19, 2021

Imagination Stage strikes gold with ‘Spy Academy & the Lost Treasure of Atlantis’ by Kendall Mostafavi

There are jumping dogs, ninja fights, and double crosses. The story is fast-paced and offers many moments for kids to chime in on how the story should advance (remember Choose Your Own Adven…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 12:09PM
Saturday, February 13, 2021

A great stage flick from AmaZing Theatre rips U.S. racism in ‘Torn’ by Kendall Mostafavi

AmaZing Theatre Company is presenting an original movie/play hybrid that they have dubbed a stage flick: Torn, by local playwright John Becker. The show is based on the momentous event in 19…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 10:08AM
Monday, February 8, 2021

‘Loveday Brooke’ audio play from We Happy Few is an entertaining gem by Kendall Mostafavi

Loveday Brooke is generally referred to as “the female Sherlock Holmes.” Author Catherine Louisa Pirkis first published her lady detective story in 1893 and, aside from having created th…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 11:57AM
Sunday, January 31, 2021

For lovers of sleuthing, a Sherlock Holmes audio drama from We Happy Few by Kendall Mostafavi

In this ever evolving age of the coronavirus, theaters have been experimenting in ways to keep the arts alive and thriving. We Happy Few has recently been producing audio recordings with ext…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 06:13PM
Monday, November 23, 2020

Woolly Mammoth’s ‘JookJOYnt’ was a truly joyous journey by Kendall Mostafavi

Woolly Mammoth Theatre recently released their mixed media streaming production of The JookJOYnt, A Black in Space Powered by Makers Lab Experience. The video is a funky intergalactic collag…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 08:28PM
Sunday, November 8, 2020

Patrons pining for in-person performance are now finding it by the carload by Kendall Mostafavi

We thought the days of drive-in movie theaters, with patrons braving the weather for the sake of a good time, were a thing of the past. But pandemic desperation has brought this back, easing…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 12:47PM
Thursday, March 5, 2020

‘Bandstand’ at the National Theatre is a musical love letter to veterans and their families by Kendall Mostafavi

Bandstand, a heart-wrenching musical about a group of veterans returning home from World War II, with music by Richard Oberacker, and book and lyrics by Rob Taylor and Oberacker, is at The N…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 10:55PM
Sunday, March 1, 2020

Reston Community Players delivers a powerful ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ by Kendall Mostafavi

There are some pieces of theater that elicit such raw emotion that describing the experience properly is next to impossible. Reston Community Players’ production of The Diary of Anne Frank…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 08:55PM
Wednesday, February 26, 2020

‘Zomo the Rabbit: A Hip-Hop Creation Myth’ returns to Imagination Stage by Kendall Mostafavi

Imagination Stage brings back its Helen Hayes nominated show, Zomo the Rabbit: A Hip-Hop Creation Myth, written by Psalmayene 24. With the title character, Zomo, inspired by a Nigerian folkt…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 12:40PM
Thursday, December 19, 2019

‘The Magical Piñata’ at the Keegan Theatre celebrates Mexican culture and teaches valuable lessons about sharing by Kendall Mostafavi

The concept of gratitude and sharing can be one of the hardest things for a child to learn. But in a world full of greed, these principles are vital to maintaining a semblance of peace and p…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 11:41PM
Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Creative Cauldron presents ‘Madeline’s Christmas’ for some wholesome holiday cheer by Kendall Mostafavi

In what is becoming a delightful Christmas tradition, Creative Cauldron reprises their holiday production of Madeline’s Christmas. The lighthearted musical is based on the beloved books by…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 02:19PM
Friday, November 22, 2019

John Leguizamo takes audiences to school in ‘Latin History for Morons’ at the National Theatre by Kendall Mostafavi

John Leguizamo is a famously Latino, American, Tony and Emmy Award-winning comedian, known for numerous roles that defy pigeonholing on the character-genre spectrum. Yet despite the vast ran…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 02:16PM

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