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Saturday, August 29, 2020

Picturing racial justice at the 2020 Commitment March on Washington by Malcolm Lewis Barnes

The Commitment March on Washington Friday, August 28, capped off a summer of social justice protest and marked the 57th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream“ spe…

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Thursday, July 9, 2020

A Zoom critic takes a hard look at a BIPOC roundtable from Transformation Theatre by Malcolm Lewis Barnes

I want to carve out a new niche in the Bold New World of virtual online arts meetings. I want to become a Zoom critic! Why? Because I have been forced to hone my facilitator skills with this…

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Friday, June 19, 2020

Hot button issues for Black theater: A roundtable on revolution by Malcolm Lewis Barnes

Juneteenth 2020, Washington, DC—In response to the historic Black Lives Matter movement, DC Metro Theater Arts has committed to offer our communications channel to help amplify the BIPOC v…

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

A challenge to theaters to reopen now—outdoors by Malcolm Lewis Barnes

When are the Small Box theater companies going to throw off the straightjacket of conventional space-bound theater and explore alternative venues? Black Lives Matter Plaza was created overni…

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Monday, June 8, 2020

Scenes of radical hospitality for #OpenYourLobby at STC and Woolly by Malcolm Lewis Barnes

Six DC theaters welcomed #BlackLivesMatter protesters the weekend of June 5 to 7, 2020 . Photographer Malcolm Lewis Barnes reports from two of them, Shakespeare Theatre Company and Woolly Ma…

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The stirring street theater of Black Lives Matter in DC by Malcolm Lewis Barnes

The sheer creativity and inventiveness of the protesters was on full display at every turn as they each seemed to come prepared with energy and a message. As if re-experiencing What to Send …

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 07:48AM
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Review: ‘A Nite at the Dew Drop Inn’ at Anacostia Playhouse by Malcolm Lewis Barnes

Director Stephawn Stephens has deep family roots at the Dew Drop Inn, having started as a performer in A Nite at the Dew Drop Inn. When asked how he pulled off the latest edition he said he …

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 12:08PM
Sunday, August 18, 2019

Review: ‘Diagnosed’ at Theater Alliance by Malcolm Lewis Barnes

I know what it feels like to not want to take a shower for three days. I know how the aches and pains of depression make you crawl into the fetal position and want to close out the world. I …

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 10:51PM
Saturday, July 6, 2019

Review: ‘Never Thought I was Black Till I Came to America’ (DC Black Theatre & Arts Festival) by Malcolm Lewis Barnes

The joyful spirit of Kenyan actress and storyteller, Anna Mwalagho filled the black box theater at Anacostia Arts Center as she performed her one-woman Black woman’s rites of passage messa…

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Monday, June 24, 2019

Opening Weekend at the DC Black Theatre & Arts Festival (Photo Feature) by Malcolm Lewis Barnes

The opening weekend of the DC Black Theatre & Arts Festival was a lively family reunion of art, food, music and drama. DCBTAF chair and dancing diplomat Nana Malaya served as ring leader…

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Watching the Tonys with DC Metro Theater Arts by Malcolm Lewis Barnes

DC Metro Theater Arts hosted a rousing Tony Awards watch party at DC sports bar Penn Social last Sunday. An enthusiastic crowd of Broadway fans competed for ticket prizes and answered trivia…

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Opening Night Photos: ‘FAME’ at GALA Fires Up Columbia Heights by Malcolm Lewis Barnes

Tony Award-winning director and Nuyorican choreographer Luis Salgado brings his New York creds to Columbia Heights with the power of a New York City subway platform Flash Dance as over 20 da…

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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