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Friday, February 12, 2021

‘A Quick 5’ with Miriam Bowden, Carrie Edick, Zenia McPherson, and Robert Smith of ‘The Mountaintop’ by Guest Author

To kick off 2021, Rockville Little Theatre, in cooperation with Arts on the Green, will present a live-streamed, virtual performance of “The Mountaintop” by Katori Hall from the City of …

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Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Three views from ‘The Mountaintop,’ streaming live from the Arts Barn by Guest Author

By Laura W. Andruski, theater program coordinator, The Arts Barn Rockville Little Theatre in cooperation with Arts on the Green will a livestream The Mountaintop, Katori Hall’s gripping re…

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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Ditch the “Is this theater?” debate, by Jordan Friend and Gregory Keng Strasser by Guest Author

Gregory Keng Strasser (producing director): Hey, Jordan. Jordan Friend (artistic director): Hey, Greg. I guess we have to pretend like we don’t talk to each other every day. Greg: So. 4615…

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Friday, January 1, 2021

The time Booker T. Washington dined at the White House and the nation went nuts by Guest Author

By Roslyn “Roz” Ward  During quarantine, the biggest loss is the people. The feeling and energy that one gets from a live audience cannot be replicated virtually. Torn—a play written …

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Sunday, December 27, 2020

A tribute to Lorraine Treanor, Washington theater’s booster-in-chief by Guest Author

By Susan Galbraith In June 2005 Lorraine Treanor, a relatively new theater-maker transplant from Chicago, who had followed her husband’s work to settle in the Greater Washington area, join…

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Friday, December 11, 2020

Using Zoom in a new way to create theater that transforms how we see by Guest Author

By Neal Davidson “Dramatic Betweenness”: A new theatrical experience  Here’s an incredibly simple idea: a play written and performed as a video call. Nothing more. Not a streamed live…

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Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Elegies for empty stages, by Whitney White and Psalmayene 24 by Guest Author

Remembering The Amen Corner at Shakespeare Theatre Company By Whitney White with Daniel Soule Working on James Baldwin’s The Amen Corner was one of the most fulfilling artistic experienc…

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Thursday, November 5, 2020

How the Kennedy Center is keeping live performance alive (cautiously) by Guest Author

Text and photos by Olivia Hampton About a month into the pandemic, Kris Funn was practicing his double bass “out of control,” with far more time on his hands than usual. Then, as reality…

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Monday, September 28, 2020

I have never been comfortable in theater, by Artemis Montague by Guest Author

I have never been comfortable in theater. Not safe. Not “safer.” Just completely unwelcomed. We are in a global pandemic. There is movement building on the ground and online that no one …

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Saturday, September 19, 2020

Remembering Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, by Edward Gero by Guest Author

She was a giant. Borrowing from what was said at Lincoln’s passing, “Now, [s]he belongs to the ages.” Along with her victories for women and equality, Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be remem…

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Sunday, August 30, 2020

“What this March means to me at this moment in America” by Guest Author

Studio Theatre commissioned seven Black artists who have appeared on its stages to create artistic responses to their experience at the Commitment March on Washington, August 28, 2020. They …

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Monday, August 24, 2020

Why I am an activist artist, by JChris by Guest Author

As a Latino gay millennial singer-songwriter, I believe I can make a difference. I’m here because I can become one of the reasons why things get better. We will fight and we won’t stop. …

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Saturday, August 22, 2020

First live local theater since COVID is a new-normal ‘Next to Normal’ by Guest Author

By Steve Quintilian and Julie Lloyd, Encore Theater Company Co-founders As artistic directors and theater managers all over the DMV wrestle with how and when to stage live theater indoors, t…

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Friday, August 21, 2020

The power of a pause, by Patrick W. Lord by Guest Author

Lights out. Beat. Beat. When the lights go and I’m plunged into darkness, sitting in a theater, my heart always skips a beat, because I know that moment of pause exists to move me—either…

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Ignorance of the Black theatrical canon is no excuse, by Courtney Baker-Oliver and Steven A. Butler, Jr. by Guest Author

The authors of the following two op-eds are cofounders of DC’s acclaimed Restoration Stage, Inc., whose focus is “restoring the Black family—one story at a time.” Collaborating as di…

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Playwright Ian August zeros in on ‘Zero,’ online Sunday from Spooky Action by Guest Author

Interview by Roberta Alves Spooky Action Theater’s New Works in Action play-reading series continues Sunday, August 16, with Ian August’s Zero, a dark comedy about three miscreant teens…

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Theater and the risk of breath, by Kari Ginsburg by Guest Author

There is a moment in theater that I live for. I’m onstage, responding truthfully in the moment as if for the first time, embodying my skin as another person and existing in a brilliant atm…

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Thursday, July 30, 2020

A quick guide to going live online by Guest Author

  By Violet Brookes The term “new normal” gets thrown around a lot nowadays. And indeed, things are going to be vastly different due to the effects of the global pandemic. Since mid-Mar…

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Friday, July 24, 2020

For BIPOC women in theater who have had enuf: A roundtable on resistance by Guest Author

By Thembi Duncan DC Metro Theater Arts has committed to offer our communications channel to help amplify the BIPOC voices (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) that are now pointing the path …

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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Ricky Drummond opens up about love, death, and ‘Desiderium,’ his new musical from Monumental by Guest Author

On Monday, July 20, 2020, Monumental Theatre Company will present an online reading of a new musical, Desiderium, written by Ricky Drummond and featuring music by The Oh Hellos. Because of t…

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Saturday, July 4, 2020

How the Signature board behaved badly, from a patron’s POV by Guest Author

By Dalissa Vargas As a lifelong live theater fan and a woman of Puerto Rican descent, I have spent the better portion of my adult life as an avid theatergoer wherever I have lived. On any gi…

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Thursday, July 2, 2020

In ‘Hamilton,’ Angelica Schuyler’s husband is called ‘not a lot of fun.’ Here’s his real story. by Guest Author

By Daryl Austin The hip-hop musical Hamilton is being released on Disney+ on Friday (July 3)—a full 15 months ahead of schedule—so you can watch the drama and all of its love stories and…

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Why a whisper network turned into a tornado at Flying V by Guest Author

By K. J. Moran On Monday evening, June 22, 2020, the Board of Flying V Theatre Company terminated Cofounder and Artistic Director Jason Schlafstein following a weekend of sexual misconduct a…

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Thursday, June 18, 2020

Playwright Jack Novak probes life’s phases in ‘Transferal,’ online Sunday from Spooky Action Theater by Guest Author

Interview by Roberta Alves Spooky Action Theater’s livestreamed New Works in Action play-reading series concludes  Sunday, June 21, at 3 pm with Transferal by Jack Novak. Directed by Bri…

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Thursday, June 11, 2020

Remembering the power of live theater: My night of rapture under a ‘Silent Sky’ by Guest Author

By Christopher Lancette I sit down at Ford’s Theatre a few months ago—back when there was no coronavirus and the world was normal—to watch a play. I have never been much of a theater g…

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Playwright Matthew Kelly on queering power in ‘We Victorians,’ online Sunday from Spooky Action Theater by Guest Author

Interview by Roberta Alves Spooky Action Theater’s New Works in Action play-reading series continues livestreaming Sunday, May 31, at 3 pm with We Victorians by out queer playwright Matthe…

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Thursday, May 14, 2020

IN Series to build a digital opera house without walls by Guest Author

By Olivia Hampton If the corona virus has a lesson for the arts community, it’s that what’s small can still be mighty. Without a house to fill and lavish sets and costumes to maintain, W…

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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Gwydion Suilebhan: “Now is the time for artists to ask The Deep Why” by Guest Author

By Gwydion Suilebhan In 1960, a Turkish immigrant named Erol Onaran arrived in the United States with a whopping $32 in his pocket and a fair bit of skill as a television repair person. Erol…

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Monday, April 13, 2020

Artists Who Inspire! #4: John Becker by Guest Author

Welcome to the fourth installment of Artists Who Inspire! During this unprecedented shutdown of live theater, DCMTA will use this space to lift up local theater artists who are finding ways …

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Saturday, April 11, 2020

Top 10 Broadway Musicals: COVID-19-Style by Guest Author

10. “Don’t Kiss Me Kate” 9. “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Lab Coat” 8. “How to Succeed in Business without Leaving Your Couch” 7. “Freeze Rent” No pay, not today 6. …

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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Julianne Brienza announces “with agony” this year’s Fringe Festival is off by Guest Author

  By Julianne Brienza Founding Director, Captial Fringe  When planning began for the fifteenth annual Fringe Festival, no one could have imagined a pandemic with such fast, global restrict…

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All that Chat

2019-2020 BROADWAY SEASON
Oct 06, 2019: Slave Play
Oct 17, 2019: The Sound Inside - Studio 54
Feb 01, 2020: The Minutes
Mar 12, 2020: BROADWAY SHUTDOWN
Mar 31, 2020: Diana - Longacre Theatre
Apr 19, 2020: Sing Street - Lyceum Theatre