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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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What’s the future of live theater beyond COVID-19?: A point-counterpoint between Audrey Cefaly and Elliott Bales by Guest Author

What follows is an extraordinary conversation. It started as a Facebook post by award-winning playwright Audrey Cefaly. It was joined by her dear friend, acclaimed actor Elliott Bales, who d…

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Monday, April 6, 2020

Molly Smith: “Our job as artists is to remind our fellow human beings that better days are coming” by Guest Author

“In the dark times Will there also be singing? Yes, there will also be singing. About the dark times.” —Bertolt Brecht (motto to Svendborg Poems) When I saw the blooming cherry blossom…

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Cappies Review: ‘Matilda’ at Mount de Sales Academy by Guest Author

Review submitted by Leslie Robinson of Severna Park High School Music, mayhem, magic and the mob!  “Matilda the Musical” delivers allthis, plus a little chocolate cake! Marvelously tele…

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Monday, February 17, 2020

Natsu Onoda Power’s adaptation of ‘Thumbelina’ captivates audiences of all ages at Imagination Stage by Guest Author

By Kelly Hanson Hans Christian Andersen’s Thumbelina, a beloved fairy tale about a tiny girl searching for a place to belong, has been captivating children for hundreds of years. Though th…

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Thursday, January 30, 2020

Britches and Hose Theatre Company presents bold, beautiful ‘Richard III’ by Guest Author

By Kelly Hanson William Shakespeare’s Richard III is a masterpiece rife with intrigue, violence, and dark humor. Undertaking such a complicated and beloved production is a bold choice, and…

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Monday, January 6, 2020

Cappies Review: ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown at Glen Burnie High School by Guest Author

Review submitted by Caroline Wilking of Notre Dame Preparatory. Charles Schultz’s beloved Peanuts characters were brought to life in a bright and amusing new way in Glen Burnie High School…

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Monday, December 23, 2019

Cappies Review: ‘Romeo and Juliet’ at Perry Hall High School by Guest Author

Review submitted by Grace Brehm of Notre Dame Preparatory School. Rivaling families, action-packed fight scenes, and chemistries beyond compare are what await you at Perry Hall High School…

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Thursday, December 19, 2019

Cappies Review: ‘Dark of the Moon’ at Albert Einstein High School by Guest Author

Review submitted by Evan Howard of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. The dim mountains were illuminated with green lights and strangedesigns. The bright and cheery…

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Monday, December 16, 2019

Cappies Review: ‘Our Town’ at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School by Guest Author

Review submitted by Margarita Gamarnik of South Lakes High School. Perhaps considered to be one of Thornton Wilder’s most evocative works,Our Town at St. Andrew’s Episcopa…

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Cappies Review: ‘Spamalot: School Edition’ at Annapolis High School by Guest Author

Review submitted by Annabelle Derrick of Indian Creek High School. Attention all townsfolk! Mayhap the most enthusiastic and phenomenal production of “Spamalot” this squire’s laid eye …

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

“All I had to do was listen”: Playwright Norman Yeung rethinks his ‘Theory’ by Guest Author

By Norman Yeung That Theory has gained urgency and relevance since I wrote the first draft in 2009 is uncanny and alarming. Over ten years of innumerable workshops, readings, and productions…

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

‘Flyin’ West’ Soars to the Clarice UMD’s School of Theatre, Dance, & Performance Studies by Guest Author

By Kyle Starling The School of Theatre, Dance, & Performance Studies (TDPS) and The Clarice at the University of Maryland, College Park will be premiering their main stage production of …

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Friday, October 18, 2019

News: Acting Studio Conservatory Discovers 40-Year-Old Mural of an All-Black Last Supper by D.C. Artist Akili Ron Anderson by Guest Author

We just found an amazing discovery during the demolition of our newhome: a 40-year-old wall-length mural of an all-black Last Supper by D.C. artist Akili Ron Anderson.  D.C. residents might…

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Friday, September 27, 2019

Review: ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ by Britches and Hose Theatre Company by Guest Author

By Brianna Lau See the greatest show with Britches and Hose Theatre Company’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream! Magic and mayhem run rampant in this William Shakespeare comedy, an…

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

50th Annual Ruby Griffith Award Goes to 2nd Stage Productions by Guest Author

By Frankie Lewis The British Players’ ceremony for the 50th Anniversary of The Ruby Griffith Awards for Excellence in Community Theatre was held at the Bretton Woods Recreation Center in G…

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Sunday, July 14, 2019

2019 Capital Fringe Review ‘What Wasn’t’ by Guest Author

By Rebecca Kurtz Perhaps it is a matter of personal preference that at Fringe I am often more taken by the comedies than by the dramas. The intensely self-involved process of making and perf…

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Saturday, July 13, 2019

2019 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Six Months of Winter’ by Guest Author

By Helen Ganley Conjuring up images of day and night, one imagines the sun cascading into a pink and purple horizon while the moon excitedly and stoically takes its place in the sky. The pic…

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Friday, July 12, 2019

2019 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Passing’ by Guest Author

By Caroline Bock Passover, the holiday that marks the Exodus, that signals to Jews and the world that this night is different from all others because we are not slaves, but free, is the movi…

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

2019 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Our Town Plus Zombies’ by Guest Author

By Rebecca Kurtz What fun! The Adequate Players make a splash again at Fringe this summer with writer/director/actor John Geoffrion’s one-act parody of Thorton Wilder’s 1938 ode to the s…

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

2019 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Amelia’ by Guest Author

By Rebecca Kurtz There is a lot to love about historical fiction, and writer/director Robert McNamara chose a good branch of history with the beautifully open-ended story of Amelia Earhart…

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