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Monday, August 17, 2020

The Black Artists Coalition announced to bring fair and equitable practices to DC-area theatres by Guest Writer

The Black Artist Coalition (BAC), a collective of DC-area performers, designers, administrators and arts supporters, announced its purpose and plans today. The BAC was formed in response to …

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 06:54PM
Thursday, July 30, 2020

John R. Lewis’s last remarks in support of Black Lives Matter marchers by Guest Writer

“Without the arts, without music, without dance, without drama, without photography, the civil rights movement would have been like a bird without wings.” – John Lewis The Honorable Jo…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 11:54PM
Friday, June 26, 2020

Music for the Movement: I’ll Rise Up by Andra Day by Guest Writer

  My name is Pamela Jafari. I am a  Washingtonian senior who is Black, lesbian, a  mother, a grandmother, and a great-grandmother. I have a 26 y/o grandson, and 3 y/o great-grandson, who …

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 12:03PM
Monday, April 20, 2020

How I got hooked on theatre: Simon Godwin by Guest Writer

It began with sawdust, clowns, and the high wire. It began with walking excitedly across muddy English fields to a gaudy big top. It began with spectacle and a world elsewhere. Then, on my n…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 02:32PM
Thursday, April 16, 2020

How I got hooked on theatre: Laura Giannarelli by Guest Writer

I can’t remember a time when I was NOT hooked on performing.  My Mama played ‘Let’s pretend’ with my sister and me in the kitchen back when I was four and five years old and I loved…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 01:03PM
Wednesday, April 8, 2020

How I got hooked on theatre: Eric Schaeffer by Guest Writer

I grew up in a small town in the middle of Amish Country in Pennsylvania. There wasn’t much to do other than ride your bike, go to the pool or count cows.  So we had a first grade teacher…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 01:32PM
Saturday, November 23, 2019

Giving back to Tia Shearer Bassett by Guest Writer

Dear Friends, We were saddened to learn this week that Tia Shearer Bassett, a valued member of the DC theater community and a bright shining light of a human, has recently been diagnosed wit…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 11:33AM
Monday, September 16, 2019

“I’m Not Interested in More Allies. I Need Advocates.” A conversation with Michael J. Bobbitt and Raymond O. Caldwell by Guest Writer

What is it like for leaders of Color to work in White theatres? This Howlround Theatre Commons interview is between two well-known Washington area leaders:  Michael J. Bobbitt, former Artis…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 10:18AM
Friday, July 19, 2019

Review: LadyM from The Welders by Guest Writer

This review by Jennifer Georgia was first published by DC Metro Theater Arts on July 15, 2019. We are unable to attend the performance and are very grateful to DCMTA for permission to reprin…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 01:03PM
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Dust writer sets clashing beliefs at the heart of her Capital Fringe love story by Guest Writer

It was a windy spring day, and I was taking a moment to zone out during rugby practice. As I looked up, noticing a plane flying above me, my mind wandered, as minds often do. “I wonder wha…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 04:42PM
Friday, July 12, 2019

A People’s History: How Daisey does it by Guest Writer

As I write this, I have now seen Mike Daisey do 8 of the 18 consecutive chapters in his A People’s History.  I’ve written a dispatch about each (which you can read here), and I’ll be …

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 12:36PM
Tuesday, July 9, 2019

We’re All Going To Fucking Die!, a Fringe solo show about joy by Guest Writer

Twanna A. Hines, a sexual and reproductive health educator and creative entrepreneur, answers our questions about her Capital Fringe show at Arena Stage. Where did the idea for your show com…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 11:24PM

33 1/3 Chorus Girls. Overheard conversation with Fringe sketch comedy author by Guest Writer

We listened as Allison Malcomstogle sat down with Robert Kittredge, the uthor of 33 1/3 Chorus Girls, to talk about the upcoming festival. Some of what we heard was barely believable. Malcom…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 11:24PM

A show truly on the Fringe: Marx in Soho, an interview with Karl herself by Guest Writer

Mary Myers is about to embark to the Edinburgh Fringe festival to play Karl Marx in Mark in Soho.  Before leaving, she’s given us these words as she prepares for her last show in the Stat…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 12:06PM
Monday, July 8, 2019

Before the Fall author on life, death, and stripping away the small stuff by Guest Writer

So, I was reading “Norwegian Wood” by Haruki Murakami (yes, I also roll my eyes when someone casually mentions they were reading Murakami) and there is this beautiful line: “Life is h…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 08:06PM

Capital Fringe show, Veneer of Beauty, presents Sobriety’s family 15 years later by Guest Writer

This play is the second in a trilogy of plays, all with a theme of domestic violence and its horrible multi-generational scourge on one family. The first play, Sobriety of Fear, was a one-pe…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 08:06PM

Would You Rather… in this Capital Fringe play, the ice breaker answers come to life by Guest Writer

After answering ice-breaker questions, three strangers mysteriously end up on a deserted island, premised on the classic “would you rather” scenario. Now all their answers are coming to…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 08:06PM

Eye for an Eye Fringe writer reaches back to Euripides and the Greek tragedies by Guest Writer

For Capital Fringe this year, I have adapted The Bacchae by Euripides. I am true to the source material, except for a surprise in the beginning and the end, where I bring in the work of ano…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 08:06PM

Fringe show reveals what not to say to someone in mourning: You Don’t Have a Copyright on Your Mom’s Legacy by Guest Writer

I was, am and always will be a mama’s boy. Not in a creepy, Norman Bates, refer to her as “mother” with dead eyes way, but just for the simple fact that my mom and I shared a beautiful…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 01:24PM

Capital Fringe show The Hound: Idle Hands in a Devil’s Playground by Guest Writer

 One evening, in September of 1922, legendary horror writer, H.P. Lovecraft, visited an old Brooklyn graveyard and took home a small souvenir: a chip from a tombstone dated 1747.  Later, h…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 01:24PM
Saturday, July 6, 2019

Stuck in a room with no exit: Beyond These Walls at Capital Fringe by Guest Writer

What do people do when they are forced to wait? What if they are forced to wait in a room with no door? What happens when, in these strange circumstances, people begin to disappear? You know…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 11:12AM
Friday, July 5, 2019

Sleepless in Portland. Fringe show Home Sweet ____ by Guest Writer

In August of 2015, at the tender age of 23, I decided to pack up my car and drive across the country from New York to Oregon for an acting apprenticeship opportunity with a small theater com…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 10:03AM

Watch as Miranda Jonte talks about her Fringe show Good & Kissed by Guest Writer

Quick chat with Capital Fringe artist Miranda Jonte, on the how and why of her play, good & kissed.   Tickets for good & kissed Take your broken heart and turn it into art. Miranda …

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 10:03AM
Wednesday, July 3, 2019

In the aftermath of Charlottesville, Pittsburgh, and Poway, Fringe play Passing finds its voice by Guest Writer

Passing had an unusually long gestation period. The idea for a play about the Holocaust first came to me in 2010. But, as is often the case, the story in my head did not translate well to th…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 01:48PM

People cracking up on Pennsylvania Avenue means just one thing: the History of Laughter tour by Guest Writer

A History of Laughter is my stand-up comedy walking tour of Pennsylvania Avenue. Already sounds amazing, right? Why are you doing this?  I started performing stand-up in DC several years ag…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 01:48PM
Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Why and how John Stoltenberg will cover all 18 chapters of Mike Daisey’s A People’s History by Guest Writer

Mike Daisey’s shows are unique experiences. From past observations, tell us how you view him as a performer or what you’re expecting to see. I’ve seen so many of Daisey’s past monolo…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 10:12AM

The Heist: this cast knows how to be funny on their feet. They’ll start with a bank robbery gone bad by Guest Writer

The Heist is a dramatic improvised show about a 1970’s bank robbery gone wrong and I wrote it because I wanted more drama in my life. Pretty literally. I have been doing improvisational co…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 10:12AM
Monday, July 1, 2019

Demanding diner? Exasperated server? Celebrity chef? Find yourself in Fringe show Intimate Dinner by Guest Writer

Intimate Dinner offers a comic look at fine dining. The solo show written and performed by Lauren French explores our unique and absurd experiences with food. The play takes place at a Pop …

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 11:54AM
Sunday, June 30, 2019

The truth about lies: magician comes clean in Fringe show A Gentleman & A Liar. by Guest Writer

Lies?  Truth? It’s all up for grabs in A Gentleman & A Liar. Brian Curry and I have been performing our show, “The Magic Duel,” at The Mayflower Hotel for over five years.  Durin…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 10:42AM
Saturday, June 29, 2019

Dreamer/Seeker, an actor in Midsummer learns how to let go by Guest Writer

Dreamer/Seeker was written by a good friend and classmate of mine from Virginia Tech, Devan Andrews. He is a fellow actor and drew loosely from his experience playing Bottom in A Midsummer …

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 02:54PM
Friday, June 28, 2019

Jamie Brickhouse returns to Fringe with his latest: I Favor My Daddy by Guest Writer

I never wanted Daddy Poo, my Catholic, conservative, Republican father down in Texas, to know about the priest, or the dwarf or the crack addict. But when you write a memoir about your alcoh…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 03:32PM

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