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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The Frederick Douglass Project sails but never stops to weigh anchor by Kate Colwell

On opening night of The Frederick Douglass Project, lightning cracked the sky over the Anacostia River and wind-blown rain snapped the flaps of the stage tent at The Yards Marina. Solas Nua,…

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Review: Hooded, or Bring Black for Dummies unsheaths grim realities through comedy by Kate Colwell

Hooded, Or Being Black for Dummies is a challenging play. Having read every review from Mosaic Theater ‘s Helen-Hayes-nominated premiere in 2017, I thought I knew what to expect. I wa…

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Meet the puppets and their creators from Snow Child at Arena Stage by Kate Colwell

As we speak, Emily DeCola (Puppet Designer) is in New York City, directing a puppet, bookcases, and fish for a new Puppet Kitchen production, The Little Red Fish, with New York City Children…

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Review: Against a backdrop of a medical scandal, Theater J’s Roz and Ray is surprisingly uplifting by Kate Colwell

With a bare set and only two seen characters, Roz and Ray draws your focus to the weight of words between people. This intimate production, directed by Adam Immerwahr, Artistic Director of T…

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Monday, March 26, 2018

6 minutes, 20 seconds ignited a student revolution. March for our Lives brought it to Washington, DC. This is just the beginning. by Kate Colwell

The opposite of screaming is silence. That silence can contain a multitude of meanings. If you see something wrong, and you do not speak up, silence is complicit. If you represent the dead, …

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

No Word in Guyanese For Me from Rainbow Theatre Project (review) by Kate Colwell

Much like the photo album that plays a pivotal role in numerous scenes of the play,  No Word in Guyanese For Me leaves the audience with poignant images: a pair of Guyanese feet gratefully…

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Friday, January 26, 2018

Groundbreaking Sovereignty educates on Native American history(review) by Kate Colwell

Whether or not you will enjoy Sovereignty at Arena Stage depends on why you value theatre. If you attend this show with the intent to learn, you will find it an incredibly enriching experien…

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Director Nataki Garrett on Jefferson’s Garden “when slavery flourished in the garden of America” by Kate Colwell

When Nataki Garrett was 9 or 10 years old, her aunt took Garrett, her sister, and two cousins to visit Thomas Jefferson’s home of Monticello. Garrett remembers walking through the gardens …

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Readings with chutzpah: Theater J’s new Yiddish Theater Lab by Kate Colwell

DC Theatre Scene sat down with Artistic Director Adam Immerwahr to discuss Theater J’s newest venture, the Yiddish Theater Lab, which will revive nearly-forgotten Yiddish classics and reim…

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Kid-empowering Madeline’s Christmas enchants at Creative Cauldron (review) by Kate Colwell

From the moment you step into the lobby of Creative Cauldron, Madeline’s Christmas will teach your kids to be the protagonists of their own stories. Much like a Wonder Woman or Captain…

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