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Friday, May 13, 2022

ARTfactory’s fun, fast-paced ‘The Odd Couple’ was a comedic win by Kendall Mostafavi

The good chemistry between Felix and Oscar had the audience laughing at them, with them, and for them.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 08:55AM
Tuesday, May 3, 2022

‘Bright Star’ is a resounding success at Reston Community Players by Kendall Mostafavi

Playing through May 8, the award-winning musical has a fantastic cast and live orchestra and songs that pull the heartstrings.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 11:26AM
Tuesday, April 26, 2022

A solid ‘Death of a Salesman’ from Vienna Theatre Company by Kendall Mostafavi

The cast is strong and Arthur Miller's classic endures.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 11:56AM
Friday, March 4, 2022

Imagination Stage has a fun hit in funky and fresh ‘P. Nokio’ by Kendall Mostafavi

For kids 5 to 11 and their parents, a wonderfully engaging upgrade to the Pinocchio story with sick beats, fresh rhymes, and a technologic reboot.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 05:53AM
Sunday, January 16, 2022

Rorschach’s ‘Chemical Exile’ is already a grabber just two chapters in by Kendall Mostafavi

The theater's new season-long immersive experience excites the mind and ignites curiosity.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 06:22AM
Thursday, January 13, 2022

Madcap musical ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood’ is giddy entertainment by Kendall Mostafavi

The show at Workhouse Arts Center is pure silliness and pleasure from beginning to end.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 06:24AM
Sunday, January 9, 2022

Get a date for ‘The Prom,’ a hilarious and touching musical at KenCen by Kendall Mostafavi

The show's dynamite performances and music will have you dancing in your seat. Plus there's a lovely message of LGBTQ acceptance.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 04:12PM
Thursday, December 23, 2021

Director Cara Gabriel on the magic and joy of ‘Winterfest’ at Adventure Theatre by Kendall Mostafavi

'Our kids have been on screens 24/7 the past two years. I wanted to involve them live and in person whenever we could.'

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 07:03PM
Wednesday, December 22, 2021

‘Corduroy’ at Imagination Stage is laugh-out-loud adorable by Kendall Mostafavi

A lighthearted, fun adventure for families with young children.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 06:08AM
Thursday, December 16, 2021

Two fantastic detective tales unfold as audio plays from We Happy Few by Kendall Mostafavi

Sherlock Holmes and Loveday Brooks in a new genre of interactive theater: a mystery experience mailed right to your door.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 11:00AM

Poignant musical ‘The Christmas Angel’ premieres at Creative Cauldron by Kendall Mostafavi

From Matt Conner and Stephen Gregory Smith, a beautiful family experience with a powerful message of love, acceptance, and forgiveness.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 05:37AM
Sunday, November 28, 2021

A quirky first date goes taboo in new episode from The Playwright Zone by Kendall Mostafavi

The digital project was created by playwright John Becker to generate work opportunities and compensation for local artists.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 05:46AM
Friday, November 26, 2021

A funtastic ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas!’ is in town at the National by Kendall Mostafavi

The wonderful visual experience mimics the original so well it’s like being immersed in the cartoon.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 05:00PM
Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Kennedy Center’s ‘Accoustic Rooster / Indigo Blume’ is a joyous smash hit by Kendall Mostafavi

American writer Kwame Alexander has won numerous awards with his poetry and children’s fiction. And now, the New York Times best-selling author has combined two of his books to bring the c…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 10:39AM
Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Susan Derry’s new holiday album inspired by Creative Cauldron cabaret by Kendall Mostafavi

Atypical tunes with lyrics to bring comfort, light, and hope at a dark time.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 01:54PM
Wednesday, October 27, 2021

In praise of a resilient small theater: Fredericksburg Theatre Ensemble by Kendall Mostafavi

Surviving the pandemic has highlighted the importance of community.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 02:57PM
Monday, October 25, 2021

Delightfully eerie listening in ‘A Midnight Dreary’ from We Happy Few by Kendall Mostafavi

An entertaining audio series perfect for Halloween.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 07:02AM
Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Two centenarians recall their lives in ‘Having Our Say’ at Creative Cauldron by Kendall Mostafavi

Who doesn't love listening to older relatives telling stories about back in their day?

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 06:12PM
Thursday, September 23, 2021

Adventure Theatre’s ‘Luchadora!’ a fantastic show for the whole family by Kendall Mostafavi

The tale of a teen tomboy, set in the world of Mexican wrestling.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 02:58PM
Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Kennedy Center opens a fantastic ‘Wind in the Door’ for kids by Kendall Mostafavi

A heartwarming show with a powerful message based on Madeleine L’Engle’s classic.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 02:56PM
Thursday, September 2, 2021
Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Solas Nua’s ‘Side-Walks’ is a wonderful visual and audible literary experience by Kendall Mostafavi

A story about finding yourself and your path, engrossing and beautifully told.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 05:55AM
Thursday, July 29, 2021

Rorschach’s enchanting ‘Distance Frequencies’ ends in beauty and love by Kendall Mostafavi

Full of mystery, passion, heartache, and hope, the monthslong mailbox story comes to life outdoors.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 07:45AM
Friday, July 9, 2021

The Playwright Zone to create digital theater with paid local talent by Kendall Mostafavi

Project creator John Becker says its tone will be 'the Coen brothers meet The Twilight Zone.'

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 06:34AM
Sunday, May 30, 2021

A feel-good podcast from theatermakers Matt Conner and Stephen Gregory Smith by Kendall Mostafavi

Do you have those friends who are so crazy talented, smart, and wonderful that you wonder how in the world you are lucky enough to have crossed paths with them? That’s Matt Conner and Step…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 09:36AM
Saturday, May 29, 2021

Rorschach Theatre hits the jackpot with immersive ‘Distance Frequencies’ by Kendall Mostafavi

Rorschach Theatre’s current production is not a show. Well, not yet. It’s more of an adventure of the mind and, if you wish, the body. Since October 2020, patrons could receive seven cha…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 10:01AM
Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Three emerging theater artists confront whitewashing of Black stories by Kendall Mostafavi

While our country was taking a collective sigh of relief after the guilty verdicts convicting George Floyd’s murderer last week, systemic racism continued to flaunt itself in our society. …

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 11:30AM
Thursday, April 15, 2021

A Chekhov trio from Workhouse Arts is an intellectual tickle by Kendall Mostafavi

Chekhov is not a feel-good story teller. His plays tell a brutal truth about people: their motivations, their weaknesses, and their duplicity.  The Workhouse Arts Center is currently stream…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 11:17AM
Sunday, April 4, 2021

‘A Boy and His Soul,’ heartwarming and buoyant, from Round House by Kendall Mostafavi

Playwright Colman Domingo has no time for stereotypes. A Boy and His Soul, his one-man, autobiographical play, is a living, breathing example of real life, real love, and real Black experien…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 04:42PM
Tuesday, March 30, 2021

‘Cry It Out’ at Everyman Theatre airs real-life pressures on new moms by Kendall Mostafavi

Award-winning playwright Molly Smith Metzler’s Cry It Out is a beautiful commentary on real life. The struggles of parenting in an age of never enough. An homage to working parents and sta…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 12:21PM
Friday, February 19, 2021

Imagination Stage strikes gold with ‘Spy Academy & the Lost Treasure of Atlantis’ by Kendall Mostafavi

There are jumping dogs, ninja fights, and double crosses. The story is fast-paced and offers many moments for kids to chime in on how the story should advance (remember Choose Your Own Adven…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 12:09PM