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Thursday, September 17, 2020

DCTS Performance Guide for the 2020/2021 theatre season by Lorraine Treanor

While planning theatre in the time of Covid requires faith and flexibility on everyone’s part, we thought it valuable to show you the shows our companies hope to present. Some are virtual.…

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Is there a 2020-2021 theatre season? Comments on what we know so far. by Lorraine Treanor

Any planning for live theatre, in this time of pandemic, calls for faith and flexibility. And a search for answers to the unknowable. What will audiences want to see? When can rehearsals sta…

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Billie Krishawn speaks with artist/activist Temídayo Amay for The SoSu Series by Lorraine Treanor

“As you pour into me, a Black Non-Binary Gender Queer person, you pour into yourself.” – Temídayo Amay, talking with Billie Krishawn for The SoSu Series “My non-binary identity is m…

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Brave Spirits Theatre cancels its record-breaking Shakespeare’s Histories rep by Lorraine Treanor

Tweeting “And there goes the last ten years of my life,” Charlene V. Smith, Artistic Director of Brave Spirits Theatre, announced the cancelation of the company’s Shakespeare’s Histo…

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Monday, September 14, 2020

Editor position now available at DC Theatre Scene by Lorraine Treanor

DC Theatre Scene, Inc. has opened a search for a new Editor. Now in its 15th year, DC Theatre Scene has published nearly 10,000 articles covering Washington area’s theatre scene as it grew…

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GALA Hispanic Theatre to open for live performances in October by Lorraine Treanor

On Thursday, October 29, GALA Hispanic Theatre in Columbia Heights will most likely become the first DC area theatre company to open its doors for indoor performances since the pandemic caus…

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Friday, September 11, 2020

As the world catches up with his work, Meshaun Labrone inks film production deal for SPOOK and Power! Stokely Carmichael by Lorraine Treanor

As theatre companies create virtual versions of stage performances, multi-talented DC artist Meshaun Labrone has signed a partnership with film producers to turn two stage plays into fully e…

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2020 Helen Hayes Awards: Outstanding Lead performer, Play – Helen, Direction, Musical, and Choreography, Play by Lorraine Treanor

This is it! The last of the live Zoom presentations of the 2020 Helen Hayes Awards. You are invited to be part of the audience. Closing in on the last of the virtual presentations of the 2…

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Thursday, September 10, 2020

Lynn Nottage writes for an audience of one while waiting for Broadway stages to open by Lorraine Treanor

Lynn Nottage, two-time Pulitzer Prize winning playwright (Ruined, Sweat), returns to Theatre for One, the company which gave new meaning to “intimate theatre” with its one actor/one audi…

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

2020 Helen Hayes Awards: Outstanding New Play or Musical, Choreography and Direction of a Play by Lorraine Treanor

Closing in on the last of the virtual presentations of the 2020 Helen Hayes Awards. You are invited to be part of the Zoom audience. Tune in tonight to learn who will clear room on a shelf …

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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

2020 Helen Hayes Awards: Outstanding Sound Design and Supporting Performer (Helen) by Lorraine Treanor

Night five of seven streamed presentations of the 2020 Helen Hayes Awards. You are invited to be part of the Zoom audience. Tune in tonight to meet 21 nominees and learn who will clear room …

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Friday, September 4, 2020

2020 Helen Hayes Awards: Outstanding Set Design, Lead Performer in a Play (Hayes) and in a Musical (Hayes) by Lorraine Treanor

Night four of seven streamed presentation of the 2020 Helen Hayes Awards. You are invited to be part of the Zoom audience. Tune in tonight to meet 35 nominees and learn which six will clear …

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Thursday, September 3, 2020

Helen Hayes Awards: Outstanding Supporting Performer – Musical (Helen), Costume Design, Adaptation, Play or Musical by Lorraine Treanor

Five Helen Hayes Awards will be handed out tonight in this, the third of seven nights of streamed presentations for the 2020 Helen Hayes Awards. You are invited to be part of the Zoom audien…

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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Helen Hayes Awards: Outstanding Supporting Performer – Play (Hayes), Visiting Performer, Musical Direction by Lorraine Treanor

Justin Weaks and Regina Aquino host tonight’s 2020 Helen Hayes Awards, the second of seven nights of streamed presentations, capped off with a video celebration on September 25, 2020.  Th…

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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Music for the Movement: Why Othello cast sings “Glory” at American Shakespeare Center by Lorraine Treanor

Before the opening and at the end of intermission of every performance at American Shakespeare Center, actors turn musicians to serenade the audience.  Usually a rousing, fun time, at the s…

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Monday, August 31, 2020

Helen Hayes Awards: Outstanding Lighting Design, Supporting Performer, Musical, Lead Performer, Musical by Lorraine Treanor

The 2020 Helen Hayes Awards, recognizing excellence on Washington-area stages for 2019, begins tonight with the first of seven nights of streamed presentations, capped off with a video celeb…

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Monday, August 24, 2020

The 2020 Helen Hayes Awards adapt, innovate and make history by Lorraine Treanor

How to hold an awards ceremony that has always been as much about bringing the community of theatre makers and theatre supporters together as it was about the awards themselves, during a pan…

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Thursday, August 20, 2020

Romantics Anonymous, once headed to DC, to be livestreamed from Bristol Old Vic by Lorraine Treanor

Shakespeare Theatre Company announced today that the Wise Children production of Emma Rice’s Romantics Anonymous will be streamed live from Bristol Old Vic for five performances, September…

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Shutdown-induced space comedy, Rebecca and Bekka in Space, returns for Season 2 by Lorraine Treanor

Rebecca and Becca in Space, the space comedy created during the coronavirus stay-at-home orders by Rebecca Wahls and Rebecca Ballinger, returns for Season 2 with a special launch party tonig…

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Creative Cauldron keeps performers working with live and virtual concerts by Lorraine Treanor

A few area theatre companies are beginning to offer live performances. One of them is Creative Cauldron in Falls Church, VA which is presenting its summer cabaret season for at-home viewing …

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Friday, August 7, 2020

Find what you’ve been missing. This week’s recommends include Fringe, Fools, music and puppets by Lorraine Treanor

Foolish Fridays Faction of Fools Friday, Aug 7, 7pm Free Click to watch Faction of Fools, Washington’s commedia dell’Arte theater company, resumes its Foolish Fridays beginning tonight a…

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Rorschach’s Klecksography and the future of theatre by Lorraine Treanor

Subtitled “The Future of Theatre,” Rorschach Theatre’s annual Klecksography (Klex20) project comes along just as we are all pondering exactly what that future will be. Klecksography 20…

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Monday, August 3, 2020

Signature Theatre launches THE SIGNATURE SHOW on YouTube by Lorraine Treanor

There’s a new show in town, one shot straight from the heart of Signature Theatre to digitally connected musical theater fans everywhere. It’s called THE SIGNATURE SHOW and it’s free t…

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Saturday, August 1, 2020

DCTS recommended viewing starting July 31 by Lorraine Treanor

This week we’re highlighting some local works, plus a few others we couldn’t pass up.  And hang on, at the end, for a fun quiz. For a robust list of  viewing beyond our area, we recomm…

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Thursday, July 30, 2020

Quotidian Theatre’s closing its warehouse with a huge sale. Pre-auction buys start now by Lorraine Treanor

One distinction of a Quotidian Theatre production has always been its set pieces and props, expertly chosen and carefully placed in its single set rooms adding airs of authenticity to such n…

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Monday, July 27, 2020

It’s tonight! Memorial Celebration of the life and legacy of Victor Shargai by Lorraine Treanor

We hope you can tune in to YouTube tonight as the Washington theatre community comes together in loving tribute to Victor Shargai, long-time leader of theatreWashington, and generous friend …

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Live performances of Othello and Twelfth Night at American Shakespeare Center have begun. by Lorraine Treanor

While a survey done by Shugoll Research shows that Washingtonians are chary about returning to theater while the coronavirus rages, one company is prepared to put live actors on the stage wi…

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Friday, July 24, 2020

DCTS recommends. Online viewing starting July 24 by Lorraine Treanor

Victor Shargai Memorial Celebration Produced by theatreWashington July 27, 8pm Click to watch on YouTube Victor Shargai, generous benefactor, friend and advocate for theatre in the Washingto…

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

J. J. Johnson talks about WANNABE, his comic play about growing up Black in a White VA town by Lorraine Treanor

J. J. Johnson, who extends his talents as a DC stage actor (recently, Les Deux Noirs: Notes on Notes of A Native Son) into film and and commercial work, now adds playwright to his resumé wi…

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Friday, July 17, 2020

Recommended watching and listening for this week by Lorraine Treanor

We hope you will take time to watch DC Theatre Scene’s first virtual discussion, held Friday night. An honest, personal sharing of the affects of racism on these important members of our t…

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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Review: Synetic Theater’s The Decameron, Day 6. We dance! by Lorraine Treanor

The short videos from Synetic on this sixth day of content give us three worlds and stories through the language of dance. In classical ballet’s repertoire there is no greater or more phys…

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