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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Martyna Majok wins Pulitzer Prize for Cost of Living by Lorraine Treanor

Martyna Majok, whose play Ironbound was one of the outstanding plays of the 2015 Women’s Voices Theater Festival, has been awarded the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play Cost o…

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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Nameless gets intimate, producing its latest play in a DC motel room. We talk with Honey’s writer and director by Lorraine Treanor

Site-specific shows are not new to DC theatre. We’ve had plays performed in a swimming pool, in bars, in vacant spaces and in a residential home. Nameless Theater is taking it further, pro…

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

theatreWashington announces date for Helen Hayes Awards and exciting new venue by Lorraine Treanor

Attendees of this year’s Helen Hayes Awards on May 14, 2018 will be heading to a new part of DC for DC theatre’s biggest night. theatreWashington has announced that this 34th yea…

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Iron Crow moves last 2 shows of the season to summer; plans community forum in May by Lorraine Treanor

As reported here last week, the Baltimore company Iron Crow Theatre is dealing with a sexual harassment allegation, which forced cancellation of the opening of Terrence McNally’s Corpu…

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Saturday, March 31, 2018

Iron Crow cancels production of Corpus Christi over sexual harassment claim by Lorraine Treanor

Baltimore’s Iron Crow Theatre has closed down its troubled production of Corpus Christi, according to an announcement signed by 13 members of its cast and released today. “We, th…

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Friday, March 9, 2018

Government study reveals DC arts and culture led the nation in contributions to the local GDP by Lorraine Treanor

According to the newly released study by the US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis, arts and culture have been good for the nation’s economy. And that has been…

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Two Tracy Letts plays make the final list for Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association new play prize by Lorraine Treanor

According to the press release from the American Theatre Critics Association  the organization has selected six finalists for the Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Associat…

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Every Brilliant Thing at Olney Theatre Center (review) by Lorraine Treanor

The Narrator (Alexander Strain), stands on the top step of an aisle and says that he has three words for anyone in the audience who is contemplating suicide: his voice lowers to nearly a whi…

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Theatrical Season 2018/2019 for the Washington DC area by Lorraine Treanor

See why area theatre companies are making the Washington DC and Baltimore areas the busiest theatre hubs in the country. We’ll refresh this list as new season announcements are announc…

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Monday, February 12, 2018

Set Designer Paige Hathaway wins Live Design Rising Star Award by Lorraine Treanor

Congratulations to DC based set designer, Paige Hathaway, the go-to designer for many DC area theatre companies, who will be the recipient of Live Design’s  2018 Rising Star Award  …

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2018 Love Lines Valentines. Free e-cards for theatre lovers by Lorraine Treanor

We created this year’s Valentines by pairing images to lines or lyrics from four shows from this year’s season – The Humans, Twelfth Night, All the Things You Are: Jerome …

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

2018 Helen Hayes nominees announced. In the Heights gets most nods for two companies by Lorraine Treanor

The 2018 Helen Hayes Awards nominations were announced Monday night by theatreWashington. Round House Theatre was the most nominated company with 22 nominations. The most nominated producti…

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Friday, February 2, 2018

Win 2 tickets to Something Rotten! DCTS weekend ticket giveaway. by Lorraine Treanor

Two lucky readers will have the chance to attend opening night of the smash Broadway musical, Something Rotten!, Tuesday, February 6 at The National Theatre. With its heart on its ruffled s…

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Capital Fringe Producers’ page by Lorraine Treanor

Hi, there 2018 CAPITAL FRINGE  PRODUCERS We’re ready to promote your show Simply help us get to know what you’ll need and we’ll be in touch.   Questions? Send an email to…

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Saturday, January 20, 2018

How the federal government shutdown impacts DC area theatres by Lorraine Treanor

Despite the shutdown of the federal government, Jefferson’s Garden will continue its full run (January 19 to February 8) at Ford’s Theatre. The concern arose when Congress was un…

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Big changes coming to theatres in 2018 by Lorraine Treanor

The greatest sign of stability in a culture is, paradoxically, its ability to absorb change. There was a collective holding of breath when Joy Zinoman announced her retirement in 2009; could…

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Sunday, December 31, 2017

A New Year’s Eve toast by Lorraine Treanor

“Here’s strength to your elbow Success in your art Here’s pearls in your oyster And me in your heart.” So ends  the toast by poet/lyricist Fran Landesman. Fun, success and l…

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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

23 most memorable moments on stage in 2017 by Lorraine Treanor

One last curtain call for these performers whose perfectly crafted moments linger indelibly in our memories. The ensemble of Burning Doors, Belarus Free Theatre There is no word for Burning …

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There’s still time by Lorraine Treanor

This past Sunday in the Washington Post, I read of the pivotal moment in one great writer’s life. It was when he saw the Broadway play, Man of La Mancha. He fell in love, he said, with…

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Friday, December 22, 2017

Our 24 most memorable shows on Washington area stages in 2017 by Lorraine Treanor

We calculate there were 455 shows  on our stages in 2017. After each show closes and the actors move on the the next rehearsal what remains are the ideas and emotions they have left behind…

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

How robust was theatre in our area in 2017? DCTS examines its data by Lorraine Treanor

When we say our region is one of the major theatre hubs in America, what do we really mean? As we did last year, we dove into our own records for 2017 to see how robust our scene has been. T…

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Compass Rose will soon be on the move. Plans announced for a new, state-of-the-art theatre in Annapolis by Lorraine Treanor

One of the big stories of 2018 is already coming into focus: several theatre companies will be moving into new spaces. One of them was announced today. Rumors have been floating about that C…

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Monday, December 11, 2017

What a million means by Lorraine Treanor

During the eleven years that DC Theatre Scene has been online, our theatre community has realized tremendous growth and professionalism. We’re not the cause of it, but we have played a par…

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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Goldstar has a gift for you, your friends and family by Lorraine Treanor

Goldstar is giving DC Theatre Scene readers a $5 gift certificate good for any Goldstar event now through January 10, 2018. Because we want to share the fun of a holiday outing with as many …

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Why we could say ‘Yes’ to St. Nicholas by Lorraine Treanor

Happy St. Nicholas Day! Last weekend, I watched a marvelous production of St. Nicholas in Bethesda’s Quotidian Theatre. Quotidian is a fine small theater with special expertise in play…

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Guide to Holiday shows 2017 in the DC/Baltimore areas by Lorraine Treanor

There are plenty of shows filled with holiday spirit (and spirits) from the sweet to the scary on our stages this year. Here’s a look. CHRISTMAS CAROLS For those longing for one more r…

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Annie inspires Olney’s pajama drive for children in foster care. by Lorraine Treanor

Annie finds a new family in the holiday musical, now onstage at Olney Theatre Center. Olney’s meeting with Bob Scheer of Comfort Cases inspired the company to open a drive to bring new…

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Lakeforest Mall becomes comedy central for Best Medicine Rep by Lorraine Treanor

John Morogiello has had us laughing since his 2009 Irish Authors Held Hostage which Steven McKnight called “inspired silliness.” This year Morogiello moved beyond the cushy con…

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Tricia McCauley killer sentenced to 30 years in prison by Lorraine Treanor

The Christmas day rape and murder of Tricia McCauley, which rocked the DC  theatre community, has resulted in the confession and sentencing of Duane Johnson, the U.S. Attorney’s Offic…

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Capital Fringe Festival moves to the waterfront next July; performer apps open today by Lorraine Treanor

Visitors to DC’s new waterfront area this July will find themselves amidst the 2018 Capital Fringe Festival crowd. Capital Fringe announced today that their upcoming festival (July 7 &…

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Joel Markowitz, longtime theater supporter, has died at the age of 60. by Lorraine Treanor

Joel Markowitz, Founder and Editor Emeritus of DC Metro Theater Arts, died in his home this afternoon after a battle with Amyotropic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gherig’s Dis…

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