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David S. Kessler awarded the 2015 Gary Lee Maker Audience Award

October 5th 2015 by Lorraine Treanor Leave a Comment

DC Theatre Scene presented its 2015 Gary Lee Maker Audience Award on Friday night, October 2nd on the stage of the Folger Theatre to David S. Kessler. About forty people, braving inclement weather, had come to hear Dr. Georgianna Ziegler’s lecture on Elizabeth I leading up to the performance of textsandbeheadings/Elizabeth R, and stayed to […]

Brian Friel, 1989, from an interview with Long Wharf Theatre.

“Ireland’s Chekhov” Brian Friel. A Washington DC remembrance

October 2nd 2015 by Christopher Henley 1 Comment

It was sad to wake this morning to the news that the wonderful playwright Brian Friel has died. Tributes have been quick, effusive, and plentiful, and ranging from the Michael D Higgins, President of Ireland (“One of the giants of Irish literature, and a great Irishman”) to Meryl Streep (“We’ve lost a tender dramatist, an […]

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