We believe in the power of live theatrical storytelling. We exist to help build engaged and informed audiences in one of the busiest hubs for theatre in the country.
In 2005, Ronnie Ruff, along with three writers, created DC Theatre Reviews. The site was especially focused on the emerging theatre companies, whose productions, until then, had received little media attention. In October, 2007, we incorporated as DC Theatre Scene, our new name recognizing that we had expanded beyond reviews into features, news, and opinion columns.
Today, DC Theatre Scene goes where you, our audience, goes – whether it is to a theatre in the DC area, Baltimore or New York, to the movies or in front of a digital screen. We help make ticket buying simple through our partnership with TheatreinDC. At the end of each season, we nominate those productions and performances which we deemed the best of the season, and turn the voting over to our readers with the DCTS Audience Choice Awards. And we have created the Gary Lee Maker Audience Award, the only one of its kind in the country, to honor the absolutely essential ingredient of any performance – the audience.
Questions? Concerns? Compliments? We’d love to hear from you.
Email us or call 301 638-1137.
Regular contributors to DC Theatre Scene
(Click on their names to view their DCTS archive)
As editor for DCTS, Lorraine Treanor has the best job in town, and makes it all happen from a log house in Waldorf, MD. She attended Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts, and has produced plays and concerts in her hometown of Chicago, and in two Capital Fringe Festivals. Her daughter, Nina Norris, is an artist working in Chicago. Life’s a blast because she shares it with her husband, writer Tim Treanor.