We believe in the power of live theatrical storytelling. We exist to support the community of playmakers which presents those stories and to help build engaged and informed audiences in this, one of the busiest hubs for theatre in America.
In 2005, Ronnie Ruff created DC Theatre Reviews. The site was focused on the emerging theatre companies whose productions received little media attention. In October, 2007, we incorporated as DC Theatre Scene, our new name recognizing that we had expanded our coverage to all professional company and moved beyond reviews into features, news, and opinion columns.
Today, DC Theatre Scene goes where you go – whether it is to a theatre in the DC area, Baltimore or New York, to a festival, to the movies or to your digital screen. We help make ticket buying simple through our partnership with TheatreinDC. At the end of each season, with the DCTS Audience Choice Awards, we nominate those productions and performances which we deem the best of the season, and turn the final selection over to our readers. And we present the Gary Lee Maker Audience Award, the only one of its kind in the country, which honors the absolutely essential ingredient of any performance – the audience.
Questions? Concerns? Compliments? We’d love to hear from you.
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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, intending to become a producer. She produced plays and concerts in her hometown of Chicago, and two Capital Fringe shows. Her daughter, Nina Norris, is an artist working in Chicago. Life’s a blast because she shares it with her husband, writer Tim Treanor.