Jeffrey Walker

About Jeffrey Walker

Jeff Walker is a former hometown newspaper man who now lives his life as a high school theatre teacher, husband and father. His head is full of useless show biz trivia. When he is not teaching, writing, seeing or doing theatre, he would rather be cooking. Follow him on Twitter: @jeffwalker66

Colossal’s leading men: Michael Patrick Thornton and Joseph Carlson

As Mike (Michael Patrick Thornton) works with his physical therapist Jerry (James Whalen) his football past and Young Mike (Joseph Carlson) rush forward. (Photo: Stan Barouh)

The triumph and courage seen in Colossal, now onstage at Olney Theatre Center, is played out in a manner unlike most well-made plays. It’s not only centered on a former college football player; the guts and glory of the gridiron also serves as the basis for the play’s structure. According to actor Joseph Carlson, “It’s […]

UpClose: Actress Caroline Clay in Gidion’s Knot

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As an actor, Caroline Stefanie Clay seeks out opportunities to tackle challenging roles in complex plays and she found a big one playing Corryn Fell. 

DC playwright Martin Blank’s Pollard play hits Off-Broadway

(l-r) Ben Mehl as Jonathan Pollard and Joel Rooks as Rafi Eitan

The dog days of summer might have some people down but not Martin Blank. The DC-based playwright and Artistic Director of the American Ensemble Theater is seeing one of his plays produced Off-Broadway. After productions in Israel and Maryland and a reading at the Kennedy Center Page-to-Stage Festival last September, Blank’s full-length play The Law […]

Mandarin Orange

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Writer and solo performer Kate Robards may have felt like a fish out of water during her stay in China, but she can boast two homes. One is the small town of Orange, Texas, where she was raised. The other is the stage. With fetching charm, abundant humor and a gift for self-reflection, Robards’ Mandarin […]

The Duchess of Malfi

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The beauty of the language and the brutality of this Duchess of Malfi lingered in my mind’s eye for days after the cast took their final bows. Rhymed couplets curled through the air as an assassin’s hand went to work throughout John Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi. The DC-based classical theatre company We Happy Few […]

Size Doesn’t Matter – 7 Shorts by DC Playwrights

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Size Doesn’t Matter does what it sets out to do by providing a showcase for eager actors. Some of the parts outshine others, diminishing the work as a whole.

The Tournament

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For a guy who is not into mixed martial arts or kung-fu movies, I sure did love The Tournament. Bold and ballsy and featuring a kick-ass story and even kick-assier action, this show is great theatre.

Isis and Vesco Investigate the Curious Death of Dr. Freud

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The mythology of ancient Egypt and a police procedural might make strange bedfellows but the fine folks at Guillotine Theatre make the combination work in a delightful way with Isis and Vesco Investigate the Curious Death of Dr. Freud. The mighty Isis herself joins forces with a convicted felon, now consulting for the NYPD, to […]

Séance

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Oh to be at Hogwarts now that summer is here! This is most definitely not Hogwarts. This is not even a side street off of Diagon Alley. This is the Lab II at the Atlas Performing Arts Center and they are trying to stir up some magic. But damned if the wands aren’t wobbly and […]

Self-Portrait of a Sinner

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In Self-Portrait of a Sinner, playwright/performer Veronique MacRae seeks to show how the sinner destroys other people as well as herself. Admirable in flashes, the solo piece is impaired by uneven writing.

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