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

Molotov’s chilling Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe

(l-r)  Jen Bevan, Elliott Kashner and Yoni Gray. (photo: Kristin Jackman)

The dark genius of Edgar Allan Poe’s short stories and poetry can be enjoyed on your own, reading by flickering candle light just to add to the experience. Another way to enjoy a selection of Poe’s most popular tales is to let the fine folks at Molotov Theatre Group bring the nightmarish tales to life.

Up Close: Sherry Berg on playing the doodle in Sylvia

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It’s a dog’s life for Sherry Berg. Well, not really, but as she pointed out recently, when she is hired by NextStop Theatre Company, she goes to the dogs. Currently, she is the title role in A. R. Gurney’s four-person comedy Sylvia. “It’s my second show at NextStop. Last year at this time I was […]

Close Up of Sex with Strangers stars Holly Twyford and Luigi Sottile

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“Intimate and intelligent” is how Laura Eason’s Sex with Strangers has been described. And, yes, it’s about sex. But according to actors Luigi Sottile and Holly Twyford, that only scratches the surface.

Up close with Fetch Clay, Make Man stars Roscoe Orman and Eddie Ray Jackson

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During the turbulent years of the Civil Rights Era, two men forged an unlikely friendship. Former movie star Lincoln Perry was better known in his heyday as the comical, stereotypical caricature of a black man, Stepin Fetchit. By the mid-1960s, Perry was hardly remembered and if he was, it was with derision or as the […]

Driving Miss Daisy at Ford’s Theatre

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Driving Miss Daisy is a lovely play. And it’s a magnificent family album. Look at the cover: Simple and understated, Uhry’s award-winning script was inspired by his own car-wrecking 72-year old grandmother for whom the family hired a chauffeur. It is a play about an uneasy friendship that builds over 25 years. Even more, Driving […]

Tiny houses host Pinky Swear’s tiny plays

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A tiny revolution has been going on for a couple of years in the Northeast DC’s Stronghold neighborhood. A patch of alley space was transformed into a thoughtful, self-contained community of minimal proportions, with three tiny houses. With the help of architects and others, Brian Levy, Lee Pera, Jay Austin reformed the Evarts Street alleyway […]

A Raisin in the Sun at Compass Rose Theater

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There is a scene in Lorraine Hansberry’s landmark drama A Raisin in the Sun where the troubled, young husband and father Walter Lee Younger feels he has lost any chance of finding his dream. But his loving, lioness of a mother, Lena, looks him in the eye and tells him she never stopped trusting him […]

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

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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 […]

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