Lorraine Treanor

About Lorraine Treanor

Lorraine Treanor has been editor of DC Theatre Scene since 2006. She has produced plays and concerts in her hometown of Chicago, and twice in the Capital Fringe festival. Her daughter Nina Norris is an artist working in Chicago. Life's a blast because she shares it with writer Tim Treanor.

Pallas and Infinity theatre companies announce their 2017 seasons

Two announcements from companies who produce in a single calendar year, rather than on the traditional theatre schedule of fall to summer.

Free original Valentine e-cards from DC Theatre Scene

We took suggested lines spoken or sung on our area stages in 2016 or upcoming in 2017 and paired them with images to create this year’s Love Lines for Valentines. Along with them comes our wish that your life will be filled with happiness. We hope you enjoy these Valentines. Sharing them is quick and easy. To start, just choose any […]

2017 Helen Hayes Awards. And the nominees are …

Straight from tonight’s announcement at the Helen Hayes Gallery of the National Theatre. Here are the nominees for the Helen Hayes Awards. The 33rd Helen Hayes Awards ceremony will be held May 15, 2017 at the historic Lincoln Theatre on U Street followed by an after-party at the nearby 9:30 Club. Tickets will be available March […]

The Helen Hayes Awards will be announced tonight. A look behind the scene

Those involved in producing theatre in our area in 2016 will be holding their collective breath as nominees for the 2017 Helen Hayes Awards are announced tonight.  On what is conceivably one of her busiest days of  the year, Amy Austin, theatreWashington’s “I’ve got this” President, took a moment to give us some appreciation of the work that goes into producing tonight’s […]

DC theatres step up for The Women’s March, January 21st

The Women’s March on January 21st is expected to draw hundreds of thousands to the Mall area for a demonstration which begins with activities at 8am, followed by the official rally at 10am. 

At 5:30 tonight, theatres nationally signal committment to inclusion and compassion

As hundreds of thousands of visitors descend on the Nation’s Capital for the Inauguration of the 45th President of the United States, over 500 theatres here and around the country will participate in The Ghostlight Project a collection of candlelit gatherings that will happen simultaneously around the nation on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.

for 2017 Capital Fringe Producers

Attention 2017 CAPITAL FRINGE  PRODUCERS We’re ready to help promote your show Simply help us get to know what you’ll need and we’ll be in touch.       Questions? Send an email to: [email protected]

Friends and family of Tricia McCauley set up memorial fund: Health Insurance for Theatre Professionals

As close friends and family of Tricia McCauley, who was viciously murdered on Christmas Day, prepare for her private funeral, public celebrations of her life are being planned around her birthday, February 25th.  

Dawn Ursula played in 7 productions in 2016. How did she manage it?

In our look back at 2016, we tallied the number of roles played by area actors. One of the surprises was that 68 actors were cast in between 4 and 6 shows. Dawn Ursula, however, surpassed that. Last year, she appeared in 7 productions: Dot at Everyman Theatre, Angels in America, Parts 1 and 2 at Round House Theatre, Redder Blood at […]

We support DC theatre all year round. Now we ask for your support

In the waning days of 2016, I’m remembering the lesson learned by George Bailey, and in particular that horrifying scene when he saw what Bedford Falls would have been like if he had never been born. Or, in our case, if we had to close.

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