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.

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.

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.

Your favorite articles from 2016

We’ve looked back at some fun facts from 2016. We’ve announced the best theatre videos, and revealed our most memorable plays and stage moments. But enough about us. DCTS readership is approaching 1.3 million for this year, so let’s take a look at which posts, from all those million plus views, were our readers’ favorites.

Vote for William Shakespeare’s greatest speech

It has been six years since we have challenged our panel of experts – Jenn Larsen, Chris Henley, Gail Kearn Paster, Akiva Fox, Cam Magee and Tim Treanor – to name the best Shakespearean monologue.

Most memorable moments on DC area stages in 2016

As this year closes, perhaps you, like we, are thinking back over your own year spent watching the various riches spread before us by Washington area theatres. I asked our staff for their most vivid memories. We hope you will share your own as comments for us all to savor.

Search for Tricia McCauley ends in tragedy

“Tricia is gone. They have found her body,” her brother, Brian McCauley, wrote in a Facebook post this morning. “Thank you for all your work, support and love. To all of her DC family, I know that she truly thought of you that way, thank you for being there for her all these years. Hang […]

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