4615 Theatre Company says hello again with another summer rep

Since 2013, the 4615 Theatre has popped up in many different corners of DC, from basements and backyards  to Woolly Mammoth’s rehearsal hall. We mount innovative stagings of classical and contemporary works (last year we paired Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night with John Ford’s ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore), pulling off massive spectacles on an intimate scale. This time, our home will be […]

banished? productions on saying goodbye with one last Fringe show

In , she took me back so tenderly, loss and regeneration shape-shift, dance, cling, fold, blink, burn and are filed away into multiple experiences that inform our present moment. If we have ever lost something – keys, cities, identities, loves – we have had to confront the same questions the show tries to trace: What […]

Cirque due Soleil’s KURIOS at Tysons is a homecoming for high-flying gymnast

When Ryan Shinji Murray was 10, he made the short trek from his home in Ashton, Maryland to Washington, D.C. with his family to see a performance of Cirque du Soleil. A decade later, he did what he could to enter the circus profession and not long after that, he became a member of the […]

Deb Margolin on 8 Stops, her comedy about motherhood, life and death

Deb Margolin is a woman of many, incredible talents: playwright, professor, mother, and solo performer.  She was founding member of the feminist Split Britches theatre company and has written numerous plays and solo pieces. Her play Imagining Madoff was produced by Theater J in 2011. She returns to DC to perform her newest piece 8 STOPS […]

Elizabeth Bruce’s Theatrical Journey, arts in the community

A phone rings. The voice on the other end reports that there’s an emergency: a teddy bear has broken its leg and needs to see a doctor right away. Thankfully, the phone was answered by teaching artist Elizabeth Bruce and her young students are now on the case.

Why I love and chose to produce The Good Devil

When I was a kid, I loved Saturday morning cartoons (of course), and the old Superman series, but most of all I loved the black-and-white films of physical comedians of yore—Chaplin and Laurel and Hardy and W. C. Fields—who came of age during vaudeville and who sometimes struggled to reinvent their careers during the era […]

From solitary confinement, Mariposa & The Saint. Co-writer turns performer

In 2005, activist and award-winning playwright Julia Steele Allen was volunteering in the Bay area for the California Coalition for Women Prisoners, when she met and befriended Sara (Mariposa) Fonseca, who was serving a 12-year sentence.

Remembering Keith Parker

On Monday next, June 20th at 7 pm, a memorial will be held at Source Theatre. 1835 14th St., NW.  for Keith Parker. The long-time Literary Manager at Source Theatre Company, Keith became synonymous in many people’s minds with the annual summer Source Festival (officially known then as Washington Theatre Festival).

Laughter, tears, playing through and carrying on in the face of Orlando tragedy

Sunday morning, most of us woke up to the dreadful news about the massacre at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. Sunday is a day off, of course, for a lot of people. For others, it’s a work day, and people went in to staff restaurants and the Metro and to provide the numerous other services […]

Aaron Posner on District Merchants, his irreverent spin on Merchant of Venice

Aaron Posner is everywhere this season. With productions of Stupid Fucking Bird popping up in theatres all across America, and a few Helen Hayes and Barrymore Awards in both writing and directing categories, there’s a pun or two to be made about the playwright being a feather in the cap of the Washington theatre community. 

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