“There’s no justification, none of that, but it’s an incredibly interesting story. I don’t know that it’s ever been told before, and certainly not in this fashion,” Matty Griffiths said to me. He’s directing Don’t Die in the Dark, a play written by Joe Brack and featuring Brack in the role of the infamous actor-assassin […]
David Muse was one of the lucky ones to have seen Murder Ballad, a rock musical by Julia Jordan and the singer-songwriter Juliana Nash, when it originally played at the Manhattan Theatre Club’s Studio at Stage II in the fall of 2012, before it moved to its larger Off-Broadway home. He knew then that it […]
It seems you can’t turn on the news these days without hearing a story about some sort of domestic abuse. Whether it’s Ray Rice hitting his fiancée in an elevator, allegations against U.S. welterweight boxing champion Floyd Mayweather or just any of the 2 million domestic incidents that happen each year. Fans of the Rodgers […]
War stories and insights from Hemmingsen, Ingvarsson, and McNamara — doing it together for decades Robert McNamara is Artistic Director of SCENA Theatre and Director of The Norwegians, the play by C. Denby Swanson receiving its D.C. premiere at Anacostia Playhouse through April 19th. The production reunites him with actors Nanna Ingvarsson and Brian Hemmingsen. […]
“We were trying to figure it out the other day,” Nanna Ingvarsson said after I asked her how many times she and her husband Brian Hemmingsen have worked together. I was talking to them in the dressing room at Anacostia Playhouse before a rehearsal of The Norwegians, their latest project. The SCENA Theatre production runs […]
Michael John Garcés is no stranger to Washington, DC. Washington audiences will remember the 2013 production of The Convert, and before that, Oedipus El Rey. He directed both for Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, where he returns this season to bring us the world premiere of Chad Beckim’s Lights Rise on Grace, which opens March 30.