Exploring Cervantes. Director José Arellano Garcia talks about The Last Quixote

In spite of severe thunderstorm and flash flood warnings, heat advisories to stay inside, and Metro track delays, we met at the front door of the GALA Hispanic Tivoli Theatre. Stage director José Luis Arellano Garcia arrived riding a bicycle. Dubraska Vale, GALA’s public relations associate, appeared on 14th Street NW, walking from the GALA […]

The Klunch brings DODO’s acclaimed The Last Class: A Jazzercize Play to DC

Hoping to put you “into a ‘klunch’ (an internet-y little word to describe the state of mind of someone who’s become totally engrossed in something like Facebook, Netflix, or Pokémon Go),” The Klunch is bringing DODO Theatre Collective’s production of The Last Class: A Jazzercize Play to the Trinidad Theater at the Fringe Logan Arts […]

Simon Helberg. Odd man out in Florence Foster Jenkins? Hardly.

One should probably not use the phrase “steals the show” to describe the performance of an actor in a movie featuring Meryl Streep as the leading lady, for such a thing is almost certainly impossible. But if it were possible, Simon Helberg’s turn as Cosme McMoon in Florence Foster Jenkins would serve as the ideal […]

Welder Wisdom: Playwrights Gwydion Suilebhan and Stephen Spotswood on the first handoff

The concept of The Welders playwrights’ collective is seemingly simple, “Three years. Five plays. Pass it on.”  But the effort and dedication that went into its formation is anything but.  At their annual summer party The Weld, the six founding members of the company did something tremendous: they gave away their company. A new generation […]

Mike Daisey on his latest, The Trump Card, at Woolly Mammoth

As we hurl toward an unpredictable and increasingly surreal election in November, Donald Trump’s persona is hard to avoid.  Endlessly looped on news broadcasts and grabbing headlines each day with his latest provocations, he has finally achieved the level of ubiquity that many suspect compelled him to join the race just over a year ago. […]

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.

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