Jack Sbarbori gives rare interview on McPherson’s Night Alive

Bethesda, Md.-based Quotidian Theatre Company opens its 2016-2017 season with The Night Alive, the most recent, critically acclaimed drama from Conor McPherson, one of contemporary theater’s brightest lights. The 2013 play received positive reviews for its London and Off-Broadway runs and won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play. The Night Alive, McPherson’s latest […]

Nu Sass indulges in fantasy fights: you vs Shakespeare’s best

Nu Sass’s fall show, a remount of our audience-acclaimed 43 ½: The Greatest Deaths of Shakespeare’s Tragedies opens next week at the Capital Fringe’s Logan Fringe Arts Space. To help properly convey the gravitas and solemnity of this celebration of one of the most esteemed poets and playwrights in the English language, in this the year of […]

The Kennedy Center reveals plans for major HARMAN gift of audio and light equipment

HARMAN, recently named the official sound partner of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, will be making a generous donation of high-performance audio and lighting equipment as part of an expanded partnership between the two entities. What impact will that have on the sound system of the Opera House, which came under fierce […]

Mitchell Hébert on the challenge of playing Roy Cohn

“You have to get to a place where you can just get out of your own way to play this guy.” “This guy” is the infamous Roy Cohn, who is the real-life antagonist in Tony Kushner’s epic, two-evening Angels in America, on-stage through October 30th in a collaborative production between Montgomery County’s two largest (and […]

The Last Schwartz won’t be his last time on a DC stage, Billy Finn hopes

When Adam Immerwahr was asked to make his D.C. directorial debut with The Last Schwartz as the new artistic director for Theater J, he knew the actor he wanted to cast as Gene, the youngest son in the absurd, yet thoughtful Jewish comedy. He called Billy Finn and the actor was happy to sign on board.

Meet Lisa Carr, 2016 Gary Maker Audience Award recipient

“Don’t be afraid to jump in and see everything.” Sage advice from Lisa Carr, this year’s Gary Lee Maker Audience Award honoree, who will receive her award at the September 28th performance of Brave Spirits’ Anthony and Cleopatra.

Blackberry Daze creators on turning a popular murder mystery into a jazzy musical

In 2012, Ruth P. Watson’s novel Blackberry Days of Summer became a critical darling. The story is an exciting historical whodunit, where a young black man is murdered at the beginning of the 20th Century, and even though suspects abound, no one is trying too hard to find his killer. The show was adapted into […]

Eric Tucker on his off-the-wall production of Sense and Sensibility at Folger Theatre

Eric Tucker is the Artistic Director of Bedlam, a theatre company in New York City “committed to the immediacy of the relationship between the actor and the audience,” creating works that “reinvigorate traditional forms” of theatre.  They brought their four-actor, repertory versions of Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Shaw’s Saint Joan to Olney Theatre Center in 2013. […]

Washington Ballet looks to past to begin future with Julie Kent

When new leadership takes the reins of an arts institution, the focus tends to be on where the company is going in the future. For the new Artistic Director of The Washington Ballet, Julie Kent, however, her first season will open with a celebration of the company’s past.

Edward Albee personal tribute: he forgave me (and didn’t have to)

The legendary, indispensable (and greatly lamented by me) Circle Theatre was a movie house famous for its double features. The program changed every two or three days. As an adolescent, I spent more hours at the Circle than I did, say, doing sports, which may explain a lot about me, but that’s another story.

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