It’s a big season ahead: tips on how to see more and save

This article is based, in part, on research done for DCTS’ presentation at the Smithsonian Museum on Aug 20, 2015. You can see a play in this town for nothing or next to nothing. You can also pay over a hundred bucks. Mostly it depends on what you want to see, where you want to […]

My don’t-miss dramas this season

On August 20th, DC Theatre Scene spoke at the Smithsonian Museum’s Ripley Center. Senior writer Tim Treanor talked about some of the shows he was looking forward to next season. Below is what he said (more or less) about dramas.

Schedule for Kennedy Center’s 2015 Page-to-Stage Festival, Sept 5 – 7

(WASHINGTON)—The Kennedy Center hosts its 14th annual Page-to-Stage new play festival from Saturday, September 5 to Monday, September 7, 2015, featuring more than 50 theaters from the D.C. metropolitan area, all with a mission to produce and support new work. The 14th Annual Page-to-Stage event showcases more than 40 new plays by female playwrights and […]

The 2015-2016 DC area theatre season opens this week

With 286 shows announced, and 24 companies still to be revealed, the new season, which begins this week, can already be predicted to surpass the busy 2014-2015 season.

Falling Slowly and totally for Once at The Kennedy Center (review)

Once has been more than once a phenomenon, first as a runaway independent film then as an unlikely Broadway hit winning eight of eleven nominated Tony Awards, including Best Musical. I’ll say it’s a show worth seeing more than once, and I, for one, am going back for more!

Singer/songwriter Ryan Link at home on the national tour of Once

If one were to have asked Ryan Link what he envisioned for his life while in his early 20s, he would have never answered anything to do with Broadway or the theater, but here he is at an age he describes as “young enough to do it, but old enough to do it right” and […]

Stage Briefs by Keith Loria

A roundup of some of this week’s theatrical news and notes from Capital Fringe Festival, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Kennedy Center, The Welders, Molotov Theatre, DC Hip-Hop Festival, Wolf Trap, and National Theatre.

Review: TETRISplus, Netherland’s dance troupe perform at The Kennedy Center

I yelled “bravo” during a round of applause yesterday. I’ve never done that before. And it wasn’t even at the end of a show. It was during the act break. Of a children’s dance piece. Color me delightfully surprised.

Entremeses at Iberian Suite festivel

A lone tree trunk, with spiky, bare branches, is the minimalist set. Immediately, I felt thrust into a landscape for Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, uninviting for Spanish hospitality. Yet that tree serves as a perfect symbol for what we see.

Kennedy Center’s Iberian Suite festival debuts performers from around the world

Continuing its acclaimed winter celebrations of international arts, (recently World Stages in 2014 and Nordic Cool in 2013), the Kennedy Center is presenting “Iberian Suite: Global Arts Remix,” which opened March 3rd and closes March 24.

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