For the seventh consecutive year, the Kennedy Center has hosted a Labor Day Weekend cornucopia of new and developing plays by writers such as Joseph A. Briggs and Carlos Murillo. Some plays, like Synetic’s Host and Guest, are in rehearsal for immediate production, and some of them won’t be ready for years.
Archives for August 2008
African Continuum Names New Executive Director
African Continuum Theatre today announced that it has named JoAnn Williams as the company’s new Executive Director. Williams, a veteran Washington-area theatrical innovator, had been serving as Interim Executive Director of the Dance Institute of Washington.
Meet the stars of Rooms: A Rock Musical, Natascia Diaz and Doug Kreeger
Minutes after accepting their standing ovations, their Scottish accents still on the tips of their tongues, the stars of the new bound-for-NYC musical Rooms: A Rock Musicalsat down with Joel to talk about the show, the characters they play, and take us behind the scene of this new Paul Scott Goodman musical, directed by Scott Schwartz […]
Page-to-Stage Festival Guide
We hope you can join us for this first look at what you are likely to see in the next season or two. It’s free. And it’s a great chance to meet directors, actors and playwrights. DCTS will have continuous coverage throughout the weekend. Your Guide to Page-to-Stage The following schedule is subject to change.
Story Theatre By Paul Sills Co-Directed by Suzanne Richard & Ian Armstrong Produced by Open Circle Theatre Reviewed by Steven McKnight Watching Open Circle Theatre’s performance of Story Theatre reminded me of the importance of play selection. This adaptation of several of Grimm’s fairy tales and Aesop’s fables accentuates the strengths of the company and delivers […]
Synetic Forges a Message of Love from a Tragedy
A conversation with Synetic Theater’s Artistic Director Paata Tsikurishvili By Joel Markowitz Recorded Saturday, August 23, 2008 As Russian troops occupied the Republic of Georgia, DC’s Synetic Theater, headed by Georgian artists, was rehearsing their season opener The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. Artistic Director Paata Tsikurishvili received a call, then turned on Georgian news to […]
Maria/Stuart By Jason Grote Directed by Pam MacKinnon Produced by Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company Reviewed by Tim Treanor Here is what happened, all those hundreds of years ago, as re-imagined in Friedrich Schiller’s play Maria Stuart: Mary Stuart, Queen of Scotland, is framed by a forged letter and executed for a treason she never committed, […]
Buffalo Gal and a look at Broadway producers By Richard Seff It’s always a pleasure to watch a master craftsman at work. A.R. Gurney is such an artist and for over 50 years he has been offering us well crafted plays at the rate of one every year or two. His latest, Buffalo Gal, is […]
About This Year’s Awards
Welcome to DCTS’ second annual Audience Choice Awards All season long we’ve raved, ranted, fulminated, and broken out into song over the shows and performances we’ve loved the most, and also over those which violated our delicate, artistic sensibilities. Now it’s your turn.
FAVORITE MUSICAL (11 nominations)
Favorite Actress in a Musical
FAVORITE ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL (13 Nominations)
Favorite Actor in a Musical
FAVORITE ACTOR IN A MUSICAL (17 Nominations)
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