Chilean playwright Marco Antonio de la Parra’s allegorical play about the Pinochet rule gets its English language premiere at Washington Shakespeare Company.
Archives for May 2010
DC Theatres announce their next season
The 2010/2011 Washington theatre season came more sharply into focus yesterday when Ford’s Theater became the 18th local company to announce its schedule.
The Metal Children
Adam Rapp is an Obie award winning playwright and director, and he would appear to freelance, for his plays have been done at A.R.T., the Rattlestick Players, The Bush in London, at Playwrights’ Horizons and the Flea. I’ve heard good things about his work, most recently about Red Light Winter,
Speaking with the Winners at the Drama Desk Awards
I was warned by the press representative that the press room at The Drama Desk Awards was going to be a “zoo.” Nothing prepared me for the battling photographers, the screaming of “Can you please move to the right? Can you please move to the left? Can you move to the center?” and the pushing […]
Gruesome Playground Injuries
Even by Woolly Mammoth standards, Rajiv Joseph’s Gruesome Playground Injuries is a strange little play. A potent mixture of the hapless and tragic, Gruesome has you chortling at poked-out eyes and busted teeth, and swallowing back tears at the cosmic unfairness of soulmates who are perennial victims of mismatched timing.
Outrageous Fortune: The Life and Times of the New American Play
Here’s a fascinating report on an interesting and important project undertaken by the Theatre Development Fund. I guess, however, that before we get to the book, it is true confession time: As a former Federal Government official, I am one of those strange people who enjoy reading a lengthy report
Hamlet (Washington National Opera)
The Washington National Opera debuted its first-ever production of Ambroise Thomas’ Hamlet … this fitfully intriguing version of the opera boasts some things to love, some things to dislike, and perhaps the most over-the-top “mad scene” in the history of opera.
Naked Boys Singing
The theatre can be a great venue for envisioning life through metaphor. But, sometimes, a cigar is just a cigar. And a man can, at times, find it best to be thoroughly naked, regardless of whether he’s feeling emotionally exposed. So writing out a justification for Naked Boys Singing – a droll little cabaret with […]
[title of show] cast of friends
Friends Playing Friends: James Gardiner, Erin Driscoll, Sam Ludwig, Jenna Sokolowski, and Gabriel Mangiante on starring in Signature Theatre’s [title of show].
DCTS at this weekend’s New York Awards ceremonies
Stars of New York theatre turned out this weekend for two of the major end-of-season awards, and DCTS writers Richard Seff and Joel Markowitz were there to cover it.
The 2010 Drama League Awards
I’VE BEEN TO A MARVELOUS PARTY .. Each year, in early May, the Drama League hosts the gala social event of the New York theatre season. It’s a splashy affair set this May 21st in the ballroom at the Marquis Hotel in the heart of Times Square. Everybody who was anybody on and off Broadway […]
Playwright Hadar Galron on Mikveh
Her play is immersed in deep discussion and in some circles in the Jewish community there is anger, so I asked playwright Hadar Galron to enlighten us about the themes of Mikveh, and to respond to the concerns from some in the orthodox Jewish community.