Blanca Ziska, Artistic Director of Philadelphia’s Wilma Theatre is this year’s recipient of the Zelda Fichandlert Award, presented by the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC) Sometimes you sup with the gods. That’s what it felt like on the stage at the Mead Center for American Theater Monday night, October 26, 2011, when the Stage […]
Archives for October 2011
In Lissa Levin’s snorer of a play, Sex and Education, now being force-marched through its paces by Doorway Arts Ensemble and Arts Alive Theatre, Miss Edwards (Ellen Mansueto), an English teacher about to chuck it all for the real estate trade, catches Joe Marks (Jonathan Douglass) passing an obscenity-laden mash note to his girlfriend Hannah […]
“Take a typical show at the old Globe, kick out the wine merchants and vassals who paid subscriptions and leave only the groundlings,” and you’ll get the audience Apron Theatre Company Artistic Director Tyler Budde wants. To get there, this new Georgetown theatre company offers pre and post-show parties, but doesn’t offer subscriptions: “We don’t […]
Ecuadorean Peky Andino sheds new light on the Greek myth of Medea as the child-killing mother who gets away with murder. The playwright/poet changes Medea into a sympathetic, blind saint from Ecuador and skillfully creates a hauntingly surreal, dramatic monologue about all emigrants who seek a better life by leaving their homeland.
Blake Robison, who has served as Round House Theatre’s Producing Artistic Director for the past seven years, will leave at the end of the season, the theater announced yesterday.
Give credit where credit is due: Roland Emmerich’s Shakespeare movie is not a Roland Emmerich Shakespeare movie. There are no earth-shattering explosions, no hordes of civilians fleeing for their lives like in the rest of Emmerich’s sound-and-fury-filled oeuvre, which includes the likes of everyone-outrun-the-Ice-Age thriller “The Day After Tomorrow”, everyone-outrun-the-giant-lizard thriller “Godzilla” and everyone-outrun-the-Mayan-prophesy thriller […]
The new Web site for theatreWashington launched today. Days before, Jane Horwitz spoke with theatreWashington’s President & CEO Linda Levy Grossman and her Director of Communications & Audience Development Alli Houseworth about their immediate and longer term plans for the re-branding of the Helen Hayes Awards’ umbrella organization and its website.
Alone on stage, Christopher Piper shows us the wonder of puppetry from the very beginning when he creates a puppet right before our eyes – a plucky finger puppet Marybelle, who takes on mannerisms, her own style and personality as he builds her, bit by bit. The introduction effectively sets up the artistry so that […]
With earsplitting audio effects rivaling those of the latest Michael Bay films movie sequel “Transformers” , the Folger Theatre’s new production of William Shakespeare’s Othello is geared toward attracting a new generation to the brilliance of the Bard. And it just may succeed.
– – This play will probably always be part of the dramatic canon, because it tells a story that seems to repeat itself as often as summer rain. From Socrates to Christ, to Jan Hus, to Dreyfus, to the unthought-of victims of countless purges and pogroms throughout history, the human story is full of such […]
From movie to musical to movie – back and forth goes “Footloose.” Right now, with the release of a new movie version showing on hundreds of screens across the country, attention is being paid to the changes made to bring a 1984 movie up to the expectations of a 2011 multiplex cinema audience.
Synetic Theater’s distinctive take on the Bard endures with the company’s Speak No More Silent Shakespeare Festival’s second offering: Othello. Synetic stamps its signature on one of Shakespeare’s most popular tragedies, the story of the doomed Moor, Othello, stirred by deceit, consumed by obsession and finally propelled to murder the one he loves.