The Young Playwrights’ Theater is a revelation. Originally founded by playwright Karen Zacarías seventeen years ago, YPT’s After-School Playwriting Program won the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award in 2010. That’s a pretty big deal given that the award was presented by First Lady, Michelle Obama at the White House.
Archives for February 14, 2012
What do you get when you cross three bears, reportedly kicked out on their hinies from the Kennedy Center, with an Animal Control cop from Fairfax County, whose dream is to feature his golden corkscrew curls in a Breck commercial? A bodacious, bureaucratic-bashing, barely believable but baringly Bear-way show.
Nilo Cruz’ exquisite verbal symphony about the transforming power of literature simmers with surprising moment-to-moment vitality, thanks to this new Spanish interpretation of the 2003 Pulitzer winner Anna in the Tropics and an inspired GALA ensemble. As directed by Jose Carrasquillo, this Washington D.C. premiere heightens Cruz’ celebrated poetic dialogue.
Synetic Theater – which has spent the past decade building a reputation for the “synthesis” of its “kinetic” theatrical elements – has taken a break from its acclaimed silent Shakespeare productions to take on an even older set of stories: the Book of Genesis.