The slump is over for DC area theatregoeers. After more than a week without any openings, audiences have five new openings to consider this weekend, SWAN day on Saturday,and, on Sunday, a most unusual performance by Bulgarian performers, produced by the Ambassador Theater.
Archives for March 2012
Thanks to Hip-Hop Theater Festival for Eblasting this news. The National Theater Project (NTP)‘s Creation & Touring Grants provide funds for creation and touring of collaborative, devised projects. These grants are highly competitive and are awarded to approximately 6 projects annually. Grants generally range from $80,000 to $130,000.
This week was tech week. The process is a slow one. I am continuing to work with the actors while the designers work on the bigger picture of the show.
In a New York time before mine, there was something called “The Round Table” and it consisted of scalawags and wits who bonded between 1919 and 1929; a group of bright wags who met daily for lunch at the Algonquin Hotel for nutritional sustenance and the sharing of commentary on the day.
Monologist Mike Daisey, who has admitted that his play The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs contained significant inaccuracies, apologized to Woolly Mammoth audiences at the theater last night.
Brothers of the Dust, a Darren Canady drama, set in 1958, about an African-American man who runs a hardscrabble farm in Arkansas, has won the M. Elizabeth Osborn Award as best new play by an emerging playwright, the American Theater Critics Association announced today.
theatreWashington just announced that the Helen Hayes Tribute Award, the centerpiece to the 28th Helen Hayes Awards ceremony, will be presented to Oscar and Tony Award winning actor and arts advocate Kevin Spacey on Monday, April 23, 2012.
The fifth annual SWAN Day is Saturday, March 31st. Always held on the last day of Women’s History Month, SWAN Day is designed to raise the visibility of women artists by bringing the artistic community together to recognize women and by giving young women artists a chance to have their work seen by the public.
Had this two-disc set been listed as the music of an unknown John Smith or Bob Jones, I wouldn’t have asked for a copy to review for the readers of Theater Shelf. Ballet scores aren’t usually thought of as theater pieces but rather as classical music compositions which support storytelling through dance and design.
While other theatre companies fundraise with spring galas, Unexpected Stage Company is holding a monologue competition, with a decidedly lower price of admission – $10, to support their third season.
Slipping from the street into the store-front space of the Strand Theater Company in Baltimore, you’re in for some surprises. You pass a showcase displaying the detritus of former tenants, a band of gypsies including its Queen, who read tarot cards for walk-up customers before being murdered by her mates. The atmosphere of the Strand […]
Let’s face it, on entering the New York Theatre Workshop to see Dennis O’Hare’s adaptation of Homer’s Iliad, I was unprepared. All I remembered of my long ago quick read of a summary of the original was that it was an epic poem about the Trojan War. I had trouble remembering whether it was Athena […]