theatreWashington has created its first annual theatreWeek, April 23 – 29th, with events for adults and children, all sponsored by the Washington Post.
Following a day of rest from the ceremony and gala, the festivities continue on Wednesday, April 25th at 7pm when No Rules Artistic Director Joshua Morgan will host “Show Tunes & Cocktails 2.0” at Napoleon’s Bistro and Lounge, on 1847 Columbia Road NW.
On Thursday, Washington Post theatre critic Peter Marks and some as-yet unidentified colleagues will discuss their craft. According to theatreWashington’s website, Marks and his colleagues will discuss “the subjectivity of theatrical criticism and how the democratization of opinion produced by Twitter and other forms of social media has impacted theatre attendance.” The discussion will take place at 7 p.m., location TBA.
Friday will feature readings from Gary Sloan’s new book on the rehearsal process, “In Rehearsal: In the World, In your Room, and on your Own” at Busboys & Poets, 2021 14th Street NW, Washington DC 20009. The readings, which will begin at 5 pm, will be done by Danielle Drakes, Molly Cahill Govern, Ted van Griethuysen, James Whalen and Halo Wines. Busboys & Poets will serve complimentary light hors d’oeuvre and present a cash bar for this free event. Zelda Fichandler will give brief remarks.
theatreWashington has identified fourteen events designed specifically for young audiences which will begin on Friday and go through the following week.
‘Taking Care of Our Own’ is a new theatreWashington project to raise funds to help area artists in need. Supporters are urged to donate here and look for “bucket brigades” collecting money from audiences after shows in participating theaters. and patrons are urged to donate through this site.
On June 18, theatreWashington has planned The Summer Hummer, an “all-star, all-fun, area-wide volunteer variety show” to raise funds for ‘Taking Care of Our Own.’ The participants are currently being assembled by Eric Schaeffer and Matthew Gardiner of Signature Theatre.
2012 Curtain Call: DC Theatre Scene’s tribute to the Helen Hayes nominees : interviews with Will Gartshore, Reggie Ray, Joshua Morgan, Matthew M. Nielson, Floyd King, Matthew Gardiner, Kimberly Gilbert, Karen Zacarias, Derek Goldman, James Kronzer, Howard Shalwitz, and George Fulginiti-Shakar.