It’s taco night in the Source rehearsal studio. As three strangers sit down to dinner, their similar anxieties bring them into a shared space that starts to feel like home. With its rich details, The Pressure Cooker is like a magic painting, inviting audience members to step inside and contemplate a single, shared moment.
Archives for June 18, 2012
Shadow-Matter: Exam Log X
Over a series of experiments, a scientist is drawn ever closer to his subject in this elegant, gymnastic dance of opposites. One of the Source Festival’s three Artistic Blind Dates, this hypnotic collaboration between a filmmaker (Dannie Snyder), a puppeteer (Lisi Stoessel), and an object manipulation specialist (Drex) is greater than the sum of its […]
When the man in the fedora leads the audience onto 14th Street and promises they’re about to see something that “has never before existed in the history of this evening,” he’s not kidding. Filter, one of three Artistic Blind Dates at this year’s Source Festival, is a unique examination of places and the way people […]
Olney’s 2013 season announced by new artistic director Martin Platt
New Olney Theatre Centre Artistic Director Martin Platt has wasted no time in putting his stamp on the company’s 75-year history, announcing the 9 productions for Olney’s 2013 season within a few weeks of his appointment.
2012 DC Black Theatre Festival opens this weekend
A big, fresh wave of new people and plays hits DC next Saturday, with the kickoff of the third annual DC Black Theatre Festival. From June 23 to July 1, the festival will showcase a massive collection of theatre work all around town, much of it created by out-of-town artists.
David Schramm on playing Falstaff in Merry Wives of Windsor
Although many will remember David Schramm as the cantankerous airline owner Roy Biggins from the nineties NBC sitcom “Wings,” the Kentucky-born actor has been a man of the stage his whole life. This week, he begins performances of The Merry Wives of Windsor at The Shakespeare Theatre, in his inaugural run as the larger-than-life Sir […]