The first time Linda Elyse Bryce met Gary Maker, she was helping to run a program called “The Angels” for Shakespeare Theatre Company. The Angels recruited Shakespeare subscribers and donors to help introduce Shakespeare’s interns and fellows to the nation’s capital. Gary and his partner, the late Paul Desmarais, were among the first to volunteer.
Archives for August 2013
Linda Elyse Bryce, a veteran supporter of multiple theaters in the Washington area, has won the 2013 Gary Lee Maker Audience Award, DC Theatre Scene’s award committee announced today. Bryce will receive her award – a handcrafted sculpture created by glass artist Teddi Hathaway and a year’s subscription to Faction of Fools – at a […]
We are very pleased to share with you the responses received from those companies and performers who many of you chose for the Audience Choice Awards. Take a look.
When your marriage commendation sounds as if it’s really a funeral eulogy, run. If you can’t, then vomit. As 7-year-old Alice tells it, “If you keep bad things inside, they make you ugly.” Yet, 30-year-old Alice, who for years swallowed a hollow marriage to an older man, is nothing but strong, funny, and beautiful.
All 7 Harry Potter books in 70 minutes The unfortunate reality of devoted fandom is that sometimes the curtain falls on the objects of our affection. Long after we’ve waited in line for hours outside the bookstore or braved the throngs of costumed fans for a midnight showing of the movie premier, the action simply […]
My friends know that I am a theatre nerd who sees an insane amount of live theatre. Unfair. I have interests beyond seeing live works of theatre. I also like to see films based on plays or featuring theatrical stars. How’s that for well-rounded? Below is a list of the films that I am most […]
For its 28th season, Washington Stage Guild presents “The Season of Dreams”, “four plays that examine the need to see beyond the mundane in order to create, to survive, to develop, to live.” The plays are by American playwright Steven Deitz, Londoner Simon Gray, Ingvar Ambjørnsen from Norway, and George Bernard Shaw.
“I am Nijinsky!” The actor Primoz Bezjak repeatedly declares, one moment bathing in glory as the acclaimed god of dance, and the next wailing in pain as that integration of self crumbles. Mladinsko Theatre’s spare and searing production of Nijinsky’s Last Dance has come to Washington from Slovenia. In the intimacy of the Mead Theatre […]
“Theatre is a war…the actors are the ones on the front line.” – Ellen
I attended the theatreWashington summit a few weeks ago. I read the recent Nelson Pressley article in The Washington Post on one of the topics addressed at the meeting, whether to split existing Helen Hayes categories so that smaller-budget theatres are not competing against larger-budget theatres. It was apparent at the meeting, and reported by Pressley, […]
A conversation with playwright Martin Blank and director Elise Thoron There’s plenty to be excited about in the upcoming Page-to-Stage Festival at the Kennedy Center, but one play that’s drawing attention from theatregoers and political watchers alike is American Ensemble Theater’s free staged reading of Martin Blank’s The Law of Return, which will be held […]
Keegan Theatre Company announced that, due to box office demand, they have extended the run of Aaron Sorkin’s A Few Good Men for an additional week. The Jeremy Skidmore directed drama onstage at the Keegan Theatre is now set to close September 14th. Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 3pm. […]