Yellow Face by David Henry Hwang is a soul searching romp raising questions about racial identify, profiling, radical self-acceptance and more. Hwang’s writing is direct and sincere as he unveils his reactions to events that unfolded in his life while exploring his own intentions and motives as a playwright, an Asian American, and dutiful son.
Archives for February 5, 2014
STOMP’s Ivan Delaforce: “we make music with everything including the kitchen sink”
If music is a universal language, why not add comedy and the use of household objects to the mix? That is pretty much what Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas did in the early 1990s when they originated STOMP, the live show that combines percussion, movement and improvisation to the delight of audiences around the world. […]
Impossible! A Happenstance Circus
In times of pain, needless violence, and gunshots, glimpses of circus-like brilliance and pathos carry us to different (and more whimsical) dimensions. Impossible! A Happenstance Circus performed by Happenstance Theater at Round House Theatre entertains, sneaks up on you, and snaps you awake.
Rorschach’s whirlwind romance with Glassheart gets a (theatre) fairy tale ending
This is the fairy tale story of the whirlwind romance between a lonely, lyrical young script and the scrappy theater company that swept her off her feet. Such is the tale of Rorschach Theater’s production of Glassheart, currently in the midst of a hot-selling run at The Atlas Performing Arts Center.
The state of the arts: the Kennedy Center International Leaders Forum
This past weekend the Kennedy launched its first annual International Arts Leaders Forum. It was a grand vision with as grand a title. The stated goal was that big institutional leaders would come together and tackle some of the performing arts industry’s “most difficult questions and chart the course to a more sustainable future.”