It takes a lot of imagination and defiant boldness to take on Roald Dahl’s The BFG, (Big Friendly Giant). The tale goes into dark scary places generally not depicted in family theater and can be brightened only so much. The idea of a little girl still in her “jammy jams” being snatched screaming out of […]
Archives for June 2014
Point…Blank…Period! a Fringe Peek
We all have one. That friend that you share WAY too much information with. That friend that you say the most embarrassing things to and know, secretly, they are thinking the same thing too.
From France, Tomorrow’s Dawn, a Fringe Peek
Tom is in love with Alice, who loves him too. But nothing is easy: they are young; they have parents and teachers… They are teenagers, obviously full of questions and pains. Fortunately, they are not alone: they have friends, brothers and sisters – thousands of emotions and feelings at the same time. And they have […]
ShowBizRadio has closed. Co-founder Michael Clark gets the last word
We’re noting a curious shrinkage of theatre coverage, even while the number of plays produced in our area and around the country and audience attendance continues to rise. Variety, which was founded as the news organ for ‘legit’ theatre, no longer highlights theatre in their navigation bar. With the retirement of John Lahr, the New […]
Gods, Con Men, and Psychoanalysts Invade Fringe, a Fringe Peek
Isis and Vesco Investigate the Curious Death of Dr. Freud mixes it all up –genres (thriller, myth, and classical theater), collaborators (producer Catherine Aselford , director Carl Brandt Long), time periods (modern New York City, Nineteenth Century Vienna, and Ancient Egypt), and “ologies” (psychology and mythology).
Nancy Robinette, the Meryl Streep of Washington theatre, grants a rare interview.
“It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done,” Nancy Robinette told me as we sat in a small pie shop down the block from The Atlas Performing Arts Center. We spoke a couple of hours before she was to do a preview of Happy Days by Samuel Beckett and about an hour after I spoke to […]
Sound Design. It’s an art that needs your voice now.
It seems, given recent events surrounding the Tony Awards, that there is some heavy doubt and speculation as to what a Sound Designer does, what a good Sound Design accomplishes, what role a Sound Designer plays in the creative process and whether or not sound is a valid artistic design discipline.
Capital Fringe will move into its permanent home in time for 2015 fringe festival
The Capital Fringe Festival has been a welcome sign of summer for DC’s theater community, as for three weeks each July, it connects exploratory artists with adventurous audiences with a multitude of creative, cutting-edge, and contemporary performances. When it was announced that the space for Fort Fringe at 607 New York Avenue NW would be […]
Perfect Liars Club, a Fringe Peek
When my wife and I came up with the idea of Perfect Liars Club more than a year ago, we had no idea it would turn into such a phenomenon. We’d recently moved from London, UK to Washington for work, and didn’t want to just be passing through: we wanted to be part of the […]
Center Stage’s My America gets a July 4 release on Fandor
Independence Day will offer more than fireworks for theater lovers, as a screening of Center Stage’s acclaimed digital theater project My America will stream at Fandor.com on the Fourth of July, with a special screening following at New York City’s IFC Center on July 9.
When We Were Young and Unafraid
In recent times playwrights have been inviting us into worlds we would never know without them. Harvey Fierstein has set Casa Valentina in a camp in the Catskills to which certain men like to find themselves among others who like to get into a girdle, a gown, a wig, a pair of heels and all […]
Ever lost a job? Will Work For takes you on that rollercoaster ride. a Fringe Peek
Will Work For is a fearless, farcical wake0up call. It’s a rollercoaster ride through the dangers of today’s job market: dodging booby-trapped interviews, facing demons of employment past, and holding tight to a dream, while surviving the economic crash, told through storytelling, satire, a United-Nations’-gaggle of 21 characters and a clown!