Sasha Sinclair’s one woman show, Self Portrait, is an interesting dramatic piece. An autobiography, it takes the audience from Sinclair’s early childhood in Virginia to her adolescence in North Carolina, and finally to her present day life as an artist living in DC.
Archives for July 14, 2014
Self-Portrait of a Sinner
In Self-Portrait of a Sinner, playwright/performer Veronique MacRae seeks to show how the sinner destroys other people as well as herself. Admirable in flashes, the solo piece is impaired by uneven writing.
We’ve Come to Play
It takes courage to dance in front of a group of spectators, judging your every move. Yet, ArasDance has arrived in DC to let their presence be known, dancing gracefully and fluidly. In We’ve Come to Play, the dance troupe of five women provide ten contemporary performances that were well received by the audience.
Prepare to go on a trip with banished? Productions in The Circle² — literally, figuratively, and temporally. With a downloadable audio track and assistance from tour guide/director Carmen C. Wong, travelers are invited to step into playwright Juanita Rockwell’s memories of Dupont Circle while simultaneously walking among the bustle near the city’s most well-known roundabout.
Bitch: A Play About Antigone
“Why does your sister have to be such a . . . bitch?” Cleon rhetorically asks Ismene after learning of her sister’s methods to overthrow his reign. “Fuck. Fuck. Fuck. Shit!” yells a frustrated Haemon as he frantically searches around for the elusive Antigone in Ismene’s quarters. I’m not sure if an ancient Greek like […]
Luv, American Style
There’s just enough to love about Luv, American Style, Infinite Jest’s quirky romantic comedy inspired by the 70s TV show “Love, American Style.” The piece is comprised of four one-acts: Cherie Vogelstein’s A Date with a Stranger, David Lindsay-Abaire’s Crazy Eights, Christopher Demos-Brown’s Mallory Square, and David Ives’ Sure Thing. As every episode of “Love, American Style,” was titled […]
The Barking Fish Theatre Project has taken the three witches from Shakespeare’s Macbeth and set them on a polluted seaside, next to a beached whale.
This video is pretty disturbing. But if you’re unfamiliar with the Rodney King story, you should probably watch it. In 1991, after being pulled over for reckless driving and x-treme speeding (100 mph +) King got out of his car and flashed the finger at a police helicopter flying overhead. For this, police hit him […]
“I am your spaniel,” Helen averred in Midsummer Night’s Dream, “and, Demetrius,//The more you beat me, I will fawn on you// Use me but as your spaniel, spurn me, strike me,//Neglect me, lose me; only give me leave,//Unworthy as I am, to follow you.//What worser place can I beg in your love,–//And yet a place […]
Call Steve Guttenberg
You see all manner of experimental plays and theatrical performances as a Fringe-festian. But when one comes along with so amoebic a plot that it expands beyond your lens of apprehension, such as Danny Pushkin’s Call Steve Guttenberg does, it’s hard to give a damn.
The Other Day
Ever get tired of those darling romance stories that start with a “meet cute” moment and stay precious even when the attractive couple has disagreements? The Other Day provides a welcome dose of honesty and realism to the relationship story genre.
“We all wanna be free to be ourselves” the cast of DECADES sang in the unexpected improvised finale song that clearly captured the essence of this show: We’ll do what we want and enjoy it, even if you don’t.