One comfort in losing my mother at the age of 66 is that she comes to me in my dreams. Many nights, we get nocturnal do-overs as she stands before me healthy, warm and whole—the mother I remember, the mother as familiar to me as breathing.
Archives for August 2015
Marcia E. Cole is a native Washingtonian who in the process of re-invention, received her BA in Early Childhood Education in 2014 from the University of the District of Columbia. Her new play, A Matter of Worth, produced by Live Garra Theatre, opens September 16, 2015.
His dream was to play Jean Valjean and on June 23rd, 2015, Kyle Jean-Baptiste, an African-American actor from Brooklyn, made Broadway history when he became the first African-American and, at 21, the youngest actor to play the lead in Les Misérables.
It pains me to write this review of Dogfight at the Keegan Theatre. I’ve been a Keegan patron for years and was happy to experience its newly renovated space for the first time (it debuted in June), a fine accomplishment in this scrappy little theater’s trajectory.
E. M. Lewis is an award-winning playwright and librettist. Her new play Now Comes the Night opens at 1st Stage September 18.
A roundup of some of this week’s theatrical news and notes from the Women’s Voices Theater Festival, Mosaic Theater and Constellation Theatre Company.
If it’s Monday night in DC, many theaters are dark, but that doesn’t mean there’s not some great entertainment available for theater lovers. Over the past three-and-a-half years, La-Ti-Do has become the area’s premiere musical theatre cabaret and spoken word series, playing James Hoban’s Irish Restaurant & Bar (after moving from its original home, the […]
The Smithsonian invited DC Theatre Scene to present the next season to their audience, and as part of that presentation, DCTS Senior Writer Tim Treanor talked about shows he particularly anticipated. Today, we reproduce (more or less) what Tim had to say about experimental plays, operas, and theatre for young audiences.
Madison Middleton is a sophomore at School for Tomorrow. She’s participated with Highwood Theatre since 2011, most recently appearing in August: Osage County as Ivy. Other notable Highwood roles include William Cartwright/Chairman (The Mystery of Edwin Drood), Catherine (Proof), Johanna (Sweeney Todd), and Applegate/Ensemble (Damn Yankees). She has also performed with TheatreLab and Young Artists […]
Update: This giveaway has closed. Congratulations to Ashley Richardson and thanks to all who entered. Tap dance sensation Savion Glover is bringing his show to the historic Howard Theatre for three nights this week: Thursday, August 27, Friday, August 28, and Saturday, August 29, at 8pm. We are giving away a pair of tickets to see the Friday […]
NextStop Theatre Company presents Cole Porter’s classic American musical Kiss Me Kate as the first show in its third professional season. Already, the company has produced several polished and well-deserved sold out shows as well as Helen Hayes nods. It seems to be a great place to catch young performers graduated from some pretty impressive […]
Caleen Sinnette Jennings is an actor, director and playwright who is a founding member of The Welders, a new D.C. Playwrights’ Collective. Eight of her plays have been published by Dramatic Publishing Company, and her work has appeared in 7 play anthologies. She has received playwriting awards from the Kennedy Center and The Actor’s Theatre […]