On August 20th, DC Theatre Scene spoke at the Smithsonian Museum’s Ripley Center. Senior writer Tim Treanor talked about some of the shows he was looking forward to next season. Below is what he said (more or less) about dramas.
Archives for August 2015
We know at least some of you out there are spending your last days of summer putting the polish to your next groundbreaking play or musical. Before you type END OF PLAY, we offer these stories from award winning musical theater composer, lyricist and bookwriter Sam Willmott, reprinted here with permission from Samuel French’s Breaking […]
“This is not a political play in its aim. It’s an examination of a family and of a tragedy that involves hot-button political issues, but it is crafted in a way that the politics is kind of left to the audience to grapple with, instead of the play itself making a clear political statement.” Michael […]
This is part 3 of our See More and Save series taken from material presented August 20th at the Smithsonian Museum’s S. Dillon Ripley Center. What? You’re back? So nice of you! You could easily have slipped out during the intermission between the portion of my Smithsonian oration posted yesterday and the one posted today. […]
Compass Rose Theater is producing Patricia Henley’s If I Hold My Tongue, set in Baltimore, MD, which opens September 17. She is the author of three novels, four short story collections, two chapbooks of poetry, a stage play, and numerous essays.
Entering the Venus theater, for the first time, I felt like a wide-eyed child. Vintage accessories, soft lavender walls, and the dimly lit lobby all suggested that the theater serves as a powerful vehicle for creativity. The safe space, allowed me to relax, feeling as though I was in the company of friends.
It’s a strange, if exciting, thing to watch a production at war with it’s own thesis.
On August 20th, a panel of DC Theatre Scene writers presented a preview of the 2015-2016 theatre season at the Smithonian Museum’s S. Dillon Ripley Center. Tim Treanor was one of the panelists.
Signature’s remounted musical The Fix puts the “nasty” in dynasty by skewering the nepotism and celebrity culture oozing from contemporary politics.
On August 20th, DC Theatre Scene was invited to speak about the upcoming season at the Smithsonian Museum’s S. Dillon Ripley Center . The speech, given by myself, Jennifer Clements and Tim Treanor, was so well received, we wanted to share excerpts with you in the series: “See more and save this season.” Read along […]
A roundup of some of this week’s theatrical news and notes from Theresa Rebeck, Signature Theatre, Taking Care of Our Own, La-Ti-Do, Center Stage, and Studio Theatre.
Bekah Brunstetter hails from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and currently lives in Los Angeles. She is an alumni of the CTG Writers Group, Primary Stages writes group, Ars Nova Play Group, The Playwright’s Realm, and the Women’s Project Lab. She has previously written for MTV (Underemployed; I Just want my Pants Back) and is currently a […]