“You have to ‘Coward’ it,” Valerie Leonard said to me, as she considered the fine art of acting in the very distinctive plays of Noël Coward. I had begun our conversation by asking Leonard if she was a Coward aficionado. “I’m not an aficionado, but I understand the style a bit,” she responded, humbly. “What […]
Archives for September 9, 2015
The Oregon Trail at Flying V (review)
Children of the ‘90s, climb on board. The Oregon Trail, modeled after the primitive computer game of the same name, is Flying V’s contribution to the Women’s Voices Theater Festival. Written by Bekah Brunstetter and directed by Amber Jackson, this world premiere uses the parameters of our cherished childhood game to balance two coming-of-age tales.
UpClose: Sheila Callaghan, Women’s Voices Theater Festival
Sheila Callaghan’s new play, Women Laughing Alone with Salad, is playing at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company through October 4, 2015. Everything You Touch was produced at the Contemporary American Theater Festival last summer. She is the recipient of the Princess Grace Award for emerging artists, a Jerome Fellowship from the Playwright’s Center in Minneapolis, a […]
Page-to-Stage readings that made Rosalind Lacy’s don’t-miss list
On Labor Day weekend, Kennedy Center plaza level entry was pandemonium, noisy with skate boarders, who zigzagged and snaked in and out of a recessed pit and across a cordoned-off area. The skateboarders’ passion connected us to the 14th Annual Page-to-Stage Festival, a rich offering of short free trailers, script readings and open rehearsals of […]
UpClose: Jen Silverman, Women’s Voices Theater Festival
Jen Silverman’s play, Phoebe in Winter, opens September 23 at Single Carrot Theatre in Baltimore. Her work has been produced off-Broadway by the Playwrights Realm (Crane Story), off-off Broadway by Clubbed Thumb (Phoebe in Winter), by Actor’s Theatre of Louisville (The Roommate, Humana 2016), and by InterAct Theatre (The Dangerous House of Pretty Mbane).