The last time Playwright Motti Lerner, Director Sinai Peter, and Producing Artistic Director Ari Roth got together for a production, they created the controversial play The Admission, which sparked protests, counter-protests, a 2015 Helen Hayes Award nomination for Best New Play and eventually a separation between Roth and his former company, Theater J.
Archives for March 2016
American Moor, seen at Anacostia Playhouse, now part of Folger Shakespeare Library
Keith Hamilton Cobb’s award-winning solo play, American Moor, was one of the most talked about plays last season when it was staged at The Anacostia Playhouse, fresh off a critically acclaimed run in New York.
Contemporary American Theater Festival, 2016
Shepherdstown’s Contemporary American Theatre Festival will offer a five-production schedule which will include new plays by Chisa Hutchinson, whose Dead and Breathing ignited the 2014 Festival, Susan Miller and Allison Gregory as well as plays by Roonan Noone and Christina Anderson, the Festival announced.
Mississippi Goddam, about Medgar Evers’ neighbors, wins the Osborne Award
Mississippi Goddam, a play about the neighbors of assassinated civil rights leader Medgar Evers, has won this year’s M. Elizabeth Osborne New Play Award for best new play by an emerging playwright, the American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) announced this weekend.
Chicago-based Logan Foundation Gives Mosaic Theater a Million Dollars
The Reva and David Logan Foundation, a Chicago-based organization dedicated to supporting social justice, the arts, scholarship and investigative journalism, will give Mosaic Theater Company of DC one million dollars over the next four years, Artistic Director Ari Roth announced.
Center Stage’s next season will be in its newly renovated theatre
Baltimore’s Center Stage will kick off the 2016-2017 back in its Calvert Street home after a $28 million renovation with a production Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Choderos le Laclos’ tale about competitive rutting among the aristocracy. The Marquise de Merteuil and her ex-lover, the Vicomte de Valmont, joust to see who can seduce more innocents. After that, […]
Head of Passes Review: Phylicia Rashad as a Biblical Job
In Head of Passes, Phylicia Rashad portrays Shelah, a woman so religiously devout she objects to Deviled eggs. Her faith is tested in the Public Theater’s well-acted, richly atmospheric production of Tarell Alvin McCraney’s play, which is inspired by the Book of Job. But the audience’s faith is also tested, in several ways.
Scena’s Antigone Now at Atlas before European tour (review)
The title of this play is also its purpose – to show us what the ancient Greek tragedy of Antigone would look like in modern times, and locate its deeper meaning across the centuries.
2016 Source Festival schedule announced
Tom Horan’s Static, in which a young girl who knows the legend of a couple driven mad by the objects in their house grows up to acquire the house — and the mysterious box of cassette tapes inside it — will be one of three full-length feature plays which Cultural DC’s Source Festival will present this […]
The Welders receive $30,000 challenge grant
The Reva & David Logan Foundation, a Chicago-based philanthropic organization which has funded several Washington-area theatre companies, will be giving The Welders a $10,000 annual matching grant for each of the next three years, the company announced.
Rep Stage’s four show season includes a new musical about a drag queen with a mummy in her closet
Rep Stage will present a four-production season of stories about strange things, but doubtlessly none will be stranger than the story of Dorian’s Closet, a musical about the life of famed female impersonator Dorian Corey, featured in the documentary Paris is Burning. The Richard Mailman-Ryan Haase musical documents Corey’s rise through the drag circuits of […]
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