Allegations of physical abuse and sexual harassment raised by the Chicago Reader against Darrell Cox, Artistic Director of Profiles Theatre, and accusations of bizarre and illicit workplace practices by theater itself have rocked the non-Equity regional theatre world.
Archives for June 2016
Commedia dell’Arte, the old Italian comedic that forms the foundation for new American comedy The Good Devil (in Spite of Himself), is very much like the Looney Toons of old. Not only is it characterized by slapstick whackiness, recognizable tunes, and situations so direct they appeal to all ages, but it also polarizes audiences when […]
– Solo performer Christine Demuth responds to some questions from DC Theatre Scene about The Missing Peace. – – Tell us about the moment where you said to yourself: “I just have to do this! As soon as I heard the music I knew I wanted to do it! I had never heard anything like it and […]
Great Googly Moogly! Did you know there are monkeys loose in Glen Echo Park? Not only monkeys, but a giant snake, some rhinos, and some huge buzzy insecty things. It’s a veritable jungle inside Adventure Theatre MTC at Jumanji, with lots of delightful surprises in store for lucky youngsters (and some surprises for their parents, […]
My name is Molly Pinson Simoneau and I am obsessed with opera. I often refer to myself as an “opera evangelist.” What does that mean? It means I am out to turn as many people into fellow opera lovers as I can—and like any evangelist, I believe children are ideal targets for conversion.
For this week’s giveaway, we have a pair of tickets to se the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s legendary Tony® Award-winning musical Evita at Olney Theatre.
In 2005, activist and award-winning playwright Julia Steele Allen was volunteering in the Bay area for the California Coalition for Women Prisoners, when she met and befriended Sara (Mariposa) Fonseca, who was serving a 12-year sentence.
There are so many songs about rivers. You can easily google the “Top Ten” river songs followed by another list of ten or more runner-ups. I’m sure you can name several just off the top of your head without thinking – “Down by the River,” ‘Down in the River to Pray,” “Ol’ Man River,” “Watching […]
The In Series takes Beethoven’s only opera, the rarely performed Fidelio, and transforms it into a symbol of freedom, a magnificently moving, awe-inspiring vision of hope and redemption through married love. With this, its largest-ever production, it seems there’s nothing this plucky “pocket opera” company, and its company of fearless singers, cannot do.
Before Orlando, this show meant something different. Before that tragedy, a mere two weeks ago – just two days after Rainbow Theatre Project opened Get Used To It! – it would have been easy to think of this 20-song revue as a quaint history lesson, a peek back at the political fights and personal communities […]