theatreWashington, which produces the Helen Hayes Awards and helps to promote theatre throughout the Washington area, today announced that it will make available $115,000 in assistance to theatre artists in the Washington Metro Area during the period in which theatre is shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic. theatreWashington will fund the program, which it […]
Archives for March 20, 2020
Recommended by Lorraine Treanor Happenstance Hope Posts: Whimsical vignettes from Sabrina Mandell and Mark Jaster, co-founders of Happenstance Theater. Their performance as Dizz and Izzy in Distancing: A Duet earned a DCTS Standing O. (look to your right). Quarantine Cinema: Brilliantly edited videos of how the usually tightknit Happenstance ensemble are practicing isolation.
Recommended by Lorraine Treanor From the creators of this audio series: “Everything Is Alive is an interview show in which all subjects are inanimate objects. In each episode, a different thing tells its life story, and everything it says is true.” Things? Yes. Like a can of cola, a pillow, a bar of soap, an […]
Recommended by Emily Priborkin Bernadette Banner: “My costumes range from early Medieval through Edwardian: anything and everything before the widespread use of the electric sewing machine. My goal is to investigate the practices and materials used throughout history in order to better understand the clothes themselves, as well as the people who wore them. I […]
Recommended by Emily Priborkin The channel is a cavalcade of comedic actors showcasing their original characters at the Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) Theatre in New York. These characters range from people one might encounter in real life (“Your One Friend Who’s A LOT”) to beautiful amalgamations of human weirdness (“A Reverse Mermaid Sings Part of […]
With theatres closed around the US, times are tough for fans of the arts. But, thankfully, we live in an age of streaming and online content. From clips of scenes to recordings of full musicals, the internet may provide decent substitutes for anyone craving to watch a live show. But alongside recordings of the shows […]
Round House Theatre’s 2020-2021 season brings the past into the present, then hits us with two world premieres and concludes with a raucous contemporary favorite known as a showcase for fine acting. The season begins with Quixote Nuevo, Octavio Solis’ reinvention of the Don Quixote story. Dr. Jose Quijano, the man of La Plancha, Texas, […]