A teacher and a student argue over a remark in class. Or was it a remark about class? Or was it really about race? Or gender? My new play Paper brings the explosive confrontations on campus around race, class, and gender onto the stage. Take Rashomon, add Mamet, mix in Black Lives Matter, and stand […]
Imagine you are lost and alone in the forest. You have never been here before and you cannot see to find your way out. You don’t know if anyone knows you are missing or if they will be able to find you. It has been hours since you last ate or drank water; your resources […]
Ben Lockshin wrote Caveat, about his experiences with DC’s underground world of group housing. Here he talks about his upcoming Fringe show. Tell us about the moment where you said to yourself: “I just have to do this!” Probably around the time I was assured by a would-be roommate that the rats scurrying around us weren’t […]
Portraits of GRRRLS is a short performance piece created by participants of the program, GRRRLS with HEART. During GRRRLS with HEART we work in Vienna, VA for two weeks. The first five to six days are spent creating: choreographing dances, writing autobiographical pieces, writing a song and other theatrical pieces, and doing some visual artwork. […]
Everyone remembers their first love. And everyone remembers what it’s like to lose it. Heartbreak sucks and my first heartbreak was rough. I was in my early 20s and on the road with a children’s show in Iowa. Before I left for the four month contract, I remember holding my boyfriend tight as we reassured […]
It was 2012 when King’s Players was born. For our first show, we tackled an original piece called In the Company of de Sade. The premise was simple: a director attempts to stage the Marquis de Sade’s infamous dialogue piece, Philosophy in the Bedroom, for the Capital Fringe Festival, until the threats begin. First against […]
The idea for my show started 6 years ago after I attended a voice workshop, when one of the coaches told me that I would be good at doing cabaret; I never thought of doing that. At the time, I was working on presenting a solo recital, and decided to turn my recital into a […]
In my experience, there are two kinds of science fiction that tend to make their way to movie audiences: action blockbusters with a veneer of futuristic technology like The Terminator or The Matrix, or glorified disaster movies depicting the triumph of the human spirit (Armageddon and The Martian spring to mind).
I came across Blue Over You at the Dayton Playhouse FutureFest two summers ago and immediately fell in love with it. The story of Francis, this incredibly funny and difficult drama teacher, trying to find his missing wife, spoke to me like few plays do. It’s everything you want in an evening of theater: hilarious, […]
On March 9, 2017, John Patrick Shanley, the author of Doubt: A Parable, granted an exclusive interview to the Quotidian Theatre Company (QTC), where Doubt will be performed from April 7 – May 7. The interview was conducted by QTC board member/actor David Dubov, who was most recently seen as “Doc” in QTC’s The Night Alive.