Forum Theatre’s next undertaking is the ambitious world premiere of Holly Down in Heaven. The tale of young Holly, a brilliant fifteen-year-old born again Christian, who becomes pregnant and confides in her dolls, may not sound like a hilarious and poignant comedy, so check your baggage at the door.
First look at My Princess Bride
– Actor Joe Brack talks about his Fringe show – I’ve been in love with “The Princess Bride” since 1989, when I first saw the film. I’ve carried a copy of the novel with me everywhere I’ve traveled, since 1999. I think the tale of these finely crafted characters is one of the riches pieces […]
Director Johanna Gruenhut on directing Studio’s Big Meal
April 26, 2012 – The third floor atrium at Studio Theatre is a buzz with carpenters and interns, designers and directors, marketing folks and performing professionals, all putting the final touches on Studio’s newest production, The Big Meal by Dan LeFranc. Amidst the hurried tweaks and polishes, the play’s quietly collected director, Johanna Gruenhut, takes […]
Joe Brack talks with director and the ‘clowns’ of 39 Steps
How can Patrick Barlow’s play, originally produced in 2005, based on a Hitchcock film from 1935, adapted from a novel published in 1915 written by John Buchan, be a love letter to the theatre? I had the wonderful pleasure of speaking with Olney Theatre Center’s Associate Artistic Director and Director of The 39 Steps, Clay […]
Alexander Strain and Mark Hairston of The Whipping Man
Fridays, the Jewish Community Center on 16th Street NW is mostly quiet and dark in observation of Shabbat. But still, deep in the belly of the JCC, a theatrical rumbling is building its steam. The Whipping Man is this Spring’s theatrical offering from Theater J. A small cast of rugged and well read gentlemen share […]
Talking about John & Beatrice with Eric and Jenna
I dial into a mid-evening conference call. “I’m sorry, your entry is not valid. Please, enter the valid digits followed by the pound sign.”. I double check the number, punch the buttons, and then connect with Eric Messner and Jenna Sokolowski, two gifted talents, currently prepping to open John & Beatrice with The Hub Theatre.
Some secrets behind SPIDERMUSICAL at Landless
Interview with Andrew Baughman and Melissa Baughman of Landless Theatre – With this interview, DC Theatre Scene is thrilled to introduce our newest writer, Joe Brack, DC area actor, teacher and writer. – Beneath the pleasing din of Indian radio and the bustle of Adams Morgan, on an unseasonably gorgeous Sunday afternoon, I am sharing […]