The theatre can be a messy place, and often this is most evident in the rehearsal process. Violence and intimacy scenes stand as two of the more interesting challenges. How do we display violence on stage, while keeping the actors safe? How can an actor sit there and take a punch every night, for 20+ performances, […]
The future is female. The future is non-binary. The future is genderqueer. The future is trans. The future is queer. But before we reach the future, and while we strive in the present, it is imperative that we reflect upon the history that has guided and pushed us to where we are.
When the physical and sexual abuse at Chicago’s Profiles Theatre was brought to light, the theatre communities of America buzzed about. Here in DC, it shocked some , but for others, there was almost a sigh of relief. People were talking about it. Finally.
I typically like to think of myself as someone well informed about the world of DC’s Indie Theatre Community, so it came as a shock to me that I’d completely missed the formation of Perisphere in 2014, and now I’m seeking to remedy my error.
Thornton Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth serves as a mammoth of a play, covering time between the ice age to the post-apocalyptic future. Creating this hilarious, poignant, and heart-warming look at the spirit of human resilience is a massive challenge. With a huge cast, and a need for flexible design, Constellation Theatre Company has […]
After reviewing statistic after statistic about gender parity in the fields of playwriting and directing, I’m excited for the second Women’s Voices Theater Festival.
Right now, the whole city of DC seems twinkling. Covers of traditional Christmas music resound everywhere you go. It gets cold. It gets dark early. People combat seasonal depression with copious amounts of holiday cheer, while theatre makers work their hardest to put on a good show. Like you, theatre artists are busy balancing the […]
The State begins with utmost silence. As soon as the lights dim, we obediently silence ourselves, waiting for the pivotal moment to mark the beginning of the show. Yet, we’re greeted with silence, and nothing more than a bare stage. We listen, captive, to the sounds of the fellow humans around us, becoming increasingly aware […]
Hello DC Theatre Fam, As we head into the holiday season, there are quite a good number of offerings from now until New Years Eve. Not to be overlooked are a few one man plays floating about and luckily, I had the opportunity to chat with a few folks over at Solas Nua regarding Misterman, starring […]
Hey Theatre Fam! Jon Jon back, after seeking out some of the talented and friendly company members of We Happy Few. These frequent collaborators are presenting their latest offering, The Dog in the Manger, opening next week.