For LGBTQ+ audiences, the story of BARE is a tale as old as time: Two young men share a forbidden romance. BARE takes the story and places it in a Catholic Boarding school, amidst a throng of rambunctious and hormone-fueled teenagers. The duo, Peter (Brett Klock) and Jason (Benjamin Eisenhour) face an age old queer […]
Gregory Keng Strasser first popped onto my radar when I met him while auditioning for 410[GONE] at Rorshach Theatre. At the time, I thought it quite an anomaly, as there were almost painfully few Asian and Asian-American directors in DC, or so it felt. This was a time before Desdemona Chang came over for White […]
Dane Figueroa Edidi: “To be Black, and a woman and trans means each time someone experiences you or your work there is a shift that has to happen in others for them to even begin to lean in.” Dane Figueroa Edidi and I had the chance to work together back in 2013 at Spooky Action […]
Who doesn’t love #dramaprom? On Monday, May 13th, your local favorite theatre makers decked themselves out to the nines and trekked on down to The Anthem at the Wharf to celebrate and relive all the ups and downs of 2018. theaterWashington’s production of the Annual Helen Hayes Awards is truly a special time of year […]
The DC Area’s artistic community has seen the rise and fall of many theatre companies. As the cost of space rentals in DC increase, we see fewer and fewer performing spaces for theatres within the city limits. However, in Northern Virginia, more and more small theatre companies are cropping up. Our community has a lot to […]
One of my favorite things about any We Happy Few production is the vigor and joy with which the performers throw themselves into the work. The story, like Bram Stoker’s original Dracula, is told through a series of epistolary devices, primarily letters, with a good mix of telegrams and ships’ logs and the like. At […]
Recently, Shakespeare Theatre Company announced the results of their exhaustive search for for an artistic director to replace Michael Kahn: the young British director Simon Godwin. Naturally, the theatre community burst into conversation. One of the things that struck me was the sheer number of artists and theatre professionals who were rolling their eyes and […]
Mona Golabek has adapted The Pianist of Willesden Lane from her book The Children of Willesden Lane, written with Lee Cohen and performs it alone on stage. Golabek’s presence as she recalls the life of her mother, Lisa Jura, is warm, inviting, and easy-going.
“The closet” symbolizes an important moment for many LGBTQ+ folks. It has myriad meanings and significance to the members of the community. Playwright Sigmund Fuchs, through In the Closet, has presented his version of it; a place that bends the laws of space-time in a fun, new and exciting way.
One of the great perks of being in the theatre community is getting little sneak peaks at your friends’ shows. When you meet for drinks or run into one another at various places around the city, you talk about the things you’re working on, what you’re coming up next. You share gossip and whispers. The […]