Václav Havel is well known for having been a political dissident, but he was also a well-regarded playwright in his time. His writings were banned by the Communists in the ’70s and he became leader of the revolution that drove them out of power. In 1993, he was elected president of the newly independent Czech […]
A conversation with playwright Martin Blank and director Elise Thoron There’s plenty to be excited about in the upcoming Page-to-Stage Festival at the Kennedy Center, but one play that’s drawing attention from theatregoers and political watchers alike is American Ensemble Theater’s free staged reading of Martin Blank’s The Law of Return, which will be held […]
Capital Fringe has become a major force in DC and the Source Festival has been surging of late, so the appetite for new work in the theatre community is increasing every year. It’s no surprise then that one of the most anticipated theatrical events year after year is the Kennedy Center’s hosting of the Page-to-Stage […]
As the father of two daughters, ages 7 and 16, I have seen an endless amount of live children’s programing over the last decade and a half, and the tally includes approximately 50 puppet shows. So, as I headed to the Puppet Co. Playhouse at Glen Echo Park to see its latest offering, Dinosaur Babies by […]
A collection of 25 new works will be performed as part of CulturalDC’s Sixth Annual Source Festival, scheduled for June 7-30, and producer Jenny McConnell Frederick compares the three-week event to audiences flocking to Cannes or Sundance to view films. “It’s an absolutely amazing way to see fresh, hot theatre being made across the country,” […]
When plans were being made for the 25th season of The Studio Theatre’s 2ndStage, those in charge wanted to do something special to commemorate its silver anniversary. The initial idea was to remount something from its past and pay tribute to some of the theatre’s strong history.
More than 800 established and emerging DC artists, offering the best of the area’s music, dance, theater and spoken word, will converge at the Atlas Theatre over the next three weekends as part of the fourth annual Intersections Festival.
The Kennedy Center has long been known for producing renowned international celebrations by curating traditional and contemporary expressions of the performing arts. In recent years, the venue has given light to festivals highlighting China, Japan, the Arab World and India and now it has turned its attention to the Nordic region.