Abolish all government funding for the arts and humanities? Eliminate the NEA? Seems inconceivable, yet that is what President Trump proposed in his budget sent to Congress. Hopefully it won’t happen. Hopefully Congress will not accept this proposal and will at least maintain the minimal funding now in effect (spending on National Endowment of the Arts, […]
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While women writers struggle for parity on American stages, television series have been hiring them. Six of the eleven writers on NBC’s hit night time drama This Is Us are women. Playwright Bekah Brunstetter, whose Oregon Trail was produced by Flying V in the first Women’s Voices Theater Festival, is writer/producer for the series that, if last week’s […]
It’s International Women’s Day, and what better way to celebrate than to remind you of the work of Venus Theatre, one of the longest running women’s theatre companies in the world, which operates out of its own space in Laurel, MD. By the end of 2017, Venus Theatre, which is dedicated to presenting the works of […]
In 2015, The Women’s Voices Theater Festival introduced us to the works of nearly 70 playwrights. Today, the persistent rumors that there would be a second festival were confirmed. The second Women’s Voices Theater Festival will run from January 15 thru February 15, 2018. While the first festival focused on world premieres, the organizers have expanded the criteria to […]
Two announcements from companies who produce in a single calendar year, rather than on the traditional theatre schedule of fall to summer.
We took suggested lines spoken or sung on our area stages in 2016 or upcoming in 2017 and paired them with images to create this year’s Love Lines for Valentines. Along with them comes our wish that your life will be filled with happiness. We hope you enjoy these Valentines. Sharing them is quick and easy. To start, just choose any […]
Straight from tonight’s announcement at the Helen Hayes Gallery of the National Theatre. Here are the nominees for the Helen Hayes Awards. The 33rd Helen Hayes Awards ceremony will be held May 15, 2017 at the historic Lincoln Theatre on U Street followed by an after-party at the nearby 9:30 Club. Tickets will be available March […]
Those involved in producing theatre in our area in 2016 will be holding their collective breath as nominees for the 2017 Helen Hayes Awards are announced tonight. On what is conceivably one of her busiest days of the year, Amy Austin, theatreWashington’s “I’ve got this” President, took a moment to give us some appreciation of the work that goes into producing tonight’s […]
The Women’s March on January 21st is expected to draw hundreds of thousands to the Mall area for a demonstration which begins with activities at 8am, followed by the official rally at 10am.