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As DC Theatre Scene ends – resources and expressions of gratitude
DC Theatre Scene ends its 15 year run today. But we won’t be disappearing any time soon. Thanks to a generous donation, we will be able to remain online for the next 3 years. I know many of you have found our coverage useful, so without us, I ask – what’s your plan? How will […]
Lorraine Treanor – These are the plays that won’t let go
These are the plays that won’t let go. They are there as I drift off to sleep, or, unbidden, come to me during the day. This happens more often now, as work here slows to a close. You probably have your list of best plays and performances. This is not that list. These seem to […]
Richard Byrne releases his latest: Flamingo: Why Were We Unprepared for COVID-19?
“I’m a playwright, right?,” DC playwright Richard Byrne told me on a phone call. “I miss people getting into my face with my words.” But the pandemic has pushed this prolific writer and his producers into a series of short monologues for YouTube that have captured a world wide following. The spark for what will […]
theatreWashington increases its Taking Care program for theatre professionals facing financial hardships
theatreWashington has expanded its Taking Care COVID-19 emergency grant program and will now be increasing the amount of grants available to any theater professional in need living in the DC area who has worked in area theaters during the last two years, the organization announced yesterday. “Many of the professional theater-makers in our community—actors, designers, […]
Theater Alliance continues the fight for justice and change with film series, A Protest in Eight
As Black Lives Matter protests filled D.C.’s streets this summer, Raymond O. Caldwell, Artistic Director of Theater Alliance, considered how he and his Anacostia-based theatre company could carry those calls for justice and change beyond the protests. The result: Strategize, Organize, Mobilize: A Protest in Eight, a series of 8 short films, each addressing a […]
Guide to Halloween specials from DC area theatres
If there’s one holiday that screams ‘theatre’ it’s Halloween, and we’ve found some spooky spectacular events from our local theatre producers. Available now Master of horror Alex Zavistovich produces spine-tingling Edgar Allan Poe dramas on Poe on the Air heard over NPR. Part 1 of Never Bet the Devil Your Head is online now.Part 2 […]
Rick Hammerly named Executive Director of DC’s recorded performance archive, WAPAVA
For more than 30 years, DC actor and director Rick Hammerly has been adding to the history of Washington area theatre as actor, director and Artistic Director of Factory 449. He has added a new role, it was announced today; Hammerly is now the Executive Director of the Washington Area Performing Arts Video Archive (WAPAVA), […]
Emergent Seed $500 microgrants for DC Metro emerging creatives: Round 2 closes this Friday
Emergent Seed, an arts organization created in response to the impact of coronavirus on the DC area creative community, is closing its second round of $500 microgrant applications on Friday, October 9th at 12pm ET. The competition is for original work in one of four categories: Poetry, Storytelling, Songs, and Instrumental. All emerging writers and […]
Friday night’s 2020 Helen Hayes Awards celebration. Free for all.
Remember going to the theatre in 2019: the greetings and hugs with casual acquaintances in the lobby, the smiling faces of front of house staff checking your tickets, happily taking your seat amidst a crowd of strangers, the occasional cough, probably nothing more than dry throat, you think, the collective gasps, or laughs, sighs or […]
Is there a 2020-2021 theatre season? Comments on what we know so far.
Update: GALA Hispanic Theatre Any planning for live theatre, in this time of pandemic, calls for faith and flexibility. And a search for answers to the unknowable. What will audiences want to see? When can rehearsals start safely? Are we looking at darkened theatres for the next 3 months? or 8 months? If they open, […]
DCTS Performance Guide for the 2020/2021 theatre season
While planning theatre in the time of Covid requires faith and flexibility on everyone’s part, we thought it valuable to show you the shows our companies hope to present. Some are virtual. Some will be in theatres once that becomes possible. This is a listing of performances. Not included are readings, panels and discussions. We’ll keep […]
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