A look, a memory, a word sparks an idea. Characters emerge; they tell their stories, and from their voices a play or musical insists on being born. Then the hard work begins. Playwrights and Lyricists responding: Alexandra Petri, Deborah Wicks La Puma, Happenstance Theater, Karen Zacarias, Meg Miroshnik, Mollye Maxner, Morgan Gould, Nathan Weinberger, Tearrance Arvelle […]
Martyna Majok, whose play Ironbound was one of the outstanding plays of the 2015 Women’s Voices Theater Festival, has been awarded the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play Cost of Living. Premiering at the Williamstown Festival, Cost of Living received an Off-Broadway production from the Manhattan Theatre Club in June, 2017.
Site-specific shows are not new to DC theatre. We’ve had plays performed in a swimming pool, in bars, in vacant spaces and in a residential home. Nameless Theater is taking it further, producing their latest play, Honey, which is set in a motel room, in a small bedroom of the Ivy City Hotel in northeast […]
Attendees of this year’s Helen Hayes Awards on May 14, 2018 will be heading to a new part of DC for DC theatre’s biggest night. theatreWashington has announced that this 34th year of the awards will be held at The Anthem at DC’s new District Wharf.
As reported here last week, the Baltimore company Iron Crow Theatre is dealing with a sexual harassment allegation, which forced cancellation of the opening of Terrence McNally’s Corpus Christi, originally scheduled for this month. In its place, the cast will do a public reading of the play April 6 to benefit The Trevor Project.
Update: the cast is holding a staged reading of the play. Cash donations accepted for the Trevor Project. Reservations strongly suggested. ——————– Baltimore’s Iron Crow Theatre has closed down its troubled production of Corpus Christi, according to an announcement signed by 13 members of its cast and released today. “We, the cast of Corpus Christi, […]
According to the newly released study by the US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis, arts and culture have been good for the nation’s economy. And that has been especially true for DC, which led the nation in contributions to GDP.
According to the press release from the American Theatre Critics Association the organization has selected six finalists for the Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award, recognizing playwrights for the best scripts that premiered professionally outside New York City during 2017.
The Narrator (Alexander Strain), stands on the top step of an aisle and says that he has three words for anyone in the audience who is contemplating suicide: his voice lowers to nearly a whisper: “Don’t do it.”
See why area theatre companies are making the Washington, DC and Baltimore areas the busiest theatre hubs in the country. Just added: Arts on the Horizon Creative Cauldron