1st Stage’s 2017-2018 will feature two plays by acknowledged masters, two other plays by up-and-coming artists (including a world premiere from a local playwright) and an evening of solo performances.
Joel Markowitz is a man passionately in love with theatre, its audiences and its artists. He has played a major role in the DC area theatre scene for more than 25 years. He founded the Ushers Theatre Group, played a crucial early role in DC Theatre Scene, and Maryland Theatre Guide, and founded and currently serves as publisher […]
GALA Hispanic Theater is getting ready to open Lin-Manuel Miranda/Quiara Alegría Hudes’ Tony Award winning musical In the Heights about a Dominican family in Washington Heights. What makes this production so special is that it will be the first time U.S. audiences will have a chance to hear In the Heights in Spanish. In doing that, GALA will also premiere their […]
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 […]