Deborah Rutter, President of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Arts announced the Citizen Artists Initiative in 2016, and she has been bringing together a group of talented young artists each year to engage community and break down the walls that continue to separate art making and opportunities as citizen-leaders in initiatives for social […]
MEMO TO SELF DATE: March 31, 2018 RE: DCTS April Fools Story All right, dammit, think! It’s two hours from April Fools, and you haven’t thought up an April Fools prank for tomorrow’s DCTS. OK, how about this: “Porn Star sues President of the United States, Seeks to Void No-Tell Agreement.” Oh, wait…. OK, how […]
We created this year’s Valentines by pairing images to lines or lyrics from four shows from this year’s season – The Humans, Twelfth Night, All the Things You Are: Jerome Kern, The Late Wedding – and from Merrily We Roll Along, for our tribute to Joel Markowitz. We hope you enjoy these Valentines and will share them with […]
How do you begin to assemble a show based upon all of the Broadway musical productions connected to Hal Prince over a legendary career spanning nearly seven decades? How do you choose from roughly 5,000 songs in those shows? Accordingly to the creative team behind Prince of Broadway, with love, a desire to let everyone […]
It’s in the air – an urgency to use theatre to get people into the conversation about what many see as our national crisis: the Trump presidency. Now Forum Theatre gets into the act presenting a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of Building the Wall.
On the 24th of March, 1962, welterweight champion Benny Paret called former champ Emile Griffith a maricón at their weigh-in. The closest contemporary American-English equivalent to this word is faggot, but maricón means more, and worse. Griffith understood what it meant. He climbed into the ring with Paret that night, fought him, and killed him.
With the recent announcement that The Big Apple Circus will be ending public performances, circus lovers might be worried about where to get their clown fix. No need to worry: the DC-area is home to an array of accomplished clowns, mimes, and physical theatre companies.
If you’re like me, you’ve already done your Christmas shopping, filled out your budget for the next fiscal year, and made arrangements for your final repose after The Event Which Awaits Us All occurs. Now it’s time for something much more difficult: planning your theater season.
Since the death of Zelda Fichandler on July 29th, there have been numerous tributes to the woman, her accomplishments, and her great and important legacy. All are well-earned and thoroughly deserved. In the pantheon of Washington, D.C. theatre-makers, the zenith position belongs to Zelda.
A phone rings. The voice on the other end reports that there’s an emergency: a teddy bear has broken its leg and needs to see a doctor right away. Thankfully, the phone was answered by teaching artist Elizabeth Bruce and her young students are now on the case.