Washington theatre’s most glamorous night out – The Helen Hayes Awards 2018, May 14, 2018 at The Anthem, as seen through the lens of Ryan Maxwell. Recognize anyone? Help us caption their photos (see below) Add a caption
Everything’s different; nothing’s changed Only maybe slightly rearranged So wrote Stephen Sondheim on the subject of marriage, but the lines apply just as easily to awards shows in general, and to the Helen Hayes Awards in particular.
And now the nominees for the Helen Hayes Awards honoring Outstanding Plays, Musicals and Theatre for Young Audiences Responding Alex Levy, Arena Stage, Eric Schaeffer, Jason Loewith, Michael Kahn, Michelle Kozlak, Rick Hammerly, Ryan Rilette, Susan Marie Rhea and Toby Orenstein for A Little Night Music and Crazy for You, Crazy for You, Drumming with Dishes, […]
In theatre, an ensemble is the equivalent of a jazz combo, where people are listening so intently, seeming to breathe together, and taking turns to give and take focus, that it feels like a single, joyful and playful organism. Take 5! with Ensemble members … A.J. Calbert, Alex Vernon, Andre Hinds, Anna Grace Nowalk, Antoinette […]
A Musical Director collaborates with the Stage Director to set the musical framework then works painstakingly with both singer-actors and instrumentalists, blending sound so that everything comes together in a balanced whole. Take 5 with Musical Directors ……. Christopher Youstra, Darius Smith, Karen Hansen, Matt Hinkley, Ross Scott Rawlings, and 3-time nominee Walter “Bobby” McCoy. […]
A choreographer paints with bodies in space and in so doing, brings high wattage to a theatrical work. Take Five! with Helen Hayes Award nominated choreographers Dell Howlett, Denis Jones, Dody DiSanto, Happenstance Theater, Jonathan Ezra Rubin, Karma Camp, Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi, Luis Salgado, Marcos Santana, Mark Minnick, Noah Schaefer, Parker Esse, Rachel Dolan, […]
Directors call everyone together. They first create a safe place for everyone to explore the text and what they can bring to it. They are the shamans, shape-shifting their own presences – sometimes strongly guiding, other times receding into the background and letting the collaborative transformations take place. Take 5! with Helen Hayes nominated directors: […]
Designers enliven the dark stage with light, color, texture and sound. Take Five! with designers: Alejo Vietti, Cory Pattak, Debra Kim Sivigny, Elizabeth Jenkins McFadden, Helen Q Huang, Jason Lyons, Justin Schmitz, Kendra Rai, Kenny Neal, Lindsay Jones, Matthew Nielson, Milagros Ponce de León, Misha Kachman, Neil McFadden, Olivia Sebesky, Paige Hathaway, Patrick W. Lord, […]
Actors are Mediums, channeling the voices of the playwright and director through their bodies and psyches to etch a character indelibly into an audience’s memory. Actors responding: Alessandra Baldacchino, Alex Vernon, Anna O’Donoghue, Annie Houston, Antoinette Robinson, Ben Gunderson, Blakely Slaybaugh, Bryan Jeffrey, Caroline Clay, Caroline Dubberly, Clayton Pelham Jr., Danny Gardner, Derek Smith, Doug […]
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 […]
The 2018 Helen Hayes Awards nominations were announced Monday night by theatreWashington. Round House Theatre was the most nominated company with 22 nominations. The most nominated production with the Spanish language production of In the Heights garnering 18 nominations for GALA Hispanic Theatre.