Being genderqueer or part of the LGBTQIAA* community in the Theater world is nothing new and usually accepted without much question. To be part of that same world and out about it in the Teaching field is not as frequent, nor is it encouraged. Enter code switching stage left!
Addison Switzer and I shared stages back in the early days of the old Clark Street Playhouse, so I was thrilled to explore his take on his role as King of the Fairies, King Finvarra in this “Irish Twist” rendition of Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream.
The DC theatre community lost one of its most admired, respected, and beloved members on June 9th. Elizabeth Kitsos-Kang was only 53 years old when she succumbed to cancer.
In 2015 the president of Prince George’s Community Pool in Mt. Rainier, Md., discovered copies of decades-old correspondence between pool officials and Raymond Bowlding, a local black man, who worked with the NAACP to file complaints with the Department of Justice to desegregate the private swim club.
Ephraim Sykes can’t seem to leave the ’60s. He played Otis Williams in the Broadway show Motown the Musical, was a critical darling as Seaweed in NBC’s Hairspray Live, and now can be seen in the role of Temptations’ member David Ruffin in the Berkeley Repertory Theatre production of Ain’t Too Proud—The Life and Times of […]
When two-time Helen Hayes winner Rick Hammerly woke up recently, a “morning” after taking the stage as fiercely funny drag queen Miss Tracy Mills in Round House Theatre’s The Legend of Georgia McBride, his left shoulder was pulled, he had a bruise on his left hip, he had blood on his sheets from a knee that […]
Director Nick Olcott was intrigued when he learned that playwright Patrick Flynn had a different take on the Peter Pan stories, a new play written from Tinker Bell’s point of view.
The Rainbow Flags are everywhere. Those who shackle themselves to the binary are besieged by the onslaught of colour. Debates rage about why there can’t be a “straight pride parade”, or something to that effect. Within the Rainbow, there are arguments and debates to make the spaces more inclusive, and to remember its roots as […]
“I mean, actors — it’s hard for us to judge whether we’re good in something or not, because we’re probably not a good judge of it. We go by how it feels.
The Boston theatre community was rocked to its core this spring following a Facebook posting by a 26-year old actor. In this post, the young man recounts in vivid and unsettling detail how, as a 20-year old college theatre major in 2012, he was on a late night bus back from a theatre trip to […]