Jon Jon Johnson is getting ready for the closing performance of Tarot Reading III on October 22, created by The Tarot Reading and based on the ancient Tarot cards. It’s a unique experience for audience and performer alike, so we asked the actor and DCTS interviewer to change seats and talk about himself in the role […]
Prior to my review of the Folger’s production of Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra, I spoke with director Robert Richmond and set designer Tony Cisek about the dramatic transformation of the theatre space, and with Cleopatra herself, Shirine Babb, about what this intimate relationship with the audience means for her performance.
It isn’t every day that you’re asked to play God, so when 7-time Helen Hayes-nominated actor Tom Story was offered the chance to take on the titular role in Signature Theatre’s production of David Javerbaum’s An Act of God, no divine intervention was needed for him to say “yes.”
“…It may strike you more like a high mass to low instincts … the characters are all id; desperately (and fueled by cocaine and bathtub gin) hoping to express their secret selves, and so realize their secret desires.”
Langston Hughes was a noted poet, social activist, novelist, playwright and one of the earliest innovators of jazz poetry. It’s no wonder that the literary giant got a “shout out” in Rent’s “La Vie Boheme” along with other historic notables.
Monday night was opening, and it all came together beautifully. I am deeply aware that I am representing cats everywhere and hope that people will consider that cats are not just lazy animals; they are talented divas – with personality!
As the country grieves over yet another mass shooting and grapples with the question of what could drive anyone to contemplate such a hideous act, two productions of the Stephen Sondheim/John Weidman’s musical Assassins, which explores that question, are preparing to open in our area.
“Every character in the Forum production was invented in rehearsal. We worked on how many characters should be in each scene (where not specified), who the characters are, what is their relationship, and who says what.” – Edward Christian, Love and Information ———— My esteemed friends! Jon Jon Johnson here, bringing you an interview with […]
Hey, DC theatre fam, Jon Jon here, with an interview from some key players in I KILLED MY MOTHER by Andras Visky closing this weekend at Spooky Action Theater. I took some time to speak with Producer Olivia Haller, Director Natalia Nagy, and a few of the actors. I first had a few questions for Olivia, […]
We were in the closing moments of my talk with Michael Kahn, then in the midst of directing two Pinter one acts. Given his recent announcement that he will leave Shakespeare Theatre Company in July, 2019, after more than thirty years at its head, I asked how involved with the company he intends to be […]