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 […]
“We aren’t playing it for comedy, but you don’t actually play comedy for comedy anyway.” Michael Kahn (who is, as most readers will know, Artistic Director of Shakespeare Theatre Company) is readying a production of a pair of one-act plays by Harold Pinter. The bill includes The Collection, a “play I’ve always wanted to do,” […]
Thrilling whisker-tingling moment to be inside the Lansburgh Theatre at last. I was met at the door and escorted to my private dressing room. There was my name on the door. It’s spacious and even has an equity shower, though they should have considered my tastes more fully on that one. Water? Ugh. I especially […]
In theater circles, Dominique Morisseau is regarded as one of the most significant and talented African-American playwrights working today. Last year, she made the list of Top 20 Most Produced Playwrights in America, and has recently penned a popular three-play cycle entitled The Detroit Projects.
How many times have you tried to make plans with a friend to see a show, only to have it all get lost in phone tag, conflicting schedules, and awkwardness over who will be stuck with the bill? Woolly believes that they have the answer: their new HERD app does the work of helping groups of […]
I confess nerves got to me before I went and I hid in the house, not sure I could face the pressure. Even on arrival I wasn’t sure I could cope. But there was the equity bulletin board that had a place for me to sign in. Next to it a picture of the cast, […]
The chemistry between the characters of long-time husband and wife Willy and Linda Loman in Ford’s Theatre’s Death of a Salesman may seem stronger than most other productions of Arthur Miller’s classic play, as director Stephen Rayne has cast real life couple Craig Wallace and Kimberly Schraf in the roles, respectively.
“I was at a dinner party and someone brought up a fight they were having with their neighbors and someone else brought up a fight their parents were having with their neighbors, and we all started talking about how awful that is, because it’s where you live,” playwright Karen Zacarías says, when asked what propelled her […]
Everyone is doing them, doing them, doing them. Well, actually no. Some artists say they hate them, notably David Mamet who recently threatened to fine theaters the hefty sum of $25,000 if they held any after his plays. In an article July 30th in the New York Times, Alexis Soloski sent out the intentional incendiary […]
Susan Galbraith and Howard Shalwitz, longtime friends and colleagues, talk about Howard’s return to the stage for The Arsonists as he prepares to depart from the company he co-founded in 1980.