Many citizens have been welcome at community pools and swim clubs their entire lives. This is not true of African-Americans. Here we have the story of the African American Bowlding family which was denied membership to a private, Maryland swimming pool by its all-white membership in 1974.
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.
In the poster for Rabbit Summer, a woman wearing a glamorous dressing gown stands provocatively, hands seemingly on her hips. A closer look through the shadows reveals she’s actually holding a double-barrel shotgun behind her back.
Clover is the story of a 19th century socialite, Marion “Clover” Hooper Adams who was a participant and keen observer of the Washington, DC scene in the Gilded Age of the 1870s and 1880s. This new play inspired by her life (while disclaiming historical exactitude) presents a captivating portrait of both the challenges that women […]
The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington by James Ijames, will have its DC premiere as the first-ever production for the Ally Theatre Company.
In the midst of a fever dream, The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington flips the power dynamic of Mt. Vernon and leaves first First Lady Martha Danbridge Washington to answer for slavery, with her slaves as judge and jury.