Billie Holliday experienced extreme poverty, racism, sexual abuse, a drug addiction, and prison, yet still had a legendary career as one of the great jazz singers of the 20th century. If you want to understand why she’s still fondly remembered and loved more than fifty years after her death, head to Anacostia Playhouse for Lady […]
Self-hatred is the most lethal hatred of them all. It runs through your veins like hot lead, poisoning your thoughts and perspective, filling every cell with corrosive anger and clouding your joy.
Meet the Riches. But don’t forget your body armor. An upper class couple living the late 1980s yuppie dream in suburban Minnesota, David (Dana Scott Galloway) and Carolyn (Adele Robey) Rich commemorate their 31st anniversary at the hotel in Red Wing where they honeymooned.
Keith Hamilton Cobb’s award-winning solo play, American Moor, was one of the most talked about plays last season when it was staged at The Anacostia Playhouse, fresh off a critically acclaimed run in New York.
1. Most Emotionally Devastating Deaths by Inanimate Objects in A Play – Famous Puppet Death Scenes – Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company Feel free to kick yourself if you missed this horrifyingly hilarious (or hilariously horrifying?) series of vignettes with various topics like domestic abuse, ecological disaster, failed romance, and German children’s television, but one commonality. […]
South Africa and Anacostia Playhouse have one thing in common: they’re both usually sources for exceptional plays. South Africa’s John Kani/Athol Fugard playwriting and devising team made some of the best plays of the 20th century out of the struggle against the Apartheid regime. Anacostia Playhouse knows how to pick good theater; they’ve hosted the […]
“It picks you rather than you picking it.” That is how Claire Schoonover describes acting. DC theater lovers are certainly finding Schoonover and her craft a perfect fit. The British native made her regional debut this summer as the co-lead in director Christopher Goodrich’s re-imagining of Romeo and Juliet at Unexpected Stage’s Randolph Road […]
Was my face red. Watching Keith Hamilton Cobb’s mighty American Moor, I flushed scarlet with the knowledge of the accidental racism of my asking African American actors through the years “Do you aspire to play Othello in your career?” or thinking I was complimenting them with “You’d make a great Othello.”
Like most actors who have been in this industry for 25 years, Keith Hamilton Cobb, who opens this Friday in his play American Moor, has his share of audition horror stories. But one particular audition really got under his skin.
As if Washington’s current climate isn’t frigid enough for our liking, Bryony Lavery’s controversial play Frozen has arrived to further chill the air. The Tony-nominated drama, which centers on the disappearance of a young girl, saw a Broadway run in 2004, a Studio Theatre production in 2006, and can be seen at the Anacostia Playhouse […]