I’ve seen my fair share of interactive theater. I’ve even seen the occasional “immersive show” or two. But I’ve never quite been to something like Beertown, and you owe yourself this experience.
I’ve heard a lot of great things about dog&pony dc and the shows they produce. Almost near universal praise from friends and regular theater goers about their unique brand of audience interactive theater. Being the constant skeptic that I am, I approached their newly remounted productions of Beertown and A Killing Game, now running in […]
Check out the latest run of dog and pony dc’s Beertown, at Round House Silver Spring through Oct. 19th. Read the actor bios in the program. When you do, you will read one that might be a little light on previous acting credits. In fact, there will be none. Making his professional acting debut in […]
It takes some special theatre magic to conjure a lot from a little. And just our luck: dog&pony have been playing with some worthy new potions. The company’s name may imply a rickety ruse, but their shows have delivered both whimsy and substance over the past five seasons. This bunch have become one of DC’s […]
Rarely does a theater company hope that its audience will die during a performance, but that’s exactly what dog & pony dc aspires to as it prepares its latest production, A Killing Game, which opens at the Capital Hill Arts Workshop on November 28th.
As an experiment in audience participatory theatre, dog & pony dc’s Beertown is an interesting and memorable adventure.
When the lights come up and the bodies start to crowd, do you come off as a scowler or a smiler? The rush hour platform’s peppered with both populations. On the one hand: Metro commuters who want nothing more than uninterrupted solitude on their ride from point A to point B. On the other hand:
Somewhat like the poetry of e.e. cummings—whose lower-case, typographically bizarre verse forms promised to shake up literary convention but actually built upon it—the lower-case “dog & pony dc” ensemble aims to take accepted canonical texts and re-scramble them. Case in point: their current production of Courage: A Political Theatre Revival.
Punch – That’s the Way We Do It Written and directed by Wyckham Avery Produced by dog and pony dc Reviewed by Miranda Hall Welcome to Adventure Seating 101. dog and pony dc’s production of Punch is an in-your-face – and frequently an in-your-lap – homage to vulgarity, violence, and questionable satire. If you’re in […]
Cymbeline By William Shakespeare Directed by Wickham Avery Produced by dog & pony dc Reviewed by Tim Treanor What a bad idea this is! Dog & pony dc has re-conceived Cymbeline – definitely a minor part of Shakespeare’s canon – as a theatrical exercise in which actors change roles with every scene. To imagine an […]