It’s a little freaky, brothers and sisters, to see Stephen Spotswood’s Morning, Miranda only a few days after viewing Ann Randolph’s excellent Loveland in Arena. It is a rare thing to see two plays about women hauling their mother’s ashes across the country during the course of a single season, let alone in a single […]
When a Washington-area playwright completes a work which is intellectually provocative, artistically satisfying, and powerfully authentic, it is a cause for celebration for those who love local theater. We have moved one step further in developing our own theatrical voice – mature, subtle, complex, full of moral conflict and, above all, fully conscious of the […]
In Lissa Levin’s snorer of a play, Sex and Education, now being force-marched through its paces by Doorway Arts Ensemble and Arts Alive Theatre, Miss Edwards (Ellen Mansueto), an English teacher about to chuck it all for the real estate trade, catches Joe Marks (Jonathan Douglass) passing an obscenity-laden mash note to his girlfriend Hannah […]
In this earnest, ambitious piece, Synetic alumnus John Milosich attempts to confront racism using song, video, movement, myth, and self-examination. Does he succeed? Well, no, not entirely. But man’s reach should exceed his grasp, as Robert Burns observed, or else what’s a heaven for?
Can two people overcome racial barriers through simple love and acceptance, or are they insane for even attempting to ignore this most fundamental of societal divisions? Such is the central dilemma of Tether, an exciting new production that follows the simple, arresting tale of biracial twins growing up in 1990’s Los Angeles.
At the beautiful new Cultural Arts Center at Silver Spring, all concrete and lucid glass, there is a room full of junk encased in a cage of twine. On the dust-encrusted floor the scattered remains of a life no longer lived lie rusted and useless: an old globe, the grill from a heater or a […]
Anima By Christiaan Greer Directed by Patrick Torres Produced by Doorway Arts Ensemble Reviewed by Janice Cane “You would never kill me, would you, Ella?” “You would never make me, would you, Vlad?” Ah, young love. Nothing like it. Certainly nothing quite like Ella’s and Vlad’s explosive relationship. Peacemaking after their violent fights consists of […]