– DC Theatre Scene prides itself on going where our audiences go – to theatres locally, in Baltimore and New York, and to the movies. And now, the newest member of our writing team, actor John Dellaporta, is about to take us where DCTS has never gone before. I’ll let him tell you about it. […]
WATCH community theatre nominations announced
Sunday night, January 20th, in Alexandria, Virginia, nominations for the the 13th annual Washington Area Community Theatre Awards (WATCH) were announced from the stage of the Little Theatre of Alexandria.
Tryst extended to February 10th
The critics have fallen hard for Tryst, and it seems audiences agree. Washington Stage Guild just announced that the smart, suspenseful drama, starring Felipe Cabenzas and Emily Townley, originally scheduled to close January 27th, has been given a 2 week extension, and will now run through February 10, 2013 at their Undercroft Theatre. Details and tickets
Arena Stage’s Molly Smith organizes Washington March for Gun Control
Yesterday marked the one month anniversary of the massacre of 6 teachers and 20 school children at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Last night, on The Rachel Maddow Show, parents of 6 year old Ben Wheeler talked with Ms. Maddow about how they, and all the parents of the Sandy Hook victims, want the country to […]
Keegan Theatre will have the next new theatre in DC
After watching a performance of American Buffalo in Chicago about 8 years ago, as we exited into the lobby, we saw a series of overhanging tickets suggesting ways we, the audience, could contribute to the company. Those tickets read, as I remember, “$15 – a case of toilet paper; $40 – copier paper for a month; […]
Finding BOGED: your guide to Theater J at the Davis Arts Center
Theater J’s first play of the new year will be performed away from company’s venue on 16th Street. Boged (Traitor): An Enemy of the People, produced in conjunction with Georgetown University, opens tomorrow night, Saturday, February 12th at the Davis Arts Center on the Georgetown campus.
Theatres open for New Year’s Eve
This year, New Year’s Eve falls on Monday, the day when theatres are traditionally closed. But this year, you have ten chances to catch your last show of 2012 on New Year’s Eve and still have time to get where you’d like to be by the time the ball falls.
CenterStage Artistic Director receives high British honor at Buckingham Palace
CenterStage Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah was last week named an Officer in the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, one of the highest honors the British monarchy can bestow upon a subject, the company announced today.
Shakespeare Theatre Company is safe in the Lansburgh – for now
A DC Superior Court Judge has issued a preliminary injunction against Lansburgh Theatre Inc. and its principals, preventing LTI from tossing the Shakespeare Theatre Company out of its 7th Street home for refusal to pay LTI’s nearly sevenfold increase in rent. The parties are scheduled for another hearing on January 10, 2013.
2011 Curtain Call – the Helen Hayes Awards nominated actors
“We sometimes think of actors as men who put on a character, and duplicate whatever gestures and mannerisms the playwright describes or implies. But this isn’t true at all; the best actors are at every moment themselves on stage – it’s just that “themselves” have become the characters. The men in this section have dedicated […]
2011 Curtain Call – the Helen Hayes Award nominated actresses
“There are more actresses than actors, and they chase after fewer roles. Thus the women in this section deserve to be celebrated not just for their art, but for their courage, optimism and perseverance. In Shakespeare’s time, women’s roles were played by boys, and to this day women’s characters are often written by men; when […]
Richard Seff remembers Lanford Wilson and his days at Circle Rep
Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Lanford Wilson died March 23, 2011, at the age of 73, on the eve the opening night revival of his work Hot l Baltimore at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre. ———- I worked as an actor with Circle Rep in New York from 1981 until it closed up shop in the mid 1990s. Most […]