It is a complicated and difficult art to do a ten-minute play. The playwright must establish his emotional tone immediately, and thereafter add to it. John Guare says that the playwright has fifteen minutes to win his audience over, but for the ten-minute playwright, the production is finished before the fifteen-minute mark is ever reached. […]
This year’s coverage of Capital Fringe will be bigger than ever thanks to our talented crew which includes writers, editors and general managers of the mayhem.
Let’s face it: the principal reason you (or anyone) goes to an evening of ten-minute plays is to sample the future. Writing a compelling ten-minute play is an important step in a playwright’s development, in that it forces her to find the core of a story’s dramatic moment, and to bring it to us in […]
The world premiere The Hampton Years, lovingly mounted at Theater J, contains important nuggets of the country’s past without feeling pedantic or weighed down by its own history.
Have you heard? Due to the onrush of donors which slowed their servers yesterday, DoMore24, the one day community wide giving program of the United Way of the National Capitol Area, is extended to midnight, today (Friday). Your support of just a little lunch money – they suggest donations of $12, $24, $48, but you […]
A collection of 25 new works will be performed as part of CulturalDC’s Sixth Annual Source Festival, scheduled for June 7-30, and producer Jenny McConnell Frederick compares the three-week event to audiences flocking to Cannes or Sundance to view films. “It’s an absolutely amazing way to see fresh, hot theatre being made across the country,” […]
Tom Morris is best known for being the director of War Horse, a show that stampeded its way to critical and popular glory on Broadway. He has just returned to this side of the Atlantic with his company, the Bristol Old Vic, to make their US debut with a new production of A Midsummer Night’s […]
Summer’s coming, and with it, Pippin co-producers Anna Roberts Ostroff and Alan Ostroff return to Annapolis to open Infinity Theatre’s third season of bringing New York talent to the region. This year, the romantic Bock/Harnock musical She Loves Me opens July 12th and the season-opener begins this weekend – Always … Patsy Cline starring Jenny […]
This was my third time to the city, my second to Spoleto USA. This year, the trees of Charleston were what first grabbed my attention. These great ancient creatures with their long snake-like arms reach out and intertwine with other trees to form a sheltering canopy over certain parts of the old town.
– Enjoy an interactive discussion on Twelfth Night with acclaimed author and Tony Award-nominee Ken Ludwig, followed by a book-signing for his new book, “How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare” Saturday June 9 at 12pm at Folger Theatre- Ken Ludwig’s name is synonymous with stage comedies: Lend Me a Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo, Fox on […]
Standing in a Capitol Hill bakery, they could have been a pair of European travelers, not quite blending in with the hustling Washington crowd getting scones and lattes in the afternoon rush. But the willowy blonde with striking features and the gentleman with tousled salt and pepper hair were islands of calm in the busy […]
Normally, you’re drawn to Company, Stephen Sondheim’s 1970 Broadway musical about the ecstasies and aggravations of marriage, because of its cynical tang. From the bar fly bravado of “The Ladies Who Lunch” to the blithering brilliance of “Getting Married Today,” Company scorches with acidic wit.