Two dozen new works will be on display as part of Washington D.C.’s Ninth Annual Source Festival, running June 8 through July 3, and theater fans will surely be intrigued by what’s being staged.
Tom Horan’s Static, in which a young girl who knows the legend of a couple driven mad by the objects in their house grows up to acquire the house — and the mysterious box of cassette tapes inside it — will be one of three full-length feature plays which Cultural DC’s Source Festival will present this […]
A roundup of some of this week’s theatrical news and notes from GALA, Shakespeare Theatre, Washington National Opera, Center Stage, and Cultural DC.
A roundup of some of this week’s theatrical news and notes from Synetic Theater, Molly Smith, Bohemian Caverns, Source Festival, Studio Theatre and Infinity Theatre.
Could a feeling send a jolt through the fabric of time and space and make the universe shiver? And is the material that weaves our past, present and future merely and illusion?
If you are at all like me, as you are watching the new play (a love story) at this year’s Source Festival, memories of the most intense of feelings will mingle with thoughts of small moments from your past. Your mind will veer between considering the most existential of questions to thinking about the most […]
A razor-sharp critique of media and justice in post 9-11 America In this age of 24/7 media witch hunts and instant mass outrage, any national security issue can morph into World War III overnight. The Word and the Wasteland explores the psychic aftermath of a terror attack on American soil, issuing a crackling rebuke to splashy, media-generated narratives that […]
One of the joys of the Source Theatre Festival’s 10 Minute Plays is the variety of themes and genres. Whether achieved through selection, serendipity, or a combination, these collections make an enjoyable evening of theatre. In this particular set of plays, however, the comic works are generally more satisfying than the serious ones.
Love and Botany sprouts six unique tales of plants, romance, and unlikely connections. CulturalDC has married some unlikely theatrical bedfellows for its ongoing Source Festival, and none more unexpected than Love and Botany. This quirky collection of ten minute shorts spans six tales of “plants and romance” that are entertaining, if not periodically mystifying.
The 6 short plays grouped into “Mistakes & Media” take on 24-7 Internet & media culture with wit, weirdness. Our modern culture of ubiquitous screens, 24-7 information, and infinite choice is rapidly upending and reinventing our jobs, our relationships, and even our collective sense of self. The Source Festival’s “Mistakes and Media“ looks at our […]
DC’s Source Festival of new plays will try to extend its two-year streak of award-winning plays when it opens Friday, June 5 at – this will surprise you – the Source Theatre, 1835 14th Street NW in DC. In 2013, the Source Festival debuted Topher Payne’s Perfect Arrangement, which won that year’s Osborne Award for […]
Luna Gale, Rebecca Gilman’s tale about a social worker struggling to place a newborn who has methamphetamine-addicted parents and a grandmother who belongs to an apocalyptic cult, last night won the $25,000 Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award at the Humana New Play Festival in Louisville, ATCA Board Chair Bill Hirschman […]