April 26, 2012 – The third floor atrium at Studio Theatre is a buzz with carpenters and interns, designers and directors, marketing folks and performing professionals, all putting the final touches on Studio’s newest production, The Big Meal by Dan LeFranc. Amidst the hurried tweaks and polishes, the play’s quietly collected director, Johanna Gruenhut, takes […]
The Big Meal
The Big Meal is the big deal: the moments in life that really matter – birth, love, and death – chopped up into digestible bits and soaked in a vinegar-ish marinade for eighty minutes or so. It is also the big feel, in that its only subject is what we feel in our hearts as […]
Basil Twist’s Dogugaeshi
When a once-thriving, centuries-old art form all but vanishes from the vocabulary of beautiful things, a sadness rises. Especially when, before now, the isolated art form has remained in the mountains of Tokushima on one tiny island off the coast of Japan, rare, untapped and virtually unknown to the outside world.
Studio Theatre extends Sucker Punch
Sucker Punch, Roy Williams’ drama about two young men coming to adulthood in 1980’s London, has been given a one week extension, Studio Theatre announced Friday. The play will now close April 15th.
It would take an ambitious, forward-thinking theatre to capture British playwright Roy Williams’ unique blend of kitchen-sink drama and urban patois. Fortunately for all of us, the play found its way to Studio Theatre, whose sharp, well-realized production of Sucker Punch is another impressive production in an already-strong season.
Two young actors get ready to step into the ring of Sucker Punch
What’s my name? What’s my name, sucker? In Houston, forty-five years ago last month, Muhammad Ali was carving up hapless, helpless Ernie Terrell, a heavyweight pretender who had insisted on calling Ali “Cassius Clay,” a name Ali had rejected. Ali was correcting this error at a rate of about thirty jabs a minute, turning Terrell’s […]
Studio Theatre extends Astro Boy and the God of Comics
Washington audiences have been flocking to Astro Boy and the God of Comics, the live action retro sci-fi piece about the 1960s animation series Astro Boy and its creator Osamu Tezuka, earning the show a one week extension, the company announced Friday. Astro Boy…,is directed by Natsu Onoda Power and features Joe Brack, Jamie Gahlon, Lee Liebeskind, Karen O’ […]
Natsu Onoda Power, creator of Astro Boy and the God of Comics
Renaissance woman Natsu Onoda Power is generating a reputation for original, highly inventive performance pieces. Writer, director, designer, theater prof at Georgetown University, Onoda Power is being celebrated for her collaborative, creative process, her exuberant drive and her brilliant devising of new ways to experience theater.
Astro Boy and the God of Comics
It’s clear from minute one of Astro Boy and the God of Comics that writer and director Natsu Onoda Power is in very familiar (and very beloved) territory. Ms. Power – whose 2009 book, “God of Comics: Osamu Tezuka and the Creation of Post World War II Manga,” was the first full-length study of Tezuka […]
Studio Theatre extends Time Stands Still
Audiences have an additional week to catch Donald Margulies’ Tony Award nominated Time Stands Still. Studio Theatre just announced that their production has just been extended until February 19th.
DC theatre community mourns the passing of Lance Hayden Kump, artist and Studio Theatre staff member
The theatre community has lost another member. We are sad to report that Lance Hayden Kump, Marketing Manager for Studio Theatre and a gifted visual artist, died suddenly January 20, 2012.
Time Stands Still
When Sarah, the ambitious, chain-smoking photojournalist at the heart of Time Stands Still, returns from assignment in Iraq, she’s broken and battered. Her face and neck are scarred; her leg’s in a cast. Eventually the cast comes off, but the scars don’t.