The Rainbow Flags are everywhere. Those who shackle themselves to the binary are besieged by the onslaught of colour. Debates rage about why there can’t be a “straight pride parade”, or something to that effect. Within the Rainbow, there are arguments and debates to make the spaces more inclusive, and to remember its roots as […]
Many theatrical experiences are perfect for Pride Month, but few are devised specifically for the celebration. Enter Brett Abelman’s Switch, a new play set on the night of DC Pride, during which the two halves of a heterosexual couple swap bodies when they simultaneously orgasm, leading to what could be described as the Freakiest of […]
Memory is a home we can’t help but live in. Wandering from room to partitioned room, we reflexively replay the moments that define us in our search of what they mean for who we are.
Adapting Shakespeare to a modern context is always a dicey proposition – witness the NY Public Theater’s ongoing “Julius Trump” firestorm. But Welders playwright and Washington Post humor columnist Alexandra Petri has no such issues. Petri has channeled her gift for social satire into a frenetic, funny, and relatable vision of Hamlet for the internet […]
As this year closes, perhaps you, like we, are thinking back over your own year spent watching the various riches spread before us by Washington area theatres. I asked our staff for their most vivid memories. We hope you will share your own as comments for us all to savor.
The Welders’ latest show, Girl in the Red Corner by Stephen Spotswood, falls short of some expectations, but makes up for it in its many human moments delivered by its talented cast.
The concept of The Welders playwrights’ collective is seemingly simple, “Three years. Five plays. Pass it on.” But the effort and dedication that went into its formation is anything but. At their annual summer party The Weld, the six founding members of the company did something tremendous: they gave away their company. A new generation […]
Transmission, the newest and final offering from this iteration of the playwriting collective The Welders, tests my inherent resistance to superlatives. But the problem with resisting the “mosts,” “leasts,” and “-ests” of the world is that sometimes a show deserves them, and Gwydion Suilebhan certainly deserves superlatives for his superlative…thing.
The Reva & David Logan Foundation, a Chicago-based philanthropic organization which has funded several Washington-area theatre companies, will be giving The Welders a $10,000 annual matching grant for each of the next three years, the company announced.
The DC playwriters’ collective The Welders is taking a new direction with their latest offering, Our National Museum of the Unforeseen Tragedy. While their previous productions have been full stagings of their member playwrights’ plays (happiness by Bob Bartlett, Not Enuf Lifetimes by Calleen Sinnette Jennings, The Carolina Layaway Grail by Ally Currin), Welder Renee […]