Theater of the First Amendment, which for 22 years has been the professional theatre-in-residence at George Mason University, announced yesterday that it will no longer be producing. Instead, the creative staff will join in expanding the university’s Theater at Mason, which includes training and mentoring students, master classes, guest artist appearances and a new artist […]
Stay is a story in performance featuring theatre, dance, music and SLAM multimedia. The premiere production of this collaboration, conceived by Playwright/Director Heather McDonald and Choreographer Susan Shields, was developed in workshop by Theater of the First Amendment, and it has all the markings of an interesting experiment of form realized through beautiful stage pictures.
A son’s bedtime wish was the creative spark for Stay A bottle of wine can lead to many things, but for playwright Heather McDonald and choreographer Susan Shields, it led to an artistic collaboration.
“the best one-person show we’ve seen in many a year.” The Theater of the First Amendment’s latest offering—Can’t Scare Me: The Story of Mother Jones—is a virtual blast from the past with a few lessons for the present. This vigorous, one-woman one-act drama was conceived, written, and directed by its star, OBIE Award-winning actress Kaiulani […]
What will it take to make us happy? And why are we confused by the letdown when the dream we wished for on the silvery moon comes true? The two couples in Jennifer L. Nelson’s sweetly woven and funny 24, 7, 365 at the Atlas Performing Arts Center grapple with those questions in a way […]
Mariela in the Desert By Karen Zacarias Produced by Theater of the First Amendment Directed by Nick Olcott Reviewed by Tim Treanor While Mariela in the Desert has a fine playwright, an estimable director, a polished, Equity-laden cast -it doesn’t jell. The play is muddled, contrived, and given to histrionic excess.