Bekah Brunstetter, a North Carolina playwright whose work has frequently graced DC-area stages, will write the book for a Broadway musical version of the Nicholas Sparks’ bestseller, The Notebook, producers Kevin McCollom and Kurt Deutsch announced yesterday.
Women’s Voices Theater Festival: 2 months to see 24 plays by women
In the fall of 2015, the inaugural Women’s Voices Theater Festival, showcased 62 female-penned world premiere plays. The festival was a rousing success, garnering interest in the playwrights and inspiring other women to write for the theater. According to the festival, 13 productions by 17 playwrights went on to enjoy subsequent performances.
Big changes coming to theatres in 2018
The greatest sign of stability in a culture is, paradoxically, its ability to absorb change. There was a collective holding of breath when Joy Zinoman announced her retirement in 2009; could Studio stand the absence of its only Artistic Director? We needn’t have worried. Studio’s fine, and so are we.
Susan Galbraith’s Top 10, a celebration of Women’s Voices Theater Festival
I continue to celebrate the voices and the productions that were heard in Washington this Fall as part of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival. Frankly, I’m also still mulling over the questions and the challenges that surfaced then and continue to send ripples through the community.
RAW at Venus theatre
Raw milk is liquid gold. Or so Eliza (Allison Turkel), the human matriarch of Red Robin Farm, believes. It’s nutritious and pure, and she thinks it will save her derelict, multi-generational dairy farm, which has fallen in disrepair for myriad reasons, including the government regulation banning the direct sale of raw milk for drinking. But, […]
Duir-wyyd: The Dreamer’s Doorway (review)
Women’s rituals, eco-spirituality, shamanism, and Celtic wisdom are the themes in Sandra Kammann’s self-produced offering for the Women’s Voices in Theater Festival. The unabashed celebration of the Feminine is a “strand” in the tapestry of women’s writings and in other art forms that we might expect to see in a women’s festival – and yes, […]
The Dealer of Ballynafeigh at Keegan Theatre (review)
Farce gets a bad rap as a genre. Pundits will call a sporting event or a political campaign a farce when they want to denigrate it, but in the theater, sometimes there’s nothing more enjoyable than fast-moving scenes held together with physical comedy.
The Long Way Around at Highwood Theatre
Luce and Addie. Addie and Luce. Fierce friends from high school who have traveled somewhat separate, but interweaving, paths to find themselves at a final crossroads in their tiny, small-minded “bullshit town.”
UpClose: Sandra Kammann, Women’s Voices Theater Festival
Sandra Kammann’s new play, Duir-wyyd: The Dreamer’s Doorway, opens October 24, 2015 at the Silver Spring Black Box Theatre.
UpClose: Amy Bernstein, Women’s Voices Theater Festival
RAW by Amy Bernstein opens October 22, 2015 at Venus Theatre in Laurel, MD.
UpClose: Helen Pafumi, Women’s Voices Theater Festival
A reading of Helen Pafumi’s new play Redder Blood will be help Monday, October 19th at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia featuring Ed Christian, Michael Kevin Darnall, Nanna Ingvarsson, Rose McConnell, Sasha Olinick, Tia Shearer and Sara Dabney Tisdale.
UpClose: Jami Brandli, Women’s Voices Theater Festival
Technicolor Life by Jami Brandli debuts at Rep Stage OCtober 21, 2015.