Author Archive | Joel Markowitz

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Joe Calarco on Being Named Resident Director and Director of New Works at Signature Theatre

After a very busy week, after being named Resident Director and Director of New Works at Signature Theatre, Multiple Helen Hayes Award-winning director/playwright Joe Calarco, who has directed 14 productions at Signature, chimed in: “Taking a position at a theater has been something that I have been seriously open to for the past few years. One […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Scene Stealers-Week Ending 9/18/14

Here are this week’s Scene Stealers. Congrats to all our honorees.  ______ Jennifer Berry as Blanche DuBois and Anna Fagan as Stella Kowalski in the Final Scene of The Little Theatre of Alexandria’s A Streetcar Named Desire “Jennifer Berry (Blanche DuBois) and Anna Fagan (Stella Kowalski) have seamless chemistry on stage. The two make for a […]

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A Chat with Patti LuPone on ‘Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda’ on September 27th, 2014 at ‘Arts by George’ at George Mason University

Two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone and I had a conversation about her upcoming performance of Coulda Woulda Shoulda coming up at George Mason University’s Arts by George on September 27th at The Center for the Arts. It’s a benefit for George Mason’s College of Visual and Performing Arts, and the money raised that night will help fund student scholarships and […]

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‘Masquerade’ at Wolf Pack Theatre Company

When I was watching Wolf Pack Theatre Company’s intense Masquerade last night, written and directed by William D. Leary, I shook my head several times and covered my ears at other times because what I was watching and hearing was a family – a mother, father, sister, brother, and grandmother screaming out for understanding: Why did their […]

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$22 Discount Tickets for UrbanArias’ ‘Three Decembers’ on Sunday, 9/28@2 PM

“Looking for a quickie?” UrbanArias, DC’s premiere contemporary opera company offers a special ticket deal to see THREE DECEMBERS on Sunday, 9/28 at 2 PM at: Artisphere 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington VA 22209 Simply CLICK HERE Enter The Code:  Maddy and receive $6.00 off the original ticket price of $28.00 to the Sept 28th matinee performance. NOTE: […]

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Joe Calarco Named New Resident Director and Director of New Works at Signature Theatre

There is great news from Signature Theatre! Multiple Helen Hayes Award-winning director/playwright Joe Calarco, who has directed 14 productions at Signature, has been named Resident Director and Director of New Works at Signature Theatre. For this Joe Calarco fan-it’s wonderful news not only for Signature Theatre but also for local theatregoers who love Joe’s work. […]

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‘Breast in Show’ Begins Run at Arts Barn in Gaithersburg, MD Tonight and Runs Through September 27th

Breast in Show opens tonight at Arts on the Green at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn with the critically acclaimed cast from this year’s Capital Fringe Festival. The show was honored as ‘Best of the Capital Fringe’ on DCMetroTheaterArts and the Ensemble was honored for their moving performances. Gracie Jones was honored as a ‘Capital Fringe […]

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Scene Stealers-Week Ending 9/11/14

Here are this week’s Scene Stealers. Congrats to all our honorees.  ______ Shayna Blass as Anshul Getting Tipsy in Yentl at Theater J “As Yentl— the Jewish girl who dresses as a Yeshiva boy (Anshul) in order to study Torah—Shayna Blass embodies a young person’s passion kept within the impossible constraints of social custom, conventional propriety, […]

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‘Making Sparks': Meet the Managing Director, Cast, and Director of Theater Alliance’s ‘Spark’ Part 2: Sarah Strasser

Spark by Caridad Svich opens this weekend at the Anacostia Playhouse and runs through September 28, 2014. This gritty, powerful drama tells the story of a veteran returning from war, and the ongoing battle she and her family face to overcome economic challenges, emotional conflict, and the spectre of war that haunts them. Spark also opens […]

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