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This is the place where I can tell you how I feel, promote young and up-and-coming actors, and let you know what I think about what’s happening in our theatre community. And I’l be writing “They Stole the Show,’ an article about actors/actress/singers that ‘stopped the show.’ And you’ll have your chance to chime in!

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Reaction to Ari Roth’s Dismissal Articles and Video Reaction by Cast and Tony Kushner-Update: Ari is Interviewed by Polly Carl and Howard Sherman Article and American Theatre

12/22/14 Update: Ari Roth is interviewed by Polly Carl about his firing in HowlRound.com. Read it here. Howard Sherman: Timeline: Ari Roth’s Firing From Washington DC’s Theater J. Read it here. Heated Dialogue, Onstage and Off, at Theater J by Lonnie Firestone in American Theatre. Read it here.\ ______ Ari Roth is no longer the Artistic […]

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Meet the Cast of ‘My Fair Lady’ at Damascus Theatre Company–Part 2: Director Stephanie Bonte-Lebair

In Part 2 of a series of interviews with the director and cast members of Damascus Theatre Company’s My Fair Lady, meet Director Stephanie Bonte-Lebair. Joel: Introduce yourself and tell our readers where they may have seen you perform or direct on our local stages? Stephanie: I’m a lifelong performer, born and raised in Illinois, earned my Masters […]

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Meet the Director and Cast of American University’s ‘Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown': Meet Director Carl Menninger

In our series of interviews with the director and cast of American University’s Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown meet Director Carl Menninger. Joel: Carl, tell us about your position and your responsibilities at American University. Introduce yourself and describe your position and your responsibilities? Carl: I am an Assistant Professor of Theatre and […]

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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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‘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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