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In The Moment: Paata Tsikurishvili and Nathan Weinberger on ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ at Synetic Theater

Synetic Theater’s terrific “silent” production of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing had me wondering about the many technical design element decisions made long before an audience stepped into the Crystal City theater space. How did the folks at Synetic go from words on a printed page (or perhaps these days, pixels viewed on a screen) […]

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Reston Community Players Put On the Hollywood Glitz with ‘Sunset Boulevard’, Opening Tomorrow Night

Norma Desmond is waiting for her close-up in Reston Community Players’ sumptuous rendition of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard, opening tomororw, February 27, 2015. Inspired by Billy Wilder’s iconic 1950 film, Webber’s musical version, featuring book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton, focuses on the fading career of legendary silent film star Norma […]

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New Ways to Dream: Meet Paul Tonden, Star of Reston Community Players’ ‘Sunset Boulevard’

Norma Desmond is waiting for her close-up in Reston Community Players’ sumptuous rendition of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard, opening this Friday, February 27, 2015. Inspired by Billy Wilder’s iconic 1950 film, Webber’s musical version, featuring book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton, focuses on the fading career of legendary silent film star Norma Desmond. […]

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It’s The Pictures That Got Small: Meet Joshua Redford, Star of Reston Community Players’ ‘Sunset Boulevard’

Norma Desmond is waiting for her close-up in Reston Community Players’ sumptuous rendition of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard, opening this Friday, February 27, 2015. Inspired by Billy Wilder’s iconic 1950 film, Webber’s musical version, featuring book and lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton, focuses on the fading career of legendary silent film star Norma Desmond. […]

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Visual Arts Viewpoint: An Interview with Artist Elsabé Dixon

Artisphere Artist in Residence Elsabé Dixon sits at a table before an array of black on white biomorphic forms lining the gallery walls like magnified micro-organisms. Upon closer inspection, webs of silk weave through some of the forms, and tiny cocoons are nestled in honeycomb compartments. Dixon’s artwork revolves around sericulture, the practice of raising […]

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‘Boeing, Boeing’ Opens Tomorrow Friday, 2/13 at Montgomery Playhouse-Meet the Cast: Renetta Morelli, Jim Breen, Anne Vandercook, Christina Fox, Jason Damaso, and Corrie Bolcik

The very funny Boeing, Boeing opens tomorrow night at 8 PM at The Montgomery Playhouse, in partnership with Arts on the Green, performing at The Gaithersburg Arts Barn-311 Kent Square Road, in Gaithersburg, MD. Over the past two weeks we have introduced you to the talented cast of Boeing, Boeing. Rehearsals are over, all the tweaking is done, and […]

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Meet the Cast of Clandestine Arts’ ‘Bare: A Pop Opera’ Opening Next Thursday, February 19th at DCAC by Tyler Everett Adams and Joel Markowitz

Clandestine Arts’ Bare: A Pop Opera, opens on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at The District of Columbia Arts Center (DCAC)- 2438 18th Street, in Washington, DC. Bare: A Pop Opera is a moving story about teens searching to find themselves, no matter what environments may oppress their individualities, and the consequences that can be involved when people are […]

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How the Writer of ‘Life Sucks’ Reimagined the Women of ‘Uncle Vanya’: A Q&A with Aaron Posner, Judith Ingber, and Monica West

John Stoltenberg: It’s great that Molly Smith, artistic director of Arena Stage, and Eric Schaeffer, artistic director of Signature Theater, have initiated what will become the Women’s Voices Theater Festival: Next September and October, more than 50 theaters in and around DC will present world premieres of plays by women. The vast majority of plays that […]

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