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Patti LuPone at ArtSpeak! at Blake High School

Last night I enjoyed an evening with American icon, Tony, Grammy, and Olivier Award winner Patti LuPone at Blake High School at ArtSpeak!. ArtSpeak! has been around 18 years and the 850 people who filled up the auditorium at Blake High School broke the ArtSpeak! attendance record. Patti LuPone is in town for her performance […]

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It’s a Bittersweet Homecoming for ‘Evita’ Stars Sean MacLaughlin (Juan Peron) and Caroline Bowman (Evita)

It’s a bittersweet homecoming for Evita stars  The final stop on the Evita tour at The Kennedy Center is bittersweet for hometown stars, Sean MacLaughlin (Juan Peron) and Caroline Bowman (Evita). Both actors hail from our area, Sean, from Northern Virginia and Caroline, a Howard County Maryland native. They have been touring with the show […]

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David Adjmi, Playwright

The Playwright’s Playground: The Lonely and The Brave -‘Marie Antoinette’ Playwright David Adjmi Discusses Audience Engagement and the Rigors of Writing a Memoir by Sydney-Chanele Dawkins

There is great passion and intensity with Award-winning Playwright, David Adjmi. “I want to be able to live up to my ambition. I want to feel that I can be a part of the theater in a significant way.” The original, distinctive work of Adjmi’s Marie Antoinette opens the 2014 -2015 season at Woolly Mammoth […]

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Aquila Theatre Brings ‘Wuthering Heights’ to George Mason University’s Center for the Arts on October 5th and ‘The Tempest’ to Hylton Performing Arts Center on October 11th

Enduring works of live theater continue to be performed; even in this fast-changing digital age, with disruption to so much long-held, accepted wisdom. Classic works of literature and theater keep on sparking audience’s interests and hearts. Bringing “the greatest works to the greatest number,” the nationally recognized Aquila Theatre, a touring stage troupe based in […]

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‘Working for Peanuts': Meet the Cast of Reston Community Players’ ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’-Part 1: Alana Sharp and Eric Hughes

In the first  in a series of interviews with the cast and director of Reston Community Players’ You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, meet Alana Sharp, who plays the psychoanalyzing Lucy Van Pelt, and Eric Hughes, who plays Lucy’s Beethoven obsessed crush, Schroeder. Fall is in the air, and it’s perfect weather for tangling kites […]

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David Adjmi, Playwright

The Playwright’s Playground: The Lonely and the Brave – An Interview with ‘Marie Antoinette’ Playwright David Adjmi

Writing is deeply personal. For David Adjmi, playwright of Marie Antoinette, writing is not only personal it is something that is stirring, deeply passionate, and all encompassing. In the process of writing a play he says, “I feel more myself than I have ever felt. It feels like the pinnacle of me being a person.” […]

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In the Moment: An Interview with the Fredgren Studio Theater

A place to create is critical to the performing arts and artist. In Northern Virginia available space for emerging performing arts companies can be both difficult to locate and costly. So when a brand new, well-outfitted performance space opens in Northern Virginia that is good news to share. The good news comes with the dedication […]

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