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In the Moment: A Chat with Director Aaron Posner and Scenic/Properties Designer Paige Hathaway at ‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead’ at the Folger Theatre

Walking into the Folger Theatre, I did a double-take. This clearly was going to be a different visual experience for Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead as directed by Aaron Posner. The set was a handsome, two-level, quirky jumble. It was comfortably eccentric at first glance; like seeing something anew and fresh after a […]

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Magic Time!: ‘I’m an Improviser by Trade’: A Q&A With Matthew R. Wilson, Director of Faction of Fools’ ‘Our Town’

It’s kind of a tossup these days whether Matthew R. Wilson is more newsworthy because he’s leaving as artistic director of Faction of Fools, the Commedia dell’arte company he founded, to teach performance at the University of Mississippi—or because he’s giving the Commedia treatment to an unlikely American classic, Thornton Wilder’s Our Town. I do […]

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Magic Time! ‘Unpacking Racism': A Q&A with Psalmayene 24, Director of Forum Theatre’s ‘The Shipment’

Before I spoke with Psalmayne 24 about his direction of The Shipment—which plays through June 13, 2015, at Forum Theatre—I read the play by Young Jean Lee. John: I found the script powerful and deep. It’s a really disruptive depiction of race and racism. Theatrically it’s almost shocking in its originality of form.  Psalm: Yes, yes […]

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In the Moment: Hylton Performance Center Presents Rosanne Cash on 6/26 and The Castleton Festival on 6/28

It’s never too early to begin thinking about summer entertainment plans, both venues and entertainment. Early this summer, the Hylton Center for the Performing Arts, entering its sixth season on George Mason University’s Prince William Campus, is presenting a late June weekend with a special, wide-range of musical entertainment by outstanding world class performers. How […]

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An Interview with David London on ‘Creative Spirit Seance’ – May 15-31, 2015 at Church and Company in Baltimore

One of the coolest events I went to last year was David London’s Creative Spirit Séance.  At its core, Séance is a eerily wonderful magic show but it’s also a creative playground where one has the chance to explore one’s beliefs in things that might … defy scientific explanation. David is remounting the show, with […]

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