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The Pipeline Playwrights: Patricia Connelly, Jean Koppen, Soo-Jin Lee and Ann Timmons. Photo courtesy of the Pipeline Playwrights.

In the Moment: A Talk with the Pipeline Playwrights: Part Two: Patricia Connelly and Jean Koppen

This is the second installment of In the Moment columns focusing on the Pipeline Playwrights. Pipeline Playwrights is a small collective of accomplished Northern Virginia women playwrights. Pipeline’s current playwrights include Patricia Connelly, Jean Koppen, Soo-Jin Lee and Ann Timmons. A key goal of Pipeline is to build “a pipeline to production.” The first Pipeline Playwrights […]

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Best Medicine Rep, A New Professional Theater Company, Is Coming to Gaithersburg, MD; Free Reading of Jennifer Faletto’s ‘Bathroom Hate’ This Sunday, 2/12@3 PM

A new professional theater company is coming to Montgomery County, Maryland. Best Medicine Rep, helmed by playwright John Morogiello, will focus on new comedies and judging from my conversation with John, these shows are sure to tickle your funny bone! This season, Best Medicine Rep will offer a monthly series of readings out of the […]

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Maryland Opera Studio to Premiere University of MD’s Opera Composition Contest Winner ‘The Young King’ on Friday, 2/10@7:30 PM at The Clarice

The first-year members of the Maryland Opera Studio present a semi-staged New Work Reading every year, but this year’s reading is unique. On February 10, the Maryland Opera Studio premieres the winning composition of the inaugural University of Maryland (UMD) Opera Composition Contest: Martin Hennessy and librettist Tom Rowan’s adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s short story The Young […]

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Review: ‘Bud, Not Buddy’ at The Kennedy Center

Last night, The Kennedy Center presented an inspiring world premiere commission of Bud, Not Buddy. Kirsten Greenidge created the fast-paced and touchingly funny script, based on the book from award-winning children’s literature author, Christopher Paul Curtis. It’s the story of an orphan boy’s journey to find his father, in Michigan during the Great Depression. Interwoven with […]

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In the Moment: A Report on The Edge of the Universe Players 2’s Workshop Production of Young Jean Lee’s ‘Pullman, WA’

The Edge of the Universe Players 2‘s workshop production of Young Jean Lee’s Pullman, WA was an evening that defies easy categorization. It was charming one moment, annoying the next. It was a traditional passive audience theater experience much of the time, then “POW!” an audience member was selected, seemingly quite out of random, to be […]

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Playwright Larissa Fasthorse. Photo by Conor Hogan.

An Interview with Playwright Larissa FastHorse

Larissa FastHorse is one of the playwrights participating in Center Stage’s Wright Now Play Later project, which kicks off today. I had a chance to chat with FastHorse last month, when she was in town participating in another one of Center Stage’s projects in support of new works and new writing, the Play Lab. The […]

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2016 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Good Kids’

What Happened After the Party? Theatre Prometheus’ Good Kids by Naomi Iizuka at the Fringe Theatre Prometheus is presenting a remarkable production of Naomi Iizuka’s Good Kids, which is inspired by the famous Steubenville, Ohio rape case of 2012. You should run to see this show. It is wonderful to see these talented young actors […]

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Magic Time! A Report on ’24/7′ at African-American Collective Theater

For the 24th year, the African-American Collective Theater marked DC Black Pride Weekend with readings of seven short plays, collectively titled 24/7, all written and directed by Alan Sharpe, whose storytelling mastery and insights into the lives of same-gender-loving black men prompted the audience at Anacostia Arts Center to laughter, cheers, and a few tears. The […]

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‘Shylock Agonistes’: Howard Jacobson and Aaron Posner at Folger Theatre

On the stage of the Folger Theatre, with the vestiges of the set of Aaron Posner’s just-closed Midsummer Night’s Dream in the background, well-known director and playwright Aaron Posner and Man Booker prize-winning author Howard Jacobson summoned a ghost on Monday night. That ghost was the spirit of the controversial and ever-fascinating Shylock of Shakespeare’s The […]

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Playwright Jennifer Barclay on the March 21st Reading of “Danny” at Centerstage’s Playwrights Collective Showcase

The Playwrights Collective at Centerstage, in Baltimore, gives playwrights an opportunity to workshop and share professional mentorship under the guidance of a resident regional theater. Jennifer Barclay, Assistant Professor of playwriting and performance at the University of Maryland School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies, will premiere her new play Danny at a Playwrights Collective […]

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Report on: ‘Suddenly Last Summmer’ and ‘Justice Disordered’ Readings at Rainbow Theatre Project

One of Tennessee Williams’ bleaker, darker plays,– the one-act dramatic cry of despair, Suddenly Last Summer (which was expanded beyond its more compressed scope in the famous Elizabeth Taylor film of the same name), played to a full-house as the latest offering from the highly experimental and exciting LGBTQ-focused Rainbow Theatre Project.  As produced on […]

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In the Moment: Liel Leibovitz, Author of ‘A Broken Hallelujah: Rock and Roll, Redemption and the Life of Leonard Cohen’ to Appear at JCCNV on December 5th at 8 PM

The man with the famous blue raincoat who wrote many a reflective, if not prophetic song over the past decades will be arriving at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia Northern Virginia. OK, not “the” Leonard Cohen himself in person, but an arts event with a presentation by author Liel Leibovitz about his recent […]

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