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Tag Archives | Baakari Wilder

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Review: ‘Lotus’ at The Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater

Tap dancers are family. As family they gather together, catch up, trade stories, reminisce, honor their forbears and simply, yet profoundly, enjoy each others’ company. Saturday evening’s sold-out Lotus reunited a half-dozen dancers who initially connected in the rehearsal studios and on stage in the 1995 Broadway groundbreaker Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da […]

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Review: ‘The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence’ Co-Presented by Washington Performing Arts and StepAfrika! in Cooperation with the Phillips Collections

There’s a pulse, a simple rhythm. It is both complex syncopation that rushes on, and an inviting and relaxed embrace of the moment. The percussive energy of StepAfrika!, a professional company dedicated to the tradition of stepping, founded by C. Brian Williams, makes the heart beats faster and sharpens the focus. The Migration: Reflection on […]

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Review: ‘Radio Golf’ at Hard Bargain Players

Radio Golf, expertly directed by Terry Spann, and written by the late, esteemed playwright August Wilson, is a powerful study of Black men with two different approaches to progressing in a country ruled by Whites. Covering the issues of race relations, poverty, gentrification and police brutality, the play is the finale of what Wilson called […]

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Mosaic Theater Company of DC Announces 36 Actors Slated for Their Inaugural Season by T. Chase Meacham

Helen Hayes Award winners and DC favorites join internationally recognized artists and strong newcomers in a company committed to telling diverse stories. Mosaic Theater Company of DC announces 36 actors so-far cast in the 2015-16 inaugural season: “The Case for Hope in a Polarized World.” This far-reaching pool of locally and internationally acclaimed actors represents […]

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The Best of 2012: Part 9: ‘Solo Performances, Children’s/Young Adult, Directors, Performances & Special Award

 BEST SOLO PERFORMANCES Joe Brack in My Princess Bride at DC Capital Fringe Festival. Alex Brightman in How I Paid for College at The Hub Theatre. Mike Daisey in The Agony and The Ecstasy Of Steve Jobs at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. Kathryn Kelley in The Belle of Amherst at Bay Theatre Company. Jason Lott in Wonderful Life […]

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Part 2: An Interview With “Master Harold” … and the boys’ Michael Anthony Williams by Sydney-Chanele Dawkins

This is Part 2 of my series of 3 interviews with the cast of “Master Harold”. . . and the boys at Bay Theatre Company. Next: Part Three with Baakari Wilder. The fascinating and multi-talented Michael Anthony Williams is a loving father, actor, writer, and director. Creating the first professional Equity theatre company in Blacksburg, […]

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An Interview with Sean McComas of ‘Master Harold”…and the boys’ by Sydney-Chanele Dawkins

This is Part 1 of my series of 3 interviews with the cast of “Master Harold”. . . and the boys. Tomorrow: Michael Anthony Williams. Sean McComas, a recent Acting graduate of the University of Maryland Baltimore County, is starring in Annapolis, Md. as ‘Master Harold’ (“Hally”) in Bay Theatre Company’s three man ensemble smash of […]

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 (L to R) Cast - Sean McComas (Hally), Baakari Wilder (Willie), and Michael Anthony Williams (Sam) in  Bay Theatre Company's season opener - "Mr Harold" and the boys. Photo courtesy of Bay Theatre Company.

“Master Harold”…and the boys at Bay Theatre Company by Sydney-Chanele Dawkins

“Master Harold” …and the boys is the potential life-changing, pulse racing drama playing in Annapolis, MD., that marks the 11th season opener for Bay Theatre Company. The Company’s mission is to produce theater that is relevant, diverse and thought provoking, and here they succeed in a big way. This timely, compelling play has as many layers […]

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