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Magic Time! ‘Trans Lives and Theater as Change Agent: A Q&A with Dane Figueroa Edidi and Natsu Onoda Power’

Theater in DC has begun only recently to tell stories that attempt to be faithful to trans experience. Despite progress on local stages toward accurate portrayals of the lives of other populations marginalized on account of “difference”—those who are women, black, Latinx, Asian, queer, Deaf, or disabled, for instance—the lives of transfolk have been conspicuously […]

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A Preview of RebollarDance’s ‘2077’ Premiering on The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage on May 17th at 6 PM

RebollarDance, described by Erica Rebollar as “a modern dance collaborative where multi-genre artists can make innovative work,” has cooked up a truly unique evening of offerings for their upcoming Kennedy Center Millennium Stage performance of 2077. Working with dancers Ronya-Lee Anderson, Amanda Blythe, Sam Horning, Katie C. Sopoci Drake, and Adeleye (Daniel) Taiwo, and guest multi-disciplinary […]

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‘My Queer Body’ at The Rainbow Theatre Project

Inside the beltway bubble of local theater making, it’s easy to forget how many U.S. citizens are indifferent, if not antipathetic, to live theater. Mainly they express this by voting with their butts, which they keep on sofas or in sports arenas—which is all fine and good; it’s the American cultural marketplace. Every now and […]

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A Report on ‘Sanctuary (An American Psalm)’ at Arena Stage

There is a moment when Director and performer  John Moletress and Jocelyn Kuritsky are dancing on stage left. Caridad Svich is singing her original song “Low Valley” on stage right. As the dancers circle around each other, Kuritsky would weave one arm around Moletress, and as she moved left, Moletress would weave right, around her […]

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Ian Allen’s ‘The Klunch’ Opens its 1st Production: ‘George is Dead’ This Thursday, 12/3 at DCAC

CHERRY RED PRODUCTIONS ARTISTIC DIRECTOR IAN ALLEN FOUNDS “THE KLUNCH” A NEW THEATER COLLECTIVE OPENS ITS FIRST PRODUCTION: ELAINE MAY’S GEORGE IS DEAD AT DC ARTS CENTER THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3RD THROUGH DECEMBER 19TH “Klunch” is an internet-y little word describing the state of mind of someone who’s become totally engrossed in something like Facebook, Netflix, […]

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Ian Allen Founds New Theater Company: ‘The Klunch’ and Announces 1st Production: ‘George is Dead’ 12/3-19th

CHERRY RED PRODUCTIONS ARTISTIC DIRECTOR IAN ALLEN FOUNDS “THE KLUNCH” A NEW THEATER COLLECTIVE FIRST PRODUCTION TO BE THE DC PREMIERE OF ELAINE MAY’S GEORGE IS DEAD AT DC ARTS CENTER, DEC 3-19 PRESS PERFORMANCES Saturday, December 5th at 7:30 pm Sunday, December 6th at 3:00 pm “Klunch” is an internet-y little word describing the […]

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‘TORCH: Songs from the Gay Life!’ at The Rainbow Theatre Project

A cascade of frothy, kitschy, verbally intricate, and highly theatrical songs pervaded the intimate atmosphere of the Bier Baron Tavern in Washington, DC as the innovative Rainbow Theatre Project presented a refreshing evening of song entitled: Torch: Songs from the Gay Life!  Based on an idea by Rainbow’s Artistic Director H. Lee Gable,– and Directed […]

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TONIGHT at 7:30 PM: The Rainbow Theatre Project presents ‘Say You Love Satan’ at Source by Anna Russell

THE RAINBOW THEATRE PROJECT PRESENTS SAY YOU LOVE SATAN AT SOURCE TONIGHT – MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2014 AT 7:30 PM Attendees promised a helluva good time at this devilishly-funny free event! The Rainbow Theatre Project presents Say You Love Satan by D.C.-native Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa in the third slot of their inaugural season of concert readings. […]

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The Rainbow Theatre Project presents ‘Say You Love Satan’ This Monday, 2/24@7:30 PM at Source by Anna Russell

THE RAINBOW THEATRE PROJECT PRESENTS SAY YOU LOVE SATAN AT SOURCE THIS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2014 Attendees promised a helluva good time at this devilishly-funny free event! The Rainbow Theatre Project presents Say You Love Satan by D.C.-native Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa in the third slot of their inaugural season of concert readings. Directed by John Moletress, […]

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NoPassport, Theater J, Twinbiz & Force/Collision Stage Theatre Action After March for Gun Control on 1/26@5 PM

NEIL LABUTE, MATTHEW PAUL OLMOS, JENNIFER MAISEL, OLIVER MAYER, WINTER MILLER, IAN ROWLANDS AND MORE SUPPORT NOPASSPORT’s GUN CONTROL THEATRE ACTION WITH THEATER J AND FORCE/COLLISION ON JANUARY 26, 2013 in WASHINGTON D.C. NoPassport theatre alliance & press founded by OBIE-award winning playwright Caridad Svich will stage a free theatre action to support gun control in collaboration with Theater J (Ari […]

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‘SHAPE’ at force/collison by Joel Markowitz

In its World Premiere, Erik Ehn’s SHAPE is given a powerful, heartbreaking, funny, moving, invigorating, emotional, and visually gorgeous production by force/collison. With a powerhouse of a cast – SHAPE is a theatrical experience you won’t forget! Erik Ehn contacted Director John Moletress while visiting DC and asked him to read SHAPE. John was so impressed that he knew […]

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Capital Fringe Review: ‘Airswimming’ (Abridged) by Mike Spain

Airswimming (Abridged) is a play written by Charlotte Jones about two ladies in a London asylum. It stars  Charlotte Jones (Dora/Dorph) and Julia Smith (Persephone/Porph) who also presented this drama. It is directed by John Moletress. Kudos, to the women for presenting this play at the Fringe! The set was nicely done; unfortunately no set designer […]

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‘The Nautical Yards’ at Force/Collision by Amanda Gunther

A mystical journey awaits you in the waters of Yards Park. Water mythology, wartime, love and loss, all of this is intricately intertwined into the devised site-specific water ballet/theatrical performance The Nautical Yards presented by Force/Collision. A picturesque pond in the park with a bridge and vast rolling hill; a green field leading down to […]

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