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Review: ‘A Never-Ending Line’ at The Players Theatre

Conceived by Composer and Director Jaime Lozano as a loving tribute to the women in his life and his matriarchal upbringing, A Never-Ending Line, produced by Maribel Escobosa, Martha Orendain, and Victoria Kühne, presents a cycle of seventeen songs written by nine female lyricists set to his original music. The show, which made its New […]

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The Women’s Voices Theater Festival ‘Destiny of Desire’ at Arena Stage

DC playwright Karen Zacarías’ world-premiere musical comedy Destiny of Desire is a delightfully soapy mix of magic realism and situation comedy – so sit back in this bubble bath of great storytelling and be thoroughly entertained! Directed by José Luis Valenzuela, it features an all-Latino cast whose talent is perfectly matched to the great characterizations by Zacarías, a […]

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‘Yerma’ at GALA Hispanic Theatre

 New Adaptation Puts a Contemporary Spin on an 80-year-old Classic Can a septuagenarian and a teenager both enjoy an 80-year-old play? That’s what we set out to learn at Saturday’s night’s world premiere of Yerma, Federico Garcia Lorca’s 1934 tragedy that kicks off ¡Viva los 40!, the 40th anniversary season of GALA Hispanic Theatre. The answer, we’re […]

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‘Latino Music Fever’ at the In Series

The In Series takes on the music of our Southern neighbors in a concert full of classic hits from Mexico and Cuba, many of which made a climb up the U.S. pop charts. If the tunes feel particularly authentic, it may be because Mari Paz is at the piano. She grew up surrounded by the […]

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‘Mariela in the Desert’ at GALA Hispanic Theatre

“There’s always something beautiful in the truth, even when it’s ugly.” After a standing ovation, many of us in the audience at Sunday’s showing of Mariela en el Desierto sat right back down to take a collective breath – feeling the aftershock of an unforgettable performance. Mariela in the Desert, GALA Hispanic Theatre’s’ third production of […]

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A Full Moon for el Festival de Teatro para Niños by Christine Stoddard

Season to season, festival to festival, Teatro de la Luna, co-founded by Mario Marcel and Nucky Walder, ping-pongs between the Gunston Arts Center and Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre. One of the metro’s two bilingual theater companies, the Arlington arts organization also ricochets from schools to embassies to libraries and wherever else audiences demand Spanish-language performances. From […]

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School in Crisis in Michele Riml’s ‘Rage’

In Michele Riml’s Rage, winner of the 2005 Sydney Risk Prize and 2008 winner of the Jessie Richardson Award, an after school counseling session unexpectedly turns into a blood-chilling ‘duel’ between a disturbed, radical student and his New Age, pacifist guidance counselor, Laura. Disillusioned with life and day to day existence Raymond, who prefers to be […]

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The Playwright’s Playground: SOURCE Festival 2014 – An Interview With CJ Ehrlich on Her Play ‘Picnic on the Lake’

Welcome to the conversation and The Playwright’s Playground, an in-depth conversation with female playwrights in the D.C. theatre community. Female theatre artists make up more than 50 percent of those involved in the theatre, yet the number of female playwrights being produced is dramatically lower. In this continuing Interview Series, I’ll introduce DCMTA readers to […]

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‘Playwright Kurt Hackbarth, in Mexico, Confronts the Man’ by Pat Davis

Kurt Hackbarth’s new play, El Ostrakon: A Tragedy in Three Acts, which launched Oaxaca’s recent theater festival, examines quotidian forms of oppression: the education system, organized religion, government, and the financial and medical industries. Gabriel, an innocent who falls in love with a girl in his class, finds his love and his life ripped apart by the […]

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