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‘Shutter’ at The Alliance Theatre

In a house of Southern discomfort past history and brokenness is finally brought to the family dinner table after nearly 40 years. Shutter by Leslie Anne Ross captures the story of failure and redemption, hatred and love, tension and triumph for a small family in North Carolina through unique and relatable situations. Shutter follows newlywed […]

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In The Moment: An Interview with Richard Heinrich, Mario Baldessari, and Lynn Sharp Spears on Spooky Action Theater’s Reading of ‘The Bison Beast of Dubois’ on 8/22 & 23

Having recently returned from some time away in Wyoming from the hustling of DC, my eyes widened when I saw an email from Spooky Action Theatre for several staged readings for a play that takes place in Wyoming. The play is The Bison Beast of Dubois written by local playwright and actor Mario Baldessari. On […]

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2015 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Ten Principles )'(‘

The mission of AWol (A Way of Life) Productions is to “share the values of communities by collaborating, creating, and telling stories of the performing arts.” Its current production fulfills this mission by allowing “burners” (In this case, broadly conceived as anyone with a direct, regional, or thematic connection to the Burning Man festival) to […]

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Magic Time! A Look at ‘Cherokee’ at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company (Article)

The connectivity crew at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company creates some of the most imaginative audience-engagement gimmicks in town. Typically tied to, and expressive of, the themes inside a play, these fun diversions are always cleverly designed to pique interest in those themes and prompt audiences to personalize them. With Cherokee, Woolly’s current production, that team […]

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‘Spark’ at Theater Alliance

For all who were wondering: there is, in fact, a whole world across the river in Anacostia. In that world sits a lovely little theater called the Anacostia Playhouse. And, if you ever have the opportunity, you should take the metro (it’s only 5 stops past Gallery Place, and faster to get to than Arlington) to […]

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‘Making Sparks’: Meet the Managing Director, Cast, and Director of Theater Alliance’s ‘Spark’ Part 2: Sarah Strasser

Spark by Caridad Svich opens this weekend at the Anacostia Playhouse and runs through September 28, 2014. This gritty, powerful drama tells the story of a veteran returning from war, and the ongoing battle she and her family face to overcome economic challenges, emotional conflict, and the spectre of war that haunts them. Spark also opens […]

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‘Making Sparks’: Meet the Managing Director, Cast, and Director of Theater Alliance’s ‘Spark’ Part 1: Elliott Bales

Spark by Caridad Svich opens this weekend at the Anacostia Playhouse and runs through September 28, 2014. This gritty, powerful drama tells the story of a veteran returning from war, and the ongoing battle she and her family face to overcome economic challenges, emotional conflict, and the spectre of war that haunts them. Spark also opens […]

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Dr. Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys at Hylton Performing Arts Center by Francine Schwartz

On Saturday, May 4, 2013 the Hylton Performing Arts Center of Manassas 3rd Anniversary Gala once again welcomed one of American music’s greatest Bluegrass legends, Dr. Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys, which he formed with his brother Carter in 1946. Dr. Ralph Stanley, born in 1927 in Big Spraddle, Virginia, boasts of a career […]

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Part 1: An Interview with Duane Boutté – the Director of Rep Stage’s ‘Home’ by Sydney-Chanele Dawkins

Rep Stage celebrates Black History Month and their 20th season with the 1980 Tony Award-nominated production of Home, written by Samm-Art Williams, in a limited run from February 27- March 17, 2013. In the first part of my interview, Duane Boutté is two weeks into rehearsals, and making his spirited directorial Rep Stage debut (He performed there […]

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