Welcome to DCMetroTheaterArts! by Joel Markowitz

Welcome to DCMetroTheaterArts. The inspiration for the site evolved from an informal meeting between me, Founder Bruce Markowitz, and our Assistant Editor Alex Murphy. We talked about the need to cover more performances in the DC Metro area, in Baltimore, the Annapolis area, Virginia and Maryland, and we got excited about creating a one-stop-shopping site for all of the arts.

We have wonderful writers who love the arts. DCMetroTheaterArts contains reviews, interviews, postings, and articles about professional, community, university, school, and children’s theatre, as well as concerts in the DC Metro area, and dining tips for pre-and-post theatre. And there are more surprises to come.

We are reaching out to every theatre, arts group, school, university, musical venue, and charities in the area to come and join us in working together to write articles, do interviews and videos to promote your upcoming season and events.

Joining us will be Todd Clark from The DC Place who is a sponsor of DCMetroTheaterArts.com, Teresa Ertel, Elliot Lanes, Jonny Perl, Jordan Wright, Cyle Durkee and myself, whose columns will be featured on DMTA. Visit the site and click on ‘columns,’ to read a short introduction about what you can expect to find as we launch, as we strive to become the most comprehensive premiere site in the area for theatre and the performing arts.

We are reaching out to everyone involved in the arts in our area to work together. If you’d like, we can share your work with our readers and link to your sites, and please consider doing some joint articles and projects.

We will always be on the look out for top writers to help us cover the arts – and most importantly – we want to know what you – our readers – would like us to cover. You can reach us here: info@DCMetroTheaterArts.com

We honor all your hard work in covering this rich arts community.

We invite you to become regular readers of our site and to join us in covering the amazing and burgeoning arts scene in DC, MD, and VA.

Joel Markowitz, Publisher and Editor

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Joel Markowitz
Joel Markowitz is the Publisher and Editor of DCMetroTheaterArts. He founded the site with his brother Bruce to help promote the vast riches of theatre and the arts in the DC Metro area that includes Maryland, Virginia, and DC theater and music venues, universities, schools, Children's theaters, professional, and community theatres. Joel is an advocate for promoting the 'stars of the future' in his popular 'Scene Stealers' articles. He wrote a column for 5 years called ‘Theatre Schmooze’ and recorded podcast interviews for DC Theatre Scene. His work can also be seen and read on BroadwayStars. Joel also wrote a monthly preview of what was about to open in DC area theatres for BroadwayWorld. He is an avid film and theater goer, and a suffering Buffalo Bills and Sabres fan. Joel was a regular guest on 'The Lunch and Judy Show' radio program starring Judy Stadt in NYC. Joel founded The Ushers Theatre Going Group in the DC area in 1990, which had a 25-year run when it took its final curtain call last year. Joel is a proud member of The American Critics Association.

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