Author Archive | Darby DeJarnette


The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington Performs Durufle’s ‘Requiem’ with Soprano Breanna Sinclairé

Maurice Durufle’s Requiem, adapted for tenor and bass chorus by Artistic Director Thea Kano and presented by the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, was performed at the Church of the Epiphany on March 3, 2018. Requiem featured the vocal talents of soprano Breanna Sinclairé, as well as a full accompaniment of instrumentalists including organist Jeremy […]

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Turning Trauma Into Art: Amy Oestreicher on ‘Gutless and Grateful’ and PTSD in Theater

Amy Oestreicher was a theatre-obsessed teen until her world changed overnight after waking from a coma, caused by her stomach literally exploding. After 27 surgeries and six years being unable to eat or drink, Amy’s digestive system was miraculously reconstructed. She learned that the human spirit heals through “gutsiness,” gratitude, and humor. An inspiring comedic take […]

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Breanna Sinclairé’s Revolution: On Being a Transwoman in Opera and Performing With the GMCW

Recently, the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC, announced that transgender opera singer Breanna Sinclairé will join the Chorus for two concerts in 2018— first for the world premiere of the tenor-bass arrangement of Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem in March, and then again for TransAmerica in June. A native of Baltimore, Breanna Sinclairé is a graduate […]

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Renea S. Brown as Virgilia and John Stange as Coriolanus. Photo by Claire Kimball.

Ferocious, Compelling ‘Coriolanus’ Emerges at Brave Spirits Theatre

“Destroy’d his country, and his name remains to the ensuing age abhorr’d.” Shakespeare’s Coriolanus, as directed by Charlene V. Smith, takes the audience at Brave Spirits Theatre through the frenzied proceedings of the rise and fall of once-famed general Caius Martius. Martius returns to Rome victorious after many battles and is given the name Coriolanus. […]

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Local Music: Pearl Street Warehouse February Preview Playlist

At Pearl Street Warehouse, rock, country, folk, soul, bluegrass, rhythm and blues acts from around the country take the stage nightly, offering every seat in the house a front-row music experience. Pearl Street Warehouse also offers diner-style American fare, along with a menu of classic cocktails before, during, and after performances. The diner is open […]

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Review: Patriots and Scoundrels: Dominion Stage Presents a Biting ‘Assassins’

Written by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman and directed by Melissa Jo York-Tilley, this production of the musical Assassins comes to Dominion Stage at one of the most politically tumultuous times in recent history. The musical, which highlights the lives of nine people who assassinated or attempted to assassinate a U.S. president, engages the audience […]

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Interview: Lawrence Grey, Jr. Chats About Receiving La Ti Do Productions’ Inaugural Joel Markowitz Award

La Ti Do, DC’s premier cabaret series, will award Lawrence Grey, Jr. the inaugural Joel Markowitz Audience Award at their 6th Anniversary Celebration on January 22, 2018. This award, named in honor of Joel Markowitz’ legacy, goes to audience members who are actively involved with the company and go above and beyond in their commitment […]

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Review: ‘Wit’ at Silver Spring Stage

Wit, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play written by Margaret Edson and directed at Silver Spring Stage by Jeff Mikoni, graces the stage with a darkly comedic tale of a strict university professor dying of ovarian cancer. Emily Morrison is Vivian Bearing, Ph.D, a stern scholar of John Donne’s poetry who has been stricken with metastatic ovarian […]

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Interview: La-Ti-Do Co-Founder Don Mike Mendoza Reflects on 6 Years of Cabaret

DC Metro Theater Arts had a chance to sit down with local producer Don Mike Mendoza to discuss the upcoming 6th anniversary of his company La-Ti-Do Productions. La-Ti-Do gives the DC scene a cutting-edge cabaret experience that highlights talented artists and performers from different backgrounds. For those who enjoy substance with their entertainment, their spoken word […]

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Kevin Adams and Christian Montgomery. Photo by Mike Kozemchak.

Report: Keegan Theatre’s ‘An Irish Carol’ Performance on December 29 to Benefit Nonprofit Shatterproof

The holidays are a difficult time for those with loved ones fighting with the effects of addiction. The Keegan Theatre will be holding a benefit performance of An Irish Carol this Friday, December 29, 2017 for Shatterproof, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the devastation that addiction causes families. We took a moment with […]

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Annual Salute to Vienna conert at David Geffen Hall, January 2017. Photo by Chris Lee

Preview: ‘Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert’ Promises to Transport Modern Audiences with Dazzling Old World Charm

Salute to Vienna has been a staple of the holiday season for more than 20 years in North America, and Washington welcomes it back for a 17th year on December 30, 2017. Based on the Vienna Philharmonic’s beloved Neujahrskonzert that has delighted Austrian audiences for 80 years, Salute to Vienna is the only New Year’s […]

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