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Author Archive | Patricia Mitchell

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Review: ‘The Revolutionists’ at Everyman Theatre

“It’s a powerful thing to come together and laugh in a scary time.” – Playwright Lauren Gunderson Mon Dieu! I had no idea how much I needed a good laugh until I attended a performance of Everyman Theatre’s smash hit, The Revolutionists. Things have been extra-bonus tough in the U.S. the last few weeks. After […]

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Interview: Submersive Productions Co-Artistic Directors GLENN RICCI and URSULA MARCUM on ‘H.T. Darling’s Incredible Musaeum presents: The Treasures of New Galapagos, Astonishing Acquisitions from the Perisphere.’

In April of this year, I wrote: Submersive Productions has outdone itself with its new production, H.T. Darling’s Incredible Musaeum presents: The Treasures of New Galapagos, Astonishing Acquisitions from the Perisphere. Drawing on myriad arts and disciplines – performance, movement, video, lights, objects, interactive sets, exceptional puppetry and an original soundtrack – it is a […]

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Review: ‘Intimate Apparel’ at Everyman Theatre

In 2015, Everyman Theatre produced an acclaimed run of Playwright Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Ruined. Tazewell Thompson directed and actors Jade Wheeler, Bueka Uwemedimo, and Resident Company Member Dawn Ursula were among the cast. Director Thompson and these talented actors have been reunited for Everyman’s current production, another celebrated Lynn Nottage play, Intimate Apparel. […]

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Review: ‘Yellowman’ at Arena Players (closing tomorrow!)

This is what my mother/her mother before her believed / they believed had they been born “rich and high yella,” they wouldn’t have suffered. Clear your calendar, call the sitter and postpone your plan to binge-watch Stranger Things. This weekend is your last chance to see Arena Players’ magnificent production of Yellowman. It is beautiful, […]

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Interview: Jade Wheeler and Bueka Uwemedimo from Everyman Theatre’s production of ‘Intimate Apparel’

Intimate Apparel is the story of a woman named Esther. In 1905, Esther is a 35-year-old woman who lives in a rooming house with other single ladies. She is a skilled seamstress who makes her living creating beautiful intimate apparel – intricately detailed corsets, slips, and lingerie. Her talent is matched only by her discretion, […]

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Review: ‘Lear’ at Single Carrot Theatre

 Go call your dad. I’m not even kidding. By the time Young Jean Lee published Lear, in 2010, she was already le dernier cri in New York theater. The New York Times called her “A rising star of the downtown theater scene;” New York Magazine said she was “the clearest indication that the avant-garde isn’t […]

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Review: ‘Sally McCoy’ at Cohesion Theatre Company

“Every man on earth would kill for somethin’. Any says different – jus’ ain’t found out wha’s worth killin’ for yet.” – Devil Anse Hatfield, in Sally McCoy In the middle of the night of August 9, 1882, Sally McCoy walked the four miles from her home on the Kentucky side of the Tug River to […]

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Interview: Everyman Artistic Director Vincent Lancisi on Serendipity and ‘M. Butterfly’

There’s a story circulating about Everyman Theatre’s Artistic Director, Vincent Lancisi, and it’s one of the best What I Did on My Summer Vacation yarns around. It involves two continents, 16,000 miles of air travel, and M. Butterfly – the production that opens Everyman’s 2017-18 season tonight at its lovely Bromo Arts and Entertainment District […]

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Review: ‘BootyCandy’ at Iron Crow Theatre

You need to take up some sports. This weekend, Iron Crow Theatre (“Iron Crow”) opened the final show of its 2016-17 Season of Dark Play – the Baltimore premiere of Robert O’Hara’s Lambda Literary Award-winning semi-biographical comedy, BootyCandy. O’Hara’s sexy, subversive comedy, directed by Brandon Rashad-Butts, has been named the first-ever “official show” of Baltimore […]

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Interviews with Cohesion Playwrights Fellows, Part 2 of 2: Utkarsh Rajawat, Playwright of ‘Here Be Dragons’

After its award-winning Trans* Voices Workshop Series in Season 2, Cohesion Theatre Company (Cohesion) introduced a Playwrights Fellowship for Season 3. Cohesion’s Playwrights Fellowship aims “to provide comprehensive development opportunities for new and existing local playwrights to create new, full-length works for the stage.” The playwrights who were chosen to participate were each assigned a […]

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Review: ‘Men on Boats’ at Cohesion Theatre Company

MANifest Destiny, or Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls Cohesion Theatre Company (Cohesion) is closing its third season with playwright Jaclyn Backhaus’s historical adventure-with-a-twist, Men on Boats. It’s a funny play that is likely to prompt interesting ‘on the car ride home’ discussions. And it sneaks in a small history lesson about Manifest Destiny and Westward Expansion […]

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