Author Archive | Rick Westerkamp


Preview: InterAct Story Theatre Presents ‘One Gold Coin’ (‘Una moneda de oro’) 9/9-18, 2016 At Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center

This fall, InterAct Story Theatre revisits a favorite work in their repertoire of interactive plays for kids and families. Following up their successful 2015 production of The Hero of Everything, InterAct Story Theatre presents One Gold Coin-Una moneda de oro at the Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center. As the Silver Spring-based company is primarily a […]

Continue Reading

Review: ‘Kitchen Sink Fest’ at Dance Place

The amount of possibility encapsulated in one minute is a daunting thing to think about, and I pondered such a thing as I waited for the sold out performance of Kitchen Sink Fest to begin on Saturday evening. While I knew that a great deal of the artists in the DC dance scene were participating […]

Continue Reading

A Preview of RebollarDance’s ‘2077’ Premiering on The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage on May 17th at 6 PM

RebollarDance, described by Erica Rebollar as “a modern dance collaborative where multi-genre artists can make innovative work,” has cooked up a truly unique evening of offerings for their upcoming Kennedy Center Millennium Stage performance of 2077. Working with dancers Ronya-Lee Anderson, Amanda Blythe, Sam Horning, Katie C. Sopoci Drake, and Adeleye (Daniel) Taiwo, and guest multi-disciplinary […]

Continue Reading

Review: ‘The 33rd Annual Choreographers’ Showcase’ at The Clarice

The 33rd Annual Choreographers’ Showcase presented by The Clarice and The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) and adjudicated by notable choreographers and teachers Zvi Gotheiner and Leah Cox honored the individuality, risk-taking, and theatricality of seven fabulous choreographers. Woodbind. It Courses (excerpt), choreographed by Sarah Beth Oppenheim and performed by Oppenheim and Kate Folsom, […]

Continue Reading
images (10)

InterAct Story Theatre Presents the Inaugural Performance of the Wheaton Family Theatre This Saturday 10/3@11 am at Wheaton Public Library

This Saturday at 11 am, The Wheaton-based educational theatre company InterAct Story Theatre launches the inaugural performance of the Wheaton Family Theatre Series, at the Wheaton Public Library (11701 Georgia Avenue, in Silver Spring, MD). The series will produce a free-of-charge performance, followed by an interactive post-performance workshop for families, once a month through February […]

Continue Reading
download (13)

A Special 50% Off Deal for ‘The Hero of EVERYTHING’ for DCMTA Readers Good Through August 31st

50% Off Special Discount for DCMetroTheaterArts Readers For The Hero of Everything The Hero of EVERYTHING opens September 12th at the Silver Spring Black Box Theatre -8641 Colesville Road, in downtown Silver Spring, MD Use the code:  VANGUARD And get of ticket prices between now and August 31st. Simply Click on THIS LINK, to purchase your tickets. Click […]

Continue Reading
download (13)

‘The Hero of EVERYTHING’ Plays at Silver Spring Black Box Theatre 9/12-27, 2015

InterAct Story Theatre is buzzing with excitement, preparing for a run of their acclaimed children’s play The Hero of EVERYTHING preparing to run at the Silver Spring Black Box Theatre from September 12th-27th. Written and directed by Executive & Artistic Director Ali Oliver-Krueger, The Hero of EVERYTHING explores ideas that ring true for superheroes of […]

Continue Reading
2015 NPF Postcard 800px

Behind the Scenes of Young Playwrights’ Theater’s 2015 New Play Festival, Which Continues Tonight at GALA Hispanic Theatre at 7 PM

Young Playwrights’ Theater’s 2015 New Play Festival marks the culmination of the hard work of the student playwrights, whose works were selected for the festival, the professional actors performing the plays, and the directors who mounted the plays, as well as the inspired and tireless efforts of the Young Playwrights’ Theatre staff. Monday, April 20th’s […]

Continue Reading

‘MindFluctuations’ at Maida Withers Dance Construction Company

Last night, on Thursday, March 19, 2015, at Lisner Auditorium, Maida Rust Withers, artists from Maida Withers Dance Construction Company (MWDCCo), and Composer/Musicians John Driscoll and Steven C. Hilmy presented MindFluctuations, a world premiere evening length work of modern dance, technology, music, and above all collaboration. Driscoll, MWDCCo music director from 1974-1980, and Hilmy, MWDCCo music […]

Continue Reading

‘Just Be’ at Revision Dance Company

On Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 4 pm, the audience at Dance Place was treated to an enlightening and entertaining dance-video performance titled Just Be, by ReVision Dance Company, a resident company of Dance Place. Featuring the choreography of Artistic Director Shannon Quinn and videography and film by David Dowling, this afternoon of dance was unlike […]

Continue Reading
Screen Shot 2015-02-08 at 12.16.45 AM

‘Juiced’ at The Clarice

Tia Nina’s Juiced rocked the Dance Theatre at The Clarice for a solid hour on Saturday, February 7, 2015. This trio of fearless performers, Leah Curran Moon as J Van Stone, Ilana Silverstein as Sammy Rain, and Lisi Stoessel as Sticks, delivered another inventive, dance-theatre interpretation of a rock concert experience, this time utilizing a […]

Continue Reading
images (19)

Laura Benanti at The Barns at Wolf Trap

You know how it feels to reunite with a friend you haven’t seen in a while? I’m talking about a good friend, the kind of friend where you can let time go between meetings but you pick up right where you left off? The two of you laugh so hard your sides are sore, you […]

Continue Reading

The 32nd Annual Choreographer’s Showcase at The Clarice

The 32nd Annual Choreographer’s Showcase at The Clarice offered up an evening of dance ranging from the outwardly exuberant, to the internally nuanced, and emotions in between. The evening’s choreographers were articulate, both in their messages through movement and their abilities to speak about the works the audience witnessed. The first work on the program, Exuberant […]

Continue Reading
unnamed (11)

‘Ascendance’ at CityDance

This weekend in the CityDance Studio Theatre at Strathmore, CityDance Onstage Ignite presents Robert J. Priore‘s Ascendance. CityDance Onstage Ignite is a program geared toward showcasing the work of rising choreographic stars. On top of presenting an evening of the choreographer’s work, CityDance takes care of the marketing, public relations, administrative tasks, and rehearsal space for […]

Continue Reading

‘Join in the Dream’ at ClancyWorks at Dance Place

Join in the Dream featuring ClancyWorks Dance Company and Guest Choreographers, Deborah Riley and Susan Shields, performed this weekend at Dance Place, and provided a contemplative evening of modern dance works by multiple choreographers. The concert celebrated the choreography of three truly inspired women (Clancy, Riley, and Shields), as well as ClancyWorks’ status as a […]

Continue Reading

Nichole Canuso Dance Company’s ‘The Garden’ at The NextNOW Fest at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, an incubator for arts of all kinds on the University of Maryland campus, is bustling with the NextNOW Fest, running through this Sunday, September 14, 2014. A tremendous highlight in the festival is Nichole Canuso Dance Company’s The Garden. The premise: four audience members at a time enter a […]

Continue Reading

‘Colossal’ at Olney Theatre Center

In his curtain speech prior to the opening night performance of Andrew Hinderaker’s Colossal at Olney Theatre Center, Artistic Director Jason Loewith mentioned ‘past, present, and future,’ and that tonight’s performance would focus on these three things. Loewith was absolutely correct, because at the core of Hinderaker’s emotionally gripping and corporeally inspiring play is the […]

Continue Reading

Capital Fringe 2014 Review: ‘Killer Quack’

(Best of the Capital Fringe) James Judd’s Killer Quack is one of those rare moments in the theatre that moves the audience along the spectrum of emotion. For fifty-five minutes, Judd walks an emotional tightrope, with moments when the audience believes he’ll fall into melancholy, or humor, but he never settles in an emotion. The […]

Continue Reading