Author Archive | Veronique MacRae

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Washington Performing Arts Society: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis: Abyssinian: A Gospel Celebration by Veronique MacRae

When art is transformative to the spirit and universal in its ability to touch the souls of many, it has achieved a purpose greater than itself. This is the sentiment associated with Wynton Marsalis’ Abyssinian: A Gospel Celebration. Once again, for its inaugural performance of the 2013/14 Season The City is Our Stage, Washington Performing […]

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The cast of "I Too Sing America: The Life and Poetry of Langston Hughes." Photo by JD Knight.

‘I Too Sing America: The Life and Poetry of Langston Hughes’ at Howard University by Veronique MacRae

In celebration of the prolific poet, novelist, social activist, playwright and columnist, James Mercer Langston Hughes, a proponent of racial consciousness and cultural nationalism devoid of self-loathing, Howard University Department of Theatre Arts continues its 2012-2013 season: Reclaiming The Black Body: Identity, Discourse, and Politics with the world premiere of I Too Sing America: The […]

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‘La casa de los espíritus’ (The House of Spirits) at GALA Hispanic Theatre by Veronique MacRae

“What do you know about life? Its torment, its pain…” Based on the pivotal, impassioned and ground-breaking novel by Chilean-American novelist, Isabelle Allende, La casa de los espíritus, or The House of Spirits, written by Caridad Svich and directed by Jose Zayas, exemplifies the spirit of Allende’s novel through its magnetic dialogue, mystical undertones, and […]

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The cast of 'Venus.' Photo courtesy of Howard University.

‘Venus’ at Howard University’s Department of Theatre Arts by Veronique MacRae

Howard University’s Department of Theatre Arts continues its 2012-2013 season ‘Reclaiming the Black Body, Identity, Discourse, and Politics’ with the powerful story of Saartje Baartman in Venus, written by Susan Lori-Parks. Venus tells the story of Saartje Baartman, a young woman from South Africa who was brought to London in 1810. Baartman’s ample backside was […]

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 Natalia Miranda-Guzmán and Ignacio García-Bustelo. Photo by Lonnie Tague

‘In Spite of Love’ at Gala Hispanic Theatre by Veronique MacCrae

There are many universal truths and ideas that connect persons of all backgrounds together. For instance, the language of music transcends the cultural barriers and obstacles that are encountered through the inability to communicate because of language or social constructs. The sound of laughter is another universal concept that is shared amongst all persons regardless […]

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Capital Fringe Review: ‘Ecce’ by Veronique MaCrae

The attempt to birth a theatrical piece rooted in the history of the Roman takeover of the land of Israel, the conflict for position of authority and favor of Caesar (Thomas McGrath) between Tiberius (John Crowley) and Pontius Pilate (Elliot Kashner), and the mystery of the man from Galilee named Jesus (Kofi Owusu) from a […]

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Capital Fringe Review: ‘Redial’ by Veronique MacRae

Endearing, enlightening and informative, Tamar Kummel’s Redial takes an in-depth look at the internal journey of four actresses living in the ‘Big Apple.’ With the use of a minimalist set and theater-in-the-round seating, Director Jonathan Zuck creates an atmosphere in which the audience is allowed to enter into the personal, private and sometimes provocative thoughts […]

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