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Review: ‘Colorblind: The Katrina Monologues’ at Arena Players-ONE MORE PERFORMANCE TODAY...

One More Performance – See Colorblind: The Katrina Monologues at Arena Players TODAY at 4:00 PM This Friday, it was my good fortune – courtesy...

Review: ‘Pippin’ at Act Two at Levine performing at Arena Stage

I have often heard Pippin described as a frivolous musical with silly little songs and a thin plot, but to me, Pippin has always...

Act Two at Levine Students Perform Excerpts From ‘American Idiot’ for...

Musician and Broadway actor Tony Vincent visited the students of Act Two at Levine’s Pre-Professional Program for a master class on their upcoming production...

DC Black Theatre Festival: ‘Secrets of a Black Boy’

A theater troupe from Toronto brought this play to town for three performances only for the DC Black Theater Festival. Secrets of a Black...

‘Finally Quiet in My Head’ at DC Black Theatre Festival 2015...

Two humans in St. Elizabeth’s psychiatric hospital in SE Washington DC who deny that their existence is defined solely by the label ‘crazy.' One...

‘Big Fish’ at Act Two @ Levine

Big Fish is a production of the Pre-Professional Program at the Act Two @ Levine, derived and adapted from the Broadway production with music and lyrics by...

‘Fires in the Mirror’ at Howard University

Anna Deavere Smith’s classic Fires in the Mirror is getting a fascinating production this weekend by a very talented ensemble of student actors at...

‘One Night in Miami…’ at CENTERSTAGE

Playwright Kemp Powers takes a haphazard historical happening, a meeting between civil-rights leader Malcolm X, Cleveland Browns running back Jim Brown, singer-songwriter Sam Cooke...

‘Spring Awakening’ at Act Two @ Levine

On Saturday afternoon, I saw the eight-time Tony Award-winning rock musical Spring Awakening by Act Two at Levine's  Pre-Professional Program in Arena Stage's Kogod Cradle. The...

‘Africa Umoja’ at the National Theatre

The energy of Africa Umoja virtually leapt off the stage. At times, the performer’s enthusiasm was nearly matched by the shout-outs, ululations, whistling, foot...

Cinema Speak with Sydney-Chanele: Holding Up A Mirror – An Interview...

Since the age of nine, Justin Simien knew that he wanted to be a filmmaker. Years later after attending college at Chapman University in...

The Playwright’s Playground: Legacies and Storytelling – An Interview with Playwright...

Will Power is an award-winning playwright and performer, rapper, and international educator. Currently on the faculty at The Meadows School of the Arts/SMU, Power...

‘Fetch Clay, Make Man’ at Round House Theatre

How do two unlikely celebrities become friends? Everyone has a public persona, but that persona is not necessarily their entire being. “I snuck in the...

REMEMBERING JOEL MARKOWITZ