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Love and Friendship IRL: A Q&A With Brandon McCoy and Brianna...

I went to see Other Life Forms, the new comedy at Keegan Theatre, not expecting to write about it. But the play changed my mind....

Magic Time!: ‘The Emperor of Atlantis’ at The In Series

The Emperor of Atlantis—an operatic takedown of autocracy—is relevant to our times in freaky and haunting ways. And its backstory is chilling. Near the end...

Kennedy Center to Honor World Refugee Day with Free Performance by...

In a special Kennedy Center Millennium Stage performance commemorating World Refugee Day on June 20, 2018, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)...

In the Moment: Another look at Round House’s ‘The Legend of...

Round House is the current Promised Land for anyone wanting to get happy. With its divine, illusion rich production of The Legend of Georgia...

In the Moment: Chamber Dance Project Brings ‘Chant’ to the Lansburgh...

The summer season of DC’s very own Chamber Dance Project will be in residence this month at the acoustically rich, 450-seat Lansburgh Theater in...

“The Queerest Role I’ve Played”: A Q&A with Jon Hudson Odom...

Jon Hudson Odom's performance in Jordan Tannahill's new play Botticelli in the Fire just blew me away. And it wasn't the first time that had happened....

In the Moment: Another Look at Theater J’s ‘Trayf’

I looked forward to taking in the premiere stage production of Lindsay Joelle’s Trayf at Theater J. The title Trayf alone brought me smiles...

Magic Time!: ‘The Scottsboro Boys’ at Signature Theatre

The musical The Scottsboro Boys tells a true story of heinous injustice driven by race hate, and the theatrical form is a minstrel show—bouyant...

Magic Time!: ‘The Small Room at the Top of the Stairs’...

The mystery at the center of this adroit drama keeps getting mysteriouser and mysteriouser: What's in the small room at the top of the...

Magic Time!: ‘Republic Undone’ at The Metropolitan Club

Going back to Ancient Greece, theater has functioned as a forum for informed public debate—about war, religion, politics, all the issues relevant to the...

In The Moment: ‘An Iliad’ Brings Homer to Millennial Audiences at...

It has been a muscular classic read for centuries. It has withstood the test of time, at least up to now. But in these...

Magic Time!: ’10 Million’ and ‘The Bitter Tears of Petra von...

Among the rich offerings in The Kennedy Center's Artes de Cuba festival were two extraordinary works of theater, each performed but twice: The Bitter...

In the Moment: Bloomberg Philanthropies investing in DC’s non-profit cultural institutions

When we think of non-profit arts and cultural institutions, do we only think of the creative side of the organization, the parts we see...

Magic Time!: ‘The Frederick Douglass Project’ by Solas Nua

In a tent pitched on a pier overlooking the Anacostia River, there is a powerfully important work of theater being performed. The work is...

Directors Marcos Santana and Luis Salgado Share Heritage and Helen Hayes...

When the ceremony ends and the last guest makes his or her way out of the Anthem on Monday night, many members of DC’s...

In the Moment: ‘Girlfriend’ at Signature Theatre

Girlfriend is a sensitively constructed and gracefully performed coming of age musical about two late teen boys having an unexpected first crush that turns...
Craig Wallace and Nick Fruit in Round House Theatre’s production of “MASTER HAROLD” … and the Boys. Photo by Kaley Etzkorn.

Magic Time!: ‘ “Master Harold”…and the Boys’ at Round House Theatre

One of the most quietly profound moments in Athol Fugard's anti-apartheid play "Master Harold"...and the Boys—just opened in a powerfully moving production at Round House...

In the Moment: Report on The Kennedy Center’s 2018 Arts Summit

The time is most certainly right for the arts to be disruptive; to assert and insert itself in national discussions about social justice and...

Magic Time!: Bedroom Talk with Actors Dimitri Gann and Ryan Townsend...

Top and Bottom is a new gay comedy by Kevin Michael West and directed by Christopher Janson. It's set in a hotel room where James, a wannabe...

Magic Time!: ‘Roz and Ray’ at Theater J

This is an absolutely absorbing medical drama performed with full-on passion by two of DC's top-tier actors. Susan Rome plays Roz, a hematologist dedicated...

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