In the Moment

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” asked Mary Oliver in her “The Summer Day.” Long ago I answered, like many of you. Be part of the performing arts. And so this column about the anticipation being in a theater when the curtain goes up…waiting for what comes next.

In the Moment: Logan Festival of Solo Performance at 1st Stage

Under the leadership of Alex Levy, 1st Stage aims to be a cultural hub for the Northern Virginia community and beyond. Over the past...

In the Moment Interview: Jordan Friend, Artistic Director of 4615 Theatre

A new generation of theater-makers are beginning to assert themselves in the DC area. They are the Millennial generation who have made DC their...

In the Moment: Interview with Theatrical Designer Deb Sivigny Part I

Deb Sivigny is one busy scenic and costume designer in the DC theater community. Just recently, she developed design elements for the Rorschach Theatre production...

In the Moment: A Report on ‘How I Learned What I...

Reflections of a hard-headed son on the Round House Theatre production of August Wilson’s How I Learned What I Learned. As a theatrical production, August...

In the Moment: Interviews with Flying V’s Jason Schlafstein and Sydney...

With monikers like, Become Awesome and The Theatre for People Who Don’t Think They Like Theatre, Flying V burst onto the DC-metro area theater...

In The Moment: A Report on ‘ReBirth of a Nation’ at...

It was an evening like few others in the company of of hundreds at The Kennedy Center on a recent evening. What took place...

In The Moment: Interviews With the Creative Cauldron ‘Bold New Works...

Creative Cauldron continues to dazzle critics and audiences with its “Bold New Works for Intimate Stages” -  a series of premier musicals. It is...

In the Moment: Strauss Artist Grant Bestowed on Scenic, Costume, and...

The Arts Council of Fairfax County announced a $5,000 Strauss Artist Grant award to Falls Church-based theater designer Margaret (Margie) Jervis. Jervis, a Falls...

In the Moment: ‘Roar: True Tales of Women Warriors’ to Benefit...

Launching an anthology of stories entitled Roar: True Tales of Women Warriors to benefit the National Network to End Domestic Violence, the professional story-telling...

In the Moment: ‘In the Heights’ (Spanish Version) at GALA Hispanic...

New theater voices, heard in their own language and accessible to a wide audience. In a world-class area full of strivers like the DC...

In the Moment: ‘Midwestern Gothic’ at Signature Theatre

The premise seems full of possibilities. With its moody Twin Peaks-like, arched eyebrow attitude, Midwestern Gothic tackles wasted lives, a randy adolescent woman who...

In the Moment: An Interview with Peter Meineck, Founder of Aquila...

Let me not then die ingloriously and without a struggle, but let me first do some great thing that shall be told among men...

In the Moment: A Talk with the Pipeline Playwrights: Part Two:...

This is the second installment of In the Moment columns focusing on the Pipeline Playwrights. Pipeline Playwrights is a small collective of accomplished Northern...

In The Moment: An Interview With Playwright D. L. Coburn on...

At a comfortable table at Alexandria’s Extra Perks Coffee Shop and Café, I had the happy opportunity to spend some delightful one-on-one time with The...

In The Moment: Elevator Repair Service’s ‘The Select (The Sun Also...

Come April 7th, it will be a full century since the United Stated entered World War I or The Great War as it was...

In the Moment: A Talk with the Pipeline Playwrights: Part ...

Northern Virginia is very much alive and supporting original play development by local playwrights. The diversity of the Northern Virginia demographic provides for fresh...

In the Moment: The Soundscape of MetroStage’s ‘The Gin Game’ Rocks!

I love being surprised when I go to theater. Recently, I went to a play, MetroStage’s comely The Gin Game, and became totally smitten...

In the Moment: ‘Trevor’ at 1st Stage

Under the crafty direction of Alex Levy, 1st Stage’s production of Trevor, penned by Nick Jones, had me in agreement with a recent American Theatre...

In the Moment: Jewish Plays Project at the Jewish Community Center...

We in DC theater community are constantly on the prowl for new voices with diverse mindsets and new plays on emerging issues to be...

In the Moment: ‘As You Like It’ at Folger Theatre

Gaye Taylor Upchurch’s appealing direction gives Folger Theatre’s As You Like It a warm flirtatious essence with buffoonery galore masking over Shakespeare’s initial soulful...

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