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In Synetic Theater’s ‘Joy,’ two fearless performers get personal

Synetic Theater is renowned for its lively, “silent,” physical-movement–oriented productions of classic theatrical works propelled by original music. Now, with precautions necessary to combat...

Gay Men’s Chorus celebrates Sondheim in stellar quarantine cabaret

The pandemic has caused many arts organizations to search for creative ways to bring their talent to fans. The Gay Men's Chorus of Washington,...

Urban Arias’ ‘The Roost’ takes a steamy look at a couple...

The Decameron Opera Coalition, a collection of different opera companies throughout the United States, has created a unique event, inspired by classic literature and...

The Public Theater examines the ‘SHIPWRECK’ of our nation in a...

In a co-production with DC’s Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company (where SHIPWRECK made its American debut in February), The Public Theater presents the New York...

If you missed ‘What the Constitution Means to Me,’ now’s your...

This tense election season has been made all the more nerve-wracking by our president's persistent dissing of the Constitution he swore to uphold. Short...

Updated online performing arts offerings

During the pandemic, an overwhelming number of arts institutions are regrouping and finding ways to keep going virtually. The following list reflects current online...

How DMV theaters are strategizing for reopening

With the fall season and following seasons still only tentatively planned, arts organizations are taking the time to focus on a reopening strategy that...

Artists Who Inspire! #6: Kathleen Akerley

Welcome to the sixth installment of Artists Who Inspire! During the continuing shutdown of live theater, DCMTA will use this space to lift up...

In ‘American Dreams’ at Round House, it’s game on! for U.S....

“Every form of refuge has its price,” once sang The Eagles. That concept hasn’t changed as the ardent, emotion-packed American Dreams unfolds before audiences....

Fresh and funny ‘👨🏾‍💻😷👨‍💻’ from Solas Nua creates a flash community

There were a number of factors that led Solas Nua, the 15-year-old theater company dedicated to presenting contemporary Irish arts, to abandon their previous...

Lights to go on again at GALA Hispanic Theatre with classic...

Now in its 45th season, GALA Hispanic Theatre has always been cutting edge. From its founding in 1976, GALA (Grupo de Artistas LatinoAmericanos) has been...

Reginald Douglas and David Muse on how Studio Theatre is “doing...

The ground feels as if American theater might actually be shifting in the direction of change for Blacks, Indigenous people, and People of Color....

Can laughter be lethal?: Dr. Linsey Marr on aerosol transmission of...

I first learned of Dr. Linsey Marr when I read a startling opinion piece that appeared in the New York Times July 30: As...

“What this March means to me at this moment in America”:...

Studio Theatre commissioned seven Black artists who have appeared on its stages to create artistic responses to their experience at the Commitment March on...

Olney’s virtual ‘The Humans’ shines with fine performances

Olney Theatre Center’s virtual production of The Humans offers proof positive of the old adage: Necessity is the mother of invention. Just see how...

GALA Hispanic Theatre announces 2020–2021 season and plans to reopen

Announcing its 2020–2021 season, GALA Hispanic Theatre revealed plans to resume indoor live performances in late October—the first professional theater to do so in...

15 Questions in 15 Minutes with Broadway’s Laura Benanti

After taking Broadway by storm at the age of eighteen as Maria in The Sound of Music, the super-talented multi-nominated multiple award-winning star Laura...

Jessika D. Williams as Othello at ASC is a marvel to...

By far one of the most exciting theatrical discoveries for me has been the work of the remarkable Jessika D. Williams. Those of us...

Why I am an activist artist, by JChris

As a Latino gay millennial singer-songwriter, I believe I can make a difference. I'm here because I can become one of the reasons why things...

First live local theater since COVID is a new-normal ‘Next to...

By Steve Quintilian and Julie Lloyd, Encore Theater Company Co-founders As artistic directors and theater managers all over the DMV wrestle with how and when to...