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Words Matter: Contemporary America Theater Festival 2019 Season Preview

For nearly 30 years, the Contemporary American Theater Festival in nearby Shepherdstown, West Virginia has offered audiences some of the most breathtaking, insightful and...

Review: ‘Sooner/Later’ at Mosaic Theater Company

A rom-com about manhunting...at Mosaic? That's probably not the sort of fare you'd expect from DC's preeminent theatrical platform for social-justice programming. But who...

Review: ‘Richard iii’ at Synetic Theater

“The future is already here—it’s just not very evenly distributed.” --William Gibson, author of Neuromancer. Synetic Theater, a beloved DC-area institution, has come up with a...

Staging an Epic: A Four-Part Documentary Series from Shakespeare Theatre Company

After 33 years as Artistic Director, Michael Kahn has directed nearly all the world’s greatest classical plays, worked with some of the biggest actors...

Review: ‘Jubilee’ at Arena Stage

In 1871, Fisk University - an all-Black institution of higher learning in Nashville, Tennessee - was in dire financial straits. To raise money for...

WNO Gala Demonstrates America’s Solid Standing on Opera’s World Stage

From the nexus of divas, dollars, and diplomats at this year’s Washington National Opera Gala, there arose a thrilling truth: The finely frocked foreigners...

Photo Highlights from the 2019 Helen Hayes Ceremony!

Visual highlights from the 35th Annual Helen Hayes Awards Ceremony. A complete list of recipients can be found here. Photos of the before and...

Photos: Behind the Scenes at the 2019 Helen Hayes Awards!

Visual highlights from the 35th Annual Helen Hayes Awards! Party guests brought their glam selves to The Anthem on a lovely spring night to...

2019 Helen Hayes Award Winners

Outstanding Choreography in a Musical - Hayes Parker Esse Anything Goes Arena Stage Outstanding Choreography in a Musical - Helen Rachel Leigh Dolan Chicago The Keegan Theatre Outstanding...

Helen Hayes Videos: Get To Know Your Hosts!

The 35th Annual Helen Hayes Awards are just around the corner and we couldn't be more excited! All of DC theater in one room...

The Lab at Georgetown Brings Together Global Artists for ‘The Gathering’

The Lab program at Georgetown University occupies an interesting space in the DC performing arts world, existing at the intersection between art and international...

Magic Time!: ‘God of Carnage’ at Keegan Theatre

The set foreshadows the coming fracas.  There's a fault line down the middle where this living room seems sliced in two. And something's out...

Review: ‘The Oresteia’ by Shakespeare Theatre Company

To theater historians, dramaturgs, and lovers of all things Greek, the promise of a production of Aeschylus' The Oresteia is enough to drive one...

Review: ‘Love’s Labor’s Lost’ at Folger Theatre

Ready for teasing mockery and romantic conflict that crosses economic classes and genders with an added dash of some re-imagined blurred lines? Then step...

Constellation Theatre Company Announces 2019-2020 Season

Constellation Theatre Company, led by Founding Artistic Director Allison Arkell Stockman and Managing Director A.J. Guban, is thrilled to announce its thirteenth season of...

Helen Hayes Tribute Recognizes Jennifer L. Nelson as a DC Theater...

Actors, by definition, play all sorts of roles. But for Jennifer L. Nelson—a theater veteran who’s been working on stage and off ever since...

Review: ‘The Children’ at Studio Theatre

Three retired nuclear physicists meet in a quaint cottage not far from the nuclear power plant where they once worked and where a catastrophe...

Ally Theatre Company Earns the John Aniello Award for Outstanding Emerging...

Ally Theatre Company will receive the 2019 John Aniello Award for Outstanding Emerging Theatre Company at the 35th Annual Helen Hayes Awards. At its...

Interview: It’s Been a ‘Monumental’ Year for This DC Theater Company

In 2018 Monumental Theatre Company was the recipient of the prestigious theatreWashington John Aniello Award for Outstanding Emerging Theatre Company. The Aniello Award aims...

‘The Oresteia’ at Shakespeare Theatre Company: Not Your Typical Chorus Line...

The Oresteia, freely adapted by Ellen McLaughlin from Aeschylus (c. 525 BCE-c. 456 BCE) promises to be a fitting conclusion to Michael Kahn’s last...

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