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A Juneteenth benchmark of local #WeSeeYouWAT action

A measure of antiracist work underway and a reminder of work yet to be done.

NSO reunites with live audience after 15 months of silence

For the first time in more than a year, audiences lined up outside the Kennedy Center’s Concert Hall to hear the National Symphony Orchestra...

Women composers to revel this weekend at WoCo Fest 2021

Cellist Amanda Gookin joined the legions of artists whose lives were upended when the pandemic robbed them and their public of sharing music in...

Company | E returns to live performance with new works on...

Company | E put out a bold call for choreographers early this spring. In the era of COVID cancellations and livestream programming this announcement...

A feel-good podcast from theatermakers Matt Conner and Stephen Gregory Smith

Do you have those friends who are so crazy talented, smart, and wonderful that you wonder how in the world you are lucky enough...

A close look at ‘City in Transition,’ Theater Alliance’s love letter...

Transition as a noun means “the process or period of changing from one state to another.” As a verb it means “to undergo or...

Cheryl L. West on her Broadway-bound musical about Sister Rosetta Tharpe

In an exclusive interview, the book writer for 'Shout Sister Shout!' shares the joy and bravery of the Godmother of Rock ’n’ Roll.

Making actor-centric art, new Virtual Repertory Theater Collective goes ‘Wilde’

“I wanted to give actors the chance to have a real creative say.” —Founding Artistic Director Kari Kitts

I took Natsu Onoda Power’s ‘Okinawa Field Trip’ and came back...

In a world where our lives are bounded by pandemic restrictions, performance and travel alike have been reduced mostly to private viewings and stay-cations....

The next generation of theatermakers will include these young Black voices

As the pandemic has left live theater dark for the past year, we have been given an unexpected gift: the opportunity to take in...

Future arts managers at GMU look to rebuild show business

The performing arts, which have been and are dealing with major stressors, need passionate change agents to lead into the future. While that seems...

The Reclamation Project holds space to heal past harm in theater

The convergence of the COVID-19 pandemic and the political uprisings resulting from the anti-Black violence that killed George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Tony McDade...

A fresh look at a hookup in ‘Frankie and Johnny’ from...

MetroStage continues its exploration of the works of the late multi-Tony Award winning playwright Terrence McNally with a virtual reading of Frankie and Johnny...

Tuyet Thi Pham reclaims her family origin story in ‘Motherland’ at...

What can be discovered if we find the time and ability to have a conversation with our parents about the time before we existed?...

The reopening long shot

It’s been quite the terrifying year for us connected to the performing arts. An absolute scary time that began in mid-March 2020 as theaters...

How Asolo Rep has weathered COVID and committed to BIPOC representation

As the run of Fannie: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer came to a rousing close on March 3, 2021, Artistic Director Michael Donald...

Trans Lives and Theater as Change Agent: A Q&A with Dane...

In observance of the the 12th annual International Transgender Day of Visibility (March 31, 2021), we republish this in-depth conversation with two leading lights...

A year into COVID, how theater is changing maybe forever

At first, the shutdown of live theater came as a shock. Then, once artists were left to think quick on their feet, an extraordinary...

The Bengsons create new indie-folk musical for Arena Stage

Shaun and Abigail Bengson met in New York City at a party and after talking, decided to start a band together. Their first rehearsal...

Roaring back: Noseda returns to lead NSO in four filmed concerts

Gianandrea Noseda has returned to the podium of his beloved National Symphony Orchestra, awakening the sleeping giant that is the sound he has crafted...