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Interview with renowned choreographer Bill T. Jones ahead of world premiere...

Social commentary in a dance performance is not unusual, especially in the modern dance community. But in a week-long residency by The Bill T....

Playwright Deborah Zoe Laufer on directing her play ‘Be Here Now’...

I'd say Deborah Zoe Laufer is having a bit of a moment right now, but it's been going on so long I think it’s...

‘Spring Awakening’ is more relevant now than ever. Round House’s young...

Spring Awakening has never been a shy musical. Based on German playwright Frank Wedekind's 1891 tale of teenagers awakening to their sexuality amongst adults...

For actor Justin Weaks, the diverse content produced in DC theaters...

In his five years on DC stages, actor Justin Weaks has played an impressive array of characters written by contemporary African American playwrights. It...

Director Stevie Zimmerman on the rewards of going outside of comfort...

Professional theaters in the DMV have been at the forefront of making diversity a critical watchword and action step. During the past several years,...

UrbanArias Artistic Director Robert Wood on searing musical drama ‘Glory Denied’

This month, UrbanArias presents composer Tom Cipullo's chamber opera Glory Denied; the contemporary musical drama based upon the true story of America’s longest-held prisoner...

The audacity of Brave Spirits Theatre: a conversation with Artistic Director...

Tumultuous times call out for audacity in the performing arts. And Brave Spirits Theatre (BST) has boldly marked its territory for the next two...

Playwright Jonathan Spector on the shadows that lurk behind the laughter...

There’s no doubt about it. Eureka Day is a very funny play. The show, now having its DC debut at Mosaic Theater, features five perfectly-attuned...

‘Not just a field trip’: Strathmore partners with Montgomery County Public...

Schools play a pivotal role in cultivating the next generations, and the arts have a key role. Research suggests that arts educational experiences can...

Ken Ludwig on ‘Dear Jack, Dear Louise,’ a long-awaited stage celebration...

There’s a lovely new play at Arena Stage, but you’ll have to rush if you want to see it. That’s because the play—Ken Ludwig’s Dear...

Top five theater ghosts…before ‘The Woman in Black’ arrived at Shakespeare...

The Woman in Black, the long-playing London ghost story now perturbing a Shakespeare Theatre Company stage, reminds us that spine-chilling horror can be the most...

Dark Horse Theatre Company, theatreWashington’s newest member, kicks off 2020 with...

Dark Horse Theatre Company is the newest member of theatreWashington. As readers of DCMTA are aware, theatreWashington is the organization dedicated to supporting and...

Isabella Star LaBlanc, who plays Tiger Lily in ‘Peter Pan and...

When Playwright Lauren Gunderson took on the challenge of adapting J. M. Barrie's 1904 Peter Pan, she knew she had to fix what she...

‘A dream for me’: Ashley Bruce on playing Mary Delgado in...

While the Tony Award-winning musical is called Jersey Boys, let’s not forget that so many of the Billboard chart-toppers performed in the show are...

Not your father’s ‘Fiddler’ – The latest Broadway tour of ‘Fiddler...

When Fiddler on the Roof opens at the National Theatre next week, the village of Anatevka—the fictional setting for one of the most successful...

‘Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!’ Pigeon and Driver tell...

Oh, that pigeon! Always causing trouble. He never wants to take a bath. He stays up past his bedtime. And now he wants to...

Playwright Lauren Gunderson had one stipulation when reworking ‘Peter Pan.’ The...

When Gunderson agreed to rework 'Peter Pan' for Shakespeare Theatre Company, she had one stipulation: the sexism and racism had to go.

BSO performs US premiere of Lera Auerbach’s ‘Eve’s Lament – O...

Now that this summer’s drama surrounding the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s financial woes has quieted, at least for now, we can focus on the significant...

Reflections on a terrifying role: Susan Rome talks about ‘becoming’ Louise...

When Susan Rome bats her eyelashes—as she often does in Edward Albee’s Occupant, now at Theater J—she becomes Louise Nevelson, the iconic sculptor whose...

The bad romance at the heart of Studio Theatre’s ‘White Pearl’

Anchuli Felicia King’s White Pearl is a hilarious, fast-paced satire set in the Singapore office of a cosmetics startup called Clearday that sells skin-whitening...

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