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In ‘Hamilton,’ Angelica Schuyler’s husband is called ‘not a lot of...

By Daryl Austin The hip-hop musical Hamilton is being released on Disney+ on Friday (July 3)—a full 15 months ahead of schedule—so you can watch...

What ‘Into the Woods’ can teach us about surviving COVID-19

Broadway has been dark since March 12 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the longest shutdown in its history. With theaters shuttered from Broadway to the...

Why a whisper network turned into a tornado at Flying V

By K. J. Moran On Monday evening, June 22, 2020, the Board of Flying V Theatre Company terminated Cofounder and Artistic Director Jason Schlafstein following...

Hot button issues for Black theater: A roundtable on revolution

Juneteenth 2020, Washington, DC—In response to the historic Black Lives Matter movement, DC Metro Theater Arts has committed to offer our communications channel to...

Playwright Jack Novak probes life’s phases in ‘Transferal,’ online from Spooky...

Interview by Roberta Alves Spooky Action Theater’s livestreamed New Works in Action play-reading series concludes  Sunday, June 21, at 3 pm with Transferal by Jack Novak....

A war-wounded woman meets myth in ‘Circular’ by Laura Shamas, livestreaming...

Interview by Roberta Alves Spooky Action Theater’s livestreamed New Works in Action play-reading series continues  Sunday, June 14, at 3 pm with Circular by Laura...

Remembering the power of live theater: My night of rapture under...

By Christopher Lancette I sit down at Ford’s Theatre a few months ago—back when there was no coronavirus and the world was normal—to watch a...

Theatermakers of color call white theater to account for systemic racism

The cultural momentum powering protests that followed the May 25 murder of George Floyd has galvanized a national and local movement for transformational change...

A challenge to theaters to reopen now—outdoors

When are the Small Box theater companies going to throw off the straightjacket of conventional space-bound theater and explore alternative venues? Black Lives Matter Plaza...

How does ‘Homebound’ happen? A peek behind the screens

There has been oodles of well-deserved praise for Round House Theatre’s homegrown Homebound, an original ten-installment web series exploring life under stay-at-home orders. Penned by...

Playwright Matthew Kelly on queering power in ‘We Victorians,’ online Sunday...

Interview by Roberta Alves Spooky Action Theater’s New Works in Action play-reading series continues livestreaming Sunday, May 31, at 3 pm with We Victorians by...

The vision and resurrection of Studio Acting Conservatory

 When Joy Zinoman—the doyenne of DC theater and founder of Studio Acting Conservatory—describes the training center’s new home as a "sacred place," she’s not...

National Memorial Day Concert preview

Every Memorial Day PBS throws a beautiful show to honor our military who gave the ultimate sacrifice. This year is no different, despite its...

Washington Performing Arts does pandemic planning with patron feedback

Better days may be coming. Some restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic may be easing. But there is not yet a definitive date when...

Five great films about theater (to help you survive staying home)

Karen Richards (Celeste Holm) the playwright’s wife: A part in a play. You’d do all that for a part in a play? Eve Harrington (Anne...

IN Series to build a digital opera house without walls

By Olivia Hampton If the COVID-19 pandemic has a lesson for the arts community, it’s that what’s small can still be mighty. Without a house...

Gwydion Suilebhan: “Now is the time for artists to ask...

By Gwydion Suilebhan In 1960, a Turkish immigrant named Erol Onaran arrived in the United States with a whopping $32 in his pocket and a...

Washington Performing Arts, looking ahead, sets town halls for input

With so much still unknown about the lasting effects of COVID-19 on the performing arts, the singular Washington Performing Arts (WPA) has delayed announcing...

Lessons in creative coping during COVID-19: Bowie State University theater and...

With university campuses closed because of COVID-19, how is student education continuing forward? This is a critical question, especially for higher education theater and...

Artists Who Inspire!: Patrick Flynn

Playwright Patrick Flynn was on a roll before Coronavirus brought American theater to a standstill. His adaptation of The Velveteen Rabbit, produced by Adventure...