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“I Never Expected to See a Shakespearean Lover Like Me”: An...

By Ezra Tozian Editor’s note: In Avant Bard’s production of Illyria, or What You Will—freely adapted from Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night by Jonelle Walker and Mitchell...

Trying to Fall Out of Love in a Laundromat: Playwright Bob...

With its title, The Accident Bear, and its performance location, a laundromat in Annapolis, I was most intrigued to learn more about local playwright...

In the Moment: Looking Forward to ‘A Night of Suffrage Theater’...

It has been 100 years since suffrage pickets began in front of the White House for women to have the legal ability to vote...

In the Moment: Sound Design Enriches ‘King John’ at The Folger...

Folger’s rendering of the seldom-produced King John is more than impressive Shakespearean rhetoric and the checking off on a bucket list of plays to...

A Youthful Fresh Take on ‘Our Class’ at Georgetown University

Long before the recent shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Derek Goldman had planned to direct a production of Our Class...

Dramaturg Becomes Playwright with The Welders ‘In This Hope: A Pericles...

The DC playwright collective The Welders bills itself as “the only playwright collective devoted exclusively to developing and producing new work.” When the second...

Shaina Taub Lovers Rejoice! ‘As You Like It’ Lands at Keegan

I'm a big fan of composer Shaina Taub. Her unique blending of socially conscious theater and pop-folk tunes has brought her great acclaim in recent...

Sharing the Joys of Close Listening and Music: Rob Kapilow on...

For the past 10 seasons, conductor/composer/commentator/author Rob Kapilow has brought his acclaimed series What Makes It Great? to D.C. under the auspices of Washington...

Talking Shakespeare with Ted van Griethuysen at the Shakespeare Theatre Company

How do you interview a legend? This was the question I pondered on the way to the Lansburgh Theatre to interview Ted van Griethuysen, one...

Desdemona Chiang Directs ‘King of the Yees’ at Baltimore Center Stage

If you haven’t already heard, Baltimore Center Stage is producing Playwright Lauren Yee’s King of the Yees. And in case you weren’t aware, this...

Ann Hampton Callaway on her new album, ‘Jazz Goes to the...

Cabaret icon Ann Hampton Callaway just released her 16th album, Jazz Goes to the Movies--renditions of songs from classic Hollywood films. On her way...

A Conversation with Playwright Naomi Iizuka and Director Jon Jon Johnson

By Sophie Herreid, Caitlin Partridge, Lauren Patton I had so many hopes. I had so many dreams. But I died I died I died along the way. - Chorus of...

Five Questions for PUBLIQuartet

PUBLIQuartet is not a typical string quartet. Violinists Curtis Stewart and Jannina Norpoth, violist Nick Revel, and cellist Amanda Gookin make up this unique...

Michael Bobbitt’s ‘Aida’ Mixes Grandeur and Intimacy at Constellation

Michael Bobbitt gets around. This master-of-all-trades, whose adaptation of Aida is now playing to sold-out audiences at Constellation Theatre, has danced, directed and choreographed his...

Magic Time!: Actor Michael Kevin Darnall Opens Up About Being Open...

When Michael Kevin Darnall plays a character who is the focus of a long scene and we can watch every nuance and shading of...

Choreographer Cathy Marston Talks Kennedy Center Debut With San Francisco Ballet

In San Francisco, the Unbound Festival included twelve choreographers and was a massive undertaking filled with phenomenal risks, tremendous creative freedom and the excitement...

Interview: San Francisco Ballet Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson Brings ‘Unbound’ to...

In San Francisco, the Unbound Festival included 12 choreographers and was a massive undertaking filled with phenomenal risks, tremendous creative freedom and the excitement...

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Is ‘Beetlejuice’ a ‘Perfect’ Musical?

Beetlejuice opens at the National Theatre this month, featuring the work of a tightknit team of American theater professionals - and one Australian that none...

Local Lute Player Ronn McFarlane Brings Medieval Instrument to Modern Audiences

When asked to picture a lute, the average 21st-century music fan might envision an illustration from a medieval illuminated manuscript, depicting someone in tights,...

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