Interviews and Features

A ‘Life-Affirming’ Journey: Playwright Samuel A. Simon and Actor Chuk Obasi...

“It is what I am supposed to do in my life,” The Actual Dance playwright Samuel A. Simon told me in a phone interview....

Director Coral Cohen Discusses ‘Between the Threads (Jewish Women Project)’

There are so many intersections in life--so much for creative artists to put before audiences as a way to initiate larger conversations about issues...

Legendary Puppeteer Bill Diamond Helps Bring ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ to...

The Workhouse Arts Center has someone special working closely with its upcoming production of that fan favorite, Little Shop of Horrors--Emmy Award-winning puppet fabricator...

Interview: David Dimitri ‘L’homme Cirque, The One-Man Circus’ at Strathmore

By Marilyn Millstone When we think of a circus tightrope performer, most of us think of risk. Fear. Danger. But David Dimitri—whose one-man show L’homme...

Bassist Carlos Henriquez and His All-Star Octet Pay Tribute to Dizzy...

Last week, DCMTA caught up with Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) bassist Carlos Henriquez via telephone on a rainy day in Chicago to...

Saxophonist Trey Sorrells, Artist-in-Residence at Strathmore

I had the pleasure to speak with saxophonist Trey Sorrells about his participation in the residency program at the Mansion at Strathmore and about...

Interview: Sean-Maurice Lynch of ‘Jubilee’ at Arena Stage

The reviews are in: Jubilee is being praised for honoring and preserving the impact of the Negro Spiritual upon the American Songbook. In the...

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...

Take Ten With The Creator of the ‘Take Ten’: theatreWashington’s Michael...

We've all read his columns, now get to know the person behind them! In the midst of last week's Helen Hayes Awards-fever, I asked...

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...

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...

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...

Improvised Excellence: Matthew Morrison Brings His Signature Style to Strathmore This...

Broadway fans are in for a treat as Matthew Morrison (Glee, The Light in the Piazza) and Shoshana Bean (Wicked, Waitress) will be headlining...

Interview: BodyWise Dance Director Margot Greenlee on ‘Rookies’ First Feast’

Dance and theater performances can be much more than sitting in a seat and watching. BodyWise Dance and its cadre of dedicated, diverse artist...

Magic Time!: 10 Questions for the Brains Behind ‘The Tarot Reading’

Even in this theater town abounding in innovation, The Tarot Reading stands out as an original. I can’t think of anything it’s quite like....

‘Love’s Labor’s Lost’ Director Vivienne Benesch Finds Inspiration in Folger Reading...

Actor, director, and administrator Vivienne Benesch has many credits to her name. She is the Producing Artistic Director of the PlayMakers Repertory Company in...

#MeToo: BSU Student Artists Take Immersive Approach to the Movement

In response to the growing momentum behind the #MeToo Movement, Bowie State University Theatre has dedicated their season to the creation of a new,...

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