Interviews and Features

The Welders’ Annalisa Dias on ‘HEARTSPACE’ and responding to impending and...

The Welders, a self-described artists' collective, burst upon the DMV theatrical landscape in the summer of 2013 with a mission to establish an evolving,...

A teen of many talents: Ethan Van Slyke of Arena Stage’s...

Think back to when you were in high school. You went to classes all day and came home and did homework, right? And maybe...

Vocal ensemble Cantus explores human connection in the Digital Age with...

“I realized the thing I missed most in my process was people,” American composer Libby Larsen told me recently. She was speaking about her...

Stage managers work long hours for rich rewards

Being a stage manager of a theater production brings challenging, yet too often unheralded responsibilities that begin long before an audience steps into a...

Exploding the canon: Inside the IN Series opera company’s “radical” practice 

Now into his second year leading IN Series, the itinerant company based at the Source Theater, artistic director Timothy Nelson has not been shy...

Variations on villainy in the Folger Theatre’s ‘Amadeus’

Villainy takes many forms. And Ian Merrill Peakes - now plotting revenge against a gifted rival in the Folger Shakespeare Theatre’s production of Amadeus...

“All I had to do was listen”: Playwright Norman Yeung rethinks...

By Norman Yeung That Theory has gained urgency and relevance since I wrote the first draft in 2009 is uncanny and alarming. Over ten years...

‘The American Soldier’ to illuminate the impact of military service at...

Next week, The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage will present a performance keyed to Veteran’s Day--The American Soldier, conceived, written and performed by Douglas Taurel....

Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Simon Godwin on conscience in ‘Everybody’ and himself

On the day after opening night of Everybody, the first show in Simon Godwin’s much-heralded first season as artistic director of Shakespeare Theatre Company,...

‘Protest/Vaněk Unleashed’ heads underground in upcoming Alliance for New Music-Theatre production

In partnership with the Embassy of the Czech Republic's Mutual Inspirations Festival, and in celebration of the thirtieth anniversary of Czechoslovakia's Velvet Revolution, the...

Strathmore: Growing a vibrant arts community that welcomes everyone

As DC-area demographics have evolved over the recent decades, so have the missions of some of the area’s nimble performing arts venues so that...

Dangereuse: An interview with Nigel Rowe, a cabaret star as Ariel...

IN Series’ Stormy Weather, inspired by Shakespeare’s The Tempest, features the music of Billie Holiday and a stunning cabaret performance by Nigel Rowe as...

New revision of Broadway musical ‘Rags’ is a timely story of...

Something's coming: an exclusive opportunity to take in an award-winning creative team’s new adaptation of Rags, a hidden away musical gem.  If you are not...

Mischief and depth: Professor Gerald C. Wood on Conor McPherson and...

Gerald C. Wood is an author and expert on the brilliant Irish playwright and filmmaker Conor McPherson. Wood is Professor and Chair of English...

Rorschach Theatre remounts and reimagines ‘She Kills Monsters’ at the Atlas

A much-needed rabbit hole to explore is opening in the DMV. Let us rejoice. It is the return of She Kills Monsters some five years...

A musical job unlike any other: A talk with Angel Gil-Ordóñez...

Correctly predicting what kind of serious art music would and would not be presented on American concert stages in 2019 would have fooled –...

LA Theatre Works’ ‘SEVEN’ will explore social injustice through documentary theater...

LA Theatre Works is bringing its distinctive radio style, live theater to the DMV with a production of SEVEN. A documentary theater play, SEVEN...

Appropriate or Appropriation? PostClassical Ensemble and The Lakota Music Project Frames...

If this summer’s Baltimore Symphony Orchestra labor dispute underscored that remonstrating over the sustainability of American symphony orchestras is pointless if we don’t clarify...

‘My Barking Dog’ Explores Wildness and Uncertainty at Caos on F

Building on its mission to produce “exciting yet profound theatre in greater Washington, DC” The Edge of the Universe Players 2 is presenting My...

Magic Time!: Natsu Onoda Power crafts a Tennessee Williams puppet show

Sitting in the front row in a child-size chair, I watched a puppet show based improbably on a play by Tennessee Williams. The occasion...

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