Interviews and Features

Tony-Nominee Eva Noblezada in Her Own Words

On Sunday, June 24, Tony Award nominee Eva Noblezada, best known for her portrayal of Kim in the musical Miss Saigon in London’s West...

Interview: Playwright Patrick Flynn Shines New Light on ‘Tinker Bell’ at...

Tinker Bell has been a part of children’s lives since J. M. Barrie first introduced her to the literary canon in his 1904 play...

People Respect and Appreciate Authenticity: A Q&A with Storyteller Anne B....

While hitchhiking across Europe by herself at 18, Anne B. Thomas fell asleep in the back of a car, and when she woke she...

“The Queerest Role I’ve Played”: A Q&A with Jon Hudson Odom...

Jon Hudson Odom's performance in Jordan Tannahill's new play Botticelli in the Fire just blew me away. And it wasn't the first time that had happened....

Profile: Naomi Jacobson Lends Laughter and Innocence to ‘The Remains’ at...

The Remains, a brand new one-act play that’s been generating rave reviews since its opening at Studio Theatre two weeks ago, is a witty...

In The Moment: ‘An Iliad’ Brings Homer to Millennial Audiences at...

It has been a muscular classic read for centuries. It has withstood the test of time, at least up to now. But in these...

Rising Stars: Emily Pogorelc in the Washington National Opera’s ‘Candide’

When Emily Pogorelc bursts onto the stage in the Washington National Opera’s current production of Leonard Bernstein’s Candide, there is a shock of laughter. Pogorelc...

Performance as Research: An Interview with Playwright and ‘Vietgone’ Director Natsu...

Many theater people grow up daydreaming of the classic shows they want to take on one day. They envision themselves directing Angels in America,...

Profile: Chris Stezin Plays a Rock Music Diehard in the ‘Undeniable...

Chris Stezin is a prolific playwright whose last play—produced at The Keegan Theatre in January of 2017—was Mack,Beth, a contemporary take on Shakespeare’s Macbeth....

Interview: Director Mickey Lund Discusses His New Show “Casa Valentina” at...

Mickey Lund is a driving force in the Annapolis theater scene. He was one of the founders of Dignity Players, which put on productions...

Directors Marcos Santana and Luis Salgado Share Heritage and Helen Hayes...

When the ceremony ends and the last guest makes his or her way out of the Anthem on Monday night, many members of DC’s...

In the Moment: Conversation about Diversity with Laveen Naidu, Artistic Director,...

It started with a conversation with Laveen Naidu, artistic director for Northern Virginia’s BalletNova. Naidu said he wanted to change this observation: “ballet is...

Someone’s Got To Be the Bad Guy: An Interview with Waitress’...

To be honest, and I know this may sound strange, my favorite characters are usually the bad guys. The antagonists. The seemingly irredeemably flawed....

Who’s in Town? Michael Feinstein Talks Music and His Upcoming Strathmore...

Spring is here and with it gala season: that time-honored tradition wherein arts organizations close out their season with a celebrity affair intended to...

A Modern Classic Takes on Epic Proportions: Constellation Theatre Brightens Brecht’s...

Last week, I decided to venture off my usual path and check out the Constellation Theatre, which performs at Source in the lively 14th Street...

In the Moment: Meet the 2018 John Aniello Award for Outstanding...

For over three decades, Helen Hayes nominations and awards have represented the pinnacle of professional excellence in Washington, DC area theater. What began as...

Interview: Actress Gayle Carney Discusses her Off-Broadway show ‘The Promised Land’

Gayle Carney has played a myriad of roles in her many years as an actress. She’s been seen most recently in The Dog Must...

On Her Own: Judy Kuhn’s Solo Cabaret at Dumbarton Concerts

Maybe you can go home again. Broadway’s original Cosette from Les Miserables, Bethesda native Judy Kuhn, returns for a solo concert, A Broadway Cabaret...

In the Moment: Interview with Shakespeare Theatre Company Wig Master Dori...

How important can a wig be to a theater production and an actor’s performance? What better way to answer that question then with a...

Hosting the 2018 Helen Hayes Awards: Michael J. Bobbitt and Alyssa...

Forget the Oscars, the Emmys, and the Tonys. Here in the nation’s capital, there is only one award worth talking about. And that’s the Helen...

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