Interviews and Features

‘From Here to There’: Reston’s Elizabeth Bishop Shares Her Musical Journey...

A perfect fit for a convivial concert on a winter’s night is coming to the acoustically rich Reston CenterStage. It is a cozy evening...

Soloman Howard: Southeast’s Operatic Superstar Reprises ‘The Lion, the Unicorn, and...

Growing up in Southeast DC, Soloman Howard had a godfather who saw to it that the young singer’s obvious basso gift did not languish...

‘Indecent’ at Arena: Victor Raider-Wexler Returns to Washington in the Role...

The role of Otto in Paula Vogel’s Indecent—the Tony Award-winning play at Arena Stage—is an actor’s dream. The play, about a Yiddish melodrama that scandalized...

Magic Time!: On Acting with a Conscience: A Q&A with Lianne...

The character Lianne Harvey plays in J.B. Priestley's An Inspector Calls, Sheila Birling, really fascinated me. Sheila stands out as no ordinary ingenue. During the...

Interview: Jordan Friend Previews NextStop’s ‘A Kosher Christmas Cabaret’

Northern Virginia’s NextStop Theater has announced a very special cabaret event for the Holiday season. It is called A Kosher Christmas Cabaret. The performance...

Interview: Playwright Sonya Kelly on ‘How To Keep an Alien’ at...

Can love really cut through red tape and conquer all even when there are stringent immigration rules? D.C.-area audiences will find out in Solas...

An Interview with Jeffrey Higgins of ‘Jeffrey Higgins: A Deafening Sound’

Jeffrey Higgins: A Deafening Sound is an apt title for the anguish and turmoil that singer and pianist Jeffrey Higgins went through after being...

“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...