Interviews and Features

Magic Time!: Why ‘A People’s History’ Is “Painful”: A Q&A With...

John: Before you brought A People’s History to DC, you performed all 18 parts three times—once through in Minneapolis and twice through in Seattle....

Interview: Alec Wild, Director of the Shakespeare Theatre Company Academy for...

Soft, behold! This summer DC offers first-rate Shakespeare everyone can enjoy. The Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Academy for Classical Acting (ACA) at the George Washington University,...

Monumental Theatre Opens DC-Area Premiere of ‘Be More Chill’ July 11

You may remember James Corden, Sara Bareilles, and Josh Groban singing a parody of the song “Michael in the Bathroom” a few weeks ago...

Mark G. Meadows Wants To Change the World

In 2016, after the presidential election that put Donald Trump in the White House, musician Mark Meadows felt lost. He believed that his voice,...

Mara Bayewitz On Playing ‘Dolley Madison, Presidentress’

How does an actor prepare to embody of of the United States' most famous first ladies? We spoke to Mara Bayewitz about her upcoming...

Jess Hill of Big Teeth Performance Collective Discusses Myths, Monsters, and...

Big Teeth Performance Collective's exploration of monsters without and within, Ordinary Creatures, is coming to Baltimore for one night only Saturday, July 13. Earlier...

Playwright Sam Hamashima and Director Kathryn Chase Bryer Discuss Hub Theatre’s...

Once again Fairfax’s Hub Theatre will be introducing a new playwright, and a new play that highlights America's common humanity, to a wider DMV...

‘A People’s History’ at Capital Fringe Will Rock Your Worldview

I remember being so bored by my high school American history class that I got a D in it. This was not normal. My...

Dressed To Plunder, and Maybe Kill: Costuming Signature’s ‘Blackbeard’

When the actor playing Blackbeard first appears on stage at the Signature Theatre in the new musical bearing his name, smoke literally curls out...

‘Musica Viva Kentlands’ Puts Classical Music Outdoors in Gaithersburg, Maryland

Traveling through the south of France one glorious September, regardless of where my companion and I found ourselves, it seemed that at one point...

Mud and Blood: Guest Posts from The Welders Document Process in...

Over the next few months, DC Metro Theater Arts will invite guest writers from two Welders projects-in-process to share their creative process with our...

Jets and Sharks: Is the BSO Missing an Opportunity?

Much of my career has been spent as a health sciences writer. This training helps keep in check my music critic's right brained instinct...

Chamber Dance Project Brings ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’...

‘‘Do I dare/Disturb the universe?” asked T.S. Eliot’s protagonist in the confessional modernist masterwork “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock." Through a world-premier...

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...

Ethan McSweeny Named New Artistic Director of American Shakespeare Center

In historic, hip Staunton Virginia, just a two-hour drive from the Washington, DC area, one of America’s premiere Shakespeare companies has seen a change...

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...

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