Interviews and Features

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,...

Interview: Violinist Yevgeny Kutik at the Kennedy Center

Many artists cite their family as one of their main sources of inspiration, but violinist Yevgeny Kutik can make a stronger claim than most....

Behind the Scenes at Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Props Warehouse

Staging an epic that involves a bloody chain of events in “a deluge of violence,” as the Shakespeare Theatre Company describes The Oresteia, requires...

Magic Time!: Inside the DC Jail with Liza Jessie Peterson and...

Actor and Playwright Liza Jessie Peterson is an extraordinary artist/activist. Tucked inside her uproarious one-woman show, The Peculiar Patriot—which she performs through April 20,...

Tandavam Events’ Radhika Rao Discusses Indian Classical Dance and ‘Trilochana’

If you are not from the great sub-continent of India or do not have any Indian friends, you might be forgiven for not knowing...

Interview: JaBen Early in Arena Stage’s ‘Junk’

JaBen Early is a Washingtonian through and through. His father worked at the Smithsonian, and his mother was a teacher in DC. He went...

Director Laura Giannarelli Muses About ‘Ghost-Writer,’ Michael Hollinger’s Tale of Mystery...

Laura Giannarelli is a woman of many roles. A founder of Washington Stage Guild, she’s been a fixture of the DC stage for almost...

Michael Kahn & Friends Off the Record: The Folger Years: A...

"I think you have to define who you are--and that definition can change--but you have to be as uncompromising as you possibly can about...

‘Two Wings’ Celebrates the Music of Black America in Migration

“Pick a chord and I’ll be there,” Alicia Hall Moran told husband Jason Moran from the stage of a packed performance hall at Georgetown...

Amanda Gookin’s Forward Music Project at Kennedy Center’s Direct Current Festival

Amanda Gookin is a cellist, a founding member of the acclaimed music group PUBLIQuartet, and, since 2015, the founder of the Forward Music Project,...

Washington Bach Consort’s Noontime Cantata Series: A DC Tradition in the...

For thirty years, the Washington Bach Consort has offered its Noontime Cantata Series to Washingtonians seeking a free musical escape in the middle of...

Director and Playwright Psalmayene 24 Discusses ‘Native Son’ and ‘Les Deux...

DC Metro Theater Arts caught up with Director and Playwright Psalmayene 24 to discuss Native Son and Les Deux Noirs: Notes on Notes of...

DCMTA Exclusive: Helen Hayes Award Winner Iyona Blake Announces Upcoming EP...

On a recent warm Monday evening, Helen Hayes Award recipient Iyona Blake announced her next musical venture, an EP (extended play) of some of...

Artistic Director Matt Bassett Discusses Hub Theatre’s DC Premiere of ‘The...

In the Hub Theatre’s first full production under Artistic Director Matt Bassett, the company will be producing The Burn by playwright Philip Dawkins. The Burn...

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