Interviews and Features

‘Theater people are magic’: A Q&A with Deaf and gay artivist...

The LA-based performance artist—now appearing as Romeo at the Frederick Shakespeare Festival—talks about being labeled and falling in love.

On directing R&J with a Deaf Romeo: A Q&A with Christine...

Broadway veteran Joshua Castille (Deaf West's 'Spring Awakening') comes to Frederick Shakespeare Festival and a classic gets a rethink.

It’s time to say ‘No shot, no show,’ by Stephen Beaudoin

The executive director of The Washington Chorus calls on DC Metro performing arts organizations to make a vaccination policy rooted in respect.

For Quotidian’s farewell, an encore of its Horton Foote world premiere

Theater grande dame Jane Squier Bruns, starring in 'The Day Emily Married,' talks about the challenge of playing 'the mother from hell.'

The Daily Show Writers Stand-Up Tour is coming and I can’t...

A fan and pracitioner of satire riffs on post-COVID late-night comedy and why hosts have turned into YouTubers.

Jared Shamberger on the urgency of embracing ‘The B Word’

The third Welders playwrighting collective launches with a look at Black gay men and beauty.

The Playwright Zone to create digital theater with paid local talent

Project creator John Becker says its tone will be 'the Coen brothers meet The Twilight Zone.'

Producing on stage for the small screen: How Round House did...

A visit with the creative team as it wraps its first virtual season with 'We're Gonna Die' (now extended through July 25)

A Juneteenth benchmark of local #WeSeeYouWAT action

A measure of antiracist work underway and a reminder of work yet to be done.

NSO reunites with live audience after 15 months of silence

For the first time in more than a year, audiences lined up outside the Kennedy Center’s Concert Hall to hear the National Symphony Orchestra...

Women composers to revel this weekend at WoCo Fest 2021

Cellist Amanda Gookin joined the legions of artists whose lives were upended when the pandemic robbed them and their public of sharing music in...

Company | E returns to live performance with new works on...

Company | E put out a bold call for choreographers early this spring. In the era of COVID cancellations and livestream programming this announcement...

A feel-good podcast from theatermakers Matt Conner and Stephen Gregory Smith

Do you have those friends who are so crazy talented, smart, and wonderful that you wonder how in the world you are lucky enough...

A close look at ‘City in Transition,’ Theater Alliance’s love letter...

Transition as a noun means “the process or period of changing from one state to another.” As a verb it means “to undergo or...

Cheryl L. West on her Broadway-bound musical about Sister Rosetta Tharpe

In an exclusive interview, the book writer for 'Shout Sister Shout!' shares the joy and bravery of the Godmother of Rock ’n’ Roll.

Making actor-centric art, new Virtual Repertory Theater Collective goes ‘Wilde’

“I wanted to give actors the chance to have a real creative say.” —Founding Artistic Director Kari Kitts

I took Natsu Onoda Power’s ‘Okinawa Field Trip’ and came back...

In a world where our lives are bounded by pandemic restrictions, performance and travel alike have been reduced mostly to private viewings and stay-cations....

The next generation of theatermakers will include these young Black voices

As the pandemic has left live theater dark for the past year, we have been given an unexpected gift: the opportunity to take in...

Future arts managers at GMU look to rebuild show business

The performing arts, which have been and are dealing with major stressors, need passionate change agents to lead into the future. While that seems...

The Reclamation Project holds space to heal past harm in theater

The convergence of the COVID-19 pandemic and the political uprisings resulting from the anti-Black violence that killed George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Tony McDade...