Interviews and Features

Next Ice Age dancers carve out haunting moves

Looking for something really cool to do this Halloween weekend? Check out The Next Ice Age (NIA), an amazing ice dancing troupe that will...

Theater will have to be less racist to survive: A Q&A...

Although Shakespeare Theatre Company's acclaimed The Amen Corner had to shut down in March before its run was done, the production proved fortuitous for...

E. Faye Butler speaks out on playing Fannie Lou Hamer right...

"Nobody’s free until everybody’s free." —Fannie Lou Hamer Anyone who has ever seen E. Faye Butler perform knows that they are witnessing something truly extraordinary. A...

Why Bob Bartlett is putting on his new play in his...

It was a few weeks ago; an unexpected FB post from playwright Bob Bartlett caught my attention. He was posting a teaser about his newest...

Artists Who Inspire! #6: Kathleen Akerley

Welcome to the sixth installment of Artists Who Inspire! During the continuing shutdown of live theater, DCMTA will use this space to lift up...

Lights to go on again at GALA Hispanic Theatre with classic...

Now in its 45th season, GALA Hispanic Theatre has always been cutting edge. From its founding in 1976, GALA (Grupo de Artistas LatinoAmericanos) has been...

I have never been comfortable in theater, by Artemis Montague

I have never been comfortable in theater. Not safe. Not “safer.” Just completely unwelcomed. We are in a global pandemic. There is movement building on...

A preshow chat with Felicia Curry and Naomi Jacobson, cohosts of...

Screens will be lighting up all over Metro DC as theater lovers, supporters, and luminaries gather online for the 2020 Helen Hayes Awards Friday,...

Reginald Douglas and David Muse on how Studio Theatre is “doing...

The ground feels as if American theater might actually be shifting in the direction of change for Blacks, Indigenous people, and People of Color....

Can laughter be lethal?: Dr. Linsey Marr on aerosol transmission of...

I first learned of Dr. Linsey Marr when I read a startling opinion piece that appeared in the New York Times July 30: As...

The future of opera in the time of pandemic: A Q&A...

I spoke with Adam Turner, Artistic Director of the Virginia Opera, on Tuesday, September 15, about how a regional opera company weathers COVID and...

Remembering Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, by Edward Gero

“And though she be but little, she is fierce.” ~W. Shakespeare She was a giant. Borrowing from what was said at Lincoln's passing, "Now, he belongs to...

“What this March means to me at this moment in America”:...

Studio Theatre commissioned seven Black artists who have appeared on its stages to create artistic responses to their experience at the Commitment March on...

Arena Stage docudrama makes case for making DC ‘The 51st State’

In our current political and cultural stressful times, how can theater make a difference, not just to those who are in-person patrons but to...

A tribute to Brave Spirits as it calls off Shakespeare’s histories...

There are certain theater experiences that you look forward to with extraordinary excitement. Brave Spirits Theatre’s Shakespeare’s Histories 2020 was one of them. To...

Anti-racist theater and the #WeSeeYou movement: A Q&A with Nicole Brewer

I had the chance to attend Nicole Brewer’s Anti-Racist Theatre workshop at the National Black Theatre Festival in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, last year, and it...

Why I am an activist artist, by JChris

As a Latino gay millennial singer-songwriter, I believe I can make a difference. I'm here because I can become one of the reasons why things...

Get out the vote. Share this vid.

Elections have consequences. Some elections more than others. With voting participation trending downward over the years, what can be done to awaken folk to...

First live local theater since COVID is a new-normal ‘Next to...

By Steve Quintilian and Julie Lloyd, Encore Theater Company Co-founders As artistic directors and theater managers all over the DMV wrestle with how and when to...

The power of a pause, by Patrick W. Lord

Lights out. Beat. Beat. When the lights go and I’m plunged into darkness, sitting in a theater, my heart always skips a beat, because I know that...