Interviews and Features

In the Moment: ‘Iron & Coal’ Creator Calls His Work an...

How does anyone cope with the unthinkable: Whether the unthinkable is The Holocaust, The Killing Fields, chemical bombs dropped on children, slavery or lynchings....

Interview: Composer Gregory Spears Unpacks Thoreau in Upcoming DC World Premiere

On Saturday, April 28th at The Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater, Vocal Arts DC will present their newly commissioned, world premiere of composer Gregory Spears'...

Living Dolls: A Conversation With the Five Actors Who Breathe Life...

Paper Dolls, the bittersweet new musical that opened at Mosaic Theater Company two weeks ago, has produced standing ovations—and laughter and tears—at every production...

Interview: Actor Sara Barker Discusses Upcoming Performance of Lauren Gunderson’s New...

On February 14, 2018, a gunman entered Stoneman Douglas High School and killed 17 students and teachers. On April 3, Playwright Lauren Gunderson made...

In the Moment: Report on The Kennedy Center’s 2018 Arts Summit

The time is most certainly right for the arts to be disruptive; to assert and insert itself in national discussions about social justice and...

Previewing ‘Stepchild, A New Musical’ in the Rough Draft Festival at...

As part of LaGuardia Performing Arts Center’s Rough Draft Festival, IRT Theater and TGF 12 Productions have teamed up for a workshop presentation of...

From ‘Les Miserables’ and ‘Evita’ to ‘Snow Child’ at Arena Stage,...

When Natalie Toro steps onto the Arena Stage in the world premiere of Snow Child this week, she’ll be adding a whole new role...

Shirley Jo Finney and Paige Hernandez Discuss ‘2018 Black Theatre &...

The University of Maryland’s School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance is bringing students, faculty, and the community-at-large together for their 2018 Black Theatre and...

‘Use All Available Doors’: A Conversation with Brittany Alyse Willis and...

Pinky Swear Productions’ latest offering, Use All Available Doors, will open at the Dupont Underground this weekend. The popular DC arts and culture space in a...

A View From ‘The Mountaintop’: Actors Gilbert Glenn Brown and Karen...

50 years ago, Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot on the balcony outside of his room at the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis. His death...

In the Moment: Nicole Burton, Pipeline Playwright discusses upcoming MetroStage reading

Pipeline Playwrights, the Northern Virginia-based collective of accomplished women playwrights who support productions that explore the variety of women’s experiences, continues its new series...

Interview with Matt Torney, director of ‘Translations’ at Studio Theatre

It’s no coincidence that Matt Torney is directing Translations, the iconic Brian Friel play now on view at Studio Theatre. “It’s a play I’ve wanted to...

Interview: Dancer Sebastian Haynes on ‘Nederlands Dans Theater’

Nederlands Dans Theater makes its Kennedy Center debut April 4-6. Artistic director Paul Lightfoot brings a program of distinctive works: “Shoot the Moon” (Glass/León...

Interview: A Conversation with Gianandrea Noseda, Music Director of the National...

The orchestra that makes its home in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall has only had one American music director in the last two generations....

In the Moment: Interview with Grace Gonglewski, Folger’s ‘The Winter’s Tale’

For this writer, Grace Gonglewski as Paulina in the Folger Theatre production of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale is one rock solid, indispensable presence. As...

It Takes Two: Interview with Ben Franklin and Joshua Dean of...

Cirquelesque is coming to Charm City! Some of New York’s finest circus/boylesque artists are coming this weekend to perform at Boys Night - All...

In the Moment: Interview with Andrew Baughman, Landless Theatre’ ‘The Mystery...

Moving into its 18th year of producing exciting and accessible alternative theater to cultivate new and diverse audiences, the Landless Theatre will present the...

John Kadlecik on the Living, the Dead, and the Beauty of...

While American folk band the Grateful Dead officially disbanded shortly after the death of frontman Jerry Garcia in 1995, the Dead has lived on...

Interview: David London on ‘Humbug, The Great P.T. Barnum Séance’

The sign of a good show is being able to announce you’re extending during your opening weekend. David London’s newest spectacular, Humbug, The Great...

In the Moment: Interview with Joe Calarco about ’12 Million Footsteps’

For nearly two decades, the inventive Signature in the Schools education program has exposed Arlington County public high school student actors to highly-charged, real-world...

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