Interviews and Features

Faction of Fools’ Paul Reisman on Commedia dell’Arte Day and ‘Bravo,...

February 25 is a special day for fans of physical comedy: Commedia dell'Arte Day! Founded in 2010 in order to petition that the Italian...

In the Moment: ‘Among the Dead’ at Spooky Action Theatre

Spooky Action Theatre continues to beguile with its distinctive play selections. Under Artistic Director Richard Henrich’s open mind, Spooky Action regularly produces the usually...

The D.C. Sideshow on ‘The Official DC Hootenanny Pie Show’ Fundraiser

I often view Sideshow peeping through my fingers. It’s an art form born of immense courage and skill, with a dose of high pain...

Scott Ward Abernethy on ‘The Master and Margarita’ and Acting in...

The extension of Constellation Theatre’s nifty The Master and Margarita provided an opportunity to interview Scott Ward Abernethy, who portrays the Devilish Woland in...

4615 Theatre’s Director and Design Team Discuss World Premiere of ‘Separate...

True to its current mission of producing a provocative blend of classical and contemporary work, inspiring audiences to explore the echoes and resonances of...

Synetic Theater’s Vato Tsikurishvili on ‘Cyrano de Bergerac’ and the Nature...

Impressed with his debut as a director for Synetic’s touching Cyrano de Bergerac, I took the opportunity to interview Synetic Theater's Vato Tsikurishvili. It...

Pianist Lara Downes on ‘Holes in the Sky’

With a singular mission to expand the music universe for diverse audiences, ground-breaking pianist Lara Downes will be gracing DC’s Sixth & I Historic...

‘Nell Gwynn:’ A London Hit Brings Laughter, Love (and a Few...

Nell Gwynn - as brash and bawdy as a play could be - has arrived on Capitol Hill. And what a triumph it is! The...

Shu-Chen Cuff and Gin Dance Company Return to Atlas Intersections Festival...

Shu-Chen Cuff and her Gin Dance Company are returning to perform at the celebrated DC Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival. “We are thrilled to be part of the...

In the Moment: Impressions on STC’s ‘Richard the Third’

Complex villains are irresistible on stage and screen. They can be so magnetic. Their restlessness and shadings of evil keep my brain’s neurons firing....

Preview: Piano Legend Leon Fleisher’s 90th Birthday Celebration

Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor has long been a feeder line for pilgrimages by aspiring performing artists to Juilliard and other New York institutions. Not everyone...

Jane Franklin and Fax Ayres Meld Dance and Photography in ‘Second...

The upcoming Second Glance at Alexandria’s Athenaeum promises to cross artistic boundaries to produce the uniquely dramatic in a highly original venture. So what is...

Maestro Antony Walker Previews ‘Le vin herbé’ by Wolf Trap Opera...

Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, the composer’s operatic meditation on the metaphysical nature of love, sex, and death, is generally accepted to be the “before/after” point...

Misha Kachman: A Russian-born Designer Sets the Stage for ‘Kleptocracy’ at...

One of the scariest moments in Kleptocracy - Kenneth Lin’s drama about the struggle for power in post-Soviet Russia - occurs when the shadow of...

Broadway Legend Baayork Lee Comes to Reston CenterStage February 9

An evening of conversation with Broadway legend Baayork Lee is coming to Reston’s CenterStage. Baayork Lee has performed in some of the most far-reaching...

Yael Weiss Premieres “32 Bright Clouds: Beethoven Conversations Around the World”...

At some point in their careers, most concert pianists tackle some, if not all, of Beethoven’s 32 piano sonatas. Many pianists also commission new...

Russwin Francisco on Art, Creativity and Receiving LA TI DO’s 2019...

LA TI DO Productions will present its second annual Joel Markowitz Award at LUCKY: A 7th Anniversary on January 28, 2019. Russwin Francisco, a...

In The Moment: ‘Image China: Xuanzang’s Pilgrimage’ Makes U.S. Premiere at...

A far-reaching cultural exchange production from China by the China Performing Arts Agency (CPAA) is making its United States premiere at The Kennedy Center....

Local Favorite Margo Seibert Comes Home for Signature Theatre Concert

Fans of Margo Seibert - the Broadway star of Rocky and In Transit - may face some unusual competition for tickets to her upcoming...

Dante’ Pope Is Center Stage in Strathmore’s Artist in Residency Program

Raheem Devaughn. Dom Flemons of the Carolina Chocolate Drops. Erykah Badu: Soul vocalist and Strathmore Artist in Residence Dante’ Pope has performed or shared...

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