Interviews and Features

Discovering Your Story in Circus: Street Light Circus’s Julia Quigley, Louise...

A couple of things about the local circus community: One, if you show up as your authentic self and are willing to work, you...

An Interview with Dr. Ruth, Whose Story Became ‘Becoming Dr. Ruth’...

When the curtain goes up on Becoming Dr. Ruth - the one-woman show starring Naomi Jacobson and directed by Holly Twyford - the character...

The Day My Great-Great-Grandfather Saved Frederick Douglass from a Probable “Lynching”...

(DC Metro Theater Arts is pleased to publish this remarkable first-person history on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of Frederick Douglass's birth and...

Interview: Monumental Theatre Company’s Bridget Grace Sheaff and Gretchen Midgley on...

Monumental Theatre Company is a theatre troupe on the rise. Recently eligible for the Helen Hayes' John Aniello Award, their productions are steadily gaining...

In the Moment: DIAVOLO ‘The Veterans Project: A Long Journey Home’...

“We all move, we all walk, we all run, we all fall, we all can even dance.” said Artistic Director Jacques Heim of DIAVOLO. With...

Turning Trauma Into Art: Amy Oestreicher on ‘Gutless and Grateful’ and...

Amy Oestreicher was a theatre-obsessed teen until her world changed overnight after waking from a coma, caused by her stomach literally exploding. After 27...

Interview: Alter Circus members Zoe Stasko, Georgeanna Layton, and Jessica John...

One of the newest companies in the DC circus scene (yes there is one), Alter Circus, is dedicated to challenging gender norms and celebrating...

Interview: Julia Cho, ‘Aubergine’ Playwright (Women’s Voices Theater Festival)

In the world of #MeToo and the #TimesUp movement, how important is the playwright of color’s voice to theater and entertainment world? The Women’s...

Who’s in Town? Jamie Bernstein Reflects on Dad Leonard Bernstein’s Legacy...

The first time music hit me - and it hit me hard - was when I was seven. My mom handed me Leonard Bernstein’s...

Breanna Sinclairé’s Revolution: On Being a Transwoman in Opera and Performing...

Recently, the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC, announced that transgender opera singer Breanna Sinclairé will join the Chorus for two concerts in 2018—...

In the Moment: Interview with Patrick Lord, Projection Designer

For regular theater-goers, we have seen that projection design is not a fad or an eye-popping, one-time visual effect. Projection design has become an...

Who’s in Town? Adam Pascal Brings Rock Star Shakespeare to ‘Something...

Adam Pascal is no stranger to iconic roles, having originated roles in Rent and Aida on Broadway, and stepped the role of the Emcee...

Interview: ‘Noura’ Playwright Heather Raffo, (Women’s Voices Theater Festival) at STC

Have you ever met someone who left you feeling as though there is nothing you can’t do? I got that feeling each time I...

Interview: Playwright Anu Yadav on ‘The Princess and the Pauper –...

Playwright Anu Yadav's first commissioned piece The Princess and the Pauper--A Bollywood Tale, debuts this February at Imagination Stage. This play is the perfect...

Interview: Jeremy Goldman on ‘Cabaret Night’ by Silhouette Stages at Slayton...

Silhouette Stages is best known for its spectacular musical productions. However, every once in a while, they like to give some of their talented...

Interview: Nataki Garrett, ‘Jefferson’s Garden’ Director (Women’s Voices Theater Festival)

Have you ever met someone who left you feeling as though there is nothing you can’t do? I got that feeling each time I...

In the Moment Part 2: Interviews with Playwrights Dominique Cieri, Wendy...

This is the second part of a two-part series of interviews with Women’s Voices Theatre Festival playwrights. In this series, I asked the same...

Interview: Anderson and Roe Piano Duo on Their Special Vibe and...

Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe are both world-class pianists and they love to play together. And that’s all you can say about them...

Interview: Kyla Garcia on Playing Sarah Ridge Polson in ‘Sovereignty’ at...

Kyla Garcia is starring as Sarah Ridge Polson in Sovereignty at Arena Stage. Sovereignty, by Mary Kathryn Nagle, tells two stories. One is of...

In the Moment: Interview with Director Stevie Zimmerman on Special ‘Romeo...

Inspiring generations of theater-goers and music lovers alike is one of the aims of Director Stevie Zimmerman by connecting the talents of the professional...

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