Interviews and Features

‘Two Wings’ Celebrates the Music of Black America in Migration

“Pick a chord and I’ll be there,” Alicia Hall Moran told husband Jason Moran from the stage of a packed performance hall at Georgetown...

Amanda Gookin’s Forward Music Project at Kennedy Center’s Direct Current Festival

Amanda Gookin is a cellist, a founding member of the acclaimed music group PUBLIQuartet, and, since 2015, the founder of the Forward Music Project,...

Washington Bach Consort’s Noontime Cantata Series: A DC Tradition in the...

For thirty years, the Washington Bach Consort has offered its Noontime Cantata Series to Washingtonians seeking a free musical escape in the middle of...

Director and Playwright Psalmayene 24 Discusses ‘Native Son’ and ‘Les Deux...

DC Metro Theater Arts caught up with Director and Playwright Psalmayene 24 to discuss Native Son and Les Deux Noirs: Notes on Notes of...

DCMTA Exclusive: Helen Hayes Award Winner Iyona Blake Announces Upcoming EP...

On a recent warm Monday evening, Helen Hayes Award recipient Iyona Blake announced her next musical venture, an EP (extended play) of some of...

Artistic Director Matt Bassett Discusses Hub Theatre’s DC Premiere of ‘The...

In the Hub Theatre’s first full production under Artistic Director Matt Bassett, the company will be producing The Burn by playwright Philip Dawkins. The Burn...

Cynthia Erivo Brings ‘Legendary Women’s Voices’ to the Kennedy Center

Cynthia Erivo may as well call the Kennedy Center home. Having previously performed with the National Symphony Orchestra, the intimacy between Erivo and the...

Annapolis Shakespeare Company Artistic Director Sally Boyett Discusses ‘Pride and Prejudice’...

Sally Boyett is the Artistic Director of Annapolis Shakespeare Company, which is making a name for itself with its clever productions of Shakespeare and...

“The Puppets Help Tell the Story”: World Puppetry Day Interview with...

In honor of World Puppetry Day celebrated on March 21st, it was time to learn more about the puppetry used in the Shakespeare Theatre...

Yiddish Translator Nahma Sandrow Talks About Bringing a 19th-Century Masterpiece to...

It took a little over 120 years. But—thanks to Theater J—Jacob Gordin’s wildly popular Yiddish drama, celebrated as The Jewish Queen Lear, has made...

Christian Sands Brings ‘Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour’ to Strathmore March...

The East Coast has the Newport and DC jazz festivals. The Midwest claims the world’s largest free jazz extravaganza, the Detroit Jazz Festival. The...

Renowned Organist Dr. Lonnie Smith To Bring His Signature Sound to...

These days, it is rare to hear an organ in a jazz ensemble. The exception is Dr. Lonnie Smith who not only remains the...

BSO’s Marin Alsop Defines, Delivers “New Normal” in Classical Music

Marin Alsop thinks we’re ready for a "new normal" in classical music. That is why the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s music director has commissioned a...

Keegan Theatre To Offer Regional Premiere of ‘Hands on a Hardbody,’...

The musical Hands on a Hardbody opens at the Keegan Theatre on March 9. Based on a contest held in small-town Texas in 1995,...

Director Michael Windsor on Monumental Theatre’s ‘Daddy Long Legs’

The musical Daddy Long Legs is coming to the DMV area, thanks to Monumental Theatre Company. Monumental Theatre Company “seeks to connect emerging artists, specifically...

Nancy Robinette, Winner of Last Year’s Top Theater Award, Triumphs as...

From the moment she enters—decked out in widow’s weeds and descending a carpeted stairway—Nancy Robinette commands attention. That’s not unusual, since this actor—awarded the 2018...

Laura Benanti on Motherhood and Performing with Her Mom

There is one role that Tony Award-winner Laura Benanti cherishes above all others: Mother. The My Fair Lady star gave birth to daughter Ella Rose...

Top 5 Ways ‘Dress Up Day’ is the Perfect Intro to...

by Beth Amann, Managing Director, Monumental Theatre Company Do you have a little one that you want to introduce to the magic of theater? We...

Strathmore Artist in Residency Program Offers Artists Support and Growth

How does a young artist prepare for the rigors of a professional performing career? For the six talented recipients of Strathmore's Artist in Residence...

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...

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