Interviews and Features

Ignorance of the Black theatrical canon is no excuse, by Courtney...

The authors of the following two op-eds are cofounders of DC’s acclaimed Restoration Stage, Inc., whose focus is “restoring the Black family—one story at...

Can white arts leaders become anti-racist “accomplices”?

Recently, during an interview with Nicole Brewer, founder of Anti-Racist Theatre, I learned about the Arts Administrators of Color Network’s Accomplices Leadership Institute (ALI)....

Playwright Ian August zeros in on ‘Zero,’ from Spooky Action

Interview by Roberta Alves Spooky Action Theater’s New Works in Action play-reading series continues Sunday, August 16, with Ian August's Zero, a dark comedy about three...

Theater and the risk of breath, by Kari Ginsburg

There is a moment in theater that I live for. I’m onstage, responding truthfully in the moment as if for the first time, embodying my...

A quick guide to going live online

  By Violet Brookes The term “new normal” gets thrown around a lot nowadays. And indeed, things are going to be vastly different due to...

Camp Arena Stage—DC’s longest-running daycamp for the arts—goes online

When COVID-19 first struck last winter, most of us in the theater world—audiences as well as those on or off stage—thought the crisis would...

For BIPOC women in theater who have had enuf: A roundtable...

By Thembi Duncan DC Metro Theater Arts has committed to offer our communications channel to help amplify the BIPOC voices (Black, Indigenous, People of Color)...

How Only Make Believe brings theater to kids in hospitals even...

In these days of medically necessary masks and prudent social distancing, let us not forget children in hospitals and care facilities living with chronic...

Wolf Trap to stream a summer’s worth of gems from its...

Wolf Trap’s Filene Center may be quieter than usual this summer of 2020, but it is far from dark. While there are no live...

Ricky Drummond opens up about love, death, and ‘Desiderium,’ his new...

On Monday, July 20, 2020, Monumental Theatre Company will present an online reading of a new musical, Desiderium, written by Ricky Drummond and featuring...

The #WeSeeYou White American Theatre movement is ready to end a...

Boots are on the ground. Battle lines are drawn. A collaborative network of more than 300 BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) theatermakers...

Dark Horse Theatre to stream new comedy about amateur ghost hunters

As health and safety concerns continue to make live theater productions with a live audience dicey at best, the DMV’s Dark Horse Theatre decided...

How the Signature board behaved badly, from a patron’s POV

By Dalissa Vargas As a lifelong live theater fan and a woman of Puerto Rican descent, I have spent the better portion of my adult...

In ‘Hamilton,’ Angelica Schuyler’s husband is called ‘not a lot of...

By Daryl Austin The hip-hop musical Hamilton is being released on Disney+ on Friday (July 3)—a full 15 months ahead of schedule—so you can watch...

What ‘Into the Woods’ can teach us about surviving COVID-19

Broadway has been dark since March 12 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the longest shutdown in its history. With theaters shuttered from Broadway to the...

Why a whisper network turned into a tornado at Flying V

By K. J. Moran On Monday evening, June 22, 2020, the Board of Flying V Theatre Company terminated Cofounder and Artistic Director Jason Schlafstein following...

Hot button issues for Black theater: A roundtable on revolution

Juneteenth 2020, Washington, DC—In response to the historic Black Lives Matter movement, DC Metro Theater Arts has committed to offer our communications channel to...

Playwright Jack Novak probes life’s phases in ‘Transferal,’ online from Spooky...

Interview by Roberta Alves Spooky Action Theater’s livestreamed New Works in Action play-reading series concludes  Sunday, June 21, at 3 pm with Transferal by Jack Novak....

A war-wounded woman meets myth in ‘Circular’ by Laura Shamas, livestreaming...

Interview by Roberta Alves Spooky Action Theater’s livestreamed New Works in Action play-reading series continues  Sunday, June 14, at 3 pm with Circular by Laura...

Remembering the power of live theater: My night of rapture under...

By Christopher Lancette I sit down at Ford’s Theatre a few months ago—back when there was no coronavirus and the world was normal—to watch a...