Interviews and Features

An Interview with Filmmaker Shawn Anthony by Teresa McCormick Ertel

Filmmaker Shawn Anthony is an accomplished illusionist, known as the “Post Modern Houdini.”  He is also the creator of Vampires: Rise of the Fallen,...

Josh McKerrow on Directing ‘Romeo and Juliet’ at Reisterstown Theatre Project...

Shakespeare in the Park, as brought to the community by Reisterstown Theatre Project, has become a welcome summer staple in the area. This year,...

Johnny Mathis with Special Guest Brad Upton at Wolf Trap

One might think that Johnny Mathis received an extended and spontaneous standing ovation simply for setting foot on the stage at Wolf Trap on...

An Interview with Actor Sam Lukowski by Teresa McCormick Ertel

Up and Coming… Charismatic and talented local film actor Sam Lukowski, AKA 'Spooky,' is one of the hardest working performers in the local industry. With...

Erica Smith on her play ‘Come Out and Say It’ by...

Each year The Mobtown Players selects an original work for production. This year playwright Erica Smith’s Come Out and Say It was chosen and...

An Interview with The Normal Heart’s Christopher J. Hanke by Joel...

Christopher J. Hanke is a member of the outstanding ensemble of Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart, now playing at Arena Stage. I asked Christopher...

Part 4: ‘Finding Big Love’ By Kristen Kelly

“Things happen so suddenly sometimes.” In Charles Mee’s Big Love, Nikos says this to Lydia. And sometimes that’s the only thing you can say. In...

Ali Hoxie on Playing Wendla in The Keegan Theatre’s ‘Spring Awakening’...

This is Part 4 of my interviews with the cast of Spring Awakening at The Keegan Theatre. Joel: Why did you want to appear in Spring Awakening? Ali: Oh...

‘The Music Man Kids’-Part Four: Meet Ian Berlin by Joel Markowitz

This is Part Four in a series of interviews with the very talented group of five young actors in the cast of Arena Stage’s...

Michael Berresse on Playing Mickey Marcus in ‘The Normal Heart’ at...

When I received The Normal Heart press release from Arena Stage I was ecstatic to see that Michael Berresse was going to be in...

An Interview with Sleuth’s Bob Ari and Jeffries Thaiss by Joel...

Bob Ari and Jeffries Thaiss are having a blast performing in Sleuth. They fill us in about their roles and working with Artistic Director Jim...

Part 2: ‘Finding Big Love’ by Kirsten Kelly

We’re in the middle of our rehearsal period and days are long. But, things are really starting to click. We had our first full...

Paul Scanlan on Playing Moritz in The Keegan Theatre’s ‘Spring Awakening’...

This is Part 3 of my interviews with the cast of Spring Awakening at The Keegan Theatre. Paul Scanlan's performance in Spring Awakening is astounding....

Lyndsay Rini on Playing Anna in The Keegan Theatre’s ‘Spring Awakening’...

In Part Two of my interviews with cast members of The Keegan Theatre's Spring Awakening, Lyndsay Rini talks about playing Anna. Joel: Why did you want...

Director and Choreographer Randy Skinner on Directing ‘Dames at Sea’ at...

When it was announced that Randy Skinner was coming to Infinity Theatre Company this summer to helm a new production of Dames at Sea - I...

‘The Music Man Kids’: Part Three: Meet Heidi Kaplan by Joel...

This is Part Three in a series of interviews with the very talented group of five young actors in the cast of Arena Stage's...

Part 1: ‘Finding Big Love’ at The Hub Theatre by Kirsten...

Kirsten Kelly, Big Love Director for The Hub Theatre, is writing a 4-part essay, Finding Big Love. Follow the journey to opening night, for...

Vincent Kempski on Playing Melchior in ‘Spring Awakening’ at The Keegan...

Vincent Kempski is wowing audiences in The Keegan Theatre's critically acclaimed production of Spring Awakening. Here he talks about the challenges of playing a rebel...

‘The Music Man Kids’: Part Two: Meet Jamie Goodson by Joel...

This is  Part Two in a series of interviews with the very talented group of five young actors in the cast of Arena Stage's...

STAGE WRITE: Up-and-Coming: An Interview with Paul Davis Griffin by Teresa...

Paul Davis Griffin is a versatile and up-and-coming local actor currently appearing in Mobtown Players not to be missed production of Bent, based around...