Interviews and Features

Arts Collective @Howard Community College’s Director and Cast Members on ‘URINETOWN’...

 NOT JUST TAKING THE PISS It's one of my favorite musicals, and a group of young and talented actors are about to take the plunge(r)...

Steve LaRocque on His New One-Man Show – ‘Byline: Ernie Pyle’

He hated war, but he felt compelled to go back to it, again and again.  He said, "There's a war on and I'm part...

The Helen Hayes Awards Nominees: Vishal Vaidya, Dan Van Why, Alan...

Nominees Vishal Vaidya, Dan Van Why, Alan Wiggins, and Rachel Zampelli. Joel: Where were you when you found out that you had been nominated for a...

Helen Hayes Awards Nominees Maximilien Baud, Noah Chiet, and Matthew DeLorenzo

Nominees Maximilien Baud, Noah Chiet, and Matthew DeLorenzo Joel: Where were you when you found out that you had been nominated for a Helen Hayes Award, and...

Karma and Brianne Camp on Their ‘Hairspray’ Helen Hayes Awards Nomination...

Joel: Where were you when you found out that you had been nominated for a Helen Hayes Award, and what was your first reaction?   Brianne: I...

‘The Music of Bill Monroe with Rowan, Rice, McCourys’ at The...

Peter Rowan, Tony Rice, and The Travelin’ McCourys, who are some of the biggest names in Bluegrass came together to honor Bill Monroe...

The Playwrights: Helen Hayes Awards Nominees Deb Margolin, Jason Lott, and...

The Playwrights: Deb Margolin, Jason Lott, and Helen Pafumi _____ Joel: Where were you when you found out that you had been nominated for a Helen Hayes Award and...

Rachel Grossman on dog&ponydc’s Helen Hayes Awards Nomination for Beertown by...

Rachel Grossman talks about dog&ponydc's Helen Hayes Awards nomination for Beertown and the teamwork that made the show such a hit. Joel: What were you nominated for...

Steve LaRocque on Playing Father Jack in ‘Dancing at Lughnasa’ at...

Old friends are the best friends. Shortly after I came to the Washington DC area in 1994, I had a chance to portray the...

‘Musings from the Back of the Theater: Deathtrap at McLean Community...

Twenty-five years ago I was directing the play, Deathtrap in Virginia.  I stood in the back of the theater at one of the many...

An Interview with Come Fly Away’s Ashley Blair Fitzgerald by Carolyn...

Ashley Blair Fitzgerald swings back into town When you dance in a Twyla Tharp show, you’ve got to do more than pirouettes or pretty ballet steps. Tharp’s...

Designers Colin K. Bills, David Ghatan, and Matt Rowe on their...

The Designers: Colin K. Bills, David Ghatan, and Matt Rowe Joel: Where were you when you found out that you had been nominated for a Helen Hayes Award,...

Schmoozing with Helen Hayes Awards Nominees Ben Cook and Chris Dinolfo...

Nominees Ben Cook and Chris Dinolfo talk about their performances in Billy Elliot and King Lear. Their performances were full of passion and energy...

Schmoozing With the 2012 Helen Hayes Awards Nominees: Flye, Hébert, Mendenhall,...

I am so happy to begin a series of short interviews with this year's Helen Hayes Award nominees with five of my favorite local...

An Interview with CityDance’s Lorraine Spiegler by Jane Coyne

I recently had the opportunity to visit with Lorraine Spiegler - Director of Studio Education of and Conservatory at CityDance. CityDance is a wonderful arts organization,...

Kathryn Kelley on Playing Emily Dickinson in ‘The Belle of Amherst’...

Kathryn Kelley is portraying the poet Emily Dickinson in Bay Theatre Company's production of The Belle of Amherst, and is receiving raves from local...

An Interview with Playwright and Novelist Jessica McHugh by Teresa McCormick...

Teresa: You and I met just before the opening of your first play, Fools Call It Fate, which is a psychological drama about destiny and...

Kyle Carter: From Woodbridge, VA to Washington Heights in ‘In the...

I was talking to my friend Kenny a few weeks ago and he told me about a co-worker named Grace whose son Kyle Carter...

Erik Liberman on Playing The Baker in Centerstage’s ‘Into the Woods’...

Erik Liberman has had a very busy year on and off the stage. When I heard he was going to play The Baker in...

An Interview with Justin Kiska on Directing ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ at...

Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre in Frederick, MD presents the classic tale of duality, Frank Wildhorn's musical Jekyll & Hyde, directed by Justin Kiska. Teresa:...