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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...

Review: ‘The Trial’ at Synetic Theater

The creative, resourceful folk from Synetic Theater have made another date with an old friend and literary powerhouse, well beyond the “silent” Shakespeare for...

In the Moment: Arts Council of Fairfax County Announces 2018 grant...

As we well know, funding for the arts from all levels of government sources are under assault. Government funding is either static, or in...

In the Moment: Interview with Stage Manager Paul D. Michnewicz

One of the questions I often receive from theater-goers surrounds the mystery of what a stage manager does for a live theater production. The...

Review: ‘Duke Ellington’s Neighborhood’ from The In Series performing at Gala...

Engaging, sophisticated entertainment and education that didn’t talk down to the intended audience; children who may not have been familiar with the grand musical...

Review: ‘Private Confessions’ at The Kennedy Center

How might one react to finding and reading their mother’s diary after her death? Did she purposely leave the diary so it would be...

Review: ‘The Last Night of Ballyhoo’ at Theater J

Tinsel and garlands are festooned about a beautiful 10 foot tall Christmas tree. Easy to be captivated with such an exquisite Christmas touch.  But,...

Review: ‘Peekaboo! A Nativity Play’ at the Hub Theatre

Want to wish yourself a Merry Little Christmas and a Happy New Year in a new way? Then for those with a bent for...

In the Moment: Arena Stage and USO “Annual Military Thanksgiving”

It is a season of thanksgiving and spending time with family and friends. But, untold numbers of D.C. and Baltimore area military families spend the...

Review: Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF): ‘Welcome to Fear City’

Fear City is the South Bronx in July 1977. There is nothing particularly unique about that July in that year in that place. Fear, it...

Review: Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF): ‘Everything Is Wonderful’

The Amish with their horse and buggy, 19th century culture; their simple, old world uniforms and habits; their infamous Rumspringa where the teenage Amish...

Review: Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF): ‘The Niceties’

Eleanor Burgess' The Niceties is a political play that takes the gloves off. It's bare knuckled and it's bloody, though no bones are broken...

Review: Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF): ‘Byhalia, Mississippi’

Evan Linder‘s Byhalia, Mississippi pulls theatre-goers into familiar territory: the "white trash" world of Laurel and Jim. Once there, however, the unfamiliar takes shape:...

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #13: Best Direction and Musical Direction in...

The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts Best Direction and Musical Direction in Musicals and Best Direction of Plays of 2016 in Community Theatres in DC/VA/MD Are: BEST...

‘Take A Bow!’ Part 3: The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts’ Favorite DC/MD/VA...

Here is the staff of DCMetroTheaterArts’ 3rd series of ‘Take A Bow!’ Fall 2016 honorees: Caroline Clay as Florynce Kennedy in (Re)Acts: Where Do We...

Review: ‘Hamlet’ at Whiskey-Shine & Pantomime in Shepherdstown, WV

The recently opened Whiskey-Shine & Pantomime theater organization in Shepherdstown makes a stunning debut with an updated, modern day, and outdoor adaptation of William...

Magic Time! ‘The Gulf’ at Signature Theatre

One measure of the quality of a play is how it stays in one’s mind the next few days. Or the next weeks or...

Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF) Playwrights’ Interviews: Part 2: Christina Anderson...

Here is Part 2 of 5 interviews by Sharon J. Anderson, Contemporary American Theater Festival Trustee/Professional Story Listener and Creative Director. Meet Playwright Christina Anderson and learn...

Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF) Playwrights Interviews: Part 1: Susan Miller...

Here is Part 1 of 5 interviews by Sharon J. Anderson, Contemporary American Theater Festival Trustee/Professional Story Listener and Creative Director. Meet Playwright Susan...

DCMetroTheaterArts’ ‘Best of 2015 Honors’ Begins Tomorrow-A Look Back at the...

We will be begin announcing announcing our 'Best of 2015 DCMTA Honors' tomorrow. Because we will have reviewed over 1,450 shows/concerts/dance in 2015, there is a...

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