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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...

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...

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...

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...

A challenge to theaters to reopen now—outdoors

When are the Small Box theater companies going to throw off the straightjacket of conventional space-bound theater and explore alternative venues? Black Lives Matter Plaza...

A void in live protest theater is a silenced cry of...

Once again, anti-Black violence strikes at the heart and soul of America. We are shocked and saddened to watch an unarmed, handcuffed Black man struggle...

Gwydion Suilebhan: “Now is the time for artists to ask...

By Gwydion Suilebhan In 1960, a Turkish immigrant named Erol Onaran arrived in the United States with a whopping $32 in his pocket and a...

What’s the future of live theater beyond COVID-19?: A point-counterpoint between...

What follows is an extraordinary conversation. It started as a Facebook post by award-winning playwright Audrey Cefaly. It was joined by her dear friend,...

Molly Smith: “Our job as artists is to remind our fellow...

“In the dark times Will there also be singing? Yes, there will also be singing. About the dark times.” —Bertolt Brecht (motto to Svendborg Poems) When I saw the...

An open letter to the DMV theater community

As passionate theater lovers and as members of the DC Metro Theater Arts leadership team, we applaud the DMV theaters that have announced closure...

‘White Pearl’ and the Toxicity of Whiteness

“I love white,” began the commercial. “White is clean. White is pure. White is beautiful.” I stared at my laptop disgusted by the blatant discrimination...

‘Hamilton’ is Encouragement for True Inclusion in Theater

Hamilton: An American Musical is whatever kind of success you want to call it for its time. Artists, audiences, and critics observed it as...

How I Became A Jewish Mother of Fascism (Show Preview)

by Emily Canavan Opinion Since the 2016 election, I am sure you have noticed the term Fascist is being dusted off and nervously applied to our...