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Catching up with Round House Theatre’s ‘Homebound’

JUST ADDED: EPISODE 8 ("Homebound has grown from a quarantine distraction to a legitimate part of the artistic discourse surrounding the uprisings of 2020"). All...

Youth respond to COVID-19 in heartfelt ‘Inside Voices’ film from Arena...

For school-age children, their world has turned upside down because of COVID-19. Over the past three months, children and youth have lived from a...

In ‘May 22, 2020’ from Arena Stage, a day in the...

“I read the news today, oh boy... / the news was rather sad…”  That day was May 22, 2020. In a leap into film docudrama...

NOVA playwright Soo-Jin Lee’s streaming ‘Peaches’ is bittersweet and affecting

With DMV theaters still shuttered because of COVID-19, there has been the opportunity to explore original streaming content written by local playwrights. One of...

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...

‘My Heart Goes Zoom’ tells a funny, relatable story of a...

Siobhan O’Loughlin is no stranger to unconventional performing arts spaces. For the past few years, her theaters have been neither proscenium nor black box....

‘Henry IV, Parts I and II’ were stellar at American Shakespeare...

The Shakespeare scene in and near Washington, DC, in the months prior to the virus’s intervention, was truly rich in character and ideas; so...

‘A King and No King’ was a goodly one at American...

Looking back on the last few months, each of us has our “Shoulda seen it/Shoulda been there” moments, events that we would have given...

National Theatre of London streams an epic ‘Antony and Cleopatra’

As we ease into an impromptu season of watching live theater captured on video, it’s helpful to remember that there are challenges of scale....

In virtual ‘Borders,’ the radical realism of a gay meetup on...

Borders, a play by Nimrod Danishman, tells the story of two young men—Boaz (Eli Schoenfeld), an Israeli, and George (Adrian Rifat), who is Lebanese—who...

‘The Grapes of Wrath’ at The American Shakespeare Center strikes a...

"It's need that makes all the trouble" says (ex-) preacher Jim Casy in John Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath. That, in a nutshell, is the...

The American Shakespeare Center’s streaming ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ is a...

Yes, it’s a drag to have to stay at home instead of seeing our favorite performers live—but then again, after a little adjustment, it’s...

Arena Stage’s ‘Celia and Fidel’ explores the influences on Cuba’s revolutionary...

Part of Arena Stage’s ongoing Power Plays, the world premiere of Celia and Fidel transports the audience back to a time when Fidel Castro...

4615 Theatre’s world premiere ‘Museum 2040’: An extraordinary immersive installation

Museum 2040, a world premiere written by Playwright Renee Calarco and directed by Artistic Director Jordan Friend, is an extraordinary immersive installation, which confirms...

Olney Theatre Center’s ‘The Amateurs’ is a comedy of ‘epidemic’ proportions

There is nothing like a good old-fashioned plague to get you pondering life’s big questions: the Bubonic Plague, the AIDS Crisis, COVID-19, really any...

A harrowing ‘Pass Over’ powerfully performed at Studio Theatre

There is a drama on stage right now at Studio Theatre—Pass Over by Antoinette Nwandu—so harrowing it will stop your heart. In it, Christopher...

‘Riffs and Relations’: WNO’s Cafritz Young Artists Program sounds so very...

You’d have to be dead not to enjoy a recital of the caliber given this past Sunday in the Phillips Collection Music Room by...

Ancient mysteries astonish and delight at IN Series’ Women Composers Festival

'Here Be Sirens' is the phrase cartographers used for many centuries to warn sailors of marine dangers. Composer Kate Soper borrowed the name for...

Hexagon’s ‘One State Two State Red State Blue State’: A chuckle...

News got you nervous? Quaking over coronavirus? Morose about the stock market? Fed up with the Fed? Sick of the swamp? And yet, do...

Another lost female genius found, in ‘Einstein’s Wife’ at ExPats Theatre

The history of science is studded with female geniuses snubbed by sexism. There's biophysicist Rosalind Franklin, geneticist Nettie Stevens, chemist Alice Ball— And several...