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A dynamic ‘Tears of the Soul’ dramatizes 1968’s BLM awakening

Racial unrest and violent protests in the streets. Social division and a nation on the verge of collapse. A nascent social movement confronting racial...

A wonderfully manic ‘#txtshow’ from performance artist Brian Feldman

Brian Feldman puts a lot of faith in his virtual audience. His production #txtshow (on the internet), which he creates and performs, is based...

Update: Synetic Theater’s wonderfully inventive ‘Decameron’ is now all online

With all videos in The Decameron available through July, Amy Kotkin completes her original review with yellow-highlighted additions below.  History always has lessons to teach...

Wrapping up and rating Round House Theatre’s ‘Homebound’

Well, here we are. The end of 10 episodes over 11 weeks. The first episode of Homebound, which revolved around Craig’s inability to turn...

A heart-piercing tribute to frontline COVID responders in ‘The Line’ from...

With the country hitting new daily highs as COVID-19 surges well beyond hot spots such as New York, New Jersey, and Connecituct, the Public...

A Zoom critic takes a hard look at a BIPOC roundtable...

I want to carve out a new niche in the Bold New World of virtual online arts meetings. I want to become a Zoom...

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...