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Interview: Nataki Garrett, ‘Jefferson’s Garden’ Director (Women’s Voices Theater Festival)

Have you ever met someone who left you feeling as though there is nothing you can’t do? I got that feeling each time I...

In the Moment Part 2: Interviews with Playwrights Dominique Cieri, Wendy...

This is the second part of a two-part series of interviews with Women’s Voices Theatre Festival playwrights. In this series, I asked the same...

Interview: Kyla Garcia on Playing Sarah Ridge Polson in ‘Sovereignty’ at...

Kyla Garcia is starring as Sarah Ridge Polson in Sovereignty at Arena Stage. Sovereignty, by Mary Kathryn Nagle, tells two stories. One is of...

Interview: Annalisa Dias, ‘4,380 Nights’ Playwright (Women’s Voices Theater Festival)

Have you ever met someone who left you feeling as though there is nothing you can’t do? I got that feeling each time I...

Review: ‘Waxing West’ at 4615 Theatre Company (Women’s Voices Theater Festival)

“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” So said F. Scott Fitzgerald, at the end of The...

In the Moment: ‘The Way of the World’ at Folger Theatre...

There’s lots to like about Theresa Rebeck’s The Way of the World just as my DC Metro Theater Arts colleague Sophia Howes points out...

In the Moment: Interviews with Women’s Voices Theater Festival playwrights –...

This is the first part of a multi-part series of interviews with Women’s Voices Theater Festival playwrights. In this series, I asked the same...

In the Moment: ‘ReDiscovery Series’ at Shakespeare Theatre Company

It was a festive, most satisfying evening of high-end arts entertainment and education. And it was totally free. What was it? It was a...

Magic Time! ‘Gender-Flipping the Bard: A Q&A with Brave Spirits Theatre’s...

Back in December 2014 I had a conversation with the Director Kevin Finkelstein that has stayed with me. I had just seen his staging...

The Women’s Voices Theater Festival: ‘Kerrmoor’ at The Interrobang Theatre Company...

Three women, bound by blood and tradition. One community in dire straits. And a centuries old rite that can mend all ills. Kerrmoor, written...

The Women’s Voices Theatre Festival: ‘Duir-wyyd: The Dreamer’s Doorway’ at Spooky...

It is intriguing to see a work in progress that has real merit. Sandra Kamman's Duir-wyyd: The Dreamer’s Doorway, a play with music, straddles time...

Women’s Voices Theater Festival: ‘For the Love of Oscar, A Dramedy’...

The New Millennium Howard Players' mission is to present "Compelling, cathartic theater from the African American cultural perspective that will touch spirits, challenge thought,...

Spine: ‘Raw’ and Revolution at Venus Theatre and Women’s Voices Theater...

Revolution is in the air. As Arab Spring lies bloodied beneath military dictatorships in Egypt and religious extremists in Libya and the same ol' same...

The Women’s Voices Theater Festival: ‘Raw’ at Venus Theatre Company

Among other notable experiences I’ve had during the Women’s Voices Theatre Festival, I can now say I’ve been admonished by a cow. Please don’t...

Magic Time!: A Conversation with Audrey Cefaly, Author of ‘Maytag Virgin’...

I have now seen 26 entries in the Women’s Voices Theater Festival, and six have shot to the top of my list in terms...

The Women’s Voices Theater Festival ‘Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End’ at...

A Wonderful “Mom-ologue” Many Baby Boomers’ earliest memories were of their stay-at-home mothers laughing at a risque line in an Erma Bombeck column, carefully cutting...

The Women’s Voices Theater Festival: ‘The Dealer of Ballynafeigh’ at The...

When a particular company and a particular playwright hit it off such that they keep knocking it out of the park—as have The Keegan...

The Women’s Voices Theater Festival: ‘Gimme and Band, Gimme a Banana!...

Say the name Carmen Miranda and your mind instantly conjures images of a flashy showgirl, red painted lips, feathers and sequins, and, most of...

The Women’s Voices Theater Festival: ‘Salomé’ at Shakespeare Theatre Company

Turn aside all you think you know about the fabled Salomé and her brief mythic encounter with John the Baptist. Acclaimed Director Yael Farber has boldly and...

The Women’s Voices Theater Festival: ‘The Magic Tree’ at The Keegan...

Four lost young people in a deserted beach house, in Dublin, late at night.  There is a thunderstorm beating down. This is the evocative...

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