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Archive | Women’s Voices Theater Festival

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

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 and space to metaphysically interconnect the stories of a contemporary mother and daughter recently relocated to a DC rooming house and a band of Druids in ancient Ireland persecuted and uprooted […]

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Women’s Voices Theater Festival: ‘For the Love of Oscar, A Dramedy’ at The New Milennium Howard Players

The New Millennium Howard Players‘ mission is to present “Compelling, cathartic theater from the African American cultural perspective that will touch spirits, challenge thought, move, inspire, evoke and spark discussion long after the curtain goes down.” Their first production, part of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival called For the Love of Oscar,  A Dramedy, by Hope Lynne […]

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

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 ol’ dictatorship in Syria (plus Islamic State, plus those four or five brave democratic, US trained Syrians who soon disappeared beneath waves of barrel bombs and executions)…. Bernie Sanders chants […]

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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 think I’m being derogatory. Because in Venus Theatre’s second entry into the Women’s Voices Theatre Festival, Raw, by Baltimore-based playwright Amy Bernstein, the central character is indeed a fired-up bovine committed […]

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

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 column out – then glaring at us before running off to call a girlfriend and read Bombeck’s latest. And giggling. Always the giggling! Millennials haven’t a clue. Bombeck’s thrice-weekly […]

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

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 Theatre and Belfast-born Rosemary Jenkinson—theirs has to be a match made in theater heaven. And when the result of their remarkable union—The Dealer of Ballynafeigh—is yet another smashing show, it’s time […]

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The Women’s Voices Theater Festival: ‘Gimme and Band, Gimme a Banana! The Carmen Miranda Story’ at Pointless Theatre Company

Say the name Carmen Miranda and your mind instantly conjures images of a flashy showgirl, red painted lips, feathers and sequins, and, most of all, bananas. For many, little else exists about the Chiquita Banana girl beyond these images. Pointless Theatre’s contribution to the Women’s Voice Theatre Festival, Gimme and Band, Gimme a Banana! The […]

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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 confidently reconstructed the deeply-rooted, sexualized Salomé canon into a provocative, mystical, radical new telling. Farber is a wondrous dare-devil in her reconstructed tale of 1st century A.D Judean turmoil. She places interactions between […]

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The Women’s Voices Theater Festival: ‘Cake Off’ at Signature Theatre

Signature Theatre’s Cake Off, is an appetizingly savory musical petite-four disguised as a mere head-turning sugary iced cutie. It is a whiz-bang production full of high-flying, screwball comic work topping sharp issues involving the crazy times that many people, whether female or male, can find themselves in during separation/divorce especially when custody of children is […]

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