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News: The Welders Receive Grants for the Development of New Work

(Washington, D.C.) The Welders—Washington’s only playwrights’ collective devoted exclusively to developing and producing new plays—has received funding for artistic development of projects by individual artists Annalisa Dias, Rachel Hynes and Hannah Hessel Ratner, and the company has been awarded additional funding from the DC Commission on Arts and Humanities specifically to support artistic development. “One […]

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In the Moment: Interviews with Women’s Voices Theater Festival playwrights – Part 1

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 questions to a number of Women’s Voices Theater Festival (WVTF) playwrights. The questions were aimed at learning what led each playwright to develop their play. This article is not about reviewing a particular […]

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Review: ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at WSC Avant Bard

Each year, Shakespeare is the most frequently produced playwright in America, and his A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of the Bard’s most frequently produced plays. So if you’re going to produce it, you’d better have a fresh hook. WSC Avant Bard’s production, directed by Randy Baker, does: Midsummer‘s fairy-filled forest now has shadow puppets: […]

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‘Tyger’ at banished? Productions at Mead Theatre Lab

Check your pre-conceived notions of a theater experience at the sidewalk at this week’s innovative Tyger at Mead Theatre Lab by banished? Productions. The interactive experience begins before you enter the theater, playfully toying with the divisions between audience and performers. I don’t want to give anything away about the experience, but suffice to say that […]

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This Sat 8/16@8 and Sun 8/17@3: Two Free Readings of Christine Evans’ ‘Can’t Complain’ at Spooky Action Theater by Roberta Alves

New Works Completes Its First Year in Action 18 Readings and 5 Workshops under our belt and counting Created by Kristy Simmons to give Washington area authors the opportunity to show and test their new plays, Spooky Action Theater’s New Works in Action Program is marking a full year of success. Last weekend, the celebration […]

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Source Festival: ‘Mortality’-Six 10-Minute Plays

Last night I was back at CulturalDC’s Source Festival for Mortality, a series of six 10-minute plays inspired by the full length play, A Bid to Save the World. Mortality, one of the 3 themes of the festival, gives us a glimpse into how we all deal with life and death in our own ways. […]

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