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2017 FringeArts Festival Philadelphia

2017 Philadelphia Fringe Festival Review: ‘Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act’ by Blue Mercury Theatre at Independence Library

For the great South African playwright Athol Fugard, the personal is political. And nowhere is that more true than in Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act, a 1972 Fugard play, based on a real-life 1966 case, about two lovers – a black man and a white woman – torn apart by the country’s […]

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From Bethlehem to Philadelphia: An Interview with Rami Khader, Director of the Diyar Dance Theatre

Director Rami Khader, along with a group of talented and committed artists, both male and female and of differing ages and backgrounds, founded Diyar Dance Theatre in 2008. Based in Bethlehem, their mission is to bring Palestine’s rich history and culture to life through dance, movement, and theatre. Diyar uses creative performance art training to […]

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Review: ‘The Return’ at Mosaic Theater Company of DC, Part of the 2017 Voice From a Changing Middle East Festival

Mosaic Theatre Company of DC concluded their 2017 season with a riveting, deeply provocative examination of a State’s National Security apparatus on dissident individuals living and loving beneath it. The Return by Hanna Eady and Edward Mast has Her (Alyssa Wilmoth Keegan) return to Israel after an eight-year absence in America. Her mission: to repair the […]

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Review: ‘Blood Knot’ at Mosaic Theater Company of DC

 South African playwright Athol Fugard’s early masterpiece, Blood Knot, has finally returned to DC. And, judging by the roaring ovation on opening night, those who can see this production during its brief run at Mosaic Theater Company of DC are in for an electrifying experience. The play, which marks the opening shot in Mosaic’s first […]

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Review: ‘A Lesson from Aloes’ at Quotidian Theatre Company

Globally, it’s 1963 in South Africa, in the midst of the Apartheid, and also the same year as the Rivonia Trial. This is the event in which ten leaders of the African National Congress (including Nelson Mandela) were tried for 221 acts of sabotage to overthrow the apartheid system. Privately however, Gladys and Piet Bezuidenout […]

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Review: ‘Coming Home’ at Port City Playhouse

With Eleanore Tapscott’s gentle, affecting, eloquent direction, the Port City Playhouse production of Athol Fugard’s Coming Home (2009) is an exemplary work about love, loss and resilience. The bittersweet world of Fugard’s script is made visible and palatable with acting deep from the cast’s heart with praiseworthy detailed design elements. With an intimate seating arrangements, […]

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‘The Island’ at MetroStage

There are so many way to demand justice. In 1973 South Africans Athol Fugard, John Kani, and Winston Ntshona found their voices to take on South Africa’s apartheid through the words of and connections to the Ancient World of the Greeks and Antigone. Antigone was the sister who stood against the State and King Creon. She […]

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A Tribute to Tana Hicken From Friends, Colleagues, and Admirers-Tributes to be Held on Monday, September 15th at Everyman Theatre and on Monday, September 29th at 7 PM at The Studio Theatre

______ Two Tributes are Scheduled for Tana Hicken: on Monday, September 15th at 7 PM at Everyman Theatre – 315 West Fayette Street, in Baltimore, MD 21201. AND and on Monday, September 29th at 7 PM at The Studio Theatre – 1501 14th St NW, in Washington, DC 20005.  ______ Joy Zinoman Founding Artistic Director The Studio Theatre […]

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Part 2: An Interview With “Master Harold” … and the boys’ Michael Anthony Williams by Sydney-Chanele Dawkins

This is Part 2 of my series of 3 interviews with the cast of “Master Harold”. . . and the boys at Bay Theatre Company. Next: Part Three with Baakari Wilder. The fascinating and multi-talented Michael Anthony Williams is a loving father, actor, writer, and director. Creating the first professional Equity theatre company in Blacksburg, […]

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An Interview with Sean McComas of ‘Master Harold”…and the boys’ by Sydney-Chanele Dawkins

This is Part 1 of my series of 3 interviews with the cast of “Master Harold”. . . and the boys. Tomorrow: Michael Anthony Williams. Sean McComas, a recent Acting graduate of the University of Maryland Baltimore County, is starring in Annapolis, Md. as ‘Master Harold’ (“Hally”) in Bay Theatre Company’s three man ensemble smash of […]

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 (L to R) Cast - Sean McComas (Hally), Baakari Wilder (Willie), and Michael Anthony Williams (Sam) in  Bay Theatre Company's season opener - "Mr Harold" and the boys. Photo courtesy of Bay Theatre Company.

“Master Harold”…and the boys at Bay Theatre Company by Sydney-Chanele Dawkins

“Master Harold” …and the boys is the potential life-changing, pulse racing drama playing in Annapolis, MD., that marks the 11th season opener for Bay Theatre Company. The Company’s mission is to produce theater that is relevant, diverse and thought provoking, and here they succeed in a big way. This timely, compelling play has as many layers […]

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