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Review: ‘Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill’ at Rep Stage

It took way too long for Baltimore gal Billie Holiday to make the 20-odd mile trip out to Howard County for a live performance....

In the Moment: Jewish Plays Project at the Jewish Community Center...

We in DC theater community are constantly on the prowl for new voices with diverse mindsets and new plays on emerging issues to be...

In the Moment: Scenic Designer Tony Cisek on his Scenic Design...

Over the past nearly two decades, I have always anticipated what multi-Helen Hayes Award Scenic Designer Tony Cisek will bring forth on the Folger Theatre’s...

Dangereuse: Reconstructing Shylock: ‘District Merchants’ at the Folger Theatre

Freud said, “When a delusion cannot be dissipated by the facts of reality, it probably does not spring from reality.” This is the essence of...

Spine: Love, Greed, and Bigotry in The Folger’s ‘District Merchants’

There's no question that Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice is a problem play, fraught with old hates that were once considered justified and old beliefs...

Review: ‘District Merchants’ at Folger Theatre

District Merchants, in its world premiere at Folger Theatre, is a tour de force that explores the complexity of race and identity in Reconstruction-era...

‘Out of Silence: Abortion Stories from the 1 in 3 Campaign’

No girl grows up dreaming of terminating a pregnancy. There are plenty of aspirational fantasies out there—some good for her, some not—but to be...

‘The Conference of the Birds’ at Folger Theatre by Amanda Gunther

“The way is open but there is neither traveler nor guide.” That is the closing statement and tagline of Folger Theatre’s production of The...

REMEMBERING JOEL MARKOWITZ