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Interview: ‘You and My Mother Can Purchase Sweaters for Obese People to Your Heart’s Content’ – A Conversation with Cameron Folmar

David, the character Cameron Folmar plays in The Santaland Diaries (now at Drafthouse Comedy Theater in DC through December 23), struggles with compartmentalizing his identity as a Macy’s Elf with being a 43-year-old human in the humiliating position of having to portray a Macy’s Elf. It’s a battle Folmar humanizes beautifully – especially for those […]

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Reversed Elf: Joe Brack Directs Matty Griffiths in ‘The Santaland Diaries’ Opening Tomorrow 12/2 @8PM at Capital Fringe’s Logan Arts Space Through 12/24

Since 2008 Matty Griffiths and Joe Brack have taken on David Sedaris’ delicious script for The Santaland Diaries four times. Each year they explored the rich, true-to-life text to find a fresh take on this off-beat holiday classic. This year may be their freshest yet as they flip their own script by trading roles. In the […]

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 Jake Mahler in 'The Santaland Diaries. Photo by Michael Bailey.

‘Santaland Diaries’ at Blackfriars Playhouse by Mark Dewey

Shakespeare Yields to Sedaris in Staunton You hear a lot of laughter at Blackfriars Playhouse. Usually it builds, develops, accumulates slowly, and then overflows in torrents that are hard to stop. Actors sometimes have to pause in the middle of a gesture and wait for the audience to pull itself together. Sometimes they step out […]

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Left - Joe Brack  Right: Danny Cackley. Photo by Jack N. Benstock.

‘The Santaland Diaries’ by Anne Tsang

When I was first introduced to David Sedaris in college, I was hooked from the first word by his sardonic humor. The Santaland Diaries, chronicles his adventures (or should I say mis-adventures?) as an elf working in Macy’s Santaland. The show, adapted by Joe Mantello, directed by Matty Griffiths, and starring the comedic genius Joe […]

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