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Magic Time!: ‘Off the Leash: A Journey Into Reality One Black...

After I watched eleven B.F.A. candidates in Howard University's Class of 2017 perform a program of self-scripted audition pieces—character-rich monodramas, actually—I had one overwhelming...

Review: Howard University’s Spring Dance Concert: ‘Unjust’

Every time I send a reviewer to Howard University to review a show they always have this reaction: "Oh My God!!" And there were...

Review: ‘Eclipsed’ at Howard University’s Department of Theatre Arts

Howard University presented the powerful new play, Eclipsed, in their black box theater this past weekend. Eclipsed was written in 2015 by Danai Gurira...

Review: ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at Howard University

From the moment the actors appear, the stage becomes a non-stop whirl of color and movement. Howard University’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream...

Review: ‘Radio Golf’ at Howard University

August Wilson made it his lifelong project to chronicle the African American experience in every decade of the 20th century with his Pittsburgh Cycle. With...

2016 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Different, Damaged, Damned’

The short but powerful Different, Damaged, Damned explores the relationship and resentments between a father Ralph (Jeremy Keith Hunter) and his high-school age son...

Roz White and Teresa Castracane on Appearing in ‘Black Pearl Sings!’...

Roz White and Teresa Castracane star in Black Pearl Sings! at MetroStage playing two extraordinary strong women from very different backgrounds. Joel: Please introduce yourself and tell our...

Review: ‘Drift’ at Howard University

Howard University’s annual spring dance concert, held this weekend at the Ira Aldridge Theater, brings forth emerging artists. In collaboration with The Washington Ballet’s...

Howard University’s Spring Dance Concert ‘DRIFT’ on April 8 & 9

We close our season through movement with DRIFT~ Spring Dance Concert! This production will surely take you on a journey through time, generations, emotions and movement....

Review #2: ‘Sarafina!’ at Howard University

“Freedom is coming tomorrow!” exclaims the students of Howard University’s Department of Theatre Arts in Sarafina! a musical written by Mbongeni Ngema and directed by...

Review: ‘Sarafina!’ at Howard University

Even if you already know how inspiring and moving this show is, from seeing the film or the musical on stage, you are in...

Review: ‘Marcus; Or the Secret of Sweet’ at Howard University

Last night I had the great satisfaction of watching Howard University students take on the challenge of a certifiably risk-taking play—Tarell Alvin McCraney’s Marcus;...

‘SPEKTRUM’ at Howard University

A world of color streamed with feet pointed and backs arched, amazed at the auspicious shapes; I witnessed dance prevail in SPEKTRUM, Howard University’s...

‘African Americans’ at Howard University

Are customs and cultures completed eradicated and evaporated when people from other continents, countries and cultures come to this great land we call “America?”...

‘Anything Goes’ at Howard University

Howard University's Department of Theatre Arts' Anything Goes, currently on the boards at the Ira Aldridge Theater, is a show to which everyone should go see....

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2014: University Productions and Performances

The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts is honored to announce that their 2014 Best Productions and Performances honors in University productions go to: UNIVERSITY PRODUCTIONS: Absurdities: An Evening...

‘SPUNK’ at Howard University

As Alicia Mitchell-Mangual sings and the lights come up, I anticipate another fantastic production by the Howard University Department of Theatre Arts. The six...

‘Thread of Gold Beads’ at Publick Playhouse of the Performing Arts

There is no doubt that the Publick Playhouse for the Performing Arts in Cheverly has its own unique charm. The décor from an art...

Smokey Robinson Presented by WHUR at The Music Center at Strathmore

Smokey Robinson is still on fire fifty three years since he was the first artist signed to Motown Records. In an evening filled with golden...

‘The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin’ at Howard University...

The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin, Howard University Department of Theatre Arts’ current musical production, is  a champagne toast to keeping it...

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