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Review: ‘Private Confessions’ at The Kennedy Center

How might one react to finding and reading their mother’s diary after her death? Did she purposely leave the diary so it would be found and read, rather than destroy it? And, how in Heaven’s name, does one react to discovering intimate details about their own mother’s long ago affair with a younger man; an […]

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Review: ‘Riches’ at Anacostia Playhouse

Act 3 of Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (1962) is entitled, “Exorcism” and, indeed, the infamous Martha and George exorcise their demons, as well as the demons of academia everywhere. In Riches, Lee Blessing’s 1984 two-hander originally entitled The War of the Roses and now on stage at the Anacostia Playhouse, we have a […]

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Cinema Speak with Sydney-Chanele: Holding Up A Mirror – An Interview with Justin Simien, Director of ‘Dear White People’

Since the age of nine, Justin Simien knew that he wanted to be a filmmaker. Years later after attending college at Chapman University in Orange County, California and working several Industry jobs as a publicist and marketing specialist, Simien’s dream is now a reality. As one of the most provocative feature filmmaking debuts in recent […]

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‘Fanny and Alexander’ at Nordic Cool 2013 at The Kennedy Center by Sydney-Chanele Dawkins

An audacious four-hour stage adaptation of Ingmar Bergman’s Oscar-winning feature film – Fanny and Alexander by Stockholm’s Royal Dramatic Theater highlights the Nordic Cool 2013 Festival in its U.S. Premiere at The Kennedy Center from March 7-9, 2013. Startling as it may seem, I enjoyed this live version of Fanny and Alexander as much as I […]

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