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Magic Time!: ‘Smart People’ at Arena Stage at the Mead Center...

Racism, presumed in polite circles to be no laughing matter, gets a hilariously smart  deconstruction in Lydia R. Diamond's Smart People. Arena Stage has...

Review: ‘Smart People’ at Arena Stage

As soon as the lights come up on Lydia R. Diamond's Smart People, now playing at Arena's Kreeger Theater, the focus is clear. Or is...

Magic Time! ‘Intelligence’ at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for...

Lately I’ve been thinking that there are two key questions that must be asked of every season-programming choice by every theater’s artistic director: 1) Why...

Review: ‘Intelligence’ at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American...

Intelligence, the new play at Arena Stage about the Valerie Plame CIA scandal, comes at a very timely moment in politics. As Donald Trump...

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #14: Best Design in Professional and Community...

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #14: Best Design in Professional and Community Theaters in DC/VA/MD Are: John Alexander for his lighting for Blackberry Winter at Forum Theatre. John Alexander...

In the Moment: ‘The Nether’ at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

The seeds of Jennifer Haley’s award-winning The Nether now at DC’s Woolly Mammoth and Philly’s InterAct were planted long, long ago. Twenty years ago in...

Spine: ‘The Nether’ and its Virtual Revolution at Woolly Mammoth Theatre...

In the middle of Jennifer Haley's beautifully poetic The Nether, now playing at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, the detective quotes Theodore Roethke's "In a...

Magic Time! ‘The Nether’ at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Playwright Jennifer Haley has seen the future and it’s The Nether, her cerebrally chilling thriller about future tech and future sex. Just opened at...

Spine: Mosaic Theater Company’s ‘Unexplored Interior’: A ‘Theatre of Conscience’

The Mosaic Theater Company has arrived, and Washington's dense theatrical geography has a different colored star on the horizon. Its inaugural production, the world premiere...

‘Unexplored Interior (This Is Rwanda: The Beginning and End of the...

There comes a moment early in Act One when Raymond, a young man who left his family in Rwanda to learn film making at...

The Women’s Voices Theater Festival: ‘Women Laughing Alone With Salad’ at...

Women Laughing Alone With Salad is a completely mesmerizing, multi-media show. Like a gourmet salad bar, this one has all the good stuff, plus a...

Here Are The Recipients of This Year’s 2015 Helen Hayes Awards...

 Here are the recipients of the 2015 Helen Hayes Awards  in the order they were announced tonight at The Lincoln Theatre.   THE RECIPIENTS ARE IN...

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company Announces Its 2015-2016 Season by Justin McCarthy

WOOLLY MAMMOTH THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES 2015-2016 SEASON  ACCLAIMED NEW PLAYS, WORLD PREMIERE CHALLENGE CONCEPTS OF BEAUTY, POWER, AND DESIRE Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company is pleased to announce...

‘Grounded’ at Olney Theatre Center

Grounded provides a unique look into one woman's journey from top-notch fighter pilot, on which her self-image is staked, to a drone pilot sinking...

‘The Night Fairy’ at Imagination Stage

Imagination Stage presents The Night Fairy, based on the book by Laura Amy Schlitz and adapted by John Glore. Jeremy Skidmore directs this imaginative...

Magic Time: ‘Toast’ at dog & ponydc

I last partook of this tasty audience-integration treat from dog&pony dc last December when I saw Toast as a workshop production in the Kogod...

‘Toast’ at dog & pony dc

After a two-year incubation period, local company dog & pony dc brings their new devised theater piece Toast to the stage. It is billed...

‘Yellow Face’ at Theater J by John Stoltenberg

If there was an open casting call for the role of you, who should get the part and who shouldn’t? Must the actor be descended from...

‘Stones in His Pockets’ at CENTERSTAGE by Amanda Gunther

People don’t go to the movies to be depressed that’s what they have the theatre for, or so says Centerstage’s production of Stones in...

‘Hamlet’ at Georgetown University by Eliza Anna Falk

To cheer, or not to cheer?  - The question did not even enter my mind at the conclusion of last night’s sold out performance...

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