Tag Archives | Jared Mezzocchi

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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 it? Are four really “smart” people, who are only trying to save the world from itself, being shut down by an entrenched Western, “racist” mindset? Or are four “smart” people […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #14: Best Design in Professional and Community Theaters in DC/VA/MD

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 for his lighting for Black Nativity at Theater Alliance. Brian Allard for his lighting for Sleeping Beauty at Synetic Theater. Clint Allen for his projections for Angels in America Part 1: Millennium Approaches: […]

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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 fact, The War of Desire and Technology at the Close of the Mechanical Age written by Allucquere Rosanne Stone was published. Stone’s book examines with sharp eyes and no boundaries, that […]

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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 of Unexplored Interior by Jay O. Sanders, marks that first small bit of theatrical rock. And that rock resounds as a piece of theatrical conscience. For Unexplored Interior is decidedly […]

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The Women’s Voices Theater Festival: ‘Women Laughing Alone With Salad’ at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

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 lot of dressings – and undressings. It earns five stars and a bushel basket of croutons. The really nice kind. Written by Sheila Callaghan and directed by Kip Fagan, the production […]

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Here Are The Recipients of This Year’s 2015 Helen Hayes Awards – in Order of Presentation With 2 Videos

 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 RED! Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play-HELEN Production Bonita Brisker Seven Guitars No Rules Theatre Company Katy Carkuff One Man, Two Guvnors 1st Stage Maggie Erwin Failure: A Love Story […]

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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 its 2015-2016 season, featuring a world premiere as well as new plays receiving their Washington area premieres after garnering accolades from performances in New York, Los Angeles, and […]

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‘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 daily into the shrouds of PTSD. There have been many stories of soldiers coming home but few are told so powerfully in the first person. Winner of the Scotsman Fringe First […]

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‘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 production full of childhood nostalgia. If you ever believed in the magic of fairies, then this show will bring you back to that feeling of warm wonder through the eyes of […]

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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 Cradle Series. The immersive experience was all about innovation and invention, and it was (literally) tasty: There was a table where you could interact with the premise by creating your own […]

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‘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 as an exploration of innovation and scientific discovery – tracing the advent of the toaster to Benjamin Franklin’s electricity experiments during a fake meeting of a secret scientific society called T.O.W.L. […]

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‘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 a gene pool that arose in the same area on the globe that yours did? Or could the actor’s family tree be traced back to some otherforest on the planet? Theater J’s […]

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‘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 His Pockets; a darkly humored Irish comedy that will tickle your funny bone and bring a tear to your eye in one whirlwind of sensational acting and side-splitting shenanigans. Two actors, […]

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‘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 of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet at Georgetown University’s Gonda Theatre.The cheers and the standing ovation were spontaneous, such was the force and brilliance of innovative, multimedia production of the most famous and most performed […]

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