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Review: ‘Actually’ by Theater J at Arena Stage

The idea of sexual consent might seem simple: no means stop and yes means carry on. In practice, however, nothing could be further from...

Review: ‘The Wiz’ at Ford’s Theatre

Ford Theatre’s The Wiz, the Tony-Award-winning musical based on L. Frank Baum’s novel, will leave you enthralled, amazed, and bedazzled. The show is a...

Review: ‘Wig Out!’ at Studio Theatre

The world of  Wig Out! is a glittering fantasia on house ballroom culture. Tarell Alvin McCraney's ingeniously metatheatrical 2006 script sets this play with...

Magic Time!: On Being Seen as “Angry Black Man”: A Q&A...

I remember thinking after I first saw Lydia R. Diamond’s Smart People at Arena that the character Jaysen Wright plays, Jackson Moore, has an important and...

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...

Review: ‘The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane’ at Imagination Stage ...

Imagination Stage presents The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, a stage adaptation Kate DiCamillio's award-winning novel. The story follows a china toy rabbit through...

Review: ‘Looking for Roberto Clemente’ at Imagination Stage

Searching for something fun, informative, and meaningful to do with the family this spring? Imagination Stage’s current production of Looking for Roberto Clemente is a...

In the Moment: Reflections on ‘Sons of the Prophet’ at Theater...

At the heart of Stephen Karam’s Sons of the Prophet are his Old-Testament Job-like questioning of an unseen, unknown higher presence. Questions abound around...

‘Sons of the Prophet’ at Theater J

Theater J’s first triumph of the season was Caleen Sinnette Jennings’ semi-autobiographical Queens Girl in the World. Its second is also loosely autobiographical: Stephen Karam’s Sons...

The Women’s Voices Theater Festival: ‘Now Comes the Night’ at 1st...

Visceral, haunting, and beautifully executed, Now Comes the Night at 1st Stage is an excruciating and suspenseful look at lives of three journalists whose...

Free Play Reading Today at 2 PM of LOVE GODFREY/LOVE GEORGE,...

LOVE GODFREY/LOVE GEORGE, by John Stoltenberg has a FREE staged reading TODAY, Sunday, May 3, 2015, at 2:00 pm at the MLK Library John: Readers...

John Stoltenberg Interviews John Stoltenberg About His Play ‘Love Godfrey /...

A play by contributing writer John Stoltenberg will have a staged reading Sunday, May 3, 2015, at 2:00 pm at the MLK Library. John...

‘Choir Boy’ at The Studio Theatre

At the heart of Tarel Alvin McCraney’s Choir Boy, the new play at Studio Theatre, is the question of what it means to be...

Magic Time! ‘Choirboy’ at The Studio Theatre

There comes a scene in Choir Boy at The Studio Theatre when five young black men stand naked in dimly lit separate shower stalls...

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2014: Best Performances in a Play in Professional...

The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts is honored to announce that their Best of 2014: Best Performances in Plays in Professional Theatres go to:  BEST ACTOR IN...

‘Take Me Out’ at 1st Stage

Just over ten years old, Richard Greenberg’s Take Me Out has already been widely accepted into the canon of Great American Plays. This is...

Pinkalicious-The Musical at Adventure Theatre MTC

Adventure Theatre MTC presents Pinkalicious-The Musical, based on the book by Victoria and Elizabeth Kann and with lyrics by John Gregor. Carl Menninger directs this...

‘The Carolina Layaway Grail’ at The Welders

Joseph Campbell taught that myth is a mirror for the ego. So it is through myth that protagonist Diana examines her life experience in...

The Welders Announce the Full Company & Creative Team for their...

Allyson Currin’s The Carolina Layaway Grail to run March 22 – April 5, 2014  The Welders announce the full company and creative team for their first production, Allyson...

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