Tag Archives | Jennifer Mendenhall


‘The Cripple of Inishmaan’ at Scena Theatre

Scena Theatre’s comedy through the lens of small-town folk in a small Aran Islands community named Inishmaan, off the coast of Ireland. The year is 1934, and we catch a glimpse of all the archetypal small-town characters: the town busybody, the melancholy tough guy, the aging spinsters, the wayward young woman, and of course, the young […]

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Magic Time! A Look at ‘Cherokee’ at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company (Article)

The connectivity crew at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company creates some of the most imaginative audience-engagement gimmicks in town. Typically tied to, and expressive of, the themes inside a play, these fun diversions are always cleverly designed to pique interest in those themes and prompt audiences to personalize them. With Cherokee, Woolly’s current production, that team […]

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Source Festival: ‘Revenge: Six 10-Minute Plays’

Someone once said “revenge is sweet.” In the case of CulturalDC’s Source Festival show Revenge, not only is revenge sweet, but it is hilarious, thought-provoking, and at times a little frightening. Revenge, a series of six 10-minute plays is based on the full length play, The Thrush and the Woodpecker, and is also one of […]

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Theatre Lab’s DRAMATHON Tonight at 10:30 PM at Theater J

Theatre Lab’s DRAMATHON is Tonight at 10:30 PM at: Theater J-1529 Sixteenth Street, NW, in Washington, DC I hope you will go and support Theatre Lab! Actors participating in The Theatre Lab’s 2014 DRAMATHON are: Purchase your tickets HERE. You can use the ticket price to support one of our student fundraisers by writing their […]

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‘Andy and the Shadows’ at Theater J by Flora Scott

Born in the shadow of our parents, it is every child’s journey to discover the source of light shone on them that ignites the inspiration for prosperity in order to, ultimately, cast one’s own projections in this life. Life is complicated, yet it’s simple. Confusing while transparent. It’s unfair. It’s tragic, but offers magical moments […]

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Sarah Marshall, Michael Tolaydo, and Jennifer Mendenhall in ‘Apples From the Desert.’ Photograph by C. Stanley Photography.

‘Apples from the Desert’ at Theater J by Doug Poms

The latest offering at Theater J, Savyon Liebrecht’s Apples from the Desert, is an emotional family drama set in Israel. Although the characters in the play come close to becoming stock stereotypical characters, the strong performances add plenty of texture to these roles, resulting in a rich and moving production, directed with finesse by Johanna Gruenhut. […]

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Schmoozing With the 2012 Helen Hayes Awards Nominees: Flye, Hébert, Mendenhall, Riegler and Russotto by Joel Markowitz

I am so happy to begin a series of short interviews with this year’s Helen Hayes Award nominees with five of my favorite local actors – Catherine Flye, Mitchell Hébert, Jennifer Mendenhall, Kirstin Riegler, and Michael Russotto. Joel: Where were you when you found out that you had been nominated for a Helen Hayes Award, and what […]

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