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Review: ‘Are you now, or have you ever been…’ at MetroStage

In the current political zeitgeist, which includes Russian hackers manipulating opinion through Facebook ads, playwright Carlyle Brown’s Are you now, or have you ever...

Review: ‘Detroit ’67’ at The Stagecrafters Theater

Two young black men stumble upon an expensively dressed but badly beaten young white woman in the ghetto. What do they do? If it’s...

Review: ‘Black Nativity’ at ANKH Repertory Theatre and The Finest! Performance...

Productions of Langston Hughes’ holiday classic Black Nativity are numerous in the DC area this holiday season, but the joint production by ANKH Repertory...

Review: ‘Black Nativity’ at New Freedom Theatre

Fifty years is a very long time for an arts group to exist in this changing world and economy, but Freedom Theatre is celebrating...

Review: ‘Black Nativity’ at Theater Alliance

I saw Black Nativity last year at Anacostia Playhouse and was so thrilled by it (as I wrote in my rave review), I had...

The Opening of the National Museum of African American History and...

 Hollywood actors, singers and local talent fuel the opening ceremony of the National Museum of African American History and Culture One-hundred years in the making,...

‘Black Nativity’ at Theater Alliance

If it is true that theater originated as worship and ritual—as a healing form of human communion with sacred mystery—then that history is surely...

‘Black Nativity’ at Theatre Horizon in Norristown, PA

With an original twist on the classic Christmas story, Horizon Theatre's joyful Black Nativity overflows with exuberance and heart. The book and songs are a combination...

‘Akeelah and the Bee’ at Arena Stage

How do you spell T-E-R-R-I-F-I-C  S-H-O-W? Those of us with Millennial-generation children are used to the intensity of youth sports, like football, lacrosse or soccer,...

DC Black Theatre Festival: ‘Letters from Zora: In Her Own Words’

 The Harlem Renaissance was magically rebirthed through Vanessa Bell Calloway’s phenomenal one-woman performance of Letters from Zora: In Her Own Words at the gala...

In the Moment: ‘Anne & Emmett’ at MetroStage

Created and handsomely rendered with boundless love, heart and soul, the short-run Metro Stage/Race and Reconciliation in America (RARIA) production of Anne & Emmett...

‘Raisin’ Cane: A Harlem Renaissance Odyssey’ at George Mason University’s Center...

Inspired by the 1923 novel, Cane, by Jean Toomer, and the work of other renaissance artists, this multimedia presentation fronted by Jasmine Guy provided a...

An Interview with Jasmine Guy on ‘Raisin’ Cane: A Harlem Renaissance...

On the evening of January 24, 2015, the renowned star of stage, television, and film, Jasmine Guy will present for one-night only, “Raisin’ Cane:...

‘A Raisin in the Sun’ at Compass Rose Theater

I don’t believe He brought me this far (to leave me.) In 1959, Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun was a groundbreaking, electrifying original...

Real Life and Lots of Donuts: ‘Superior Donuts’ Opens at Silver...

It’s a shop in Chicago that’s worn out and rough around the edges—and you could say the same about many of the people who...

‘The Art of the African-American Spiritual’ at National Chamber Ensemble by...

The National Chamber Ensemble presented The Art of the African-American Spritual at Artisphere on Saturday evening. It was a delightful concert with talent abounding,...

‘I Too Sing America: The Life and Poetry of Langston Hughes’...

In celebration of the prolific poet, novelist, social activist, playwright and columnist, James Mercer Langston Hughes, a proponent of racial consciousness and cultural nationalism...

Season Preview: Theater Alliance’s 2012-2013 Season by Lee Daugherty

Theater Alliance’s Tenth Anniversary Season is the company’s most ambitious to date. Here are the theater shows we’ve selected and why we love them: World...

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