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Magic Time!: ‘Hello, My Name Is…’ at The Welders

Having heralded five* Welders productions, I approached Deb Sivigny’s Hello, My Name Is… with both eagerness and wariness. Knowing that Sivigny had chosen as her subject a fact of her own biography—international adoption—I went aware that sometimes the very personal works onstage and sometimes it doesn’t, and saying so when it doesn’t can be awkward […]

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Review: ‘Hello, My Name Is…’ at The Welders

Challenging theatrical conventions, Hello, My Name Is… by Deb Sivigny, directed by Randy Baker, and produced by The Welders is like no other theater production I have taken in, in recent memory. The production delicately took my hand, then persuasively guided me undeniably into stories and design elements I had not witnessed before on a DC area […]

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Magic Time! A Report on ‘Double X’ at Schools Without Walls

S. Ann Johnson’s Double X—an exquisitely crafted choreopoem exploring the multicultural distinctions and connections among seven women—had its DC debut Saturday after appearances in Baltimore, New York, and Philadelphia. In a review of the Baltimore production two years ago (when the play was titled XX Chromosome Genome Project and directed by the playwright), DCMetroTheaterArts writer […]

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Review: ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at WSC Avant Bard

Each year, Shakespeare is the most frequently produced playwright in America, and his A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of the Bard’s most frequently produced plays. So if you’re going to produce it, you’d better have a fresh hook. WSC Avant Bard’s production, directed by Randy Baker, does: Midsummer‘s fairy-filled forest now has shadow puppets: […]

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‘Rashomon’ at American University

The stunning production of Rashomon, directed and adapted by Randy Baker at American University, is set at the City Gate to Kyoto, a court of law, and in a grove in the forest, circa 1100 AD. This highly ambitious play is an adaptation of a seminal Japanese film by Akira Kurosawa, which has been honored all over the […]

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Meet the Cast of ‘Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown’ at American University: Meet Patrick Kavanagh

In our series of interviews with the director and cast of American University’s Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, meet cast member Patrick Kavanagh. Joel: Introduce yourself to our readers and tell them what other shows you have appeared in and some of the roles you have played. Patrick: My name is Patrick Kavanagh […]

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‘Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown – A New Musical’ at American University

Talent on the Verge American University’s Department of Performing Arts is currently presenting the Washington DC premier of the Broadway musical Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. Although this new musical had a relatively short life on Broadway with a star-studded cast (including Patti LuPone and Brian Stokes Mitchell) to boot, it offers […]

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Meet the Director and Cast of American University’s ‘Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown’: Meet Director Carl Menninger

In our series of interviews with the director and cast of American University’s Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown meet Director Carl Menninger. Joel: Carl, tell us about your position and your responsibilities at American University. Introduce yourself and describe your position and your responsibilities? Carl: I am an Assistant Professor of Theatre and […]

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