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In the Moment: An Interview with Playwright Sam Chanse Appearing at ‘Fall for the Book’

There is lots of ground to cover for gender and demographic parity for playwrights and directors in the multi-cultural world that is the ever-changing DC metropolitan area. Beyond the current Women’s Voices Theater Festival, the annual Northern Virginia-based Fall for the Book brings together a wide, rich array of storytellers to celebrate the many ways there […]

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Free Screening of Folger Theatre’s 2008 Teller/Posner Directed ‘Macbeth’ This Saturday, 8/23/14 at 8:15 PM at Carter Barron

A free screening of Folger Theatre‘s 2008 magical production of Macbeth will take place on Saturday, August 23 at 8:15 pm at the Carter Barron Ampitheatre in Rock Creek Park. No tickets are required.  Directed by Teller (of Penn & Teller) and Aaron Posner and recorded before a rapt audience in the Folger’s intimate Elizabethan Theatre, this “supernatural horror thriller” […]

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NextStop Theatre Company Announces New Summer Cabaret Series With Broadway’s Sally Mayes and Karen Mason

NextStop Theatre Company announces Broadway headliners for their new Summer Cabaret Series Broadway veterans Karen Mason and Sally Mayes will be among the performers for six weeks of intimate concerts in Northern Virginia NextStop Theatre Company is proud to announce the next bold, new offering in their ambitious inaugural season.  Under the leadership of Series Producer, […]

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‘Hamlet…the rest is silence’ at Synetic Theater

“The rest is silence” are Hamlet’s last words before he dies, but you won’t hear them in this production because the whole play is conveyed in movement. Not a word is spoken. Synetic Theater first produced Hamlet … the rest is silence in 2002. Husband and wife team Paata and Irina Tsikurishvili starred as Hamlet […]

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The Playwright’s Playground: Part 2 – ‘Process, Autobiography, and Responsibility: An Interview with Pulitzer Prize-Winner, Suzan-Lori Parks’ By Sydney-Chanele Dawkins

Female theatre artists make up more than 50 percent of those involved in the theatre, yet the number of female playwrights being produced is dramatically lower. Welcome back to the conversation, and The Playwright’s Playground – an in-depth Playwright interview series with female playwrights in the D.C. theatre community. This month it is my pleasure […]

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‘The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess’ at National Theatre by Sydney-Chanele Dawkins

There are many ways of presenting blackness on stage and defining blackness, and the theater remains a venue in which to challenge, question, and probe. Yet, before The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess made its Broadway debut, the reexamination of Porgy and Bess generated an intense cultural commentary and controversy as to whether this iconic work […]

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Magic Time! ‘The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess’ at The National Theatre by John Stoltenberg

History hit an astounding “rewind” and “refresh” button last night at The National Theatre. An abundantly assorted audience of  Washingtonians rose as one to applaud an iconic work of musical theater with a past so complicated and conflicted that such heartfelt unanimity would have been unthinkable back in 1936 when the show first came to […]

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The Playwright’s Playground: Part I: ‘Adapting Porgy and Bess: An Interview with Pulitzer Prize-Winner Suzan-Lori Parks’ by Sydney-Chanele Dawkins

Female theatre artists make up more than 50 percent of those involved in the theatre, yet the number of female playwrights being produced is dramatically lower. Welcome back to the conversation, and The Playwright’s Playground – an in-depth Playwright interview series with female playwrights in the D.C. theatre community. In this continuing Series, I will […]

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