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Review: ‘Roseburg’ at New City Stage in Philadelphia

Roseburg examines two incidents that took place a few miles, and several decades, apart. Yet they’re connected in a tragic way, through America’s fixation on guns. And while the show is focused on history, it couldn’t be more relevant. Directed and conceived by Ginger Dayle, and co-written by Dayle with the members of the Voices […]

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The Playwright’s Playground: The Playmakers CATF 2014: Actress, Daphne Gaines Gives an Insider’s Look at ‘The Ashes Under Gait City’ and Her Simone the Believer Character

This Special Edition of The Playwright’s Playground continues The Playmaker Series: CATF 2014. In a series of in depth conversations, I speak with the artistic teams and talent associated with the plays at this year’s Contemporary American Theater Festival. It’s always refreshing and reaffirming to speak with artists who are not only passionate about the […]

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‘Speech & Debate’ at Montgomery College’s Communication and Performing Arts Department by Leslie Weisman

Montgomery College Communications and Performing Arts Department’s production of Stephen Karam’s Speech & Debate, which closed on Sunday is whip-smart, sophisticated, and incisive. First, there’s Chris Campanella’s highly imaginative and illustrative lighting design, David Crandall’s creative and skillful employment of projections and sound, and Sean Urbantke’s evocative set design. Then, there’s the Equity-level acting chops exhibited […]

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Boston Ballet in 'Symphony in Three Movements.' Photo by Rosalie O'Connor.

‘Ballet Across America III-Program A’ at The Kennedy Center by Carolyn Kelemen

Ballet Across America III-Program A: Opening Night:  A Trio of Top Troupes Takes The Stage For the return of Ballet Across America at The Kennedy Center Opera House, last night’s audience included dozens of dancers, directors, choreographers, producers, and family members of the three companies that kicked off the six-day celebration. With nine companies participating in BAA III, those […]

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