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News: Two Years After Launching Mosaic, Ari Roth Reflects

This piece, “Two Years After Launching Mosaic, Ari Roth Reflects” by Marilyn Millstone was originally published on HowlRound, a knowledge commons by and for the theatre community, on September 12, 2017. Trundling my way to DC’s Mosaic Theater aboard the city’s long-delayed, notoriously expensive but finally operational H Street trolley, I pondered why I’d petitioned […]

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Review #2: ‘Charm’ at Mosaic Theater Company of DC

Just opened at Mosaic Theater Company in a thrilling and vibrant production directed by Natsu Onoda Power is a play that puts on stage some of what National Geographic just called the gender revolution. But this is no anthropological field trip. Charm is so funny and poignant, and so pure of heart, that it elevates […]

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Review: ‘Charm’ at Mosaic Theater Company of DC

If you think teaching manners to a group of outcast runaways sounds like a joke—ridiculous at best, and irrelevant or possibly dangerous at worst—then think again. Because the idea of offering lessons in uplifting behavior to people who see themselves as undeserving is neither new nor hard to believe. Of course, it helps to have […]

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Review: ‘Baltimore’ at The University of Maryland’s School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies at The Clarice

I saw the whole of Baltimore From May until December Of all the things that happened there That’s all that I remember. — Countee Cullen, “The Incident” It’s interesting how one negative incident can shape our perception of a new place. Kirsten Greenidge’s Baltimore is a close look at how one racial incident can shape […]

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Spine: Mosaic Theater Company’s ‘Unexplored Interior’: A ‘Theatre of Conscience’

The Mosaic Theater Company has arrived, and Washington’s dense theatrical geography has a different colored star on the horizon. Its inaugural production, the world premiere of Unexplored Interior by Jay O. Sanders, marks that first small bit of theatrical rock. And that rock resounds as a piece of theatrical conscience. For Unexplored Interior is decidedly […]

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‘Marie Antoinette’ at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

In Woolly Mammoth’s Marie Antoinette the doomed, dark-shades donning Queen of France enters with two ladies-in-waiting. She slips off her robe, revealing an oh-so-modern two-piece bathing suit. She steps into her miniature swimming pool—aka jacuzzi—while one of her ladies lies on the green carpet, sun reflector tanning her already glowing bronze skin. Then the Queen bends forward and […]

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Scene Stealers-Week Ending 9/11/14

Here are this week’s Scene Stealers. Congrats to all our honorees.  ______ Shayna Blass as Anshul Getting Tipsy in Yentl at Theater J “As Yentl— the Jewish girl who dresses as a Yeshiva boy (Anshul) in order to study Torah—Shayna Blass embodies a young person’s passion kept within the impossible constraints of social custom, conventional propriety, […]

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‘The Argument’ at Theater J by David Friscic

Theater J is pulling out all the stops in its current and very polemical production of playwright Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros’ The Argument. Directed with a tight, concise flair by Associate Artistic Director Shirley Serotsky, this extremely relevant play grips from the beginning to the end. This absorbing play deals with the questions of free will, morality, […]

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‘The Matchmaker’ at The School of Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies at University of Maryland by Tiffany Draut

University of Maryland’s School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies’ production of The Matchmaker at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center has it all: mistaken identity, incessant weeping, public drunkenness, adventures, and true love. Thornton Wilder’s play, upon which the musical Hello, Dolly! was based, pays homage to timeless human frivolity and frailty, set in the world of […]

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Here’s the List of Honorees of DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best Scene Stealers of 2012-2013

Here are the 2012-2013 Scene Stealers honorees selected by the staff of DCMetroTheaterArts. Congrats to all of you on your fine Scene Stealing performances. ____ *Kevin Adams’ transformation in An Irish Carol at The Keegan Theatre. *Ian Armstrong singing his monologues in Twelfth Night or What You Will at Taffety Punk Theatre Company. *Steve Beall singing “Goldenhair” in James Joyce’s […]

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Favorite ‘Scene Stealers’ of the 2012-2013 DC Area Theater Season: Part 7

There were many wonderful Scene Stealing moments on DC Metro Area stages in our professional, community, children’s, and university theaters during the past theater season (August 1, 2012-August 1, 2013). Here’s our seventh set of honorees: From Amanda Gunther: Will Carson playing Creon in the Mobtown Players production of Medea. Briefly encountered Carson made his presence felt. Paying homage […]

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‘Boeing Boeing’ at Rep Stage by Yvonne French

Get a ticket and fly over to Rep Stage in Columbia, MD, for Boeing Boeing, a completely enjoyable bedroom farce. Boeing Boeing premiered in Paris in 1960 where it ran for 19 years and was first staged in English in 1962 in London’s West End, where it enjoyed a five-year run with Patrick Cargill as Bernard. It was […]

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‘The Price’ at Bay Theatre Company by Amanda Gunther

The price of used furniture is nothing but a viewpoint. Much like the conflicting viewpoints caught between two estranged brothers after sixteen years of not speaking to one another. You’ll find plenty of viewpoints wrapped up in this drama as Bay Theatre Company closes out their season with Arthur Miller’s The Price. Directed by Steven […]

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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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50% Off All Tickets for Spring Awakening Tonight through Sunday

CLICK HERE TO GET 50% OFF FOR ALL REMAINING PERFORMANCES OPRING AWAKENING AT OLNEY THEATERE CENTER TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY, MARCH 10TH USE DISCOUNT CODE DCMTA Spring Awakening plays through March 10, 2013 at Olney Theatre Center’s Main Stage — 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, in Olney, MD. For tickets call (301) 924-3400, or purchase them online. Running […]

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