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Magic Time! ‘Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3)’ at Round House Theatre

The production of Suzan-Lori Parks’ acclaimed three-part saga now having its regional premiere at Round House Theatre is some of the most amazing storytelling I’ve seen on stage. Amazing on account of the stories themselves, and equally amazing on account of how they are told. In an essay titled “Possession,” Parks gives this provocative inkling […]

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Review: ‘Father Comes Home from the War (Parts 1, 2 & 3)’ at Round House Theatre

Round House Theatre has crafted a formidable artistic statement for Suzan-Lori Parks’ inventive, no make that commanding, Father Comes Home from the War (Parts 1, 2 & 3). It is a quietly scorching production that will leave evident marks; a provocative fusion of uncomfortable factual American racial history and vivid dramatic fictionalized flair set in […]

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Sydney-Chanele Dawkins Memorial Screening Tomorrow 11/7@10AM at AMC Hoffman Center 22 Screening Room #3 as Part of Alexandria Film Festival

ALEXANDRIA FILM FESTIVAL  Tomorrow: Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EST) Sydney-Chanele Dawkins Memorial Screening Tomorrow, Saturday, November 7th, at 10:00 a.m. AMC Hoffman Theater #3 AMC Hoffman Center 22 – Hoffman Town Center – 206 Swamp Fox Road, in Alexandria, VA 22314 The late Sydney-Chanele Dawkins was chair of the […]

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An Interview with Playwright Gabrielle Fulton on ‘Uprising’ Now Playing at MetroStage by Debbie M. Jackson

Talking with Gabrielle Fulton was like connecting with a long-lost sister. While her roots are solidly Southern, she received degrees at Columbia U. and Northwestern, giving her an east coast and Midwestern sensibility— a kindred spirit and soul. Her play, Uprising, explores her family’s stories of ancestors picking cotton in the Georgia fields, and considers […]

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The Playwright’s Playground – The Playmakers CATF 2015: Part 5: Playwright Michael Weller on ‘The Full Catastrophe’

This Special Edition of The Playwright’s Playground begins ‘The Playmaker Series: CATF 2015.’ In a series of in depth conversations, I speak with the artistic teams associated with the plays at this year’s Contemporary American Theater Festival. Playwrights, and the Directors share revealing behind the scene insights about their inspirations and the development of their […]

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The Playwright’s Playground – The Playmakers CATF 2015: Part 4: Playwright Sheila Callaghan on ‘Everything You Touch’

This Special Edition of The Playwright’s Playground begins ‘The Playmaker Series: CATF 2015.’ In a series of in depth conversations, I speak with the artistic teams associated with the plays at this year’s Contemporary American Theater Festival. Playwrights, and the Directors share revealing behind the scene insights about their inspirations and the development of their […]

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The Playwright’s Playground – The Playmakers CATF 2015: Part 3: Director Nicole A. Watson on ‘World Builders’

This Special Edition of The Playwright’s Playground begins ‘The Playmaker Series: CATF 2015.’ In a series of in depth conversations, I speak with the artistic teams associated with the plays at this year’s Contemporary American Theater Festival. Playwrights, and the Directors share revealing behind the scene insights about their inspirations and the development of their […]

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A Tribute to Sydney-Chanele Dawkins at Her Memorial Service on July 17, 2015 by Joel Markowitz

This is the eulogy I delivered at the the memorial service for DCMetroTheaterArts columnist and reviewer Sydney-Chanele Dawkins yesterday, July 17, 2015: To Aaron and Sydney-Chanele’s family and friends and colleagues who are here today – and to all of you gathered here today in this House of God – the staff of DCMetroTheaterArts and the DC […]

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2015 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Sanctuary’

A woman’s perspective on war is a powerful thing. We are often mothers, and because we can give birth, I think some of us find killing especially terrible. “I didn’t raise my boy to be a soldier” plays hauntingly at the beginning of Susanne Sulby’s heartfelt solo theatre piece, Sanctuary.  In a red shirt, black dance […]

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The Playwright’s Playground – The Playmaker Series: CATF 2015: Part 2: May Andrales on ‘Everything You Touch’

This Special Edition of The Playwright’s Playground begins ‘The Playmaker Series: CATF 2015.’ In a series of in depth conversations, I speak with the artistic teams associated with the plays at this year’s Contemporary American Theater Festival. Playwrights, and the Directors share revealing behind the scene insights about their inspirations and the development of their […]

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The Playwright’s Playground – The Playmakers CATF 2015: Part 1: Playwright Barbara Hammond on ‘We Are Pussy Riot’

The Playwright’s Playground – The Playmakers CATF 2015: Playwright Barbara Hammond on We Are Pussy Riot This Special Edition of The Playwright’s Playground begins ‘The Playmaker Series: CATF 2015.’ In a series of in depth conversations, I speak with the artistic teams associated with the plays at this year’s Contemporary American Theater Festival. Playwrights, and […]

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5 Top Scene Stealers of the Week-Week Ending 5/29/14

Here are our 5 Top Scene Stealers for the week ending May 29, 2014. Congrats to all our honorees!  ______  (1) Frank Britton as Pontius Pilate Testifying in ‘The Last Days of Judas Iscariot‘ at Forum Theatre. “Frank Britton’s memorable time on the stand as the militant and righteous Pontius Pilate is a second act highlight […]

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‘Blues for an Alabama Sky’ at Port City Playhouse

Blues for an Alabama Sky at Port City Playhouse: A Kiss to Build a Dream On: After the Harlem Renaissance The gifted and much admired Pearl Cleage is a poetic playwright.  Her dialogue shines with wit, imagery, and pathos.The Port City Playhouse has given her work the exquisitely detailed and imaginative production it deserves. Producer Sydney-Chanele […]

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Port City Playhouse Concludes its 36th Season with “Blues for an Alabama Sky’ -Opening on May 2nd

Port City Playhouse Concludes Its 36th Season, “A Salute to the American Voice,” with Blues for an Alabama Sky by Pearl Cleage, Opening on May 2nd. Port City Playhouse, Alexandria’s award-winning theatre company, celebrates its 36th season with “A Salute to the American Voice,” presenting works by four outstanding American playwrights, each with a unique […]

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Meet the Playwrights of Arena Stage’s ‘Playwrights’ Arena’: Part 1: Jacqueline E. Lawton

The Playwrights’ Arena a new play initiative developed by the American Voices New Play Institute. Centering on a small collaborative group of local playwrights dedicated to the support and development of each other’s work, the Playwrights’ Arena, facilitated by Director of Artistic Programming David Snider at Arena Stage, will meet throughout the year to investigate each other’s […]

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‘Mies Julie’ at The Shakespeare Theater Company by Sydney-Chanele Dawkins

Flames blaze in the name of truth, liberty, and land! Where there is repentance, there is hope. Without it, there is only despair. The renowned Miss Julie (Fröken Julie) by August Strindberg has become one of the world’s most durable and performed plays. Mies Julie, the exhilarating award-winning South African visionary interpretation of Strindberg’s classic, […]

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