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Review: ‘Swimming With Whales’ at 1st Stage

In its world premiere first professional performance, Swimming With Whales at 1st Stage has already built an impressive record in its preparation. It was...

Magic Time!: ‘Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train’ at 1st Stage

There are times in the theater when the particulars of a play—its people, place, and poetics—pull you in as only an arresting, well-told story...

Review: ‘Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train’ at 1st Stage

Stephen Adly Guirgis’s Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train, now in production at 1st Stage, opens while the audience is still finding their seats. On...

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #9: Best Performances and Ensembles in Plays...

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #9: Best Performances in Musicals in Professional Theaters in DC, MD, and VA Are: Gassan Abbas in I Shall Not Hate at Mosaic...

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #7: Best Performances and Ensembles in Musicals...

Here is the staff of DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #7: Best Performances in Musicals in Professional Theaters in DC/MD/VA: Scean Aaron as Riff Raff in The...

Review: ‘Broadway Bound’ at 1st Stage

As self-conscious plays go, Neil Simon’s Broadway Bound is both a self-fulfilling prophesy and a cross-examination of the creative process. The play, which was nominated for a...

‘Take A Bow’ Part 1: The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts’ Favorite Spring/Summer...

Here's Part 1 of the staff of DCMetroTheaterArts' favorite Spring/Summer 2016 performances. To our honorees:  TAKE A BOW! Stephanie Atha as Winifred and Sofia...

Review: ‘Black Pearl Sings!’ at MetroStage

Review: ‘Black Pearl Sings’ explores the political and the personal         Politics, whether personal or political often divides us. These differences come to light when two...

Review: ‘When the Rain Stops Falling’ at 1st Stage

This play by Andrew Bovell in this 1st Stage production burned so many astounding images onto my brain—and sent into my ears so many...

The Women’s Voices Theater Festival: ‘Inheritance Canyon’ at Taffety Punk Theatre...

How did you get to where you are today? Was it with help from your loved ones, or in spite of them? Are you...

‘Abominable’ at The Hub Theatre

There’s no question: puberty can be a bitch. Or, more to the point, a beast… It is the latter metaphor that is explored extensively...

Meet The Cast of 1st Stage’s ‘The Pitmen Painters’ Part 3:...

In Part 3 of a series of interviews with the cast of The Pitmen Painters, we meet Alden Michels. Why did you want to become a member...

Meet Director Stevie Zimmerman of 1st Stage’s ‘The Pitmen Painters’ ...

In Part 3 of a series of interviews with the cast of The Pitmen Painters, we meet Director Stevie Zimmerman. Joel: Why did you want to direct...

‘The Pitmen Painters’ at 1st Stage by Julia L. Exline

"Why do we assume that the educated and privileged have more to say than anyone else?" 1st Stage presents The Pitmen Painters, a fascinating true...

Meet The Cast of 1st Stage’s ‘The Pitmen Painters’ Part 2:...

In Part 2 of a series of interviews with the cast of The Pitmen Painters, we meet MiRan Powell. Joel: Why did you want to become a member...

Meet The Cast of 1st Stage’s ‘The Pitmen Painters’ Part 1:...

In Part 1 of a series of interviews with the cast of The Pitmen Painters, we meet James Miller. Joel: Why did you want to become...

‘The Taming of the Shrew’ at Synetic Theater’s Teen Ensemble by...

The Teen Ensemble of the Synetic Theater is taking over Crystal City this weekend with their performance of Taming of the Shrew. They are remounting...

‘Never the Sinner: The Leopold & Loeb Story’ at 1st Stage...

In 1st Stage's gripping production of Never the Sinner: The Leopold and Loeb Story, seven actors explore homosexual power struggles, murderous thrill-seeking, and reportorial...

‘Two Gentlemen Of Verona’ at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company by Amanda...

As the old saying goes, bros before…well you get the picture. As it turns out Shakespeare was the inventor, trying to prove to us...

‘Richard III’ at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company by Amanda Gunther

"Now is the winter of our discontent." This famous line uttered by the bloody king (and we all know what proceeds therein) in one...

REMEMBERING JOEL MARKOWITZ