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Duck (Shaquille Stewart) in the cage of his mind being harassed by his brother Crumb (James Nelson). Photo courtesy of Tom Block.

Review: ‘Duck’ by Tom Block at the Highwood Theatre

What difference does 1% make? In the case of Duck, a new play by Tom Block currently playing at the Highwood Theatre in Silver Spring, 1% can be the difference between life and death. Duck follows the internal struggle of Duck, a CIA statistician who earned that eponymous nickname because, under periods of great stress, […]

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Review: ‘Sub-Basement’ at Athena Theatre Company

It’s not always easy to decide who you are and what you want to be when you grow up, especially if your father, ex-boyfriend, new date, and society at large, in both Canada and the US, are pulling you in different directions. That’s the premise of Athena Theatre Company’s world premiere of Sub-Basement by playwright/artist/author/human-rights […]

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This Sat 8/16@8 and Sun 8/17@3: Two Free Readings of Christine Evans’ ‘Can’t Complain’ at Spooky Action Theater by Roberta Alves

New Works Completes Its First Year in Action 18 Readings and 5 Workshops under our belt and counting Created by Kristy Simmons to give Washington area authors the opportunity to show and test their new plays, Spooky Action Theater’s New Works in Action Program is marking a full year of success. Last weekend, the celebration […]

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Desiree Miller, Cellist. Photo courtesy of Wanderlust Theater Lab.

‘Butterfly’ at Wanderlust Theater Lab by Jessica Dall

Walking into the Takoma Park Community Center Theater, it’s possible to tell right away that there is something unsettling about Tom Block’s new play, Butterfly, directed by Roselie Vasquez-Yetter, who also provided the set design. The stage, done up as a convincing living room, is bathed in red light, dark abstract art hangs both around the stage […]

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Molotov Theatre Group Announces Its 2013-2014 Season by Alex Zavistovich

Molotov Theatre Group, Washington DC’s only Grand Guignol theatre company, has announced its 2013/2014 season, which includes Extremities, Normal, and Killer Joe, and is issuing a call for directors for two of the shows. “It is a season of plays that have inspired some rather twisted movies,” said Co-Artistic Director Alex Zavistovich. “Generally, Molotov’s audience members […]

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TODD (Michael Mack), ABS (Karim Chaibi), MARTINI (Anika Harden), JAN (Stephen Backus), and GERTIE (Gigi Buscaglio) share a moment onstage together. Photo courtesy of Tom Block.

Part Four: Wanderlust Theater Lab: An Interview with Playwright Tom Block on ‘Butterfly’ Which Opens Friday at Takoma Park Community Center

DCMetroTheaterArts caught up with Playwright Tom Block over coffee, in the small, sun-filled writing studio where he creates his written works. As he sat overlooking the rural expanse of his 15/100ths of an acre in downtown Silver Spring, he took a few moments to answer our questions about the world premier of his play, Butterfly, […]

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Elliot Dash (TODD) and Stephen Backus (JAN). Photo courtesy of Wunderlust Theater Lab.

Part 3: Wanderlust Theater Lab: Meet the Cast of ‘Butterfly’ by Tom Block and Roselie Vasquez-Yetter

THE CAST OF WANDERLUST’S BUTTERFLY  Wanderlust Theater Lab comprises a growing collection of theatrical talent to draw from for its productions. It augments its repertory actors with open calls for each reading or production. Butterfly has been no different, and brings together four African-American characters with two Caucasian and one Arab actor, combining some actors  previously seen in […]

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Part Two: Wanderlust Theater Lab: An Interview with Founder Roselie Vasquez-Yetter and Playwright Tom Block

Playwright, author and visual artist Tom Block began writing plays a few years ago.  His work immediately attracted the attention of Wanderlust Theater Lab’s founder Roselie Vasquez-Yetter. She led Tom’s first play, White Noise through a series of readings and then to production last June. She is currently bringing Tom’s second play, Butterfly, to the stage this February […]

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