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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

MaryKate Brouillet: Flying High as Peter Pan by Jamila Reddy

For this month’s Art of the Actor, MaryKate Brouillet shares the playful approach that keeps J. M. Barrie's beloved story fresh and magical for children and adults alike. You can s…

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

And The Nominees Are…! by Jamila Reddy

For this week’s At Rise, writer Jamila Reddy sat down with theatreWashington’s President and CEO Amy Austin, to get the inside scoop on the Helen Hayes Awards, being celebrated M…

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Alan Wade: Finding Truth in a Mystery Classic by Jamila Reddy

Actor Alan Wade has long been a favorite of Washington audiences. For this month’s Art of the Actor, he shares his views on stage craft, his obsessions with English detective show…

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Kathryn Kawecki: "Proof" of Genius by Jamila Reddy

Designer Kathryn Kawecki has brought her mind-broadening vision to a series of productions at 1st Stage, culminating with her evocative creations for Proof, running through May 8. Writer Jam…

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Jonno Roberts: Avoiding the Slime by Jamila Reddy

In this month's Art of the Actor, Jonno Roberts faces the challenge of breathing life into the villainous Iago in the Shakespeare Theatre Company's production of Othel…

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Emerging Companies Garner HHA Nominations by Jamila Reddy

At the announcement of this year’s Helen Hayes Award nominations, three companies were honored with first-time, stand-alone recognition. Flying V and Pointless Theatre, both recipients…

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Luz Nicolás: The Faces of Elizabeth Arden by Jamila Reddy

Nominated for a 2016 Helen Hayes Award for her portrayal of the title character in Yerma, Luz Nicolás returns to GALA Hispanic Theatre to play Elizabeth Arden in Señorita …

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Presenting the Aniello Award Nominees! by Jamila Reddy

When the Helen Hayes Award nominations were announced on February 1, three theatre companies were named as finalists for the John Aniello Award for Outstanding Emerging Theatre Company: Arts…

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Conjuring Monsters at Creative Cauldron by Jamila Reddy

This month’s installment of The Wright Stuff finds Stephen Gregory Smith and Matt Conner creating a new musical, commissioned by Creative Cauldron’s Bold New Works for Intimate S…

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Holly Twyford: The Adventure Continues by Jamila Reddy

The recipient of four Helen Hayes Awards, actor Holly Twyford is crossing gender barriers to take on the role of Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Folger Theatre, Janu…

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Turning the Corner: Peter's Alley Theatre Productions by Jamila Reddy

In this month's focus on emerging theatre companies and up-and-coming individual artists, At Rise finds Peter's Alley Theatre Productions preparing for its upcoming ru…

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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Jeffrey Hatcher: The Writer as Character Actor by Jamila Reddy

For this month’s The Wright Stuff, writer Jamila Reddy caught up with playwright Jeffrey Hatcher in the midst of rehearsals for his adaptation of Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s The …

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Dawn Ursula: In Service to the Story by Jamila Reddy

In the latest addition to our Art of the Actor interview series, writer Jamila Reddy chats with Helen Hayes Award recipient Dawn Ursula about the challenges of uncovering a charact…

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Nova Payton: The Beauty of the Backstory by Jamila Reddy

From her early work singing back-up for Roberta Flack to a career as one of Washington’s leading musical theatre actors, Helen Hayes Award recipient Nova Payton has always been an…

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Director Jennifer Nelson Brings "Gospel" to Mosaic by Jamila Reddy

Jennifer Nelson has been part of the Mosaic Theater Company team since its founding last year when Artistic Director Ari Roth invited her to serve as Resident Director. After long …

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The Apple Family Cycle: Rick Foucheux and Sarah Marshall by Jamila Reddy

For this month's The Art of the Actor, writer Jamila Reddy chatted with Rick Foucheux and Sarah Marshall from the cast of the Apple Family Cycle, a series of plays that has str…

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Nu Sass Productions: Breaking Barriers Onstage and Off by Jamila Reddy

Speaking with Aubri O’Connor and Angela Kay Pirko is like listening in on a conversation with two old friends. They finish each other’s sentences, agree on certain things as stro…

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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Shayna Blass: Living Multiple Lives by Jamila Reddy

Born and bred in Washington, DC, Shayna Blass is an actor, singer and dancer who tries “to do it all, because why not, it feels really good.” She started performing at the age of…

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Audrey Cefaly: Magic in the Quiet Moments by Jamila Reddy

Audrey Cefaly is a self-identfying Southern playwright and director whose work draws inspiration from her home state of Alabama. She wrote and directed the world premiere of her new dra…

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Playwright Sheri Wilner: Add Music and Stir by Jamila Reddy

Continuing theatreWashington's focus on The Women's Voices Theater Festival, writer Jamila Reddy chatted with playwright Sheri Wilner about the play that inspired Cake…

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Playwright Zeder: Taking Flight with Family Audiences by Jamila Reddy

In celebration of theatreWeek 2015 and the Women's Voices Theater Festival, theatreWashington is posting daily, in-depth features on the Festival's playwrights an…

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Monday, September 21, 2015

Playwright Jennings: Life Upon the Stage by Jamila Reddy

In celebration of theatreWeek 2015 and the Women's Voices Theater Festival, theatreWashington is posting daily, in-depth features on the Festival's playwrights and directors. re…

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Amber Jackson: Director on the Rise by Jamila Reddy

Amber Jackson is a director, writer, actor, and choreographer with a growing reputation in the Washington theatre community. She made a splash last season with her production of Lobster Alic…

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Thursday, July 9, 2015

Keegan Theatre: New Beginnings, Loyal Audiences by Jamila Reddy

When the Keegan Theatre calls themselves a neighborhood theatre, they mean it. Nestled in the historic Church Street Theatre—named for St. Thomas’s Episcopal Church at the e…

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Rainbow Theatre Project: Producing with Pride by Jamila Reddy

Lee Gable, a twenty-year veteran of the Washington theatre scene, admits that running a theatre that reflects the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) experience is no easy…

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Alliance for New Music-Theatre: What Would Kafka Want? by Jamila Reddy

In the spring of 1994, fifteen artists got together to ask question, “What is new music-theatre?” The question became the foundation for the Alliance for New Music-Theatre, and r…

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Monday, April 6, 2015

First-Time HHA Nominations for Rising Companies by Jamila Reddy

The Helen Hayes Awards -  to be presented tonight at the historic Lincoln Theatre – offer an opportunity for emerging theatre companies in the Washington area to be celebrate…

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Flying V: Genre-Defying Aniello Award Recipients by Jamila Reddy

If Flying V doesn’t sound like the name of a conventional theatre company, it’s because it’s not supposed to. Founded in 2011 with a mission to align the experience of thea…

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

NextStop Theatre: The Elden Street Players Go Pro by Jamila Reddy

NextStop Theatre has been around for 27 years, making it one of the longest-standing companies in the DC-Maryland-Virginia (DMV) area that you’ve probably never heard of. That’s …

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Anu Yadav: The Potential of Transformation by Jamila Reddy

For Anu Yadav, the work she does on stage is only as important as the people who see it. The conversation between work and witness is central to her mission as an artist. “For me its n…

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Red Branch: Small Space, Big Story by Jamila Reddy

Red Branch Theatre Company started off with what most emerging theatre companies only dream of: a permanent artistic home. Stephanie Williams, the owner of the Drama Learning Center and a fo…

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All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards