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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Creative Cauldron keeps performers working with live and virtual concerts by Lorraine Treanor

A few area theatre companies are beginning to offer live performances. One of them is Creative Cauldron in Falls Church, VA which is presenting its summer cabaret season for at-home viewing …

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 01:06PM
Friday, August 7, 2020

Find what you’ve been missing. This week’s recommends include Fringe, Fools, music and puppets by Lorraine Treanor

Foolish Fridays Faction of Fools Friday, Aug 7, 7pm Free Click to watch Faction of Fools, Washington’s commedia dell’Arte theater company, resumes its Foolish Fridays beginning tonight a…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 05:06PM
Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Rorschach’s Klecksography and the future of theatre by Lorraine Treanor

Subtitled “The Future of Theatre,” Rorschach Theatre’s annual Klecksography (Klex20) project comes along just as we are all pondering exactly what that future will be. Klecksography 20…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 01:42PM
Monday, August 3, 2020

Signature Theatre launches THE SIGNATURE SHOW on YouTube by Lorraine Treanor

There’s a new show in town, one shot straight from the heart of Signature Theatre to digitally connected musical theater fans everywhere. It’s called THE SIGNATURE SHOW and it’s free t…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 08:03PM
Saturday, August 1, 2020

DCTS recommended viewing starting July 31 by Lorraine Treanor

This week we’re highlighting some local works, plus a few others we couldn’t pass up.  And hang on, at the end, for a fun quiz. For a robust list of  viewing beyond our area, we recomm…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 09:36AM
Thursday, July 30, 2020

Quotidian Theatre’s closing its warehouse with a huge sale. Pre-auction buys start now by Lorraine Treanor

One distinction of a Quotidian Theatre production has always been its set pieces and props, expertly chosen and carefully placed in its single set rooms adding airs of authenticity to such n…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 04:18PM
Monday, July 27, 2020

It’s tonight! Memorial Celebration of the life and legacy of Victor Shargai by Lorraine Treanor

We hope you can tune in to YouTube tonight as the Washington theatre community comes together in loving tribute to Victor Shargai, long-time leader of theatreWashington, and generous friend …

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 12:36PM

Live performances of Othello and Twelfth Night at American Shakespeare Center have begun. by Lorraine Treanor

While a survey done by Shugoll Research shows that Washingtonians are chary about returning to theater while the coronavirus rages, one company is prepared to put live actors on the stage wi…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 12:36PM
Friday, July 24, 2020

DCTS recommends. Online viewing starting July 24 by Lorraine Treanor

Victor Shargai Memorial Celebration Produced by theatreWashington July 27, 8pm Click to watch on YouTube Victor Shargai, generous benefactor, friend and advocate for theatre in the Washingto…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 01:18PM
Tuesday, July 21, 2020

J. J. Johnson talks about WANNABE, his comic play about growing up Black in a White VA town by Lorraine Treanor

J. J. Johnson, who extends his talents as a DC stage actor (recently, Les Deux Noirs: Notes on Notes of A Native Son) into film and and commercial work, now adds playwright to his resumé wi…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 03:24PM
Friday, July 17, 2020

Recommended watching and listening for this week by Lorraine Treanor

We hope you will take time to watch DC Theatre Scene’s first virtual discussion, held Friday night. An honest, personal sharing of the affects of racism on these important members of our t…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 02:03PM
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Review: Synetic Theater’s The Decameron, Day 6. We dance! by Lorraine Treanor

The short videos from Synetic on this sixth day of content give us three worlds and stories through the language of dance. In classical ballet’s repertoire there is no greater or more phys…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 08:32PM
Tuesday, July 14, 2020

First live performances in the area start July 25 at ASC. Here’s how they’re making it happen. by Lorraine Treanor

American Shakespeare Center joins only a few companies in the country to have obtained permission from authorities for live performances this summer. ASC will perform Othello and Twelfth Nig…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 05:18PM
Monday, July 13, 2020

Review: Synetic Theater’s The Decameron, Day 4. by Lorraine Treanor

Day 4 of Synetic Theater’s series of short pieces devised by members of the company’s roster of artists shows much of the same agility and demonstrable translation into forms of physical…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 03:06PM
Friday, July 10, 2020

Tune in and listen up. This week’s list of recommended shows and podcasts by Lorraine Treanor

Ride Share by Reginald Edmund Produced by Black Lives Black Words International Project July 9 – 12 $16.96 Click for tickets Ride Share follows an young African American Uber Driver as a s…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 02:48PM
Wednesday, July 8, 2020

First Equity-approved shows open this summer in the Berkshires. Any hope for DC area? by Lorraine Treanor

Actors Equity has greenlighted two live productions in the Berkshires this summer. While there have been some non-Equity performances around the country, this is the first approved by the un…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 02:36PM
Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Review: Round House Theatre’s Homebound ends with “Reopening” by Lorraine Treanor

At first glance, the title of Homebound’s final episode, “Reopening,” seems misleading. As we all know, America’s state by state reopenings have been a set of fits and starts leadin…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 03:36PM
Friday, July 3, 2020

Stories that reveal who we are. Digital theatre to watch this week by Lorraine Treanor

Not all the fireworks are in the air. These theatrical works blaze as brightly and linger longer. Hamilton Disney+ $6.99 for one month subscription Click to subscribe The original Broadway c…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 12:24PM
Friday, June 26, 2020

Recommended shows to catch this weekend by Lorraine Treanor

May 22, 2020 Arena Stage Free View below or view later Arena Stage adds filmmaker to its accomplishments with May 22, 2020, a filmed docudrama, directed by Arena Stage Artistic Director Moll…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 06:36PM
Thursday, June 25, 2020

Bring an artist’s performance into your home, or at least to your driveway. by Lorraine Treanor

Have you ever wished that your living space could be re-imagined by a set designer? Or that you could gift a personalized greeting or concert by a favorite performer? Or that a theatre artis…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 05:24PM
Monday, June 22, 2020

Watch Hamilton movie trailer ahead of its July 3 premiere on Disney+ by Lorraine Treanor

The film version of the Broadway musical phenom, Hamilton, will premiere on streaming service Disney+ starting July 3. Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda first posted the trailer on his Twi…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 02:18PM
Friday, June 19, 2020

Juneteenth celebrations: Antonyo Awards, Alvin Ailey, IN Series and a nationwide new play reading by Lorraine Treanor

Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, the day that a regiment of Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas to announce the end of the Civil War and the emancipation of the enslaved peoples…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 01:54PM
Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Music for the movement: Skin on the Drum, Michael Franti & Spearhead by Lorraine Treanor

Recommended by Anastasia Wilson, DC actor now based in Atlanta. “And as the pepper gas clears And police and protestors go home Just as the morning dew are tear drops of the night My emot…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 11:32AM
Friday, June 12, 2020

5 performances to watch this weekend by Lorraine Treanor

Twilight: Los Angeles Great Performances, PBS Free Click to view In response to the national crisis in the aftermath of the murders of Ahmaud Arbery (Brunswick, GA), Breonna Taylor (Louisvil…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 01:36PM
Saturday, June 6, 2020

Billie Krishawn hands out help while photographing the Black Lives Movement on the streets of DC. by Lorraine Treanor

Billie Krishawn is a DC area actor and photographer whose work will soon appear on our pages. This weekend she is back on the streets, adding to her extensive photo coverage of the Black Liv…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 03:06PM

Music for the movement: Sam Cooke – A Change Is Gonna Come by Lorraine Treanor

“It’s been a long, long time coming But I know that change is gonna come” – Sam Cooke, 1964 Recommended by Pamela Jafari.  “I am a  Washingtonian senior who is Black, lesbian, a…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 11:48AM
Thursday, June 4, 2020

DC poet John Johnson performs a poem of protest by Lorraine Treanor

Native Washingtonian poet and playwright John Johnson told us: “I am inspired to create art because I was born a artist it goes along with my breathing and heart beat, it is like a vital o…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 12:36PM
Monday, June 1, 2020

Stereotypes by Black Violin by Lorraine Treanor

Kev Marcus and Wil B, musicians from Florida, are Black Violin. Stereotypes run deep in our psyches. From who we represent that we are to each other, to what we wear, to our age, even to the…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 12:54PM

Statement from DC Theatre Scene on the murder of George Floyd by Lorraine Treanor

DC Theatre Scene stands in solidarity with all people fighting for racial justice in this country. We stand in witness to the righteous anger and despair brought on by the killing of George …

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 12:54PM
Friday, May 29, 2020

5 exceptional shows to watch free this weekend by Lorraine Treanor

Macbeth Folger Theatre Through July 1, 2020 Click for details I lapped this one up like cream – Folger Theatre’s rebroadcast of Macbeth as reimagined by the gifted magician Teller and A…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 12:36PM
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

When will theatres reopen? Actors Equity lays out its core conditions by Lorraine Treanor

Hope that Washington DC area stages will be able to produce a fall season this year has dimmed with the release by Actors’ Equity Association of the four core principles which would need t…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 02:24PM

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