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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Washington Ballet kicks off its return to in-person performance with two shows at the National Building Museum by Thomas Floyd

The company opens its “season of gratitude” with a showcase of contemporary and classic works.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 10:24AM
Wednesday, October 13, 2021

As ‘Hadestown’ comes to the Kennedy Center, the show’s creators explain the magic behind one great song by Thomas Floyd

The Tony Award-winning musical, inspired by Greek myth, includes the showstopper ‘Wait for Me.’

SOURCE: Washington Post at 09:12AM
Tuesday, October 5, 2021

David Strathairn, now playing a Holocaust witness at the Shakespeare Theatre, reflects on the lessons of the past by Thomas Floyd

The Oscar-nominated actor, onstage in ‘Remember This: The Lessons of Jan Karski,’ see parallels between Karski’s fight and today.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 01:03PM
Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Arena Stage teams up with the Washington Nationals for a simulcast of the baseball play ‘Toni Stone’ by Thomas Floyd

A crowd of up to 12,000 will gather to watch Lydia R. Diamond’s play, about the first woman to play in the Negro Leagues, on the Nationals Park video scoreboard.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 10:06AM
Friday, September 10, 2021

‘Toni Stone’ takes some big swings in Arena Stage’s winning return to live theater by Thomas Floyd

Lydia R. Diamond’s play tells the story of the first woman to play full-time professional baseball.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 04:18PM
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

A 9/11 survivor wanted nothing to do with ‘Come From Away.’ Now she’s seen it a dozen times. by Thomas Floyd

Kathy Dillaber, who lost her sister at the Pentagon on 9/11, found connection and catharsis in the hit musical, which will be performed at the Lincoln Memorial on Sept. 10.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 10:24AM
Friday, August 20, 2021

Constellation Theatre’s ‘Moon Man Walk’ stumbles through a cosmic voyage of love and loss by Thomas Floyd

James Ijames’s play strikes a chord but is overburdened by its scattered ambitions.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 04:48PM
Friday, July 16, 2021

Monumental Theatre’s ‘Songs for a New World’ vividly imagines a better tomorrow by Thomas Floyd

The streaming production, shot across various locations in the D.C. area, overcomes some technical mishaps with ambitious staging and a top-notch cast.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 01:24PM
Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Woolly Mammoth’s ‘Where We Belong’ speaks the languages of theater and film with equal elegance by Thomas Floyd

Mohegan playwright Madeline Sayet’s solo performance, finely captured on screen, raises poignant questions about colonialism and cultural genocide.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 06:36AM
Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Olney Theatre looks to the future, with free Shakespeare — and a new focus on greater inclusion by Thomas Floyd

Summer season of 50 performances opens with Afrofuturistic production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

SOURCE: Washington Post at 10:18AM
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Christopher Jackson, star of TV, stage and screen, talks ‘After Midnight’ and ‘In the Heights’ by Thomas Floyd

Nominated for a Tony in “Hamilton,” the actor appears in Signature Theatre’s ‘After Midnight,” and not for the first time.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 09:18AM
Friday, May 7, 2021

Digital theater productions highlight the power of art without an audience by Thomas Floyd

Studio Theatre’s “Until the Flood,” Signature Theatre’s “Midnight at the Never Get” and Arena Stage’s “A More Perfect Union” excel in the absence of in-person attendance.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 01:03PM
Thursday, April 29, 2021

Signature Theatre’s latest show is a play and a movie. Behind the scenes at ‘Midnight at the Never Get.’ by Thomas Floyd

How covid restrictions have redefined ‘putting on a show’ for one theater.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 11:03AM
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Studio Theatre’s new play is about the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown, but feels urgently of the moment by Thomas Floyd

“Until the Flood,” by Dael Orlandersmith, looks at systemic racism from multiple perspectives.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 09:54AM
Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Colman Domingo lets go of his younger self in Round House’s ‘A Boy and His Soul’ by Thomas Floyd

The “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” actor passes the torch to a more age-appropriate actor for this filmed revival of his one-man memoir.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 10:06AM
Thursday, March 4, 2021

Broadway’s favorite bad guy celebrates Shakespeare’s villains in ‘All the Devils Are Here’ by Thomas Floyd

Actor Patrick Page (‘Hadestown’) performs a streaming version of his one-man show for the Shakespeare Theatre Company.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 10:18AM
Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Signature Theatre launches all-digital season with ‘Simply Sondheim’ revival by Thomas Floyd

The musical revue, filmed under coronavirus safety protocols, includes tunes from the Sondheim canon, a staple of the Arlington company.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 07:12AM
Thursday, January 21, 2021

Virus hunter Nathan Wolfe is the subject of a new play at Round House. He’s also the playwright’s husband. by Thomas Floyd

Lauren Gunderson’s “The Catastrophist” is loosely based on Wolfe’s book “The Viral Storm.”

SOURCE: Washington Post at 08:24AM
Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Olney Theatre gift-wraps its annual ‘Christmas Carol’ for a streaming audience by Thomas Floyd

Film version of actor Paul Morella’s one-man take on Dickens to be made available online.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 09:54AM
Friday, November 13, 2020

Masks, coronavirus tests and dancer ‘pods’: How the Washington Ballet tackled its new digital season by Thomas Floyd

The company has partnered with Marquee TV to stream four new works.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 08:03AM
Wednesday, November 4, 2020

GALA Theatre is a covid-19 ‘guinea pig’: first District theater to resume live indoor performance by Thomas Floyd

The Columbia Height theater will stage reduced-capacity shows as part of a pilot program.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 11:18AM
Friday, October 30, 2020

Arena Stage returns to live performances with an outdoor production of the rousing ‘Fannie Lou Hamer, Speak on It!’ by Thomas Floyd

E. Faye Butler is magnetic as the titular voting rights activist in a production at the Wharf in Southwest.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 02:03PM
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

At Mosaic Theater, a playwright asks: How do you mourn a man you barely knew? by Thomas Floyd

Playwright-performer Psalmayene 24 explores his relationship with his late father in his work in progress ‘Dear Mapel.’

SOURCE: Washington Post at 08:12AM
Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Woolly Mammoth’s ‘Human Resources’ sendup pushes the right buttons by Thomas Floyd

Produced in collaboration with the Telephonic Literary Union, the ‘audio anthology’ expands theatrical boundaries with four original works.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 04:54PM
Saturday, September 26, 2020

As D.C. theater honors the best of 2019, actors long for a return to the stage by Thomas Floyd

Four winners from this year’s Helen Hayes Awards discuss the state of the D.C. theater community as the pandemic keeps live productions on hold.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 06:48AM
Thursday, August 20, 2020

Arlington Drafthouse brings back the laughs — with the return of live comedy by Thomas Floyd

D.C.’s Seaton Smith headlines two shows at the newly reopened comedy club.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 12:54PM
Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Radio drama makes a small comeback in the age of covid-19 by Thomas Floyd

Area theater students produce audio versions of three classic plays after traditional summer repertory season is canceled.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 11:54AM
Thursday, July 2, 2020

McLean Community Center’s ‘Drive-Thru Drama’ maps out a new route for live theater by Thomas Floyd

The Alden Theatre’s “Small Change” is a hybrid of the drive-in and live performance.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 11:03AM
Thursday, April 30, 2020

How do you do live theater in a pandemic? U-Md. experiments with Zoom-staged version of ‘She Kills Monsters’ by Thomas Floyd

The School of Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies reinvents Qui Nguyen’s play as a live-streamed production.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 12:36PM
Wednesday, February 26, 2020

‘Bandstand’ actor finds, in a forgotten relative, a kinship with his onstage character by Thomas Floyd

Zack Zaromatidis, who plays a World War II veteran in the touring musical, discovered a great-uncle who fought in the Pacific theater.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 10:32AM
Saturday, February 15, 2020

GALA Hispanic Theatre and Arena Stage amplify Cuban voices with a twofer of plays by Nilo Cruz and Eduardo Machado by Thomas Floyd

‘Exquisite Agony’ and ‘Celia and Fidel’ spotlight the work of Cuban American playwrights.

SOURCE: Washington Post at 01:18PM

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