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Monday, January 23, 2023

Ford’s Theatre to offer free readings of new plays by BIPOC writers by Debbie Minter Jackson

Artistic associates Sheldon Epps and José Carrasquillo talk about the initiative's focus on playwrights who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color and the first readings Februar…

SOURCE: dctheaterarts.org at 10:17AM
Thursday, January 19, 2023

‘America’s Sexiest Couple’ has laugh-out-loud reunion at Best Medicine Rep by Debbie Minter Jackson

Stellar writing, talented performers, and brisk direction make this a winner.

SOURCE: dctheaterarts.org at 03:28PM
Wednesday, January 18, 2023

A fun staging of Agatha Christie’s ‘The Hollow’ baffles at the Arts Barn by Debbie Minter Jackson

In Kentlands Community Players' engaging production, the play's crafty twists and turns keep you guessing.

SOURCE: dctheaterarts.org at 06:45PM
Monday, December 12, 2022

‘Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol’ twinkles with fun at Little Theatre of Alexandria by Debbie Minter Jackson

Tiny Tim has his say! It’s about time. The name conjures up images of a hapless waif, crippled, poor, unfortunate, tiny, at the mercy of the unscrupulous miserable miser Ebeneezer Scrooge.…

SOURCE: dctheaterarts.org at 06:25PM
Tuesday, December 6, 2022

The Puppet Co. tells a sweet and deep tale in ‘Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins’  by Debbie Minter Jackson

The endearing show helps us root for Hershel while we recognize our own inner struggles. Quite an accomplishment for puppets!

SOURCE: dctheaterarts.org at 12:40PM
Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Sheldon Epps on being a Black artistic director in the American theater by Debbie Minter Jackson

A frank conversation with the eminent artist about being 'chased by race' and an exclusive excerpt from his inspiring new memoir, 'My Own Directions.'

SOURCE: dctheaterarts.org at 06:09AM
Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Sexual tension runs high in ‘Closer’ at Silver Spring Stage by Debbie Minter Jackson

The bed-hopping is kinky, funny, freaky, the works in this co-production by Silver Spring Stage and Cogent Theater Collective.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 05:43AM
Friday, April 15, 2022

The Puppet Co. gets edgy with ‘Fantastic Tale of Rumpelstiltskin’      by Debbie Minter Jackson

Welcome to a fractured fairy tale, kids. This is not your mama’s Rumpelstiltskin.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 06:43AM
Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Three teen sisters seek ancestral power in dynamic ‘Beastgirl’ at KenCen by Debbie Minter Jackson

In this world-premiere musical for young people, based on poems by bestselling author Elizabeth Acevedo, they discover love, joy, and possibility.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 11:24AM
Monday, March 7, 2022

Step Afrika!’s exuberant ‘Drumfolk’ makes DC debut at Strathmore  by Debbie Minter Jackson

Inspired by the Stono Rebellion, this show brings history to life in smashingly real stepping glory.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 07:45AM
Friday, February 25, 2022

Michael J. Bobbitt: ‘We can go further by being genuine and building relationships that matter’ by Debbie Minter Jackson

The former AD of Adventure Theatre talks about what he learned on his way to becoming the highest-ranking arts and culture official in Massachusetts.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 02:12PM
Saturday, November 13, 2021

A captivating, explosive ‘Disgraced’ from Peace Mountain Theatre by Debbie Minter Jackson

The play's challenging realities come front and center into our hearts and minds.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 07:25AM
Friday, November 12, 2021

‘Gotta take the risks’: A Q&A with Wanda Whiteside of Live Garra Theatre by Debbie Minter Jackson

In 'Dry Bones' the company tells stories of citizens returning from incarceration.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 04:54PM
Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Plenty of laughs in pinkalicious ‘Five Women Wearing the Same Dress’ by Debbie Minter Jackson

From Dominion Stage, a splendid peek into interior lives.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 06:07AM
Wednesday, October 27, 2021

‘N’ at Keegan sheds light on a forgotten history of racism in theater by Debbie Minter Jackson

A compelling play based on the fascinating connection between renowned white playwright Eugene O'Neill and stellar Black actor Charles Gilpin.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 12:51PM
Wednesday, October 20, 2021

In time for Halloween, a haunting ‘(Girls’ Night (with Spirits)’ from the Welders by Debbie Minter Jackson

An audio play about a Black woman who believes her home is being haunted—a realistic, immersive, and enjoyable audio play with fun twists in the script.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 04:42PM
Tuesday, October 12, 2021

‘Proof’ from Peter’s Alley does the math on real-life loss by Debbie Minter Jackson

The prize-winning play grapples with issues of trust and faith in relationships.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 05:54AM
Thursday, September 2, 2021

A touching ‘Laughter in the Shadow of the Trees’ from Edge of the Universe Players 2 by Debbie Minter Jackson

Three of DC's finest actors in an audio play about family, memories, and mortality.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 03:49PM
Sunday, August 15, 2021

Perisphere Theater’s ‘Time Is On Our Side’ is a fun-filled romp by Debbie Minter Jackson

A secret lesbian history gets revealed in a laugh-your-socks-off comedy by R. Eric Thomas.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 05:55AM
Friday, August 13, 2021

‘Short Gems’ from Alliance for New Music-Theatre let art into our hearts by Debbie Minter Jackson

Composers and librettists create inspiring short films inspired by artworks at The Phillips.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 12:22PM
Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Quotidian’s going-away gift of artistry in ‘The Day Emily Married’ by Debbie Minter Jackson

The treasured theater company's final production is the Horton Foote play it premiered.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 06:52AM
Saturday, August 7, 2021

Black gay men share achingly real truths in ‘The B Word’ from The Welders by Debbie Minter Jackson

A brave new work by Jared Shamberger explores beauty and Blackness.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 03:19PM
Friday, July 16, 2021

A powerhouse performance in ‘An Almost Holy Picture’ from Everyman by Debbie Minter Jackson

Bruce Randolph Nelson stars as a father whose faith and love are tested in a play full of grace.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 05:22AM
Thursday, July 8, 2021

Monumental’s ‘Songs for a New World’ is breathtaking by Debbie Minter Jackson

These top-tier performers make fabulously good music.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 11:23AM
Thursday, June 10, 2021

‘Duck Harbor’ from 1st Stage is a thrilling livestream ride by Debbie Minter Jackson

For the two performers, Geoffrey Rivas and Deidra LaWan Starnes, discovery happens in each moment in real time.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 06:21PM
Monday, June 7, 2021

‘Variant Strains’ comedy about a vaccine race is a booster shot of fun by Debbie Minter Jackson

I didn’t think I was ready to attend live theater again — only the prospect of a new play by the always reliable John Morogiello performing in a winning combo with the irrepressible Rebe…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 10:46AM
Thursday, May 6, 2021

Cheryl L. West on her Broadway-bound musical about Sister Rosetta Tharpe by Debbie Minter Jackson

How could a charismatic, guitar-playing, innovative vocal stylist known as the “Godmother of Rock ’n’ Roll,” who sold out stadiums in her day, die in relative obscurity while the roc…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 12:30PM
Monday, November 2, 2020

Review: Roaring, Best Medicine’s 20’s comedy, a fun diversion by Debbie Minter Jackson

Roaring is a peek at the tumultuous 1920’s as seen through the eyes of a plucky go-getter, Mabel Daniels (Kara Burri).  In this fun-filled digital original by Best Medicine Rep’s John M…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 12:32PM
Tuesday, October 27, 2020

First look at Psalmayene 24’s Dear Mapel from Mosaic Theater by Debbie Minter Jackson

Dear Mapel, written and performed by Psalmayene 24, is a theatrical exploration of his relationship with his deceased father currently in workshop development at Mosaic Theater. Structured a…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 03:18PM
Thursday, September 17, 2020

Review: Stories I May Not Tell from Best Medicine Rep by Debbie Minter Jackson

John Morogiello yearns, lives and breathes theater.   Stories I May Not Tell is a sneak peek in the mind of a playwright so stuffed with story ideas that characters and scenes cascade out …

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 10:48AM
Monday, March 9, 2020

Review: Rasheeda Speaking from Ally Theatre Company by Debbie Minter Jackson

Can incremental racism make you sick and even a little crazy?  Rasheeda Speaking is a fascinating exploration into the premise that no matter how well-intentioned we try to be, the toxic el…

SOURCE: DC Theatre Scene at 06:06PM

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