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Friday, October 6, 2023

‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’ is a feel-good family hit at Adventure Theatre by Debbie Minter Jackson

A rousing ensemble of talent brings to life characters that we’ve grown up with. By DEBBIE MINTER JACKSON

SOURCE: at 07:37PM
Monday, October 2, 2023

Pinter’s strange and stunning ‘Caretaker’ from Edge of the Universe Theater by Debbie Minter Jackson

The production at the Writer’s Center has a winning combination of talent, experience, and verve. By DEBBIE MINTER JACKSON

SOURCE: at 07:43AM
Sunday, September 24, 2023

Silver Spring Stage’s One-Act Festival returns with a bang by Debbie Minter Jackson

A captivating compilation of five new shows by local artists, from fun-filled and poignant to thought-provoking. By DEBBIE MINTER JACKSON

SOURCE: at 03:35PM
Friday, September 1, 2023

Dazzling ‘Magic Mirror’ returns in tribute to Puppet Co.’s 40th year by Debbie Minter Jackson

The first show developed by company founders is a treat for the entire family. By DEBBIE MINTER JACKSON

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Wednesday, August 23, 2023

‘Power in service for others is real power’: Pearl Cleage on her new play at Ford’s by Debbie Minter Jackson

In 'Something Moving,' the renowned playwiright reflects on Atlanta’s first Black mayor, Maynard Jackson, for whom she was press secretary and speech writer.

SOURCE: at 01:22PM
Wednesday, July 5, 2023

‘Into the Woods’ sparkles and charms at Rockville Musical Theatre by Debbie Minter Jackson

The interweaving fairy tales take you on a roller coaster joyride.

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Friday, June 30, 2023

2023 Capital Fringe Preview: ‘#Charlottesville,’ from Voices Festival Productions by Debbie Minter Jackson

A riveting solo drama capturing the human experience of what happened in Charlottesville in 2017, in firsthand narratives from people who lived through it.

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Monday, June 19, 2023

‘The Patchwork Girl of Oz’ has wit and charm at Greenbelt Arts Center by Debbie Minter Jackson

Marianne Virnelson as the Patchwork Girl adds zing to every scene she’s in.

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Monday, June 12, 2023

 The British Players have a crowd-pleaser in ‘Blood Brothers’ by Debbie Minter Jackson

The treasured musical from "across the pond" has fun characters and a memorable score.

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Monday, May 1, 2023

‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ still awes kids at the Puppet Co. by Debbie Minter Jackson

In the age of tiny electronic devices for small fingers, the company celebrates its 40th year of 'inspiring a new generation of puppet enthusiasts.'

SOURCE: at 07:16AM
Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Winsome family-friendly fun in ‘The Snow Queen’ at Creative Cauldron by Debbie Minter Jackson

A special feature of the updated musical is its bilingual Spanish passages.

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Thursday, March 16, 2023

A visionary ‘Julius Caesar’ mesmerizes at Avant Bard by Debbie Minter Jackson

Kathleen Akerley, known for fearlessly bending the time-space continuum in her absurdist-leaning scripts, now applies that imaginative energy to Shakespeare.

SOURCE: at 02:35PM
Friday, March 10, 2023

‘She talked with that guitar!’: Carrie Compere on playing Rosetta Tharpe in ‘Shout Sister Shout!’ at Ford’s by Debbie Minter Jackson

The Broadway star lifts up the rock-and-roll trailblazer whose musical influence was global.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2023

A look back at Ford’s ‘First Look’ festival of new plays by Debbie Minter Jackson

A first-hand report on the first three readings of new plays commissioned by Ford’s Theatre: 'From first to last my reaction was Bravo!'

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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…

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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.

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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: 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: 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!

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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.'

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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

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