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Tuesday, August 3, 2021

It’s time to say ‘No shot, no show,’ by Stephen Beaudoin by Guest Author

The executive director of The Washington Chorus calls on DC Metro performing arts organizations to make a vaccination policy rooted in respect.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 11:32AM
Friday, July 30, 2021

Theatre Review: ‘A Play for the Living in a Time of Extinction’ presented by Baltimore Center Stage by Guest Author

As spring 2021 turned to summer, several of the Baltimore area theater companies had already returned to in-person performance while others were soon to follow, many taking advantage of thei…

SOURCE: at 10:31AM
Monday, June 28, 2021

David Strathairn to star at STC as resistance fighter Jan Karski by Guest Author

A masterful solo performance about the man who tried to warn the Oval Office of the Holocaust.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 06:01PM
Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Producing on stage for the small screen: How Round House did it by Guest Author

Behind the scenes with the creative team at a theater-turned-soundstage as it wraps its first virtual season.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 07:23AM
Friday, April 16, 2021

A powerful theater of witness marks Emancipation Day in ‘Here I Am’ by Guest Author

By Susan Galbreath Many of us have been asking, “What will our theaters look like when our community returns to a post-pandemic ‘normal’?” Mélisande Short-Colomb and her collaborato…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 10:35AM
Thursday, March 25, 2021

NEWS: Online TU festival of new works by student and guest playwrights examines ‘what comes next’ by Guest Author

  By Rebecca KirkmanTU Department of Theatre Arts Productions presents a collection of eight plays through March 27 What world do we want to create? How do we take the next steps together? …

SOURCE: at 11:01AM
Tuesday, March 23, 2021

News: Everyman Theatre Announces Updated Slate for Balance of the 2020/21 Season by Guest Author

In-Person and Streaming Plays, Spring Fundraiser, Schedule Updates, + Summer Play-Reading Series All Ahead Baltimore – After delivering on the promise of rehearsing, filming, and streaming…

SOURCE: at 01:59PM
Saturday, March 13, 2021

Tom Barylski on directing female-centric and gay fantasy ‘She Kills Monsters’ by Guest Author

By Laura W. Andruski, theater program coordinator, The Arts Barn The Montgomery Playhouse in cooperation with Arts on the Green is presenting a virtual performance of She Kills Monsters by …

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 03:15PM
Wednesday, March 10, 2021

‘A Quick 5:’ Tom Barylski, ‘She Kills Monsters’ Director at The Montgomery Playhouse by Guest Author

This March, The Montgomery Playhouse, in cooperation with Arts on the Green, will present a virtual performance of “She Kills Monsters” by Qui Nguyen, from the City of Gaithersburg’s A…

SOURCE: at 11:53AM
Monday, March 8, 2021

‘Broadway Princess Party’ cast shares the joy and magic behind the show by Guest Author

By Kirstin Franko (guest author) and David Siegel Nothing can stop the Broadway Princess Party with its celebration of empowerment for who you are or want to be. It’s a performance that ai…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 06:28PM
Friday, February 12, 2021

‘A Quick 5’ with Miriam Bowden, Carrie Edick, Zenia McPherson, and Robert Smith of ‘The Mountaintop’ by Guest Author

To kick off 2021, Rockville Little Theatre, in cooperation with Arts on the Green, will present a live-streamed, virtual performance of “The Mountaintop” by Katori Hall from the City of …

SOURCE: at 02:43PM
Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Three views from ‘The Mountaintop,’ streaming live from the Arts Barn by Guest Author

By Laura W. Andruski, theater program coordinator, The Arts Barn Rockville Little Theatre in cooperation with Arts on the Green will a livestream The Mountaintop, Katori Hall’s gripping re…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 03:04PM
Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Ditch the “Is this theater?” debate, by Jordan Friend and Gregory Keng Strasser by Guest Author

Gregory Keng Strasser (producing director): Hey, Jordan. Jordan Friend (artistic director): Hey, Greg. I guess we have to pretend like we don’t talk to each other every day. Greg: So. 4615…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 01:44PM
Friday, January 1, 2021

The time Booker T. Washington dined at the White House and the nation went nuts by Guest Author

By Roslyn “Roz” Ward  During quarantine, the biggest loss is the people. The feeling and energy that one gets from a live audience cannot be replicated virtually. Torn—a play written …

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 05:03PM
Sunday, December 27, 2020

A tribute to Lorraine Treanor, Washington theater’s booster-in-chief by Guest Author

By Susan Galbraith In June 2005 Lorraine Treanor, a relatively new theater-maker transplant from Chicago, who had followed her husband’s work to settle in the Greater Washington area, join…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 09:06AM
Friday, December 11, 2020

Using Zoom in a new way to create theater that transforms how we see by Guest Author

By Neal Davidson “Dramatic Betweenness”: A new theatrical experience  Here’s an incredibly simple idea: a play written and performed as a video call. Nothing more. Not a streamed live…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 12:04PM
Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Elegies for empty stages, by Whitney White and Psalmayene 24 by Guest Author

Remembering The Amen Corner at Shakespeare Theatre Company By Whitney White with Daniel Soule Working on James Baldwin’s The Amen Corner was one of the most fulfilling artistic experienc…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 10:44AM
Thursday, November 5, 2020

How the Kennedy Center is keeping live performance alive (cautiously) by Guest Author

Text and photos by Olivia Hampton About a month into the pandemic, Kris Funn was practicing his double bass “out of control,” with far more time on his hands than usual. Then, as reality…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 08:28PM
Monday, September 28, 2020

I have never been comfortable in theater, by Artemis Montague by Guest Author

I have never been comfortable in theater. Not safe. Not “safer.” Just completely unwelcomed. We are in a global pandemic. There is movement building on the ground and online that no one …

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 02:23PM
Saturday, September 19, 2020

Remembering Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, by Edward Gero by Guest Author

She was a giant. Borrowing from what was said at Lincoln’s passing, “Now, [s]he belongs to the ages.” Along with her victories for women and equality, Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be remem…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 08:54AM
Sunday, August 30, 2020

“What this March means to me at this moment in America” by Guest Author

Studio Theatre commissioned seven Black artists who have appeared on its stages to create artistic responses to their experience at the Commitment March on Washington, August 28, 2020. They …

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 04:30PM
Monday, August 24, 2020

Why I am an activist artist, by JChris by Guest Author

As a Latino gay millennial singer-songwriter, I believe I can make a difference. I’m here because I can become one of the reasons why things get better. We will fight and we won’t stop. …

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 11:30AM
Saturday, August 22, 2020

First live local theater since COVID is a new-normal ‘Next to Normal’ by Guest Author

By Steve Quintilian and Julie Lloyd, Encore Theater Company Co-founders As artistic directors and theater managers all over the DMV wrestle with how and when to stage live theater indoors, t…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 12:34PM
Friday, August 21, 2020

The power of a pause, by Patrick W. Lord by Guest Author

Lights out. Beat. Beat. When the lights go and I’m plunged into darkness, sitting in a theater, my heart always skips a beat, because I know that moment of pause exists to move me—either…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 03:20PM
Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Ignorance of the Black theatrical canon is no excuse, by Courtney Baker-Oliver and Steven A. Butler, Jr. by Guest Author

The authors of the following two op-eds are cofounders of DC’s acclaimed Restoration Stage, Inc., whose focus is “restoring the Black family—one story at a time.” Collaborating as di…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 10:30AM
Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Playwright Ian August zeros in on ‘Zero,’ online Sunday from Spooky Action by Guest Author

Interview by Roberta Alves Spooky Action Theater’s New Works in Action play-reading series continues Sunday, August 16, with Ian August’s Zero, a dark comedy about three miscreant teens…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 06:32PM

Theater and the risk of breath, by Kari Ginsburg by Guest Author

There is a moment in theater that I live for. I’m onstage, responding truthfully in the moment as if for the first time, embodying my skin as another person and existing in a brilliant atm…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 09:26AM
Thursday, July 30, 2020

A quick guide to going live online by Guest Author

  By Violet Brookes The term “new normal” gets thrown around a lot nowadays. And indeed, things are going to be vastly different due to the effects of the global pandemic. Since mid-Mar…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 04:00PM
Friday, July 24, 2020

For BIPOC women in theater who have had enuf: A roundtable on resistance by Guest Author

By Thembi Duncan DC Metro Theater Arts has committed to offer our communications channel to help amplify the BIPOC voices (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) that are now pointing the path …

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 02:30AM
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Ricky Drummond opens up about love, death, and ‘Desiderium,’ his new musical from Monumental by Guest Author

On Monday, July 20, 2020, Monumental Theatre Company will present an online reading of a new musical, Desiderium, written by Ricky Drummond and featuring music by The Oh Hellos. Because of t…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 10:30AM
Saturday, July 4, 2020

How the Signature board behaved badly, from a patron’s POV by Guest Author

By Dalissa Vargas As a lifelong live theater fan and a woman of Puerto Rican descent, I have spent the better portion of my adult life as an avid theatergoer wherever I have lived. On any gi…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 04:00PM

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