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Paola Lázaro’s scintillating script about two sexual abuse survivors is astonishingly entertaining and deeply moving.
One of the most intimate, touching, and truthful relationship dramas you’re likely to experience without being in it yourself.
Chelsea Marcantel's gently touching and deeply satisfying new play is about a brother's and sister's quest for connection.
Director Joseph Ritsch and Dramaturg Khalid Long on how race, queerness, gender, and ability intersect in Tennessee Williams's classic.
From the Coil Project comes an inviting show of possibility for polyamorous playmaking.
Now performing in DC at Hook Hall is a sensual cabaret combining circus and burlesque. Is it theater? Let's see.
An iconoclastic take on the classic excites on tour at KenCen.
To the sound and lighting falls the task of making the gothic horror erupt — and by god do they deliver.
It prompts a provocative question: Just who are the rhinos today?
It’s as if the playwright has scripted the subtext of every relational betrayal and said all the quiet parts out loud.
The Austrian and German playwright, Daniel Kehlmann, calls his twisty script 'a play for two actors and a clock.' And it's right on time.
Two DC theater critics take in the world's most inclusive circus and are blown away.
In its twist on Thornton Wilder's 'Our Town,' Washington Improv Theater not only cracks jokes but cracks open the emotion in the moment.
The first season planned by new Artistic Director Reginald L. Douglas aims to spark conversation across DC around issues of and for the moment.
A profoundly illuminating play about a Black man who lives in the glare of the white gaze.
In a dystopian near future, a twentysomething romance heats up steadily alongside a chilling public health crisis.
A magnificently entertaining and beautifully profound new musical has opened at Olney. Here's what love's got to do with it.
You cannot watch his performance in this shocking role without feeling agitated and aghast — and he was willing to talk about it.
The teenage diarist Anne Frank appears as a puppet; an author tries to pull strings to stage her story.
It’s as if Suzan-Lori Parks scalds and skins the body politic in one fell swoop.
Michael R. Jackson’s 'big, Black and queer-ass American Broadway show' will open in spring 2022 at the Lyceum Theatre.
There's got to be more to it than a cool chance to groove on the oeuvre of Britney Spears. | Column by JOHN STOLTENBERG
Michael R. Jackson's Pulitzer Prize–winning musical sings of a singular poet’s journey from self-loathing to self-respect.
"What is important in this moment for Signature," says its new artistic director, "is how we are creating a culture of consent going forward."
The text keeps us off-kilter in a way that tickles us silly even as a sobering undercurrent churns.
A gutsy and gifted project called Working in DC puts on an ebullient show to remind us of the everyday dignity of work.
Post-Play Palaver is an occasional series of conversations between DC Metro Theater Arts writers who saw the same performance, got really into talking about it, and decided to continue their…
Playwright Dane Figueroa Edidi mixes romance and vengeance and packs volumes of truth into stunning poetic dialog.
The post Rep Stage radio play ‘Ghost/Writer’ is some mind-blowing writi…
Men behaving badly is a masterplot in life and art as old as time, and Mike Daisey has given it a doozy of a twist. Not ten minutes into his one-night-only monologue Scott and Andy and All t…
It’s been quite the terrifying year for us connected to the performing arts. An absolute scary time that began in mid-March 2020 as theaters went dark, lit only by their ghost lights. And …
In observance of the the 12th annual International Transgender Day of Visibility (March 31, 2021), we republish this in-depth conversation with two leading lights in DC-area theater. —John…