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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Lauren Gunderson’s inventive ‘Ada and the Engine’ to go live online by News Desk

Silver Spring Stage proudly presents the area community theater premiere of Lauren Gunderson’s Ada and the Engine, directed by Jon Jon Johnson and produced by Alika Codispoti and Maura Sui…

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Monday, January 11, 2021

Studio’s free new audio plays— ‘Kings’ and ‘I Hate It Here’—available now by News Desk

Studio Theatre looks back at the politics and precariousness of 2020 through two intimate and immediate Studio in Your Ears audio plays available for free now on its website.  Studio’s fi…

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Thursday, January 7, 2021

Before there was COVID, Lauren Gunderson married a virus hunter. ‘The Catastrophist’ is her play about him. by News Desk

In The Catastrophist, Lauren Gunderson has written a story for this moment in time about Dr. Nathan Wolfe, the award-winning virologist who years before the COVID-19 outbreak proposed a plan…

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Tuesday, January 5, 2021

A gay man with a disability asks “Hi, Are You Single?” on the Woolly dating app by News Desk

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in association with IAMA Theatre Company present Ryan J. Haddad’s celebrated autobiographical solo show Hi, Are You Single? directed by Laura Savia and Jess …

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Monday, January 4, 2021

4615 Theatre Company unveils a new season in a wild variety of forms by News Desk

Hot off of winning the 2020 John Aniello Award for Outstanding Emerging Theatre Company, the 4615 Theatre has created a multifaceted solution to meet the challenge posed by the pandemic. For…

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Sunday, January 3, 2021

Two theater students start a podcast that asks stars “Whatcha Doin’?” by News Desk

Two enterprising Catholic University of America seniors are hosting a new podcast to connect current theater industry professionals with future theater industry professionals through intervi…

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Monday, December 14, 2020

#WeSeeYou activist-authors to observe ‘Twelve Days of Watchmas’ by News Desk

The influential Black, Indigenous, and People of Color working group We See You, White American Theater — which collectively authored and issued the BIPOC Demands — has rolled out a new …

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Saturday, December 5, 2020

Signature Theatre heralds five-show cinematic season by News Desk

Signature Theatre has announced the full lineup for its 2021 Signature Features season, and it will be all online: five fully staged plays and musicals, made exclusively for the screen and…

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Thursday, December 3, 2020

#ENOUGH: Mosaic Theater to present plays against gun violence December 14 by News Desk

Mosaic Theater Company will participate in the nationwide reading of #ENOUGH: Plays to End Gun Violence, seven winning short plays in a nationwide competition for middle and high school stud…

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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Make December merry and bright with local holiday arts offerings by News Desk

When the holiday season approaches, we tend to turn to things that give us joy and comfort. The arts always seem to take center stage during these darker months – providing togetherness, l…

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Thursday, November 26, 2020

New Solas Nua interim executive director arrives from Ireland by News Desk

Solas Nua, the DC-based contemporary Irish arts organization, has appointed Miranda Driscoll its interim executive director. Having served for five years as director/CEO of Sirius Arts Centr…

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Saturday, November 21, 2020

COVID claims another local theater: Brave Spirits to close by News Desk

Brave Spirits Theatre announced in September that its acclaimed Shakespeare’s histories seasons would end (“A tribute to Brave Spirits as it calls off Shakespeare’s histories due to CO…

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Friday, November 20, 2020

In ‘Blindness’ at STC, the audience is live, with not an actor in sight by News Desk

The immersive sound installation Blindness, originally produced to great acclaim at London’s Donmar Warehouse, makes its U.S. premiere at Shakespeare Theatre Company December 8, 2020. For …

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Thursday, November 19, 2020

Silver Spring Stage goes online with arresting opener ‘Lobby Hero’ by News Desk

Silver Spring Stage is offering a new season of virtual performances. First up is Lobby Hero by the Academy Award–winning Kenneth Lonergan, an absorbing play where good intentions can be …

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COVID cancelations to cost Kennedy Center over $80 million by News Desk

Responding to the mounting COVID-19 pandemic, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has canceled all previously scheduled programs through April 25, 2021. Additionally, Washingt…

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Monday, November 16, 2020

Essential Theatre resurrects a heart-wrencher, ‘The Resurrection of Alice’ by News Desk

“If you like theatrical storytelling—the kind that catches you by the heartstrings, gets you all wrapped up, then doesn’t let loose until the very end—you’re going to love The Resu…

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Sunday, November 15, 2020

Washington Stage Guild to serve up an intellectual feast over Thanksgiving by News Desk

Washington Stage Guild will present a “heavenly” online performance of George Bernard Shaw’s Don Juan in Hell, the famous dream sequence from his play Man and Superman.   Audiences a…

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Thursday, November 12, 2020

‘This Is Who I Am,’ a father-son drama, to Zoom live from two kitchens by News Desk

Separated by continents, an estranged father and son reunite over Zoom. From their respective kitchens in Ramallah and in New York City, they recreate a cherished family recipe and struggle …

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020

‘JookJOYnt’ from Woolly and Makers Lab to jump with Black LGBTQ+ joy by News Desk

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company and DC creative collective Makers Lab reunite for The JookJOYnt, a free, five-part video experience exploring themes of vulnerability, intimacy, and connection…

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Monday, November 9, 2020

Everyman Theatre premieres ‘Queens Girl: Black in the Green Mountains’ by News Desk

Baltimore’s Everyman Theatre will bet on another successful run with Queens Girl: Black in the Green Mountains by Caleen Sinnette Jennings, premiering for in-person performances on Novembe…

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Round House begins monthlong tribute to living legend Adrienne Kennedy by News Desk

Round House Theatre, in association with McCarter Theatre Center, has announced updated details for The Work of Adrienne Kennedy: Inspiration & Influence, a four-week festival highlighti…

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Friday, November 6, 2020

IN Series’s ‘Gonzales Cantata’ tells a true story of political corruption by News Desk

Just when American politics could not seem more fraught, IN Series is offering a cheeky throwback to a shockingly simpler time: a made-for-film production of Melissa Dunphy’s Gonzales Cant…

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Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Prologue Theatre kicks off monthly new works series by News Desk

Prologue Theatre has launched FOREWORD: A New Works Series. Each month through March 2021, a creative team will come together for two weeks to workshop a playwright’s new play, culminating…

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Sunday, November 1, 2020

Keegan Theatre’s fall rep to stream in real time from onstage by News Desk

Keegan Theatre returns to mainstage programming with a pair of productions streaming live in rep November 12 to 29, 2020. Performed from the Keegan stage, the fall repertory includes the wor…

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Saturday, October 31, 2020

Signature Theatre to stream concert of hits from days of ​vinyl by News Desk

This week Signature Theatre releases a new cinematic concert, an inspired alternative to its pre-COVID cabarets. Titled Signature Vinyl, the fully produced, professionally filmed production…

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Thursday, October 29, 2020

IN Series’s ‘Orphée et Eurydice’ strikes chord of COVID love and loss by News Desk

IN Series returns to the original revolutionary opera, Gluck’s Orpheus and Eurydice, for an intimate film experience exploring love, loss, and grief during a global pandemic in which milli…

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Taking Care COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund expands to meet ongoing need by News Desk

theatreWashington has announced an expansion of the Taking Care COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund, originally organized in March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the sudden loss of…

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Monday, October 26, 2020

In time for the election, an audio play about political scheming from Studio by News Desk

As millions across the country are taking to the polls, Studio Theatre releases its first audio play, an adaption of Kings, the lacerating, fast-talking political drama by Alexandria, Virgin…

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Saturday, October 24, 2020

Theater wonks and gamers connect with a new ‘Twist’ by News Desk

Theater professionals from New York City, Kentucky, and DC have come together to launch ​Twist, a new virtual experience centered around a rotating series of social strategy games. ​Fol…

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Creative Cauldron’s ‘On Air’ transfers from local stage to worldwide airwaves by News Desk

“Dancing and singing over the wireless airways—how might it have happened? What might have been a dry history lesson is given delightfully appealing musical charm in Creative Cauldron’…

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Saturday, October 17, 2020

E. Faye Butler to rock the vote as Fannie Lou Hamer at Arena Stage by News Desk

Two-time Helen Hayes Award winner E. Faye Butler returns to Arena Stage to take on the iconic role of civil and voting rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer in Cheryl L. West’s play Fannie Lo…

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