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Friday, May 7, 2021

Digital theater productions highlight the power of art without an audience by Thomas Floyd

Studio Theatre’s “Until the Flood,” Signature Theatre’s “Midnight at the Never Get” and Arena Stage’s “A More Perfect Union” excel in the absence of in-person attendance.

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Thursday, April 29, 2021

Signature Theatre’s latest show is a play and a movie. Behind the scenes at ‘Midnight at the Never Get.’ by Thomas Floyd

How covid restrictions have redefined ‘putting on a show’ for one theater.

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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Studio Theatre’s new play is about the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown, but feels urgently of the moment by Thomas Floyd

“Until the Flood,” by Dael Orlandersmith, looks at systemic racism from multiple perspectives.

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Colman Domingo lets go of his younger self in Round House’s ‘A Boy and His Soul’ by Thomas Floyd

The “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” actor passes the torch to a more age-appropriate actor for this filmed revival of his one-man memoir.

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Thursday, March 4, 2021

Broadway’s favorite bad guy celebrates Shakespeare’s villains in ‘All the Devils Are Here’ by Thomas Floyd

Actor Patrick Page (‘Hadestown’) performs a streaming version of his one-man show for the Shakespeare Theatre Company.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Signature Theatre launches all-digital season with ‘Simply Sondheim’ revival by Thomas Floyd

The musical revue, filmed under coronavirus safety protocols, includes tunes from the Sondheim canon, a staple of the Arlington company.

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Thursday, January 21, 2021

Virus hunter Nathan Wolfe is the subject of a new play at Round House. He’s also the playwright’s husband. by Thomas Floyd

Lauren Gunderson’s “The Catastrophist” is loosely based on Wolfe’s book “The Viral Storm.”

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Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Olney Theatre gift-wraps its annual ‘Christmas Carol’ for a streaming audience by Thomas Floyd

Film version of actor Paul Morella’s one-man take on Dickens to be made available online.

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Friday, November 13, 2020

Masks, coronavirus tests and dancer ‘pods’: How the Washington Ballet tackled its new digital season by Thomas Floyd

The company has partnered with Marquee TV to stream four new works.

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Wednesday, November 4, 2020

GALA Theatre is a covid-19 ‘guinea pig’: first District theater to resume live indoor performance by Thomas Floyd

The Columbia Height theater will stage reduced-capacity shows as part of a pilot program.

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Friday, October 30, 2020

Arena Stage returns to live performances with an outdoor production of the rousing ‘Fannie Lou Hamer, Speak on It!’ by Thomas Floyd

E. Faye Butler is magnetic as the titular voting rights activist in a production at the Wharf in Southwest.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

At Mosaic Theater, a playwright asks: How do you mourn a man you barely knew? by Thomas Floyd

Playwright-performer Psalmayene 24 explores his relationship with his late father in his work in progress ‘Dear Mapel.’

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Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Woolly Mammoth’s ‘Human Resources’ sendup pushes the right buttons by Thomas Floyd

Produced in collaboration with the Telephonic Literary Union, the ‘audio anthology’ expands theatrical boundaries with four original works.

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Saturday, September 26, 2020

As D.C. theater honors the best of 2019, actors long for a return to the stage by Thomas Floyd

Four winners from this year’s Helen Hayes Awards discuss the state of the D.C. theater community as the pandemic keeps live productions on hold.

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Thursday, August 20, 2020

Arlington Drafthouse brings back the laughs — with the return of live comedy by Thomas Floyd

D.C.’s Seaton Smith headlines two shows at the newly reopened comedy club.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Radio drama makes a small comeback in the age of covid-19 by Thomas Floyd

Area theater students produce audio versions of three classic plays after traditional summer repertory season is canceled.

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Thursday, July 2, 2020

McLean Community Center’s ‘Drive-Thru Drama’ maps out a new route for live theater by Thomas Floyd

The Alden Theatre’s “Small Change” is a hybrid of the drive-in and live performance.

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Thursday, April 30, 2020

How do you do live theater in a pandemic? U-Md. experiments with Zoom-staged version of ‘She Kills Monsters’ by Thomas Floyd

The School of Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies reinvents Qui Nguyen’s play as a live-streamed production.

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

‘Bandstand’ actor finds, in a forgotten relative, a kinship with his onstage character by Thomas Floyd

Zack Zaromatidis, who plays a World War II veteran in the touring musical, discovered a great-uncle who fought in the Pacific theater.

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Saturday, February 15, 2020

GALA Hispanic Theatre and Arena Stage amplify Cuban voices with a twofer of plays by Nilo Cruz and Eduardo Machado by Thomas Floyd

‘Exquisite Agony’ and ‘Celia and Fidel’ spotlight the work of Cuban American playwrights.

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

‘The King’s Speech’ amounts to a stale retelling by Thomas Floyd

David Seidler’s play, which premiered in London following the film’s success, is underwhelming in its visit to the National Theatre.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Rorschach Theatre’s ‘Toxic Avenger’ musical oozes B-movie camp by Thomas Floyd

First-time director Tracy Lynn Olivera oversees a talented collection of comic performers at the Silver Spring Black Box Theatre.

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Is theater director Alan Paul the hardest-working man in D.C. showbiz? by Thomas Floyd

The prolific 35-year-old’s latest project, after “Cabaret” and “Peter Pan and Wendy,” is “Spring Awakening” at Round House.

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Road-trip musical ‘Miss You Like Hell’ embarks on a bumpy ride to catharsis by Thomas Floyd

The Olney Theatre Center production, about an undocumented Latina mother and her estranged daughter, sometimes loses its way but ultimately hits home.

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Thursday, January 30, 2020

‘Spring Awakening’ lights up Round House Theatre with visual flair by Thomas Floyd

Director Alan Paul stages a visually audacious, if occasionally unwieldy, revival of the rock musical.

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’ gives the Folger Theatre a groovy send-off — for now by Thomas Floyd

Aaron Posner directs a ’70s spin on one of the Bard’s less-known works, as the theater embarks on a two-year renovation.

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Monday, December 23, 2019

Chris Redd on Eddie Murphy, Cory Booker and his New Year’s Eve stand-up gigs by Thomas Floyd

The SNL castmember rings in the new year with a pair of shows at Drafthouse Comedy.

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Thursday, December 19, 2019

Three Scrooges: A trio of area actors reflect on playing Dickens’s Christmas curmudgeon by Thomas Floyd

Craig Wallace, Kevin Adams and Paul Morella each bring a distinct approach to ‘A Christmas Carol.’

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Monday, December 16, 2019

Mosaic Theater’s ‘Eureka Day’ slyly takes aim at self-righteous liberalism by Thomas Floyd

Playwright Jonathan Spector delivers a smart satire about a collision of ideals at a hyper-progressive day school.

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Friday, December 13, 2019

Second City returns to Washington with familiar gifts in ‘She the People’ and ‘Love, Factually’ by Thomas Floyd

The Chicago comedy troupe is putting on new versions of the sketch shows this holiday season at Woolly Mammoth Theatre and the Kennedy Center.

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Hit musical ‘Come From Away’ brings its message of compassion back to D.C. by Thomas Floyd

The Tony-winning show arrives at the Kennedy Center three years after its pre-Broadway tryout at Ford’s Theatre.

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All that Chat

Oct 06, 2019: Slave Play
Oct 17, 2019: The Sound Inside - Studio 54
Feb 01, 2020: The Minutes
Mar 31, 2020: Diana - Longacre Theatre
Apr 19, 2020: Sing Street - Lyceum Theatre
Dec 16, 2021: Diana - Longacre Theatre