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Alexander C. Kafka

Alexander C. Kafka

Alexander C. Kafka is a journalist and photographer. He has written about books and the arts for The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, D.C. Theatre Scene, and many other publications.


BWW Review: AMERICA'S REQUIEM: A KNEE ON THE NECK and Mozart's REQUIEM at Strathmore Music Center
March 27, 2022

Hailstork and Martin’s requiem is a grand, troubling, rich, and worthy work for an America still struggling to rise from its sometimes sordid history and violent predilections toward its lofty goals and promise.

BWW Review: THE NUTCRACKER at Kennedy Center Opera House
November 26, 2021

The company hasn't visited The Kennedy Center for more than a decade. It's great to have it back with this charming Caribbean-inflected version of the Balanchine classic.

BWW Review: XENOS at Eisenhower Theater, Kennedy Center
November 19, 2021

War is hell, but what, exactly, is served by a hellish choreographic critique of it -- alternatingly assaultive and monotonous -- in Akram Khan's final solo performance project?

BWW Review: THE GREAT LEAP at Round House Theatre
November 16, 2021

At Round House Theatre, an alluring production of Lauren Yee's somewhat contrived 'The Great Leap,' a 'socio-political fable' about sports and Sino-American politics

BWW Review: WAITRESS at Capital One Hall
October 30, 2021

The show still has a winning recipe, but this touring production doesn't measure up to its 2018 D.C. predecessor.

BWW Review: REMEMBER THIS: THE LESSON OF JAN KARSKI, at the Michael R. Klein Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company
October 9, 2021

David Strathairn amazes in this tour-de-force one-man play, at Shakespeare Theatre Company through October 17. He portrays the Polish resistance fighter and diplomat who tried to warn the world about the Nazis' decimation of the Jews.

BWW Review: GOOD PEOPLE at Keegan Theatre
September 12, 2021

The mouthie from Southie was knocked up in high school and her now-grown daughter, Joyce, is disabled. Unreliable help from her landlady, the aptly named Dottie (Linda High) makes Margie late to work as a dollar-store cashier, so she loses yet another job. Without the nine-something an hour, how will she make rent?

July 31, 2021

A selection of Broadway standards by this accomplished singer and actor is a welcome summer treat.

BWW Review: IN THE MOMENT: A DRAWING DANCE at The Kennedy Center's Digital Stage
June 8, 2021

'In the MOment: A Drawing Dance' will inspire its intended audience of 4-and-ups with its delightfully sleek, bouncy, playful universe of human movement and green-screen geometric exploration.

BWW Review: FIRST DATE at NextStop Theatre Company
May 2, 2021

NextStop Theatre Company's 'First Date' has some chemistry, but the script can't figure out quite what genre it wants to be.