BWW Review: SING TO ME NOW at Rorschach TheatreBWW Review: SING TO ME NOW at Rorschach Theatre
by Pamela Roberts - Oct 25, 2018

Sing to Me Now, produced by Rorschach Theatre, is a beautifully rendered and promising new work, carefully balancing weight and humor, performed by a steady and engaging cast. Director Jenny McConnell Frederick capably brings out the best in the world premiere work by Iris Dauterman. Sing to Me Now was first developed thorough Rorschach's inaugural Magic in Rough Spaces New Play Lab last April, and is now more fully-and beautifully-realized. (more...)

Rorschach Theatre Announces World Premiere of SING TO ME NOWRorschach Theatre Announces World Premiere of SING TO ME NOW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

In SING TO ME NOW, playwright Iris Dauterman weaves sardonic humor, poetry, and a deeply contemporary voice to create a comedy about fighting for beauty while the world is falling apart. (more...)

THE TRAGICAL COMICAL FOOL'S GAME Comes to The Capital Fringe FestivalTHE TRAGICAL COMICAL FOOL'S GAME Comes to The Capital Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018

An original devised play, The Tragical Comical Fool's Game (Or, Nun of Your Business) follows Bella (an almost nun) as she grapples with her destiny and a crazy crew of characters all trying to sway her in various directions. Very (very) loosely based on Measure for Measure, The Fool's Game shows on July 10th at 5pm, 11th at 7pm, 18th at 9:15pm, 21st at 6:15pm, and 26th at 5pm. It runs approximately one hour. All performances will be held at the Christ United Methodist Church at 900 4th Street, SW - Orange Venue. Individual tickets go for $17 and can be purchased on the Capital Fringe website. Please note that you will need a Capital Fringe button ($5 through July 6th) to enter the venue! (more...)

THE TRAGICAL COMICAL FOOL'S GAME Comes to The Capital Fringe FestivalTHE TRAGICAL COMICAL FOOL'S GAME Comes to The Capital Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018

An original devised play, The Tragical Comical Fool's Game (Or, Nun of Your Business) follows Bella (an almost nun) as she grapples with her destiny and a crazy crew of characters all trying to sway her in various directions. Very (very) loosely based on Measure for Measure, The Fool's Game shows on July 10th at 5pm, 11th at 7pm, 18th at 9:15pm, 21st at 6:15pm, and 26th at 5pm. It runs approximately one hour. All performances will be held at the Christ United Methodist Church at 900 4th Street, SW - Orange Venue. Individual tickets go for $17 and can be purchased on the Capital Fringe website. Please note that you will need a Capital Fringe button ($5 through July 6th) to enter the venue! (more...)

THE TRAGICAL COMICAL FOOL'S GAME Comes to The Capital Fringe FestivalTHE TRAGICAL COMICAL FOOL'S GAME Comes to The Capital Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2018

An original devised play, The Tragical Comical Fool's Game (Or, Nun of Your Business) follows Bella (an almost nun) as she grapples with her destiny and a crazy crew of characters all trying to sway her in various directions. Very (very) loosely based on Measure for Measure, The Fool's Game shows on July 10th at 5pm, 11th at 7pm, 18th at 9:15pm, 21st at 6:15pm, and 26th at 5pm. It runs approximately one hour. All performances will be held at the Christ United Methodist Church at 900 4th Street, SW - Orange Venue. Individual tickets go for $17 and can be purchased on the Capital Fringe website. Please note that you will need a Capital Fringe button ($5 through July 6th) to enter the venue! (more...)

BWW Review: Gender SWITCH from The Welders at Fringe Logan Arts SpaceBWW Review: Gender SWITCH from The Welders at Fringe Logan Arts Space
by Roger Catlin - Jun 11, 2018

Talk about 'Freaky Friday.' Brett Abelman's new play 'Switch,' at Fringe Logan Arts Space, is more like 'Freaky Pride Weekend.' A straight D.C. couple matched up by their mutual genderqueer friend find themselves in the afterglow of intimacy having switched bodies and hence gender. The balance of the play is exploring the abrupt switch amid Pride Weekend and trying to figure out how or whether they should try to switch back. (more...)

Announcing The BEYOND THE BINARY Series During The Run Of SWITCHAnnouncing The BEYOND THE BINARY Series During The Run Of SWITCH
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018

Brett Abelman's Switch, running June 7th - 23rd at the Logan Fringe Arts Space, will open select show evenings with a short but mighty performance series Beyond The Binary.  The Welders -- Washington's only playwrights' collective devoted exclusively to developing and producing new work -- are excited to host a variety of DC artists as an entry into Abelman's comedy about body-swapping, belly laughs, and uncanny sex.  (more...)

The Next World Premiere From THE WELDERS Opens DC Pride WeekendThe Next World Premiere From THE WELDERS Opens DC Pride Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2018

The Welders -- Washington's only playwrights' collective devoted exclusively to developing and producing new work -- are launching their next production, Switch by Brett Abelman. It runs June 6 - 23 at the Fringe Logan Arts Center. (more...)

BWW Review: 45 PLAYS teaches us about 45 PRESIDENTSBWW Review: 45 PLAYS teaches us about 45 PRESIDENTS
by Keith Tittermary - Jan 16, 2018

In the course of American history there have been 44 men to become President of the United States. In the course of just under two hours, 5 very capable women embody those 44 men, plus their wives, mistresses, political opponents, and everyone's favorite non-POTUS, Benjamin Franklin. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at 45 PLAYS FOR 45 PRESIDENTS at NextStop TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at 45 PLAYS FOR 45 PRESIDENTS at NextStop Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2018

One week before the first anniversary of Donald Trump's inauguration as President, NextStop Theatre Company, near Reston Town Center, has debuted the 45th entry into the popular play 45 Plays for 45 Presidents to a sold out opening weekend. (more...)

NextStop Theatre Debuts 45th Entry In Presidential Madcap SprintNextStop Theatre Debuts 45th Entry In Presidential Madcap Sprint
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2018

On Saturday, NextStop Theatre Company, near Reston Town Center, opens a hysterical take on history with the play 45 Plays for 45 Presidents . The play, which is already selling out performances, presents a series of 45 two-minute plays-- one for each American President. (more...)

New Play from Satirist Alexandra Petri to Open This Summer at The Welders
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

The Welders-Washington's only playwrights' collective devoted exclusively to developing and producing new work-have launched their seventh production. to tell my story: a hamlet fanfic, by Alexandra Petri, opens July 21, 2017 at the Silver Spring Black Box Theatre. (more...)

New Play from Satirist Alexandra Petri to Open This Summer at The Welders
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

The Welders-Washington's only playwrights' collective devoted exclusively to developing and producing new work-have launched their seventh production. to tell my story: a hamlet fanfic, by Alexandra Petri, opens July 21, 2017 at the Silver Spring Black Box Theatre. (more...)

Center Stage Announces LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES Cast and Artistic Team
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

 Center Stage is pleased to announce the cast and artistic team for Les Liaisons Dangereuses, its first production of the 2016/17 Season. (more...)

BWW Review: Everyman Theatre Presents the Great American Rep - A Rotating Rep of Epic Scale
by Charles Shubow - May 3, 2016

Two shows in Repertory: DEATH OF A SALESMAN and A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE...it just doesn't get better than this. (more...)

Iron Crow Theatre Company's THE WELL OF HORNINESS Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

This hilarious and wild send up of a film-noir detective genre puts the focus on the women in this all-female Baltimore premiere of Holly Hughes' The Well of Horniness. As director Julianne Franz says, this play is 'a lust-filled lover who woos you with wit while in a full-on panic to get your clothes off'. This outrageous comedy by playwright, lesbian icon, and Iron Crow Theatre Advisory Board member Holly Hughes is sure to be sexy, funny, and with just the right amount of mania expected of a live-show with a studio audience. (more...)

Iron Crow Theatre Company to Present THE WELL OF HORNINESS, Begin. 6/5
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

This hilarious and wild send up of a film-noir detective genre puts the focus on the women in this all-female Baltimore premiere of Holly Hughes' The Well of Horniness. As director Julianne Franz says, this play is 'a lust-filled lover who woos you with wit while in a full-on panic to get your clothes off". This outrageous comedy by playwright, lesbian icon, and Iron Crow Theatre Advisory Board member Holly Hughes is sure to be sexy, funny, and with just the right amount of mania expected of a live-show with a studio audience. (more...)