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BWW Review: 10 SECONDS at Imagination Stage Photo BWW Review: 10 SECONDS at Imagination Stage
by Rachael F. Goldberg - Apr 25, 2021

'10 Seconds' is the product of workshops and discussions between law enforcement, activists, and DC metro youth under the Imagination Stage Youth and Police program.

We Happy Few Presents An Edgar Allen Poe Audio Play Photo We Happy Few Presents An Edgar Allen Poe Audio Play
by Stephi Wild - Sep 28, 2020

Helen Hayes Nominated We Happy Few  branches into the resurgent Radio Play art form in our new normal of social isolation with new and reimagined adaptations of Edgar Allan Poe.

Police Killings of Young Black Men Viewed Through The Lens of Eternity: KILL MOVE PAR Photo Police Killings of Young Black Men Viewed Through The Lens of Eternity: KILL MOVE PARADISE at REP Stage
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Feb 23, 2020

While there are four characters in Kill Move Paradise, and they are endowed with names and hints at backstories, their individual identities don't matter much. They are unified more than distinguished, engaged as they are in a common enterprise, chorally addressing the same issues. Specifically, they are all African American men, all (apparently) killed by police gunfire, who are still coming to terms with the ongoing trauma attendant upon being born black and therefore vulnerable to what happened to them in today's America. And, having landed in an afterlife of some kind, they are required now to come to awareness of their present circumstances, and apparently to heal from the inner wounds their earthly lives have inflicted.

BWW Review: DAY OF ABSENCE at Theater Alliance Photo BWW Review: DAY OF ABSENCE at Theater Alliance
by Roger Catlin - Oct 15, 2019

Just as African-American artists have sought to reclaim the racist imagery of the past to confront contemporary viewers, the entryway to the Theater Alliance's performance of 'Day of Absence' at the Anacostia Playhouse is decorated with oversized posters advertising blackface minstrel shows.

1st Stage Extends THE MEMBER OF THE WEDDING Until June 16 Photo 1st Stage Extends THE MEMBER OF THE WEDDING Until June 16
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 21, 2019

1st Stage, Tysons Corner's award-winning professional theatre, announces the extension of their critically acclaimed production of The Member of the Wedding until June 16.

BWW Review: THE MEMBER OF THE WEDDING at 1st Stage Photo BWW Review: THE MEMBER OF THE WEDDING at 1st Stage
by Sarah Murphy - May 17, 2019

Carson McCullers' The Member of the Wedding centers around several steamy post-World War II Southern days as seen through the eyes of twelve-year-old Frankie Addams. Frankie, or F. Jasmine as she requests we call her, is on the cusp...of what she does not know.

1st Stage Presents THE MEMBER OF THE WEDDING Based On The Beloved Novel Photo 1st Stage Presents THE MEMBER OF THE WEDDING Based On The Beloved Novel
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 2, 2019

In 1945 rural Georgia, the long, hot days of summer bring struggle, longing, and opportunity for 12-year-old Frankie Addams and her family's housekeeper Bernice Sadie Brown. Frankie longs to escape with her newlywed brother on adventures in the Alaskan wilderness. Bernice struggles to balance enduring the deeply entrenched racism of the rural South with her role as surrogate mother to Frankie and her 6-year-old cousin. Adapted from the beloved novel of the same name, this evocative, poetic coming of age drama explores the pains of youth and the meaning of family.

Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival Celebrates Its 35th Anniversary Season July 19 - Photo Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival Celebrates Its 35th Anniversary Season July 19 - August 19, 2018
by Macon Prickett - Jun 19, 2018

This summer, the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, called 'the crown jewel of chamber music festivals on Long Island ‚Äď arguably anywhere on the East Coast‚ÄĚ by Newsday last year, celebrates its 35th anniversary. A pre-festival ramp-up of five free pop-up concerts around the Hamptons sets the stage, Alan Alda returns to launch the season, hosting a musical portrait of Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn, and the festival features the world premieres of BCMF-commissioned works by Kenji Bunch and Paul Moravec.

BWW Review: Powerful History in Theater Alliance's THE RAID Photo BWW Review: Powerful History in Theater Alliance's THE RAID
by Roger Catlin - Feb 22, 2018

There is something to be said about being present in historical plays. But when the characters in the Theater Alliance's powerful production 'The Raid,' begins with the characters sitting alongside the audience in the seats that ring the performance space and announce their impending demise, we realize we are in for a more visceral experience than history books often provide.

MHA-NYC Gala to Recognize Corporate Leaders Committed to Hiring Veterans, 10/1
by Tyler Peterson - Jul 18, 2014

On October 1, the Mental Health Association of New York City (MHA-NYC) will host its annual gala, themed 'Working for Wellness: Invest in America's Veterans,' at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. The benefit will recognize companies committed to supporting of hundreds of thousands of America's Armed Forces service members who have returned to civilian life with significant reintegration challenges, specifically those related to mental health and unemployment in hopes that other companies will follow their leadership example.