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Bio:
Kashayna recently appeared as Paulina in School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play at Round House Theatre. In April 2019, Kashayna appeared as Jacqueline Blount in Junk: The Golden Age of Debt at Arena Stage for the DC premiere of Ayad Aktar’s Tony-nominated show. Born into a military ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Kashayna recently appeared as Paulina in School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play at Round House Theatre. In April 2019, Kashayna appeared as Jacqueline Blount in Junk: The Golden Age of Debt at Arena Stage for the DC premiere of Ayad Aktar’s Tony-nominated show. Born into a military ... (read complete bio)
THE BAND'S VISIT, JITNEY, And More Nominated for 2020 Helen Hayes Awards Photo THE BAND'S VISIT, JITNEY, And More Nominated for 2020 Helen Hayes Awards
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 3, 2020

Tonight, at a celebration honoring theatre excellence on stages across the Washington area, theatre artists, administrators, patrons, and special guests gathered in the National Theatre's Helen Hayes Gallery for theatreWashington's announcement of nominees for the 36th Annual Helen Hayes Awards, which will be presented on Monday, May 18 at an event at the Anthem.

BWW Review: SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY  at the Round House Theatre Photo BWW Review: SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY at the Round House Theatre - A Great Way to Open Their Renovated Theatre.
by Charles Shubow - Oct 14, 2019

Welcome back to Bethesda Round House Theatre! After a successful renovation, the theater has reopened on East-West Highway with impressive architectural improvements. One will notice immediately upon entering the lobby, huge changes with a complete makeover. There is a huge bar and seating area that was desperately needed. I do believe they could use more variety of refreshments though.. The theater's intent is to get people to a performance early and stick around afterwards.

Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PL Photo Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY at Round House Theatre?
by Paul Smith - Oct 1, 2019

School Girls; or, The African Mean Girls Play recently opened at Round House Theatre. Find out what the critics had to say!

BWW Review: SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY at Round House Theatre Photo BWW Review: SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY at Round House Theatre
by Roger Catlin - Sep 26, 2019

Playwright Jocelyn Bioh long wanted to name her 2017 work about the social interworkings of young women in Ghana simply 'School Girls.' But it wasn't until she added the subtitle, 'African Mean Girls Play,' that she fully nailed what she was doing.

BWW Review: JUNK at Arena Stage Photo BWW Review: JUNK at Arena Stage
by Rachael F. Goldberg - Apr 14, 2019

Arena Stage's production of 'Junk' marks the Washington, DC area premiere of the critically acclaimed play, and, happily, Arena's production is more than up to the task of living up to the show's reputation.

Photo Flash: JUNK Celebrates Opening Night at Arena Stage Photo Photo Flash: JUNK Celebrates Opening Night at Arena Stage
by Julie Musbach - Apr 12, 2019

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater recently opened the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and author Ayad Akhtar's (Arena's Disgraced) timely tale Junk.

The Kennedy Center Announces 50th KCACTF National Festival Photo The Kennedy Center Announces 50th KCACTF National Festival
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 9, 2019

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts hosts more than 120 outstanding theater students from colleges and universities across the nation as part of the 50th annual Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF), which runs April 16-20, 2019 in multiple locations throughout the Center. The Center also announced the national awardees for the KCACTF. Selected awardees and representatives will be brought to Washington, D.C. for an expense-paid trip to participate in the National Festival. These student artists from across the United States have been recognized for their outstanding work from the eight regional festivals that were held January 8 through February 28, 2019.

BWW Interview: Arena's JUNK Brings Nancy Sun Back to DC and the World of Finance Photo BWW Interview: Arena's JUNK Brings Nancy Sun Back to DC and the World of Finance
by Benjamin Tomchik - Mar 20, 2019

When the curtain rises for Junk on April 5, it will mark a full circle for Actress Nancy Sun

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Arena Stage's JUNK Photo Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Arena Stage's JUNK
by Julie Musbach - Mar 4, 2019

Arena Stage presents Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and author Ayad Akhtar's (Arena's Disgraced) timely tale Junk. Inspired by the real junk bond giants of the 1980s, Akhtar explores how the riveting, hostile takeover of a family-owned manufacturing company paved the way to expose the rise of greed, power, race and wealth that led to reshaping the rules of Wall Street and the world.

BWW Review: SHE A GEM at Kennedy Center Photo BWW Review: SHE A GEM at Kennedy Center
by Elliot Lanes - Feb 18, 2019

With all of the media options at their disposal today, creating theater pieces that will keep young people totally engaged is getting to be more and more of a challenge. Kennedy Center's Theater for Young Audiences (TYA) division's latest attempt at something fresh sometimes succeeds and sometimes doesn't. Most of the success in She A Gem can be attributed to the oh so fly direction of Paige Hernandez and her talented cast and design team. Whether or not the playwright Josh Wilder was up for the challenge is open to debate.

Full Cast And Creative Team Announced For JUNK At Arena Stage Photo Full Cast And Creative Team Announced For JUNK At Arena Stage
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 6, 2019

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and author Ayad Akhtar's (Arena's Disgraced) timely tale Junk. Inspired by the real junk bond giants of the 1980s, Akhtar explores how the riveting, hostile takeover of a family-owned manufacturing company paved the way to expose the rise of greed, power, race and wealth that led to reshaping the rules of Wall Street and the world. Directed by Jackie Maxwell, Junk runs April 5 - May 5, 2019 in the Fichandler Stage.

2017 Helen Hayes Award Winners Announced!
by Alan Henry - May 15, 2017

BroadwayWorld has a full list of the Helen Hayes Awards winners updating LIVE below! Named for actor Helen Hayes - a Washington native and legendary First Lady of the American Theatre - the Helen Hayes Awards celebrates excellence in professional theatre throughout the Washington region and has become a hallmark recognized by theatre makers and theatre lovers far beyond Washington D.C.

2017 Helen Hayes Award Nominations Announced; COME FROM AWAY Nabs 14 Nominations
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 6, 2017

The 2017 Helen Hayes Award nominations were announced tonight. A line-up of leading theatre artists announced nominations in 47 categories of artistic excellence. Award recipients will be announced at the Helen Hayes Awards gala event to be held at the Lincoln Theatre on Monday, May 15 with an after-party hosted at Washington's legendary 9:30 Club.

BWW Review: MILK LIKE SUGAR at Mosaic Theater A Sensitive Portrayal of Teen Girlhood
by Andrew White - Nov 9, 2016

It is timely to have a show that focuses like a laser on the complex psychology of young women, as they make their first awkward steps into adulthood. Mosaic Theater's commitment to confronting our deepest community issues continues with Jennifer Nelson's stellar production of Milk Like Sugar, Kirsten Greenidge's Obie-award winning drama about teenage girls navigating their way through their high school years, the most treacherous of all.

Photo Flash: Mosaic Theatre Company Presents MILK LIKE SUGAR
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 4, 2016

Hot on the heels of the record-breaking, critically hailed Satchmo at the Waldorf, Mosaic Theater Company of DC's Season Two continues with Kirsten Greenidge's riotous, Obie Award-winning MILK LIKE SUGAR (November 2 - 27, 2016), under the direction of Mosaic Theater's Jennifer L. Nelson (The Gospel of Lovingkindness). The play, Mosaic's second DC premiere this season, is a rousing story about young women coming of age in a time when issues of acceptance, mentorship, and materialism challenge the dreams and ambitious of so many teens. It is the first of three plays in Mosaic's 2016-17 season to highlight issues affecting young urban teens and millennials, to be followed by the DC premiere of Philip Dawkins' intergenerational LGBTQ comedy Charm, and the world premiere of Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm's Hooded: Or Being Black for Dummies.

STAGE TUBE: New Teaser, Plus Signed Intro for Mosaic Theater Company's MILK LIKE SUGAR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Hot on the heels of the record-breaking, critically hailed Satchmo at the Waldorf, Mosaic Theater Company of DC's Season Two continues with Kirsten Greenidge's riotous, Obie Award-winning MILK LIKE SUGAR (November 2 - 27, 2016), under the direction of Mosaic Theater's Jennifer L. Nelson (The Gospel of Lovingkindness). Click below to watch a new teaser for the show, plus a signed intro touting Mosaic's new accessibility initiative!

Mosaic Theater Company Presents MILK LIKE SUGAR, Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Hot on the heels of the record-breaking, critically hailed Satchmo at the Waldorf, Mosaic Theater Company of DC's Season Two continues with Kirsten Greenidge's riotous, Obie Award-winning MILK LIKE SUGAR (November 2 - 27, 2016), under the direction of Mosaic Theater's Jennifer L. Nelson (The Gospel of Lovingkindness). The play, Mosaic's second DC premiere this season, is a rousing story about young women coming of age in a time when issues of acceptance, mentorship, and materialism challenge the dreams and ambitious of so many teens. It is the first of three plays in Mosaic's 2016-17 season to highlight issues affecting young urban teens and millennials, to be followed by the DC premiere of Philip Dawkins' intergenerational LGBTQ comedy Charm, and the world premiere of Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm's Hooded: Or Being Black for Dummies.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Ari Roth
by Elliot Lanes - Oct 27, 2016

Today's subject is living his theatre life to the fullest. Ari Roth might be one of the most passionate and outspoken figures working in DC theatre. One thing is clear, he follows his passion and the result is always something extraordinary.

STAGE TUBE: New Teaser, Plus Signed Intro for Mosaic Theater Company's MILK LIKE SUGAR
by Stage Tube - Oct 18, 2016

Hot on the heels of the record-breaking, critically hailed Satchmo at the Waldorf, Mosaic Theater Company of DC's Season Two continues with Kirsten Greenidge's riotous, Obie Award-winning MILK LIKE SUGAR (November 2 - 27, 2016), under the direction of Mosaic Theater's Jennifer L. Nelson (The Gospel of Lovingkindness). Click below to watch a new teaser for the show, plus a signed intro touting Mosaic's new accessibility initiative!

Photo Flash: Mosaic Theater Company Presents MILK LIKE SUGAR
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 17, 2016

Hot on the heels of the record-breaking, critically hailed Satchmo at the Waldorf, Mosaic Theater Company of DC's Season Two continues with Kirsten Greenidge's riotous, Obie Award-winning MILK LIKE SUGAR (November 2 - 27, 2016), under the direction of Mosaic Theater's Jennifer L. Nelson (The Gospel of Lovingkindness).

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