Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN Workshop at Arena StagePhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN Workshop at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater and producer Brian A. Moreland have partnered on a two-week intensive workshop of playwright Keenan Scott II's Thoughts of a Colored Man. Directed by Taye Diggs, with choreographer Jenny Parsinen, associate director Shannon Stoeke, and music and vocals by Madison McFerrin, the piece takes a raw and honest look at the limitations, stereotypes and obstacles that the world attempts to place on men of color through their discussions of love, race, education, family, and history. (more...)

THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN Workshop Is UnderwayTHOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN Workshop Is Underway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater and producer Brian A. Moreland have partnered on a two-week intensive workshop of playwright Keenan Scott II's Thoughts of a Colored Man. Directed by Taye Diggs, with choreographer Jenny Parsinen, associate director Shannon Stoeke, and music and vocals by Madison McFerrin, the piece takes a raw and honest look at the limitations, stereotypes and obstacles that the world attempts to place on men of color through their discussions of love, race, education, family, and history. (more...)

BWW Review: Nu Sass Productions Revives 43 1/2: THE GREATEST DEATHS OF SHAKESPEARE'S TRAGEDIES
by Barbara Johnson - Nov 7, 2016

43 1/2: THE GREATEST DEATHS OF SHAKESPEARE'S TRAGEDIES, a 2013 Capital Fringe favorite from Nu Sass, is back again with its enthusiastic original cast for a third run. Sun King Davis directs the zany, bloody production, with a new batch of gruesome fight scenes thrown in to keep things fresh. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SINBAD: THE UNTOLD TALE at Imagination Stage
by Heather Nadolny - Apr 14, 2015

Imagination Stage creates a vivid production that, thankfully, gives its young audiences a glimpse of a world that exists beyond current events, and revels in magic and stories. (more...)

Kelly Renee Armstrong, Ricardo Frederick Evans, John Lescault & More Set for Arena Stage's OUR WAR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

In a bold undertaking as part of the company's involvement with the multi-year, multi-city National Civil War Project, Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has commissioned Our War, a dynamic new theatrical event and collection of short stories that explores-through diverse perspectives-the historical memory and present-day reverberations of the U.S. Civil War. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Taffety Punk Theatre's TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2013

Taffety Punk Theatre Company presents Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare, adapted and directed by Michelle Shupe and choreographed by company member Erin Mitchell, featuring company members Tonya Beckman, Daniel Crane, Daniel Flint, Kimberly Gilbert, and Esther Williamson. The production plays Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 7th Street SE, Washington, DC, now through February 23, 2013. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: Taffety Punk Puts Own Spin on Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT
by Jennifer Perry - Feb 17, 2013

In a town where there seems to be a Shakespeare play going on nearly every month, it's easy to get lost in the shuffle. Taffety dares to be different and it pays off. (more...)

Jan Maxwell, Cate Blanchett, et al. Nominated for 2012 Helen Hayes Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2012

Last night before a crowd of 200 theatre makers and theatre lovers, theatreWashington announced the nominees for the 28th Helen Hayes Awards. The National Theatre's Helen Hayes Gallery set the scene for the announcement of nominees in 26 categories for artistic excellence and the announcement of the recipient of the 2012 John Aniello Award for Outstanding Emerging Theatre Company. The Helen Hayes Awards is one of the most prestigious honors for artists and theatre companies in Washington's vibrant theatre scene. (more...)

Theater Alliance Announces Upcoming Readings; BLOOD KNOT 5/15
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2011

We're mixing old and new for an exciting week of readings with our monthly Duke Ellington School showcase right in the middle! For advance tickets to the readings, click here. Pay What You Can tickets will be available at the door (Theater Alliance readings only. For Ellington tickets, please click on separate link below). (more...)

Ficca To Lead Cast in Totem Pole's TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE 6/29-7/11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2010

Totem Pole Artistic Director, Ray Ficca, last appeared on stage at the Playhouse as sportswriter, Mitch Albom, in Tuesdays With Morrie, a touching and poignant story about a career-driven young man who reconnects with a former college professor suffering with ALS. (more...)

Totem Pole Playhouse Presents The Complete History of America (abridged)
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2010

US History at Breakneck Speed! The Complete History of America (abridged) in just two hours! (more...)

Ficca To Lead Cast in Totem Pole's TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE 6/29-7/11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2010

Totem Pole Artistic Director, Ray Ficca, last appeared on stage at the Playhouse as sportswriter, Mitch Albom, in Tuesdays With Morrie, a touching and poignant story about a career-driven young man who reconnects with a former college professor suffering with ALS. (more...)