Douglas Turner Ward
News About Day of Absence at Anacostia Playhouse
THE BAND'S VISIT, JITNEY, And More Nominated for 2020 Helen Hayes Awards
February 03, 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: DAY OF ABSENCE at Theater Alliance
October 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.