Author Archive for Ashley Dejean

Pinky Swear Productions, Facing a Permit-Related Shut-Down, Gets a Hand From Capital Fringe

Update appended
Yesterday afternoon, it looked like Pinky Swear Productions' mounting of Killing Women at Spooky Action Theater might be doomed. "Due to the complaint of a nasty neighbor to the church/spooky action about usage permits, Killing Women may be shut down," the troupe's co-artistic director, Karen Lange, tweeted at 2:41 p.m. "If anyone knows of any alternate [...]

Rereleased ArtAround App Maps D.C.’s Public Art

Walking down Calvert Street NW in Adams Morgan, it’s not too hard to spot the neo-Fauvist contortions of Laurenellen McCann’s favorite mural in the District: “A People Without Murals Is a Demuralized People,” perched prominently on the side of the Kogibow Bakery. Hard to miss, definitely. But even harder to identify. Murals, unfortunately, don't tend to come with [...]

Chilean Sea Blobs in D.C.: What the Hell?

Local author Theodore Carter took to the streets at 4:30 a.m. Thursday to plop glittery Chilean sea blobs at three intersections in Northwest D.C. and Maryland: 16th Street and North Portal Drive NW, Connecticut and Nebraska avenues NW, and Fenton Street and Philadelphia Avenue in Silver Spring. The “invasion” was part publicity stunt, part public art project [...]

The Hirshhorn’s Hair Moment: Trippy!

In "Suprasensorial," the Hirshhorn's exhibit of immersive, overstimulating light works by Latin American artists, the room containing "Cosmococa—Program in Progress, CC1 Trashiscapes" presents some welcome understimulation. In his review of the show, City Paper's Kriston Capps wrote, "The loungey installation, which features low-flung futons and a stoner-rock soundtrack, is basically a sample of coffee beans to [...]

Raising Bell: Washington National Cathedral Reopens Its Central Tower

Thanks to last August's earthquake, the longest-spanning construction project in D.C. is under construction yet again. But on Saturday, for the first time since the 5.8 temblor lightly shook the region, the Washington National Cathedral opened its most imposing structure to more than 400 visitors for a "tower climb."  "That short earthquake did tens of millions of [...]

The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs Returns to Woolly Mammoth This Summer

The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs—performer Mike Daisey's monologue about where Apple gadgets are manufactured and who they’re manufactured by—will return to Woolly Mammoth Theatre this summer, more than a year after it first appeared on the Penn Quarter company's stage. And following a highly touted run at New York's Public Theatre—not to mention the widely [...]