Posts Tagged ‘Capitol Hill Arts Workshop’

The Riot Grrrls Shakespeare Production of Much Ado About Nothing, Reviewed

Much Ado About Nothing is one of William Shakespeare’s few comedies to eschew the trope of having a woman spend most of the show disguised as a dude, and its plot hinges entirely on the willingness of two supposedly honorable men to discount the word of a woman they claim to love. So there’s something [...]

Crazy for Dance, Eh? Three Weekends of Movement, Courtesy of Taffety Punk

One of the more interesting—one of the only, in fact—crossovers between dance and theater currently going on in D.C. is the work of Taffety Punk Theatre Company, which has been featuring dance in its productions since its earliest performances in 2006.
Last year, the group sponsored a weekend-long improvisation workshop led by a bunch of talented [...]

Reviewed: A Distaff Julius Caesar, Still Dying by the Sword

Julius Caesar
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Lise Bruneau
Taffety Punk Theatre Company at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop to Oct. 23
Jessica Lefkow's Cassius—a lean and hungry-looking schemer indeed—and Esther Williamson's softer-spoken but steel-spined Brutus are the solid anchors of a Julius Caesar where even that saddle-sore swaggerer Marc Antony is played by an actor who's bound her breasts [...]

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