Posts Tagged ‘Forum Theatre’

Forum Theatre Picks Up Fringe Hit We Tiresias

In 2012, D.C.'s theater companies threw an admirable amount of support behind local playwrights. Most prominently, Theater J launched the Locally Grown: Community Supported Art Festival and Arena Stage announced its new Playwrights' Arena program. This week, Forum Theatre is continuing the trend with its production of Stephen Spotswood's play We Tiresias. The show, which opens tonight, [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: Emily White, Ai Weiwei, and Ben Affleck

Lindsay Zoladz has this week's cover story with a profile of Emily White, the 21-year-old American University student and former NPR intern who became an unlikely Internet lightning rod this summer when she wrote about how she barely buys music. Kriston Capps leads the arts section with a review of the Hirshhorn Museum's elegant, weirdly [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: The Music Man, Moonrise Kingdom, Leo Villareal

Bob Mondello leads this week's arts section with a meditation on familiarity on D.C. stages: A pair of recognizable faces helps The Illusion at Forum Theatre work its spell, while Arena Stage's The Music Man manages to move but brings little that's interesting to this American mainstay. Chris Klimek riffs about the dystopian rock 'n' [...]

Arts Roundup: Clybourne Park Revisited Edition

Kwame Kwei-Armah, the new director of Baltimore's Centerstage, was disturbed by the treatment of race in Bruce Norris' Pulitzer-winning gentrification drama Clybourne Park, which had two successful runs at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. (Arts Desk was disturbed, too.) The playwright is penning a response, Beneatha’s Place, which his company will mount next season along with a production [...]

Forum Explores Theater’s Gender Gaps

Artistic Director Michael Dove is no stranger to a heated debate. But as we sit down for coffee on a weirdly balmy afternoon, he immediately admits to being rattled. "I'm a little nervous about this whole thing," he says.  He's referring to The Female POV In Theater Symposium that Forum Theater will host this Saturday as [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: David Swinson, Astro Boy, Tender Thrill

Chris Heller leads the arts section with his profile of David Swinson, a former punk-rock booker, failed Hollywood producer, and ex-MPD detective who's just released his debut crime novel.  Chris Klimek writes ecstatically of Astro Boy and the God of Comics, a new work about the classic manga character and his creator at Studio 2ndStage. [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Bossalingo Beyond

Local outfit Bossalingo earned a following with its Monday night gigs at the Chi Cha Lounge from 1998 to 2005, but after that run ended, its members pursued other projects. Now, with a new album, Steps Beyond, bandleader and guitarist Michael Joseph Harris is working on re-establishing Bossalingo’s name. Inspired by the jazz-samba style of D.C. [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: DJ Rane, American Dance Institute, Faith and Void

Rend Smith has this week's cover story, a look at the equal-pay lawsuit DJ Rane has filed against her former employer, WGPC-FM. Amanda Abrams leads the arts section with some praise for American Dance Institute, a children's ballet school in Rockville that, somehow, has the area's most interesting dance programming. Brent Burton takes a deep [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: FunkTV, Submarine, Cigarette

Marcus J. Moore leads this week's arts section with his profile of Regi Allen, a senior editor at Discovery Channel who's looking to start FunkTV, the first urban alternative television network, which hopes will be a home to forgotten Blaxploitation films, independent music, and an original program he calls Fried Chicken Cinema. In theater: Bob [...]

Arts Roundup: Fancy New City Paper Edition

It's still us, we just look better now. And who knows, you may even be handed a copy of the beautifully redesigned City Paper by one of our staffers (like Erin Petty, who was here on Wednesday) as you board Metrorail today. Petty, by the way, has this week's Arts Desk feature on Katie Balloons, [...]