Posts Tagged ‘Gwydion Suilebhan’

What Would Make the Helen Hayes Awards Better?

D.C. theater’s answer to the Tonys, the Helen Hayes Awards, has been kind to teeny-tiny local troupes in recent years. Now, the big guys want a bigger bite.
Recently, the Washington Post’s Nelson Pressley broke the story that representatives of Signature Theatre, Ford’s Theatre, and Arena Stage had threatened to “rethink their future involvement” in the [...]

Arts Roundup: Motorcade Madness Edition

House of Cards wanted to film a fake motorcade around the National Mall. Obviously, D.C. police had to crack down on that foolishness. [Washington Business Journal]
Gwydion Suilebhan proposes strong, radical changes for the Helen Hayes Awards. [Gwydion Suilebhan]
Stephen A. Crockett Jr. (author of last year's famed Root piece about swagger-jacking on U Street NW) comments [...]

Arts Roundup: Contemporary Edition

Once again, Gwydion Suilebhan (with assistance from two additional playwrights) breaks down the demographics behind a big chunk of the 2013-14 D.C. theater season. [Gwydion Suilebhan]
Baltimore's Contemporary Museum is now just called Contemporary, and it has a new director. [Baltimore City Paper]
To sell copies of her new book, local author Jennifer Miller attempts to visit 100 [...]

Arts Roundup: Summer Slump Edition

The Post drops its summer arts preview. [Post]
The Kickstarter campaign for an in-progress documentary about Bad Brains' HR is close to meeting its goal. [Kickstarter]
Where to see movies outside this season [WTOP] [DCist]
Shirlington gets a music festival. [ARLnow]
Playwright Gwydion Suilebhan gets laid off. Bummer. [Gwydion Suilebhan]

Arts Roundup: Cathedral Competition Edition

The earthquake-damaged Washington National Cathedral competes for $100,000 in repair money. [WTOP]
Imagination Stage announces its 2013-14 season. [D.C. Theatre Scene]
You can now buy Hard Art, the new book of D.C. punk photos from photographer Lucian Perkins, in the Dischord store. [Dischord]
Hey, theater people: Prolific Tweeter and playwright Gwydion Suilebhan holds the key to your Twitter [...]

Arts Roundup: Michael Kaiser’s Future Hubbie Edition

Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser is getting married to a nice guy he met at the gym. Adorbs! [Post]
Following problems with the registration process, the 2013 Small Press Expo adds more tables—and now it might be the biggest SPX in history. [SPX via ComicsDC]
(Former) D.C. band Tennis System wants your donations. [Tennis System]
"Pump Me Up" curator Roger [...]

The Twitter Spat Mamet Wrought: Should Theatergoers Boycott the Gun-Lovin’ Playwright?

If you've sat within five feet of a liberal-skewing Facebook news feed this week, you've probably heard about playwright David Mamet's humdinger of a Newsweek cover story, delectably headlined "Hands Off Our Guns," that made an odd and miscalculated argument against President Obama's gun control plan. In it, the brilliant author of Glengarry Glen Ross, Speed-the-Plow, [...]

Arts Roundup: Our Favorite D.C. Musicians Edition

City Paper-approved MC Kokayi goes head to head with his kid son in a freestyle battle. Watch! [Potholes In My Blog]
City Paper-approved guitarist Alex Minoff releases his album. Listen! [Bandcamp]
Bruce Springsteen throws his weight behind President Barack Obama in Virginia, and Rep. Eric Cantor's Democratic opponent in Virginia's 7th Congressional District has an advocate in bluegrass [...]

Arts Roundup: Trash Talk Edition

Arena Stage to host a memorial service for the late philanthropist Jaylee Mead [Post]
Dischord news roundup: According to the label's newsletter, Dischord will be the exclusive distributor for Bikini Kill's planned anniversary reissues. Also: There's a tune from a 6-song Rites of Spring demo floating around [Brooklyn Vegan], and you can now buy releases from Buildings, [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: Cynthia Connolly, Superheroes

Kriston Capps leads this week's arts section with a profile of artist Cynthia Connolly, DIY lifer and curator of Artisphere's "Beyond the Parking Lot" exhibit. (Fun fact: Know the Minor Threat sheep? Yeah, she made those.) In theater, Chris Klimek meditates on superheroes, which have been highly visible in movie theaters and on D.C.'s stages lately. [...]

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