Posts Tagged ‘Gwydion Suilebhan’

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. [...]

Faux Reals: On the Deconstruction, Mainstreaming, and Redeconstruction of Superheroes

“If you don’t recognize that criminals aren’t the enemy, the system is, you may as well get out now,” we’re told at the top of Gwydion Suilebhan’s Reals. A moment later, we’re chastened, “Superhero movies are bad for you.”
The pronouncement is part of an odd direct-address prologue—intoned by a masked woman in black lace and purple [...]

Arts Roundup: Taxpayer-Funded Documentary Edition

The District has granted a $12,000 contract to May 3rd Films for a 30-minute documentary about Ward 8. [WAMU]
Peter Marks on Whorehouse at Signature Theatre: "Let’s hope this foray into pedestrian commercial material is a short detour." [Post]
A conversation with Linda Hesh, the artist behind the "trust" and "doubt" benches on New Hampshire Avenue NW [Huffington [...]

Arts Roundup: Superficial Fodder for Social Media Edition

"At its worst, the [Barbara] Kruger installation [at Hirshhorn] is simply a backdrop, wallpaper for snapshots, superficial fodder for social media or a jumble of bold color leading to the gift shop, where matching tote bags and wallets are available for purchase." [Post]
Peter Marks says Kathleen Turner shines in Arena's Molly Ivins [Post]
Where does Gwydion [...]

Arts Roundup: Meese Edition

A look at this year's Page to Stage Festival at the Kennedy Center [D.C. Theatre Scene]
Positive Force co-founder and author Mark Andersen reacts to the Pussy Riot sentencing, reflects on his own anti-executive branch punk action of the 1980s. [Post]
Reals playwright Gwydion Suilebhan on local real-life superheroes: "We now have a woman named Stormbringer who leads our [...]

Arts Roundup: ZZ Top Meets Skrillex Edition

David Malitz talks to IMP's Seth Hurwitz about how ZZ Top and Skrillex got on the same bill at Virgin Mobile FreeFest [Post]
ArtInfo on Kathryn Cornelius' "Save the Date.," aka the artist-who-married-and-divorced-seven-people-in-one-day performance-art piece at the Corcoran. Bonus: Name the hunger striker found in the photo. [ArtInfo]
Gwydion Suilebhan wants you to vote for his SXSW [...]

Arts Roundup: Certain Kinds of Trash Edition

It was a good day for interviews at BYT: Rob Pierangeli (Casper Bangs, Latristic) interviews Can! [Brightest Young Things] And Amanda Mackaye and KC talk hair metal, diversity, and dancing at Fort Reno! [Brightest Young Things]
Chain & The Gang has a new video for "Certain Kinds of Trash." [YouTube]
Fat Trel shows up—shirtless, naturally—in Sway's "Bet Dat" [...]

Arts Roundup: White, Male, and Imported Edition

D.C.'s theater season is white, male, and imported [Gwydion Suilebhan]
Photos from Candy Chang's "Before I Die" project at 14th and Q streets NW [Huffington Post D.C.]
Chuck Brown was missed at the Harlem Renaissance Festival in Landover, Md. [Post]
Shady Grove might get its very own Patriot Center after all [Post]
The Pentagon was on board to work [...]

Arts Roundup: Instagram Edition

Kennedy Center announces the 2012 Women in Jazz Festival lineup [Post]
Facebook takes over Instagram: What does it mean for Instagram dorks like you and me? [Post]
Gwydion Suilebhan is now a D.C. representative for the Dramatists Guild [Gwydion Suilebhan]
Capital Bop will present a showcase at Lumen8Anacostia [Capital Bop]

Arts Roundup: Wonky Edition

Lots of fanfare planned for the Discovery space shuttle's touchdown at the Air and Space Museum. [Post]
How to upend the problematic way(s) in which playwrights get their new work to theaters. Warning: high wonk factor. [Gwydion Suilebhan]
Robert Bettmann on expanding District support of the arts. [Huffington Post]
Jasper Johns in the hizzzaaaay. [Post]
Big Freedia's show at [...]

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