Posts Tagged ‘Hannah Hessel’

Read Washington City Paper’s First People Issue

Today, Washington City Paper debuted its first People Issue, a special edition of the paper dedicated to the folks who help make life in D.C. the creative, noisy, well-fed, funny, drunk, vibrant, (occasionally) nude, and ever-changing place it is.
We talked to a whole bunch of notable folks in the art world, all of whom you [...]

Arts Roundup: Small Press Expo Edition

Small Press Expo announces its 2013 schedule. [ComicsDC]
The comedy festival Bentzen Ball will return to D.C. this fall. [Post]
Netherlands transplant and Virginia electronic-music producer Martyn makes a mix for Little White Earbuds. [Little White Earbuds]
Amherst College's Board of Trustees wants to remove and investigate six marble panels on Folger Shakespeare Library's façade. [Washington Business Journal]
The [...]

Arts Roundup: The David Mamet Problem Edition

Expanding on last week's Twitter back-and-forth about the complex relationship theater folks have with conservative playwright David Mamet, Project Gym founder Hannah Hessel elaborates on why she can't stand the guy. [Gwydion Suilebhan]
Ford Motor Co. donates $500,000 to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. [Post]
Idiots sign White House petition to "make the My Bloody Valentine website [...]

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, [...]

In a Creative Rut? Hit the (Project) Gym.

Creativity is like a muscle. To remain strong, it needs exercise. Or that is the idea, at least, behind Hannah Hessel's Project Gym, a program designed to help performing artists keep their creative juices flowing. It works a lot like your local Washington Sports Club.
"I ask people to bring in a project where they feel stuck," says Hessel. Housed [...]

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 [...]

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