Posts Tagged ‘studio theatre’

The 2015 Helen Hayes Awards Awards

Outstanding Use of Outdated Gender Norms, Outstanding Coddling, Outstanding Dick Joke, and more

Premiering in D.C. Tomorrow: A Vagina Monologues for Abortion Stories

Advocates for Youth's Out of Silence tells 13 true tales of women seeking abortions.

The Wolfe Twins at Studio Theatre, Reviewed

Taking a vacation with a sibling you haven't seen in a while is a one-way ticket to the pressure zone.

The Admission, Which Closes This Weekend, Reviewed

If you haven’t yet seen the controversial play that made its English-language debut at Theater J in March and raised the ire of local pro-Israel activists, here’s your last chance. After a sold-out “workshop” run at Theater J and a 22-show extension produced by Busboys and Poets at the Studio Theatre, The Admission is staging [...]

Arts Roundup: Turn! Turn! Turn! Edition

Folk musician and activist Pete Seeger, who once worked with Alan Lomax at the Library of Congress' Archive of Folk Song, is dead at 94. [Post, Smithsonian, Post, Spin]
National Portrait Gallery installs a photo of Seeger, on view indefinitely. [AP]
Woolly Mammoth's Stupid Fucking Bird dominates 2014 Helen Hayes nominations. [Arts Desk]
Introducing D.C.'s first Funk Parade. [DCist]
Studio Theatre [...]

The Apple Family Plays at Studio Theatre, Reviewed

The Apple Family Plays have nothing do with iPads or MacBooks or the indignities visited upon those who assemble them. Richard Nelson’s quartet of hypercontemporary dramas attempt merely to chart the national mood, to the extent that such a thing exists (possible) and that a gathering of six white New Yorkers, the youngest of whom [...]

Duel Purpose: For Fight Choreographer Robb Hunter, Bleeding Is Fundamental

Robb Hunter likes to give his neighbors a heads up before he starts firing automatic weapons in his house.
He’ll call up his neighbor, Carolyn, who runs a wind-chime business out of her home in their Fairfax neighborhood, and say, “‘I’m testing a fully automatic machine gun up here. Tell me if you can hear this.’ [...]

Arts Roundup: RIP Nouveau Riche Edition

After seven years, dance party Nouveau Riche is coming to an end. [Facebook]
Once again, demand for Book of Mormon tickets overwhelms the Kennedy Center's website. [Post]
Michelle Obama appears on the cover of Vogue for the second time. [Post]
WSC Avant Bard, the theater company ejected from Artisphere last year, has found a venue for Allyson Currin’s Caesar and [...]

Arts Roundup: Helen Hayes Edition

The 2013 Helen Hayes Awards nominees are here! [Theatre Washington]
Toby's Dinner Theatre racked up eight nominations for its production of The Color Purple; Signature's Dreamgirls, Woolly's The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, and Folger's The Taming of the Shrew also fared well. [Post]
The Washington Performing Arts Society hires a new president: Stanford Live director Jenny Bilfield [...]

Openings: Contractions, “Grid, Sequence Me”

After a holiday hiatus, the first weekend of 2013 brings quite a few buzzy openings.
Opening Saturday at Flashpoint Gallery, Grid, Sequence Me turns the gallery into an animation installation by artists Joelle Dietrick and Owen Mundy. It combines images of cross-sectioned buildings with small pieces of D. C. architecture, with phrases gleaned from housing websites [...]

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