Posts Tagged ‘Synetic Theater’

Arts Roundup: Mildly Uneducated Edition

Arcade Fire's Win Butler responds to the Washington Post's negative review of the band's last album, calling it "mildly uneducated" and himself a "fucking rock star." [Stereogum]
Michelle and Barack Obama, besties with Beyonce and Jay Z 4 life. [Washingtonian]
Is there enough demand for all these new movie theaters opening in D.C.? [Housing Complex]
Also: More renderings [...]

Arts Roundup: The Day the Music Died Edition

Chuck Brown Park loses its amphitheater. [Housing Complex]
The green paint is almost gone! [WJLA]
Montgomery County's Nighttime Economy Task Force aims to make Montgomery County a nightlife destination. [WTOP]
Rorschach and Synetic theater companies meet their Kickstarter goals. [Post]
Dance Place breaks ground on its soon-to-be-renovated space. [AP via WJLA]
Got three-and-a-half minutes to burn? Watch this sucky Metro [...]

The Helen Hayes Awards Awards

Last night's untricked-out Helen Hayes Awards at the Warner Theatre began almost immediately with prize-giving, and that was mostly what we got: Few distractions, and lots of people talking about theater. Did some thank-yous go on too long? Sure. Was Robert Aubry Davis conspicuously absent even though his voice was the evening's host? Yes. Were [...]

Opening This Week: Inferno, Stars and Stripes, “The Next Wave,” and More

What's new this weekend in local arts.
Opening in conjunction with the Washington, D.C. International Design Festival, "The Next Wave" is a 4,000 square foot exhibition that explores industrial design within the last 13 years from Spain, Italy, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Scandinavia, and the United States. There are more than 100 objects on view, including lighting, [...]

Arts Roundup: Straight Up Go-Go Edition

The D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities announces a screening of the documentary Straight Up Go-Go, paired with a live performance by Rare Essence, at the Lincoln Theatre Feb. 22. [Art 202]
AFI Silver Theatre adds another showing of The Legend of Cool 'Disco' Dan. [Post]
Virginia Democrats want you to read Republican Attorney General Ken [...]

The Spray’s the Thing

There are some places where splash zones are just necessary. A Gallagher show. The National Aquarium’s dolphin exhibit. Sea World. But at D.C. theaters? Turns out, yes. Arena Stage’s production of Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses, opening Feb. 8, features a large pool in the center of their round stage. When Constellation Theatre produced Metamorphoses in May [...]

Arts Roundup: Georgia On My Mind Edition

City Paper contributor Lindsay Zoladz has a new column on Pitchfork called "Ordinary Machines," about the meeting points of music, identity, and technology. [Pitchfork]
Synetic Theater plans a trip to (the country of) Georgia, the birthplace of its two founders. [Post]
Talking with D.C. artist Carolina Mayorga about her work, which toys with social norms, stereotypes, and [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: The Years of the Cat

H Street NE, which transformed quickly from a dilapidated commercial strip to a hypergentrified attractant of quirky businesses, is not immune to controversy. But there's probably one H Street story most people could agree is a success: the tale of Al, the orange tabby who lived at Palace of Wonders—then later Red Palace—during the neighborhood's [...]

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" [...]

The Helen Hayes Awards Awards

What lessons to draw from last night's Helen Hayes Awards at the Warner Theatre? There were only two ties—compare that to five in 2011. And no company dominated outright—although Synetic, with its four wins, and Signature, with its five, are the evening's clear champs. The region's most prominent theater houses—the Kennedy Center, Arena Stage, Shakespeare [...]

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