Posts Tagged ‘Synetic Theatre’

This Week in WCP Arts: Howard Theatre, Listen Local First, chickfactor

Leading this week's Washington City Paper is sage advice from Ally Schweitzer and Michael J. West on how to not screw up the Howard Theatre, the newly restored historic venue that reopens this month. Also in the feature well, I have an essay in which I untangle the contradictions of supporting arts scenes simply because [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: FunkTV, Submarine, Cigarette

Marcus J. Moore leads this week's arts section with his profile of Regi Allen, a senior editor at Discovery Channel who's looking to start FunkTV, the first urban alternative television network, which hopes will be a home to forgotten Blaxploitation films, independent music, and an original program he calls Fried Chicken Cinema. In theater: Bob [...]

Tears of Clowns: Synetic’s King Lear, Reviewed

The person who accompanied me to Synetic Theater’s characteristically spry adaptation of King Lear maintains, I think soundly, that the play is about the erosion and ultimate failure of language. So perhaps there’s more reason to try this one sans nouns, sans verbs, sans adjectives, sans everything spoken, than to muzzle other Shakespearean tragedies.
This [...]

Far Out vs. Hot Dang, Vol. 32

Yes, alas, Far Out vs. Hot Dang is taking a two-week hiatus. It will be a dim, formless fortnight, but you can handle it. When we return on May 6, we'll be laden with awesomeness, and you will be made whole again, kids!

"you’re taking someone’s favorite all-time love song and flipping it around and saying [...]

Arts Roundup: Missed Middle Fingers and Other Wasted Opportunities Edition

The holiday season is nearly upon us. In this time of love, family, and being touched by a stranger at the airport because you refused to embrace modern technology, it's important to remember: Every day is Festivus in the Roundup! Here comes another airing of grievances, you molested Luddites!
As if the Fare Assessment she received last [...]

Freestylin’ D.C.: Indie Rock, Slam Poetry, Physical Theater, and More!

Finally feels a bit more like fall outside today. Escape the rain the next few days with these free and low-cost events, which I've highlighted from my site Free in DC.
Attend a free discussion on how to "Transition into Fall with the Power of Meditation" hosted by Science of Spirituality DC tonight at 6:30 [...]