Posts Tagged ‘theater alliance’

Black Nativity at the Anacostia Playhouse, Reviewed

Theater Alliance's take on the Langston Hughes classic adds a new dimension to this year's production.

A Double-Wide Helen Hayes Awards in Half the Time

Winners sprinted up and down the aisles, and Erin Weaver won big.

Pay Your Last Respects to Fort Fringe—and Shoot Zombies

Launch Nerf darts at actors and explore the rotting old Capital Fringe HQ this Halloween.

With Broke-ology, Anacostia Playhouse Opens for Business

It's six hours before the first preview of Broke-ology at the Anacostia Playhouse and I'm sitting on the plush red couch at center stage. The couch's ultimate destiny, I'm told by Theater Alliance Artistic Director Colin Hovde, will be to grace a corner in his still-empty office upstairs. Hovde and Chief Operating Officer Julia Robey [...]

Arts Roundup: Sweetlife Edition

Sweetlife Festival schedule announced. [Facebook]
The Rolling Stones play Verizon Center June 24. [Post]
Theater Alliance announces a Monday night reading series that focuses on women playwrights. [D.C. Theatre Scene]
Photos from Michelle Obama's book signing at Politics & Prose [AP via Huffington Post D.C.]

Openings: “Exclamation Point” at The Fridge, Erica Rebollar’s “Space Junk”

It's definitely the holiday season in D.C., and if you can't tell just by walking outside, the arts will remind you: 'Tis the season for Christmas-themed ballets, plays, and exploding pine trees. But anyone who wants to skirt holiday cheer needn't stay at home.
Saturday, the Fridge's owner and director Alex Goldstein unveils his first solo show, "Exclamation [...]

Arts Roundup: Falling Down Stairs Edition

The British Embassy gets an Antony Gormley statue on its lawn [Washingtonian]
Some local photographers feel shut out of the increasingly international FotoWeek DC [Post]
Phillips Collection adds hundreds of artworks to Google Art Project [Post]
Fat Trel releases video for "Muney" [D.C. Mumbo Sauce]
Theater Alliance cancels its winter production of Black Nativity. Its director will be tied [...]

Theater Alliance on Moving to Anacostia: “We’re Still Exploring Options”

Back in January, City Paper reported that the H Street Playhouse was being priced out of its digs on H Street NE, and it was looking for a home somewhere nearby—perhaps somewhere farther east around Bladensburg Road NE. But in July, Mayor Vince Gray broke the news at a press conference that the playhouse had [...]

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 [...]

Last Chance: Theater Alliance’s Hum, Reviewed

For the first 30 minutes of the world-premiere play Hum, Theater Alliance challenges Synetic Theater in the race to create the best dialogue-free drama in D.C. There’s well-crafted choreography, an engrossing electronic soundscape, and attractive actors in their underclothes.
And then the characters in Hum start talking, and it’s no longer much of a contest. But [...]