Posts Tagged ‘theater j’

A Torah of Mystery: How the True Story of a Crooked Rabbi Made It to the Stage

How a playwright adapted the story of a crooked Maryland rabbi for the stage

DCJCC Fires Ari Roth from Theater J

His comments to the media on internal censorship of diverse viewpoints were deemed insubordinate.

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 [...]

Busboys and Poets to Stage The Admission at Studio Theatre

After a 16-show run at the D.C. Jewish Community Center's Theater J, The Admission will return to the stage—this time at Studio Theatre's Mead Theatre, sponsored by Busboys and Poets.
According to a press release, the play, which confronts an alleged Israeli massacre of Palestinians in 1948, will be produced by Busboys proprietor (and ex-mayoral hopeful) Andy Shallal [...]

Arts Roundup: 2 Chainz & the Gang Edition

Foster the People, Lana Del Rey, 2 Chainz among the performers at this year's Sweetlife festival. [Arts Desk]
Chain & the Gang to release a new album in April. [Arts Desk]
While staging Yellow Face, a play that addresses white people portraying Asian people onstage, an unfortunate accident forces Theater J to do the same. Oh, this is just excellent. [...]

Arts Roundup: Stadium Shutdown Edition

District seizes the rapper-approved Stadium Club for unpaid taxes. [Young & Hungry]
News organizations formally protest the White House's restrictive photography policy. [Post]
GEICO listens to angry Baltimoreans and edits its embarrassing video about the Baltimore music scene. [Baltimore City Paper]
U.S. Commission of Fine Arts has a problem with the Eisenhower Memorial. [AP]
After some patrons criticize Theater [...]

Arts Roundup: Brutalism Edition

Theater J cancels its plans to host a full run of controversial Israeli play The Admission. [Post]
The brutalist church on 16th and I streets NW to be replaced by typical blah office building. So what's better: ugly or boring? [Housing Complex]
Butch Warren will be remembered at a Westminster Church jam session. [Post]
I.M.P. actually uses Lincoln Theatre. [...]

Theater J’s The Hampton Years Looks at Black/Jewish Relationships

Culturally specific theater offers a different experience to different audience members. It can make viewers reconsider their assumptions about others, and perhaps even their own identity. The same can be true even for the playwrights who make culturally specific work.
It's a process familiar to the creators of Theater J's current Locally Grown offering, The Hampton Years. [...]

Arts Roundup: The Real Housewives of Benning Road Edition

Introducing The Real Housewives of Benning Road. [TMOTTGoGo]
Alamo Drafthouse is searching for three new D.C.-area locations. [Washington Business Journal]
Theater J dedicates a performance to deceased D.C. Jewish Community Center parking-lot attendant Desmond Obamogie. [Theater J]
Record Store Day: a very mixed blessing for local record shops. [Post]
Michael Kahn returns to Signature Theatre for the first time in two [...]

Arts Roundup: Maryland’s Film Incentives Edition

Maryland House of Delegates approves tripling the state's film production tax credit for two more years. [WJLA]
D.C.'s Humanities Council offers a new $10,000 Soul of the City grant. [Humanities Council]
Theater J's 2013-14 season includes several plays by women playwrights. [Post]
Michelle Obama adores Jackie Robinson biopic, 42. [Post]
Hollywood loves to destroy Washington. [Huffington Post D.C.]
Raheem DeVaughn [...]

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