Posts Tagged ‘Washington Shakespeare Company’

A D.C. Theatermaker’s Shockingly Sudden Exit

The e-mail came just a few weeks ago. The header said "A Huge Favor." For Gaurav Gopalan, Heather Haney would probably have done two. She was that fond of him. Many people were.
They had met in the spring of 2006, soon after Gopalan left a voicemail asking if Haney wanted to try out for [...]

Washington Shakespeare Company Is Now…WSC Avant Bard?

For about a second earlier this year, I started evaluating local theater troupes' season announcements. Not shockingly, this didn't prove very interesting, and I stopped the project almost immediately. But today, finally, comes a season roll-out worthy of deeper investigation.
This season, the arty Arlington-based Washington Shakespeare Company is staging Happy Days by Samuel Beckett; The [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: Katie Balloons, Juno and the Paycock, The Adjustment Bureau

Erin Petty leads this week's Washington City Paper with a look at D.C. balloon artist Katie Balloons—and the ways in which her reality show, The Unpoppables, diverges from, well, reality. Chris Klimek reviews Juno and the Paycock at Washington Shakespeare Company, an Irish play that starts out like a comedy, but gets bleaker, and bleaker, [...]

Artisphere Names Executive Director

In the three months Artisphere has been open, the Rosslyn-based arts center has been without a leader. Until now. It was announced today that José Ortiz has been named the organization's executive director.
Ortiz brings with him an impressive resume: He arrives to Artisphere from the Harvard Art Museum, where as deputy director he oversaw the [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: Ayn Rand v. Norman Rockwell, Richard and Mary, Shortstack

Arin Greenwood leads this week's dead-tree art section with her tour of the Smithsonian's current Norman Rockwell exhibit with an art critic who also happens to be a disciple of Ayn Rand. Brandon Wu talks to a Northern Virginia doom-metal trio that's making national waves, Salome. In film, Tricia Olszewski reviews Due Date and Monsters, and [...]

Artisphere’s Opening Weekend: Pleasingly Uncrowded!

While my colleague Jonathan L. Fischer attended the Burst! party at Artisphere on Saturday, I attended yesterday's less exclusive open house at the new cultural center in Rosslyn. It took me an inordinately long time to get there, thanks to the Metro station closures at Metro Center and McPherson Square, which are also in effect [...]

Art NoVa: Who Gains from the Massive New Artisphere?

Earlier this year, Rosslyn’s civic leaders were touting the Arlington neighborhood opposite Georgetown as “Manhattan on the Potomac.” And now with the brand new Artisphere—which will open this weekend with a series of galas advertised heavily to the District’s cultural classes—they may have their Lincoln Center.
But that leaves out a complicating factor: Back in the [...]

Wherefore Shakespeare in Klingon? Elementary, My Dear Watson

This, this is the problem, this right here: "In one of the Star Trek movies," which I, Steve Inskeep, won't even go to the trouble of naming, but HINT, it's the one with the Hamlet quote cleverly buried in the title of frakking film: It's the original-cast Trek finale, No. 6, The Undiscovered Country. [...]