Posts Tagged ‘storytelling’

Hip Shot: No Sex, Please

Remaining Performances:
Thursday, July 18, 8:30 p.m.
Friday, July 26, 8:15 p.m.
Sunday, July 28, 1:00 p.m.
They say: "Would-be JFK – and 20-something virgin – unravels his idealistic thoughts on sex and love, one botched sexcapade at a time. How long can he hold out for the perfect score? It’s a coming of age tale, decades in [...]

Hip Shot: Impossible to Translate, but I’ll Try: True-Life Israeli Stories

Goethe Institut – Main Stage
Remaining Performances:
Tuesday, July 16, 6:15 p.m.
Wednesday, July 17, 8 p.m.
Sunday, July 21, 5:45 p.m.
Sunday, July 28, 4:45 p.m.
They say: "Growing up in Jerusalem is more than the Bible and war. Storyteller Noa Baum takes us on a poignant, humorous journey through her life. Experience a fresh side of Israel with childhood [...]

Hip Shot: Men Don’t Listen to Naked Women

Fort Fringe – Bedroom
Remaining Performances:
Sunday, July 15th, 10:00 PM
July 21st, 11:59 PM
July 22nd, 6:00 PM
July 25th, 9:00 PM
July 28th, 2:45 PM
They say:
A fun combination of storytelling, stand-up, audience interaction, and words to live by: an evaluation of the relations of men and women. Covering the Bible, Shakespeare, fairy tales, habits and everyday occurrences. Who listens [...]

Hip-Shot: ‘Showcase Showdown’

United States Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 123
Remaining Performances:
Saturday, July 10 at 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 15 at 8:00 p.m.
Friday, July 16 at 8:00 p.m.
They Say: "The producers of last year's top-selling show (SpeakeasyDC and The Sin Show) present a storytelling game-show. Hear unforgettable true stories and participate by guessing the end of a [...]

Hip Shot: ‘Concord, Virginia’

I'll not mince words: Concord, Virginia, has too many words.

Hip Shot: ‘Not Your Granny’s Revolution’

Long ago when I was in college, my good friend began embracing the term “chick” as an appropriate way to describe a new generation of feminism. I think "chick" is a rather brilliant signifier, describing female-specific content that doesn't take itself too seriously. Plus, this coinage reclaims the word from its more demeaning form (an activity socio-political-activist-types adore). So, at the risk of putting off male audience members and pissing off old-guard feminists, I’ve decided Not Your Granny’s Revolution is a chick show—that is, a show about chicks who have moved past the sensitive diatribes and onto the self-aware humor of personal discovery.

Hip Shot: “The Terrorism of Everyday Life”

An original glam rocker from the early 70's, Hamell has not lost his edge or yuppie-ized whatsoever. He looks and dresses like a snazzy jazz man, or a Beatnik, or your cool uncle who can drop references to the Lovin' Spoonful as quickly as to Wilco. He plays one heckuva mean amped-to-11 beat-up '37 Gibson acoustic punkabilly guitar and sings and talks in an unexpectedly high-pitched, fluid voice which somehow makes him seem much more honest than if he sported the gravelly thirty-years-of-booze voice you expect.

Hip Shot: ‘Jamaica Farewell’

Jamaica Farewell
Goethe Institut
Remaining Performances:
July 18, 9:30 p.m.; July 19, 1 p.m.
They say: "Jamaica. Revolution. Visa. Impossible. CIA. Seduction. Desperation. A dream. Heartbreak. Handsome. American. Customs. Million dollars. Duffel bag. Machetes. Goats. Prostitutes. Bullets. Adrenaline. Kerosene. Run for your life. Based on a true story."
Annie's take: No doubt you have at least a couple of friends, [...]

Hip-Shot: ‘If You See Something…’

If You See Something Say Something
Woolly Mammoth Theatre
Remaining Performances:
Saturday, July 26 @ 4 PM
Saturday, July 26 @ 8 PM
They say: "Master storyteller Mike Daisey's new comic monologue takes aim at the history of the Department of Homeland Security. Combining eye-opening research and witty autobiography, he bores into the dark heart of America to discover the [...]

‘For Tomorrow…’

For Tomorrow: Story & Poetry of Hilda Stern Cohen
Goethe-Institut- Gallery
Remaining Performances:
Sunday, July 13 @ 5 pm
Wednesday, July 16 @ 7pm
They say: “Theatre, storytelling, music, and prayer come together in this uniquely moving program portraying the life and poetry of German-born Holocaust survivor Hilda Stern Cohen. Performed by storyteller Gail Rosen, based on her interviews with [...]