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Begun onstage at Georgetown, ‘Remember This’ now opening as film

Starring David Strathairn as WWII resistance hero Jan Karski, the film premieres January 27, Holocaust Remembrance Day, in theaters across the U.S.

15 Questions in 15 Minutes with Broadway’s Jessica Vosk

The Broadway star and acclaimed singer will make her DC debut on February 14 with a one-night-only Valentine’s Day concert at Sixth & I.

Ford’s Theatre to offer free readings of new plays by BIPOC...

Artistic associates Sheldon Epps and José Carrasquillo talk about the initiative's focus on playwrights who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color and the first readings February 2 to 4.

Folger Theatre’s ‘Reading Room’ makes space for new voices

Artistic Director Karen Ann Daniels on the creation of a festival that asks who is in charge of how Shakespeare gets to exist in our culture.

Live theater returns to a gem of a venue at the...

Now playing: 'The Horse and His Boy,' the Logos Theatre's stage adaptation of C.S. Lewis' classic allegory, with music and life-size animal puppets.

Viva School of Dance extends opportunities for students of color

In a series called 'The Companies We Keep,' DC Theater Arts spotlights the good and beneficial work done by theater companies in the DC region. This month we focus on a dance school that breaks down barriers and develops leaders.

An inside look at WNO’s January 21 American Opera Initiative

Kelley Rourke, the new artistic advisor for the program, previews three new 20-minute operas.

Tell Me a Bedtime Story: Playback Theater comes to Anacostia

In a performance on December 30, members of a multi-generational audience will share stories from their lives and see those stories enacted on the spot.

Michael Urie and Ryan Spahn spill the tea on ‘Jane Anger’...

The actors play Shakespeare and his apprentice in their friend Talene Monahon's feminist revenge farce now at Shakespeare Theatre Company.

From AV nerd to illustrious lighting designer: a Q&A with Allen...

The DC native's Tony-nominated lighting design for the Broadway production of 'A Soldier's Play' can now be seen at Kennedy Center.

Sure, sex was a career move for Evita, but Ballet Hispánico...

In an exclusive interview, Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro explains what sets the new Latina-choreographed ballet apart from the musical made by non-Argentine men.

A preview peek as Washington Revels prepares its 40th Christmas Revels

Holiday joy is on the way in the company's 'Christmas Revels: Celtic Crossroads.'

Chamber trio Beau Soir to perform original composition by Mexican Composer...

Commissioning an original work is a "big deal" for a small classical ensemble, but after playing a few of Angulo's compositions, harpist Michelle Lundy took the plunge and asked Angulo to write something new for the trio she formed in 2007.

Sheldon Epps on being a Black artistic director in the American...

A frank conversation with the eminent artist about being 'chased by race' and an exclusive excerpt from his inspiring new memoir, 'My Own Directions.'

Annapolis Opera looks back at 50 years and it’s a sight...

Marking the company's 50th anniversary, a gallery of costumes, photos, and other items celebrates their variety and talents over the years.

Civic and silly meet in new Washington Improv Theater series at...

Each 'Ask Me Anything: Changemakers' show bounces off a chat with a local leader who is working to make the world a better place.

A storyteller at the Steinway: Acclaimed pianist returns to DC at...

Mona Golabek delivers a tour de force performance in the musical memoir ‘The Pianist of Willesden Lane.'

Director Marcia Milgrom Dodge on the ‘Beauty and the Beast’ buzz...

'I want to create theater for people to see themselves on stage...a world where diversity thrives.'

Through storytelling and shared leadership, Flying V makes safe space for...

In a monthly series entitled 'The Companies We Keep,' DC Theater Arts spotlights the good and beneficial work done by theater companies in the DC region. This series is made possible by a generous grant from the Wendi Winters Memorial Foundation.

Spotlight on youth: Elyssa Shenker shines onstage and in the community

The junior at Winston Churchill High balances headlining roles, school, and volunteer work while blossoming into one of the region’s leading high school thespians.