Interviews and Features

Alan Sharpe on making Black LGBTQ+ theater against the odds

Readings of his short plays on May 29 will mark the 30th anniversary of the African-American Theater Collective he founded.

Don Mike Mendoza on LA TI DO’s next decade

The co-founder and executive artistic director talks about the DC-based company's expansion to other cities and its niche of intimate art and top-tier talent.

Under a cloud: Artists describe toxic work conditions at Spooky Action...

Problems at the DC company are rooted in the harmful leadership practices of Artistic Director Richard Henrich and a board that fails to stop his abuses of power, say multiple artists who have worked at the theater.

UrbanArias’ ‘Why I Live at the P.O.’ is a glorious spoof...

The world premiere comedy about small town life in the South came and went in a flash, leaving laughter, applause, and hopes for a revival in its wake.

Gloria Estefan talks ‘On Your Feet! en español’: A story of...

"It’s wonderful after being told no so much to turn around and tell people yes," Estefan says of her storied career.

The gala night Jon Stewart got the Mark Twain Prize at...

What it was like to be there when the stars came out for the former 'Daily Show' host.

How Nu Sass fell in love with ‘To Fall in Love’...

A poignant, tender play is the company's second world premiere of the season.

Broadway Belle Susan Egan dishes on ‘Disney Princess: The Concert’

She and three other former princesses will perform Disney hits with the National Symphony Orchestra for two days only at the Kennedy Center.

Next from the Welders: A solo show of intersectionality by JR...

He performs candid standup about being Black, Filipino, and Queer, in his 'Crossroads, Detours, and Exits,' premiering May 4.

Rep Stage looks at ‘Glass Menagerie’ through a mixed-race lens

Director Joseph Ritsch and Dramaturg Khalid Long on how race, queerness, gender, and ability intersect in Tennessee Williams's classic.

Four cutting-edge scripts up next at Round House new-play fest

If diversity is a goal, new work is required, says Naysan Mojgani, curator of the company's National Capital New Play Festival.

Celebrating Black femme vision in ‘Dreamgirls’ at Bowie State University

The musical at Maryland’s oldest HBCU to challenge how women and womxn occupy spaces.

Justice gets in jests at Shakespeare Theatre’s 2022 Mock Trial

In a courtroom packed with wisecracking legal celebs, lawyers for Margaret and Hero from 'Much Ado' duked it out.

At Traveling Players, teen actors find pandemic relief in ancient Greeks

By trusting their castmates and an ancient story, students took a leap of faith, channeled their grief, and began to heal.

Molly Smith on the allure of the con man in ‘Catch...

Terrance McNally’s 1960s-style musical comedy is now in its final week. Two powerful new works are coming next—‘Drumfolk’ and ‘American Prophet.’

Studio Theatre reopens after extensive renovation

Dramatic renovations — vivid murals, a ground-level café, the wholly redesigned Victor Shargai Theatre — extend welcome to everyone.

How ‘Nathan the Wise’ — ‘the anti-Shylock’ — got onstage at...

The story behind a witty rewrite of an 18th-century classic by Adapter Michael Bloom, with Director Adam Immerwahr

How Ukrainian playwrights are responding to the theater of war

More than three dozen dramatists in an international initiative are bearing witness to the horrors of Putin’s war on Ukraine.

Migguel Anggelo’s new dance-theater piece to open its wings in DC

As an immigrant from Venezuela, he tells the story of his transformation from caterpillar to butterfly, in 'English with an Accent' at GALA.

It’s still not time for theaters to quit mask and vax...

Continuation of COVID safety policies is crucial to local theaters’ economic health and survival.