Interviews and Features

What it means ‘When Boys Exhale’: A Q&A with Anthony Green

The writer-director explains why his play about young Black gay men is titled after the movie about Black women friends.

Jocelyn Bioh on what’s so funny about ‘Nollywood Dreams’ at Round...

The playwright calls the rom-com a 'love letter' to the 'scrappy' West African film industry.

Solas Nua’s ‘Maz and Bricks’ and the war on abortion rights

Underscoring the power of art to address controversy and national crisis, the production warrants serious and major attention.

As Spooky Action Theater digs in, artists and staff members quit

Amid charges of toxic leadership, the board puts Artistic Director Richard Henrich on leave... but only from certain duties.

Josh Sticklin on a pandemic pivot for Keegan’s Boiler Room Series

Now streaming, the series invites audiences to step inside the process of new play development.

Tina Fabrique talks about ‘Marys Seacole’ at Mosaic

The Broadway actor and singer—known for her roles as Ma Rainey and Ella Fitzgerald—on the most sophisticated play she's ever been in.

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.