Interviews and Features

‘Come play with me. Come heal’: Sisi Reid on Black queer...

The author and solo performer of 'Rock Paper Scissors' — a Welders production — shares the personal and artistic history of the show.

Top Ten Memorable Moments from the 2023 Helen Hayes Awards

The ceremony showed that local audiences — and Helen Hayes voters — have an appetite for stories about people whose lives are different from their own.

How Sabrina Mandell met Mark Jaster and Happenstance Theater began

In a series called 'The Companies We Keep,' DC Theater Arts spotlights the good work done by theater companies in the DC region. This month we focus on two artists who by happenstance fell in love making inspired works for the stage.

Our ‘Naked Mole Rat’ is in the running for three Helen...

Meet the proud director and composer of this triple-nominated theater for young audiences, Kathryn Chase Bryer and Deborah Wicks La Puma.

The cast of ‘one in two’ at Mosaic Theater on why...

A conversation with Ryan Jamaal Swain, Justin Weaks, and Michael Kevin Darnall about a play whose title is a statistic about gay Black men and HIV.

Laley Lippard and Rupert Holmes on their theatrical resurrection of RBG

A candid chat with the director and playwright of 'All Things Equal: The Life & Trials of Ruth Bader Ginsburg,' coming to the Lincoln Theatre May 19.

Local actress Sophia Manicone on her Broadway debut in ‘Parade’

An up-close conversation with the Fairfax County high school senior who's now playing factory girl Iola Stover in the Tony-nominated musical.

Musical makers Matt Conner and Stephen Gregory Smith score a Helen...

Get to know the creative duo who are up for the prestigious Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play or Musical.

A talk with a Holocaust historian and the actor who plays...

Elizabeth Stahlmann stars as Dr. Rebecca Erbelding, the real-life archivist who received a mysterious album of Nazi photographs.

What to expect at this year’s Helen Hayes Awards

Everything you need to know to prepare for DC theater’s biggest night.

Getting to know Elizabeth Dinkova: ‘I like creating a brave space’

The incoming artistic director of Spooky Action Theater is the face of renewed hope for a company whose very survival was in doubt just a year ago.

‘When I like a play, I get obsessed’: Karin Rosnizeck on...

The Expats Theatre founder tells why she is directing a play about the weaponization of rape in war.

‘I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the...

The 1995 'songplay' by John Adams and June Jordan created a new genre of musical theater and boldly confronted systemic issues of the 1990s.

Playwright Bella Panciocco on her personal journey to ‘The Road to...

Premiering April 20 to 23 at George Mason, the play germinated from her pilgrimage to the Grand Canyon in mourning.

Ethan Heard on directing ‘Pacific Overtures’ with an Asian American lens

Signature Theatre’s new associate artistic director talks about bringing identity, history, and authenticity to a culturally fraught Sondheim musical.

‘Music brings me closer to people’: John Holiday on his love...

The multi-genre countertenor stars in Annapolis Opera’s 'Voices of Our Time' concert on April 15.

At play in the ashes of the dead: János Szász on...

Inside the creation of the Arena Stage production, which transforms our understanding of a great work in a way that finds in it new truth.

Through theater arts, the Music in Me Foundation thwarts bullying

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 nonprofit that teaches youth peer intervention and empowerment.

‘Broadway Rave’ show tune dance party to hit Howard Theatre April...

'Everyone gets to dress up, sing and dance along to show tunes without feeling judged or silly,' says cofounder Ethan Maccoby.

Morgan Gould on her new feminist comedy with bite, now at...

How the playwright and director came up with 'Jennifer Who Is Leaving.'