Interviews and Features

Washington Arts Ensemble sees bright future after pandemic launch

The young chamber music group begun by two Juilliard alums has already sold out monthly performances.

A quirky first date goes taboo in new episode from The...

The digital project was created by playwright John Becker to generate work opportunities and compensation for local artists.

In tribute to Stephen Sondheim, on ‘Being Alive’

Here are ten top versions of one of the great songs he left us.

Finegan Kruckemeyer on his magical ‘Man Covets Bird’ at Spooky Action

A man awakens as a stranger, finds a bird companion, and embarks on a fantastical quest of self-discovery...

‘I have to live in hope’: Tazewell Thompson gets personal

In rehearsal for August Wilson's 'Seven Guitars' at Arena Stage, the renowned director opens up about the future of theater and America.

Randy Preston crows about his songs in ‘Accoustic Rooster’ at KenCen

'I put in as much music as I could because kids need to be exposed to as much good music as they can.'

Susan Derry’s new holiday album inspired by Creative Cauldron cabaret

Atypical tunes with lyrics to bring comfort, light, and hope at a dark time.

Inside ‘Birds of North America’ at Mosaic with its cast and...

Regina Aquino, David Bryan Jackson, and Serge Seiden talk about time and its loss and life's precious moments.

‘Gotta take the risks’: A Q&A with Wanda Whiteside of Live...

In 'Dry Bones' the company tells stories of citizens returning from incarceration.

Two women dress down ‘Five Women Wearing the Same Dress’

The comedy now running at Dominion Stage gets a critical look by its director and a cast member.

Arena’s ‘Celia and Fidel’ could not be more timely: Heather Velazquez

The deliciously comic young actress, who aspires to be Castro’s comrade (and stand-in for his late mistress), talks about her role in her cousin's play.

Alliance for New Music-Theatre to preview ‘Black Georgetown Cemeteries Project’

Event November 10 to feature music composed by 19-year-old Duke Ellington grad Ronald Walton.

Yan Pascal Tortelier on conducting: ‘Art and beauty enlighten, elevate and...

He returns to the National Symphony Orchestra’s podium for the first time in nearly three decades.

Who’s getting DC theaters to do the work that undoes racism?

Among consultants working with local arts organizations to end racist and oppressive practices, Young Playwrights' Theater is playing a leading role.

In praise of a resilient small theater: Fredericksburg Theatre Ensemble

Surviving the pandemic has highlighted the importance of community.

How to fight injustice? Felicia Curry on the crux of ‘My...

The incisive and inspiring play filmed at Ford’s Theatre is now streaming through November 4.  

A Q&A with Matthew Gardiner on his new gig at Sig

"What is important in this moment for Signature," says its new artistic director, "is how we are creating a culture of consent going forward."

Meet the dramaturg for ‘Hadestown’

Ken Cerniglia, a Catholic University grad, has been instrumental in developing work at the Kennedy Center and on Broadway.

For Folger’s Karen Ann Daniels, the Bard’s big O stands for...

The new artistic director and director of programming has her sights set on equity and community.

How a new NOVA theater will go on with the show...

The lead was struck by a car—but Nightsky Theater will open its outdoor 'Picnic' on schedule.