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Jessica Burgess — Snowy Wonder and Lost Tonguesby Manny Strauss

To capture the innocent wonder and imagination of a child experiencing snow for the first time, and in the same month grapple with the loss of language and dying world cultures is a testament to the range of Jessica Burgess’ directing skills...

Lea Michele in Round House Theatre’s 2005 production of <em>The Diary of Anne Frank. Photo by Stan Barouh</em>

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Top 10 Reasons I Go to the Theatreby Manny Strauss

Forty-five years after I went to my first show (a revival of Annie Get Your Gun starring Ethel Merman at Lincoln Center), including 24 years as a resident in the Washington area, I am still compelled to attend as much theatre as possibl...

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You Never Know Who You'll Meet at the Theatreby Linda Levy

Imagine my awe: last night when, at Signature Theatres’s performance of Hairspray, out of my peripheral vision I saw that I was randomly sitting directly next to civil rights leader Julian Bond and his wife Pam Horowitz....

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Allyson Currin -- Keeping All the Balls in the Airby Manny Strauss

Juggling is probably not on Allyson Currin’s resume. But she acts. She directs. She teaches at George Washington University. She has written over twenty plays. She is a single mom of 14 year old twin daughters (her husband, Chris, passed away...

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10 Questions — David Sniderby Manny Strauss

First show you saw: I grew up in my Dad’s church, seeing tons of pageants and holiday shows. When I was fourteen we traveled to Oberammergau, Germany to see the Passion Play. The entire village performed and produced...

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Lance Hayden Kumpby The Studio Theatre

The Studio Theatre staff and friends were stunned by the recent death of our Marketing Manager, Lance Hayden Kump. Lance was an invaluable member of the staff and a great colleague. His warm spirit will be sorely missed....

Craig Wallace and David Selby in <em>Necessary Sacrifices</em> at Ford’s Theatre.  <em>Photo by T. Charles Erickson</em>

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The Show Must Go Onby Brad Watkins

So, Wednesday night, I had the good fortune to tag onto Linda Levy Grossman’s coattails and catch the VIP Preview of Ford’s Theatre’s world premiere of Necessary Sacrifices. It was the cast’s first time in front of an audience....

James Johnson and Psalmayene 24 in Imagination Stage's production of <em>P.Nokio: a Hip-Hop Musical</em>. Photo by Blake Echols.

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Psalmayene 24by Manny Strauss

Psalmayene 24, a multi-talented artist in the Washington area, wrote, directs, and stars in P.Nokio: A Hip-Hop Musical, a reimagining of the classic tale of Pinocchio, receiving its world premiere at Imagination Stage...

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Remembering Marcia Gardnerby Eric Schaeffer

One of the brightest lights at Signature just went out. Marcia “Marsh’ Gardner was a jack of all trades at Signature Theatre. I had the great pleasure of working with her for the past 23 years. Marcia started as an actor in our production of......

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Meet Laura Daileyby Manny Strauss

Meet The Audience introduces you to the dynamic theatregoers in our area. Each week we will publish a response like this one from Laura Dailey. During the month of January, each audience member whose response is published on...

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