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Kwame Kwei-Armah, the new director of Baltimore’s Centerstage, was disturbed by the treatment of race in Bruce Norris‘ Pulitzer-winning gentrification drama Clybourne Park, which had two successful runs at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. (Arts Desk was disturbed, too.) The playwright is penning a response, Beneatha’s Place, which his company will mount next season along with a production of Clybourne Park. [Post]
Inspired by discussion at Forum Theatre’s recent Female Voices symposium, local playwright Stephen Spotswood contemplates the writer’s role in changing how theater addresses the perspectives of women. [2AMt]
Local rapper/promoter SmCity hosted one of his “Indie Life” showcases during South by Southwest in Austin last month, and brought along a bunch of DMV artists (and surprise guest Beanie Sigel). This is what it looked like. [D.C. Mumbo Sauce]
D.C., Legend of Zelda-style. [We Love D.C.]