Don’t Go Back to Bethesda: Blake Robison, the producing artistic director of Round House Theatre, is leaving the suburban company at the end of this season for Cincinnati’s Playhouse in the Park, reports Peter Marks. Robison came on board in 2005 and under his watch the company emphasized literary adaptations.
SEO-Proof Website Launches: theatreWashington launched its new website yesterday. The revamped group—-formerly the Helen Hayes organization—-is tasked with representing, aiding, and promoting the local theater scene. The site’s not bad—-some kind of cheesy editorial content, but a pretty nifty calendar and ticket-purchasing system. Former WaPo Backstage columnist Jane Horwitz—-writing for DC Theatre Scene!—-broke the news.
Arab Spring in Autumn: Mark Jenkins sees reflections of the 2010 democratic uprisings across the Middle East in the Arabian Sights film festival, which began yesterday.
Today on Arts Desk: More Surf Club woes. More Edie Sedgwick. Pre-post-rock.