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GALA Wins Big Despite Loss at 2023 Helen Hayes Awards

Shortly after GALA Hispanic Theatre announced the death of its co-founder and producing artistic director Hugo Medrano, it swept the awards show celebrating the best of D.C. theater; other winners include John Proctor Is the Villain, The Color Purple, and The Music Man.

Shortly after announcing the death of its co-founder, Hugo Medrano, GALA Hispanic Theatre swept the Helen Hayes Awards.

Irish Myth and Tragedy in Three By Yeats

The latest production from Scena Theatre is a triptych of tragedies written for the stage by Irish poet and nationalist William Butler Yeats.

The verse of Irish poet William Butler Yeats is known on these shores, but his plays are performed less often. Yet as a founding member of Dublin’s Abbey Theatre, he was no mere dabbler. Yeats, an Irish nationalist, did not just aim to write on Irish themes but to create new theatrical forms distinct from…

Here There Are Blueberries Investigates a Nazi Paradise

The latest work of documentary theater by writer/director Moisés Kaufman and collaborator Amanda Gronich illustrates how the dream of utopia can fuel genocide.

Now playing at Shakespeare Theatre Company, Tectonic Theater Project’s latest show illustrates how the dream of utopia can fuel genocide.

Playwright James Ijames: Good Bones, Great Timing

Studio Theatre’s latest premiere arrives as its playwright has become the Pulitzer Prize-winning, Tony Award-nominated toast of Broadway.

There are bets that pay off handsomely but predictably, like when a home increases in value over years. Then there are the jackpots you just can’t anticipate, like when a theater hires a promising up-and-comer and—four years and one global pandemic later—finds itself opening a brand-new work from a Pulitzer winner who’s become the toast…

The Body of a Woman as a Battlefield and the Theater of War Crimes Investigation

Expat Theatre’s latest production of Matei Vișniec’s 1996 play on genocidal sexual violence remains relevant and unnerving nearly 30 years later.

As the audience finds their seats for Expat Theatre’s latest drama, their eyes settle on the set, dominated by a large number of scrims on mobile frames, evoking the temporary curtains used to create a modicum of privacy on hospital wards. Projected on these scrims are blown-up details of a popular subject for 17th-century artists:…

Women’s Work Is Never Done in Jennifer Who Is Leaving

Making its world premiere at Round House Theatre, Morgan Gould’s bitterly funny one-act has had it with ungrateful men.

Making its world premiere at Round House Theatre, Morgan Gould’s bitterly funny play has had it with ungrateful men.


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