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Washington, DC Marcus Kyd giving a make-up note to an actor on the set of Burn Your Bookes . Photo by Teresa Castracane You wouldn?t normally consider the punk rock music scene as inspiration for a theater ensemble, but its energy and collaborative environment were what Marcus Kyd wanted to emulate...
Washington, DC How has opera changed over the last 30 years? NEA Opera Honors recipient Carlisle Floyd has a perhaps surprising theory on why opera has grown over the last three decades. [2:57] Listen to the entire podcast , with Floyd as he discusses the writing of some of his most famous pieces,...
"Twenty-five years ago, the streets of Logan Circle were littered with condoms and hypodermic needles," said Washington, DC theater director and arts entrepreneur Joy Zinoman with a wry laugh. "There...
"I think that when those two things collide---the political forces of the world and the primal nature of one's own being---sparks fly." So says playwright Rajiv Joseph in the NEA's newest podcast as he discusses, among other things, his play, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo . Certainly sparks fly...
April 6, 2010 Boise, ID Guest Blogger: Mark Hofflund, Managing Director, Idaho Shakespeare Festival Chairman Landesman with Mark Hofflund (left) and Boise Mayor David H. Bieter on the Art Works Tour. Photo by Kyle Morgan It was a great day in Idaho yesterday. How fortunate we are to know NEA...
Two actresses - one expostulating the other next to her with head on shoulder
Jeri Lynn Cohen has been a working actor in the Bay Area for about 25 years, performing with companies such as the Jewish Theatre, Magic Theatre, and the San Francisco...
March 19, 2010 Washington, DC Christina Augello as pirate queen Grace O'Malley in A Most Notorious Woman , a one-woman show by Maggie Cronin. Photo by Laurie Gallant As Rocco heads back from his Art Works trip to California, we're taking a closer look at a few of the state's artists and arts...
 Theater scene - man and woman in a living room, woman with hands on hips, man holding himself off end of couch parallel to the floor with feet again nearby door.
At 12:17 am, Michael Cochran, executive director of the Market House Theatre (MHT), finally had a chance to return e-mails. His workday started at 7:30 am—with prep for an Intro...
March 11, 2010 Washington, DC Welcome to Ralph Remington who joins the NEA on Monday as the new director of theater and musical theater. A Howard University grad, Remington also previously spent time in DC as an artistic associate at Arena Stage. Most recently, he has served on the city council in...
Washington, DC Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney, a Miami native, has earned quite a few frequent flier miles in recent years. In October 2008, the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, New Jersey, produced McCraney?s trilogy, collectively titled The Brother/Sister Plays , as an NEA Outstanding New...

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