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This week's podcast introduces Lynn Hill, an Air Force veteran, author, and performer. I saw her last month, at the Atlas Theater's annual Intersections Festival here in Washington, DC, where she performed her own poetry in Holding It Down . Holding It Down is an extraordinary theatrical...
In this week's podcast , we meet Rachael Holmes. Holmes is a young actress of enormous talent and range, with the ability to get inside the skin and soul of each character she portrays. She moves effortlessly from playing Queen Isabel in Richard II to an upper-class doctor's wife in Good...
"An artist to me is one of those kind of prophets of our community. Their antennae, or their sense of what’s happening, is so vital and so pure that we always need to listen to them." --- Fiach Mac Conghail In 1904, writers W. B. Yeats and Lady Augusta Gregory founded the Abbey...
In this week's podcast , we meet Mary Zimmerman. Zimmerman is an acclaimed director known throughout the theater world for her visually arresting and innovative work. With her lyrical storytelling and dazzling staging in works such as The Odyssey , The Arabian Nights , Secrets in the Wings ,...
Amanda Detmer and Sanaa Lathan in the West Coast premiere of Lynn Nottage’s By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, which uses the Internet to expand the main character's persona. Photo by Michael Lamont In our new issue of NEA Arts , we look at some of the incredible projects that have resulted...
From the premiere of dog & pony dc's A Killing Game , which included live and scripted tweeting by characters and audience. Foreground, from left to right: Sean Paul Ellis, J. Argyl Plath, and Genna Davidson. Photo by C. Stanley Photography For thousands of years, theater has operated in...
Actress Anika Noni Rose arrives at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on March 4, 2011, in Los Angeles, California. (Source: Jason Merritt/Getty Images North America) If you don't recognize her face---from her Tony-winning turn in Tony Kushner's Caroline, or Change ,...
by David J. Loehr, editor and artistic director, 2amt David J. Loehr. Photo by Heather Loehr Photography I was always the one in the back of the class, passing notes and making jokes. If you follow my personal Twitter account ( @dloehr ), this will not surprise you. Sure, I could follow along, read...
Christine Bateman. Photo by Lori Stone #2tweetornot2tweet? It depends… As I write this post in my suburban living room, I’m also observing Next to Normal tech rehearsal at our downtown theater, thanks to the modern miracle of a live-streaming baby monitor. (Kids these days!) The...
The Tweet and The Sour by Howard Sherman Howard Sherman. Photo by Joan Marcus I’m not keen on “live-tweeting” at live performances. I’m not against tweeting at performances. Equivocal enough for you? The perpetual debate over live-tweeting, in play for at least a year,...

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