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Julie Taymor
Whether directing for the stage or screen, Julie Taymor has consistently defied cultural expectations and tested technological limits, reinventing storytelling in the process. She is perhaps best known for her...
Used courtesy of Shakespeare Theatre Company. In looking for the perfect Thanksgiving quote, it was no surprise that I found the answer in Shakespeare. To be precise, in Act III, sc iii of Twelfth Night in which Sebastian responds to Antonio's act of companionship with, "I can no other...
Anita Hollander, actress/singer & National Chair of AFTRA & SAG Performers with Disabilities. Photo by Kia Michelle Benbow "While art is more important to me than disability, it is the roles I've played which illuminated the human condition via disability that seem to be the most...
Black-and-white vintage photograph of crowd sitting on lawn at Williamstown Theatre Fest in 1970s Page 16— a male and female actor on a couch in a scene from Period of Adjustment
In the summer of 1850, David Dudley Field, Jr., an attorney and homeowner in Western Massachusetts' Berkshire County, arranged a picnic for notable authors and a handful of Berkshire citizens...
Chad Bauman. Photo courtesy of Mr. Bauman In my role as director of communications at Arena Stage, I supervise media relations in addition to marketing and a few other areas. As originally intended, this blog was developed to discuss arts marketing, however from time to time, I stray a little and...
Washington, DC This week’s podcast is a conversation with the directors of Youngblood, the theater group focused on playwrights under 30. Theater is not an easy business. Getting a play produced is difficult at any age, but if you’re young and without a track record, you can multiply...
Washington, DC This week’s podcast features Charles Randolph-Wright, director of Arena Stage's current production of Ruined, which recently opened to dazzling reviews in Washington D.C. Since its opening at the Goodman Theater in Chicago, Lynn Nottage’s play has been astounding...
Washington, DC This week’s podcast is a conversation with Howard Shalwitz, the artistic director and co-founder of Washington, DC’s Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. For 31 years, Woolly has been committed to producing new and innovative theater (the edgier, the better). Woolly works...
xApril 25, 2011 Washington, DC Adrian LaTourelle as Iachimo and Gretchen Hall as Imogen in the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s production of Cymbeline, directed by Rebecca Bayla Taichman. Photo by Scott Suchman. For Gretchen Hall, the question was never “to act or not to act.” A...
Washington, DC by Lee Liebeskind, Producing Director, The Inkwell Theatre Lee Liebeskind. Photo courtesy of Mr. Liebeskind. There are many things I want to talk about. I want to talk about reactions to the #SupplyDemand conversation, how we frame our conversation and debate, the sense of balance in...

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