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Bringing Theatre into Focusby Ellyn Wexler

How do you cobble together a living in the theatre? It’s an age old question and despite the stereotypical reliance on waiting tables, there likely are nearly as many solutions as there are theatre professionals. Colin Hovde, Artistic Director of...

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10 Questions — Colin Hovdeby Manny Strauss

First show you saw:
I don’t think that it was the FIRST show I ever saw, but it was the first show that I really saw . . . Fool Moon by Bill Irwin and David Shiner at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle. Beautiful,...

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Hidden Treasuresby Brad Watkins

Well, folks, the flurry and frenzy of crossing the "t"s and dotting the "I"s for the HHA nominations is in the rear view mirror and the flurry and frenzy of the monster collaboration of the HHA lies ahead — it never seems to stop here @ tW....

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Spooky Action Theater: Constructing a Foundation for the Futureby Ellyn Wexler

With arts organizations of every caliber struggling to survive, the story of a little theatre that has kept its head above water can be inspirational –- and in this case, a bit spooky, too. The founder of Spooky Action Theater, playwright, actor...

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The Whispered Conversationsby Linda Levy

With a nod to Sir Andrew Lloyd Weber’s lyrics from Sunset Boulevard I fervently believe that great philosophy is found within a show tune. These words characterize our time-honored ritual each February in the National Theatre’s Helen Hayes...

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Record Setting ArtSpeak!by Manny Strauss

If “education” is supposed to be hard to swallow, then Mark Shugoll and his ArtSpeak! program have found the proverbial spoonful of sugar! More than 500 students, parents, and audience members attended the most recent session held at...

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Arts Leaders Testify for More Funding for the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanitiesby Manny Strauss

theatreWashington Prez Linda Levy Grossman was one of 25 arts leaders who testified yesterday at the DC City Council Oversight Hearing to request that funding for the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities increase for the 2013 District Budget...

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Linda Levy Grossman's Testimony on Funding for the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (2/8/12)by Manny Strauss

Good Afternoon. My name is Linda Levy Grossman. I’m the President and CEO of theatreWashington. For the last 27 years we have proudly been doing business in the District as the Helen Hayes Awards. The enthusiastic and passionate showing here...

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Jessica Burgess — Snowy Wonder and Lost Tonguesby Manny Strauss

To capture the innocent wonder and imagination of a child experiencing snow for the first time, and in the same month grapple with the loss of language and dying world cultures is a testament to the range of Jessica Burgess’ directing skills...

Lea Michele in Round House Theatre’s 2005 production of <em>The Diary of Anne Frank. Photo by Stan Barouh</em>

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Top 10 Reasons I Go to the Theatreby Manny Strauss

Forty-five years after I went to my first show (a revival of Annie Get Your Gun starring Ethel Merman at Lincoln Center), including 24 years as a resident in the Washington area, I am still compelled to attend as much theatre as possibl...

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