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Proceed at Your Own Riskby Manny Strauss

Warning: Don’t try this at home as there can be various side effects, including excessive pupil dilation and neck and back pain. To what do I refer? My sport: extreme theatregoing. Between January 1, 2012 and July 1, 2012, I have ...

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10 Questions — Julianne Brienzaby Manny Strauss

First show you saw:
I grew up in a small town in Montana — we did not have a lot of live theatre options to choose from. I believe the first show I saw was at the Virginia City Players Theatre in

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Fringe Benefitsby Ellyn Wexler

“Fringe” does not just mean tassels and trimming customarily used for ornamental decoration. In Washington — for the last six summers — “Fringe” means one thing: the Capital Fringe Festival. Executive Director Julianne Brienza says ...

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Blake Robisonby Michael Dove

I will never forget the phone call. As I was driving to a rehearsal, one Friday night in March of 2009, Blake Robison called me. It was one of those conversations that you hear about and assume that it couldn’t have gone as well or as simply as...

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10 Questions — Jenny McConnell Frederickby Manny Strauss

First show you saw:
I actually don’t remember, but I can say for certain that in high school I did a Career Day at a production of 1776 at Lazy Susan Dinner Theatre.

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Mentor Health: Collaboration Fuels Creativity at Source Festivalby Ellyn Wexler

Jenny McConnell Frederick puts her money where her mouth is. After two years as producer of the Source Festival, she recognized that communication among artists in its 10-Minute Plays was challenged. “The schedule didn’t allow for much...

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Ten Winners of tixCertificatesby Manny Strauss

During the Capital Pride Festival on June 10, 300 theatrelovers visited theatreWashington’s booth and submitted their names for a chance to win Washington Area Theatre tixCertificates. The names of ten winners, each of whom will receive two...

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Shakespeare Theatre Company to Receive Regional Tony Awardby Deryl Davis

If, long ago, Michael Kahn dreamed of winning a Tony Award, he probably didn’t imagine it would have to do with his work in Washington. “I thought I’d only be here about three years,” the renowned Shakespeare Theatre Company artistic director...

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Folly or Logical?by Manny Strauss

The Kennedy Center’s 2011 glorious production of Stephen Sondheim’s Follies originated in DC, went on to a successful run on Broadway, and recently transferred to Los Angeles. With eight Tony nominations and additional accolades as best...

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10 Questions — Michael Russottoby Manny Strauss

First show you saw: The first show I ever remember seeing was Hello, Dolly! in London when I was 6 or 7. I think Carol Channing was the star. We lived in Italy at the time, and we were on vacation in England.

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