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Why Go to New York?by Anonymous

Who knew the Warner Theatre could hold millions? For one night, 2,261,509 audience members, 84 theaters and producing organizations, 805 productions and readings, and 9,903 performances were together in one place. For one evening, the Warner...

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Alexandra Linn -- I Love Washington Theatre Contest Winnerby Manny Strauss

Alexandra Linn was one of two winners of theatreWashington's I Love Washington Theatre contest. Her winning essay follows: All DC’s a stage! At least that is how I feel as a young professional actor new to Washington DC. In just five months in...

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Cristen Kennedy -- I Love Washington Theatre Contest Winnerby Manny Strauss

Cristen Kennedy was one of two winners of theatreWashington's I Love Washington Theatre contest. Her winning essay follows: I was a shy wall flower in school. Always the awkward one — short, chubby, glasses, hand me down clothes, a musician. I...

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The Theatre Experience

Getting Noticedby Deryl Davis

With 84 theatres, producing organizations and festivals in the Washington area, how does a new one get noticed? Receiving The John Aniello Award for Outstanding Emerging Theatre Company certainly is one way. The Award, established to honor the...

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Jane Lang and Paul Sprengerby Ellyn Wexler

While most high-profile attorneys have neither the time nor the inclination to be leaders in the arts world, Jane Lang and Paul Sprenger have proven to be anything but typical. The couple demonstrated vision and commitment by leading the effort...

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Helen Hayes Awards Nomination Celebration 2012by Manny Strauss

Last evening, Mickey's Backstage at Rivers at the Watergate set the scene for an exciting celebration of the Helen Hayes Awards Nominee Class of 2012. While the evening was full of energy and joy (as is apparent from the photo gallery), it was...

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Final Bow

Jared Neffby Brad Watkins

When I first crossed paths with him, Jared Neff was a green, ambitious, brash, optimistic, dynamic, invincible young man who was wet-behind-the-ears and looking for a stepping stone out of St. Louis on his way to Broadway. His resume rose to the...

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Faction of Fools Theatre Companyby Deryl Davis

Upon first hearing, you might think “Faction of Fools” a strange, or at least very self-deprecating, theatrical handle. But trace the Washington-based troupe’s theatrical lineage back to the Renaissance, and you will recognize...

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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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Artist Insight

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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