As a nation we have the Academy Awards, the Golden Globe Awards, the Emmy Awards and DC has the Helen Hayes Awards honoring our local theater community. Monday night was the 29th Helen Hayes Awards held at The Warner Theater, which is located in the original theater district in DC. The awards is led [...]
Ever wonder what it is like being deaf? Do you know the history of deafness? These questions and more were explored in the Deafhood Monologues at the Atlas Theater on the hip H Street on Friday night, April 5, 2013.
The Deafhood Monologues is an episodic play of Deaf experiences, chronicles and reflections [...]
When I think of Hello, Dolly! I think of the movie version that starred Barbara Stresisand. It made me appreciate the lead actress even more in the wonderful, charming and quick witted, musical production of Hello Dolly! directed by the renowned Eric Schaeffer at Ford’s Theater.
Nancy Opel as Dolly with the ensemble [...]
Folger Theatre is the centerpiece of the Folger Shakespeare Library’s programs for the public and is recognized for dynamic performances in the two hundred and fifty-seat Elizabethan-styled theatre, specializing in innovative stagings of works by Shakespeare, other classical work, and new plays inspired by these traditions. Since 1991, Folger Theatre has [...]
I had the honor, with a packed house, of listening to game changer Kathy Calvin, the United Nations CEO and President at the National Press Club on Wednesday. The purpose of the speech was to empower women and adolescent girls while also honoring Women’s History Month.
Kathy Calvin (Photo Credit: NY Times.com)
The 7th Annual Cherry Blossom Pink Tie Party, one of the premiere parties of DC, was held Wednesday night at The Renaissance Hotel in downtown DC. It is the fundraiser that allows most of the cherry blossom events to be free for the public.
Last night the party featured top chefs’ delicious spring-, cherry- [...]
Ready for something completely different and amazing? Then come to the Deafhood Monologues put on by the Deafhood Foundation.
Courtesy: The Deafhood Foundation
It is an episodic play of deaf experiences, chronicles and reflections delivered through poetry, stories, and presentations in American Sign Language, inspired by Understanding Deaf Culture: in search of Deafhood [...]
Ever heard of the Ballyshaners? No? Me either. However, I found out who they are Friday night. The Ballyshaners put on the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Alexandria, Virginia every year, which was on Saturday. Friday night was their banquet celebrating all their hard work preserving Irish heritage and putting together the parade. This [...]
I was immersed in a watery landscape Wednesday night at Synetic Theater as they performed Shakespeare’s enchanting The Tempest, directed by Paata Tsikurishvili and beautifully choreographed by Irina Tsikurishvili. [...]
Friday night, I met a living legend, actor Joel Grey from Cabaret fame! He is also the father of famous actress Jennifer Grey from Dirty Dancing.
(Photo Credit: Georgetowner)
At the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, I enjoyed an exclusive presentation of items from the film Cabaret with its Academy Award winning [...]