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Culturadar Blog

February 25, 2019


Culturadar spoke with Leegrid Stevens, writer of Loading Dock's latest production, Spaceman, about his inspiration for the play and the task of bringing such an ambitious piece of theater to life.

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Posted at 12:20 PM

February 20, 2019


Culturadar blogger Ann Greer talks with actor Alison Luff about Jessica Swale’s award-winning comedy “Nell Gwynn,” a music-filled love letter to theater and “athletes of the imagination.”  "Nell Gwynn" is on stage at Folger Theatre through March 10.

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Posted at 12:48 PM

February 6, 2019

Holding Out for a Hero: A Conversation with Ioanna Katsarou

Culturadar blogger Shoshana Greenberg talked to Ioanna Katsarou, writer and director of Hercules: In Search of a Hero, about the concepts of masculine and feminine heroism, modern Greek drama and theater culture, and whether Hercules is really that heroic.

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Posted at 12:04 PM

February 1, 2019


Culturadar blogger Ann Greer talks about Studio Theatre's "Admissions," a play exploring white privilege, liberalism, anxiety, and guilt in a humorous, wrenching, and literate way. 

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Posted at 12:18 PM

January 29, 2019


Culturadar blogger Ann Greer talks about director Sheldon Epps' use of “Twelve Angry Men” to explore how race figures into life and death decisions. Now playing at Ford's Theatre through February 17.

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Posted at 12:11 PM

November 17, 2018


Culturadar blogger Ann Greer talks about "Billy Elliot the Musical," a production filled with tap dancing, a soaring Billy, and a rollicking Christmas party, all wrapped around a heartwarming narrative. Now playing at Signature Theatre through January 6.

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Posted at 8:42 PM

October 16, 2018


The Phillips Collection’s Head of Conservation Elizabeth Steele spoke with Culturadar blogger Ann Greer about "Crossing Paths," an installation in the newly opened exhibit “Nordic Impressions: Art from Åland, Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden, 1821-2018,” now on view through January 13.

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Posted at 4:07 PM

October 1, 2018

Primary Stages celebrates A.R. Gurney with his Final Follies

This season, Primary Stages celebrates playwright A.R. Gurney with a selection of his one-act plays in an evening called Final Follies.  We spoke with Betsy Aidem, a 2007 Obie winner for Sustained Excellence of Performance, about her work in this production and why she thinks Mr. Gurney is one of the most popular and most produced playwrights in America.

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Posted at 11:23 AM