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by David J. Loehr, editor and artistic director, 2amt David J. Loehr. Photo by Heather Loehr Photography I was always the one in the back of the class, passing notes and making jokes. If you follow my personal Twitter account ( @dloehr ), this will not surprise you. Sure, I could follow along, read...
The Tweet and The Sour by Howard Sherman Howard Sherman. Photo by Joan Marcus I’m not keen on “live-tweeting” at live performances. I’m not against tweeting at performances. Equivocal enough for you? The perpetual debate over live-tweeting, in play for at least a year, dredges up the same arguments...
Meet Bonnie Fogel, founder and executive director of Imagination Stage . Located in Bethesda, Maryland, Imagination Stage is a multi-disciplinary theater arts organization for young people and their families. With its motto promising "Serious Fun," Imagination Stage offers two main components:...
This week's podcast takes us backstage with playwright Michele Lowe. Although it's not easy to make a living in the arts, Lowe has become a successful playwright whose work has been produced in regional theaters throughout the country as well as on and off-Broadway. Even a partial list of her...
A student leaps during a dance workshop in Clarksdale, Mississippi, held by Ailey II member Shirley Black Brown (seated). Photo by Panny Mayfield With a long history of poverty, poor education levels, and dismal health statistics, the Mississippi Delta region is accustomed to making do with meager...
Julie Taymor
Whether directing for the stage or screen, Julie Taymor has consistently defied cultural expectations and tested technological limits, reinventing storytelling in the process. She is perhaps best known for her...
Anita Hollander, actress/singer & National Chair of AFTRA & SAG Performers with Disabilities. Photo by Kia Michelle Benbow "While art is more important to me than disability, it is the roles I've played which illuminated the human condition via disability that seem to be the most...
Black-and-white vintage photograph of crowd sitting on lawn at Williamstown Theatre Fest in 1970s Page 16— a male and female actor on a couch in a scene from Period of Adjustment
In the summer of 1850, David Dudley Field, Jr., an attorney and homeowner in Western Massachusetts' Berkshire County, arranged a picnic for notable authors and a handful of Berkshire citizens...
Chad Bauman. Photo courtesy of Mr. Bauman In my role as director of communications at Arena Stage, I supervise media relations in addition to marketing and a few other areas. As originally intended, this blog was developed to discuss arts marketing, however from time to time, I stray a little and...
Washington, DC This week’s podcast is a conversation with Howard Shalwitz, the artistic director and co-founder of Washington, DC’s Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. For 31 years, Woolly has been committed to producing new and innovative theater (the edgier, the better). Woolly works closely with...

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