Category Current Events

#TheSummit – Seven Initiatives

I love the theatre and I want it to be better. There are many things that is not doing so well at currently. One of those is Inclusion. Tamara Winters, at 2AMt, has a great post up about what the Next Steps need to be following #TheSummit.  (Edit: as does Swim Pony, here.) Originally, this […]

Season Programming and Personal Agency

I’ve clarified some thoughts I’ve been brewing, about where the responsibility for play selection and artist hiring ultimately lies, in the wake of the controversy over and response to The Summit (which I wrote up in as objective a fashion as possible at DC Theatre Scene – in fact, I was so involved in trying […]

A Biased Guide to Capital Fringe 2013

jump down to alphabetical list – jump down to list by category Hi! I’m Brett, and I’m once again (again) writing an amateur, unofficial, one-man’s-opinion guide to the shows at this year’s Capital Fringe Festival. So that’s “a” guide as in “one dude’s guide, not THE Guide.” This page is divided into two main sections. […]

Check Your Facebook Bubble Bias

I’m sure you, too, have read plenty of blog posts and newspaper articles concerning the trends and traits of Our Generation (Millenials, aged teen to thirtysomething, and possibly older and younger folks too).  A.k.a. The Facebook Generation, The Smartphones-At-Dinner Generation, The Irony Generation, The No-Dating-Just-Hookups Generation. I just want to say one thing: these stereotypes […]

Should Political Art Be Entertaining?

This will be rambly: So tonight are the first of two performances of the Election Day Plays 2012 that I’ve been organizing, and I’ve been thinking a little about the nature of political art, particularly political theatre. I think when most people hear “political theatre” they think “OH GOD NO.”  They presume what they see will be […]

Come See Election Day Plays!

Hey, whaddaya know, I can use my blog for self-promotion! Except it isn’t just self-promotion.  Six local writers (myself,  Amanda Andrei, Juliana Avery, Zachary Fernebok, Malcom Pelles and Jenny Splitter) are premiering new plays at two events in October: ELECTION DAY PLAYS 2012 Fresh Plays For People Left Out of the Two Party Race The young, the […]

Why Isn’t This Election A Four-Way Race?

Why isn’t this a four-way race for President? That’s a rhetorical question, largely.  We all know the answer(s).  This is a two-party race because we are in a two-party system.  You can get into the science of why we are in a two-party system if you like, but, culturally, we remain in a two-party system because we operate under […]