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Record Setting ArtSpeak!by Manny Strauss

If “education” is supposed to be hard to swallow, then Mark Shugoll and his ArtSpeak! program have found the proverbial spoonful of sugar! More than 500 students, parents, and audience members attended the most recent session held at...

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Arts Leaders Testify for More Funding for the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanitiesby Manny Strauss

theatreWashington Prez Linda Levy Grossman was one of 25 arts leaders who testified yesterday at the DC City Council Oversight Hearing to request that funding for the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities increase for the 2013 District Budget...

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Linda Levy Grossman's Testimony on Funding for the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (2/8/12)by Manny Strauss

Good Afternoon. My name is Linda Levy Grossman. I’m the President and CEO of theatreWashington. For the last 27 years we have proudly been doing business in the District as the Helen Hayes Awards. The enthusiastic and passionate showing here...

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Jessica Burgess — Snowy Wonder and Lost Tonguesby Manny Strauss

To capture the innocent wonder and imagination of a child experiencing snow for the first time, and in the same month grapple with the loss of language and dying world cultures is a testament to the range of Jessica Burgess’ directing skills...

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Top 10 Reasons I Go to the Theatreby Manny Strauss

Forty-five years after I went to my first show (a revival of Annie Get Your Gun starring Ethel Merman at Lincoln Center), including 24 years as a resident in the Washington area, I am still compelled to attend as much theatre as possibl...

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You Never Know Who You'll Meet at the Theatreby Linda Levy

Imagine my awe: last night when, at Signature Theatres’s performance of Hairspray, out of my peripheral vision I saw that I was randomly sitting directly next to civil rights leader Julian Bond and his wife Pam Horowitz....

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Allyson Currin -- Keeping All the Balls in the Airby Manny Strauss

Juggling is probably not on Allyson Currin’s resume. But she acts. She directs. She teaches at George Washington University. She has written over twenty plays. She is a single mom of 14 year old twin daughters (her husband, Chris, passed away...

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Artist Insight

10 Questions — David Sniderby Manny Strauss

First show you saw: I grew up in my Dad’s church, seeing tons of pageants and holiday shows. When I was fourteen we traveled to Oberammergau, Germany to see the Passion Play. The entire village performed and produced...

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Lance Hayden Kumpby The Studio Theatre

The Studio Theatre staff and friends were stunned by the recent death of our Marketing Manager, Lance Hayden Kump. Lance was an invaluable member of the staff and a great colleague. His warm spirit will be sorely missed....

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The Show Must Go Onby Brad Watkins

So, Wednesday night, I had the good fortune to tag onto Linda Levy Grossman’s coattails and catch the VIP Preview of Ford’s Theatre’s world premiere of Necessary Sacrifices. It was the cast’s first time in front of an audience....

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