It’s big, it’s bold, and it’s simple, and that’s the goal for the new logo Signature Theatre has created to advertise its collaboration with four local playwrights that the theater is partnering with this season.
The logo—a square, streamlined design featuring the words “DC Playwright”—was created in-house by Signature’s design team and will be featured on all of Signature’s postcards, posters, programs, email blasts, and other marketing materials related to locally written programming.
Pallas Theatre Collective, a 2016 nominee for the John Aniello Award for Outstanding Emerging Theater Company, has been cultivating new musicals since 2010. The company subscribes to a two-year development process for each of its shows—which arrive via submissions to its TableRead series, grow by way of readings, and culminate in a summer workshop production. When this year’s planned workshop fell through, Pallas went into turbo mode to find a compelling alternative. The result is Lost in Wonderland, playing June 3–19.
Founded in 1981, the Reduced Shakespeare Company has become synonymous with Bard-inspired comedy. But success hasn’t stopped the RSC’s co-directors, Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor, from continuing to mine Shakespeare’s plays for hilariously inventive riffs. Their latest romp, William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged), playing through May 8 at the Folger Theatre, treats the purported discovery of Shakespeare’s previously unknown juvenilia.
For this month’s The Wright Stuff, Sara Dabney Tisdale caught up with director/playwright Derek Goldman in the midst of his commute between Baltimore’s Everyman Theatre, where his production of A Streetcar Named Desire opens April 13, and Theater J, where he was in the final stages of rehearsing his adaptation of Falling Out of Time, playing now through April 17.