Backstage at the Helen Hayes Awards

Events DC & Theatre Washington present Backstage at the Helen Hayes Awards - a three-part series executive produced by Bonnie Nelson Schwartz, founder of the Helen Hayes Awards, and hosted on GATHER by Events DC spotlighting DC’s outstanding professional theatre community. 

The short films celebrate the safe and highly anticipated reopening of the District’s theaters and provide an entertaining and personal look into the lives that have made DC the second largest and most successful theatre community in the nation.

View the full interview series - Backstage at the Helen Hayes Awards


Episode 1: Roz White and William Knowles
Roz White, actress, vocalist and teaching artist with composer, performer, and music director William Knowles discuss their shared history in #dctheatre including at MetroStage, Alexandria Virginia. Filmed at the historic Anacostia Playhouse in DC.
Episode 2: Maria Manuela Goyanes
Emika Abe, Managing Director of DC’s Woolly Mammoth Theatre talks with Maria Manuela Goyanes, the second-ever artistic director at Woolly Mammoth Theater Company, nationally known for producing new work and original productions.
Episode 3: Debbie Allen
Alicia Adams, Vice President of International Programming at the John F. Kennedy Center interviews Debbie Allen, prominent dancer, director, actress, filmmaker, and recent recipient of both the Kennedy Center Honors and the Emmy’s Governor Award.