by Borderstan.com June 24, 2011 at 11:53 am 0

DC theaters, Borderstan, Luis Gomez Photos

See what’s playing at the five theaters in the Borderstan area, Thursday through Sunday. (Luis Gomez Photos)

There are shows this weekend at three of the five theaters in the Borderstan area, plus a Friday-night performance at the Lincoln.

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Keegan Theatre on Church Street has been continued for another week, through July 9.

Tonight at the Lincoln Theatre on U Street, catch Banky W Featuring Wizkid & Skales.

The Source Festival runs for two more weekends, on 14th Street at the Source. See Source Festival Opens with 10-Minute Plays.

The History of Kisses and Venus in Fur are at the Studio Theatre on 14th Street.

Theatre J is taking a breather, but the 2011-2012 season begins with Imagining Madoff on August 31.

Find out what is going on at other theaters in the area below the fold:

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by Borderstan.com June 16, 2011 at 11:40 pm 0

Source Festival, "Love, Death and Latex"

From the opening weekend at the Source Festival: “Love, Death and Latex.” (Photo courtesy C. Stanley Photography)

From Jana Petersen

The Source Theater: If you missed the  Source Festival last weekend, no worries, you have until July 3. The Festival continues with a run of 10-minute plays, full-run plays and artistic blind dates this weekend. This Friday, see a 10-minute play whose theme is “heroes and villains,” Saturday, “lost and found” and Sunday, “lovers and friends.” Click here for the full calendar.

  1. Lost & Found: Finding yourself or missing a long lost love. These plays ask, “Just what are you looking for?”
  2. Lovers & Friends: BFFs or star-crossed lovers? These plays take a closer look at the complexities we all face in building relationships.
  3. Heroes & Villains: The good, bad and ugly. These plays explore humanity’s best and worst players.

What is the Source Festival? “Driven by creativity, collaboration and invention, Source Festival artists from across the nation present 25 new works over three weeks. The relationships built here lay the path for the next generation of outstanding performing artists.” (Source)

Studio Theater: The History of Kisses opened June 15 at the Studio Theater. Written, directed and performed by David Cale, this play details the motions of a writer who “sequesters himself in an oceanfront motel to finish a collection of tales of seaside romance, only to find himself drawn into the romantic and sexual goings-on around him.” (Studio)

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by Borderstan.com June 28, 2010 at 5:02 am 0

The final week of the Source Festival is underway at the Source Theater. Week 3 has three new full-length plays. (Source Theater)

From Cecile Oreste

The third and final week of this year’s Source Festival is under way at 14th and T Street NW, with three new full-length plays. The first week of the festival featured 18 10-minute plays from the District’s most promising new theatre artists, veterans and national playwrights. Last week kicked off with a talent show on June 21 and presented four ‘Artistic Blind Dates,’ grouping artists from a variety of backgrounds. The Festival closes this Saturday, July 3.

I volunteered on Thursday, June 24, and was able to observe ‘It’s Me You Should Blame,’ a collaboration featuring dancer and choreographer Angella Foster, playwright James Helsa and jazz vocalist L’Tanya Mari. The work explored the idea of confessions using an interesting combination of text, music, movement and video.

The performers even created a box for audience members to share their confessions which may later be posted on the Source Festival blog. After the production, the three main artists sat down for a brief discussion moderated by Associate Producer Rachel Grossman. Each artist shared their respective backgrounds and what it was like to work on the project together.

Three new full-length plays will bring the festival to a close starting today. Be sure not to miss these productions which ‘explore who really owns hip-hop, whether a toothpick sculpture can fix a broken world and what happens when an astronaut takes your drink order.

 

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