Bartlett, Manbites Dog, and Ward Theatre Companies Top Dustin K. Britt’s “Best Of 2017” List

Dale Wolf and Caitlin Wells appear in the ensemble of "Orlando," a co-production of The Delta Boys and Manbites Dog.

Now in its second year, Dustin K. Britt’s “Britt Picks Live” is an overview of the best in triangle theatre. Presented via Facebook Live, Britt announced his picks on Sunday night after nearly 60 published reviews in 2017. A recording of the broadcast can be found HERE. The discussion will continue alongside other triangle arts… Continue reading Bartlett, Manbites Dog, and Ward Theatre Companies Top Dustin K. Britt’s “Best Of 2017” List

Burning Coal’s Devised Peter Pan & Wendy Is Beautiful, But Lacks Cohesion

“Devised Theatre” is, simply, the process by which a group of collaborators build a work from the ground up without script-in-hand. As improvisations and conversations progress, a script and concept are formed, with input from the entire company during the rehearsal process. In the case of Burning Coal Theatre Company’s devised adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s… Continue reading Burning Coal’s Devised Peter Pan & Wendy Is Beautiful, But Lacks Cohesion

PlayMakers Rep Eschews Holiday Schmaltz in Favor of Colman Domingo’s Tragicomic Dot

Dot stars Rishan Dhamija as Fidel and Kathryn Hunter-Williams as Dotty (photo by HuthPhoto)

I have stood in this kitchen. I have had these conversations. I have experienced these fears and joys. You might have, too. Philadelphia, PA-born African-American playwright and screenwriter Colman Domingo’s realistic tragicomedy Dot is running at PlayMakers Repertory Company through Dec. 10th. Domingo, a Tony Award®-nominated actor, dancer, director, and playwright, has crafted characters that,… Continue reading PlayMakers Rep Eschews Holiday Schmaltz in Favor of Colman Domingo’s Tragicomic Dot

Women’s Theatre Festival Presents a Much-Improved Little Women at Sonorous Road

The Women’s Theatre Festival presents LITTLE WOMEN: A Holiday Performance and Tea through December 3.

Click here to read Dustin K. Britt’s review of the 2016 production. After a well-received run last December, the Women’s Theatre Festival has decided to make a second go of adapting and staging Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, which runs through December 3 at Sonorous Road Theatre & Film Studio. Like its first incarnation, the production… Continue reading Women’s Theatre Festival Presents a Much-Improved Little Women at Sonorous Road

Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower Fights Injustice with Black Music and Sci-Fi in UNC’s Memorial Hall

When you hear the phrase “science fiction,” what do you imagine? Artificial Intelligence gone berserk (as in the works of Isaac Asimov and Phillip K. Dick)? The alternate realities of Raymond Bradbury and Douglas Adams? You know, space stories by old white guys. You might have thought about Ursula Le Guin, Margaret Atwood, Mary Shelley,… Continue reading Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower Fights Injustice with Black Music and Sci-Fi in UNC’s Memorial Hall