Monday Arts Roundup: Theater Season Reveals

Monday Arts Roundup: Theater Season Reveals

It’s time once again for your weekly roundup of art-associated news, headlines, and stories you


It’s time once again for your weekly roundup of art-associated news, headlines, and stories you may have skipped in the 24/7 news cycle. But in advance of I dive into a 2022-2023 theater time expose and Selena Gomez’s pay a visit to to the White Property, a headline that must not be missed: On Friday, May perhaps 20, DC Metro Theater Arts published a piece alleging toxic work disorders at Spooky Action Theater. The investigation comes about a thirty day period right after the theater posted a obscure and prolonged letter of apology on its Fb website page together with a pledge from the board to modify tactics. 

Enjoyable Residence: ‘Tis the year of announcing the future theater time highlights. From the Kennedy Centre to Studio Theatre, Ford’s to Woolly, local stages are ramping up for what appears to be like to be a thriving tumble/winter season in generation residences across the city. Studio, which generated a person of my two preferred demonstrates this year, will continue on functioning with neighborhood expertise Psalmayene 24 to debut its recently commissioned engage in Excellent Bones, by 2022 Pulitzer Prize winner James Ijames. Influenced by the metropolis we call dwelling, Excellent Bones tackles gentrification, changing neighborhoods, and upward mobility. On top of that, the theater aims to be the initially D.C. organization to deliver and place on the celebrated Broadway musical Enjoyable Residence—a musical adaptation of Alison Bechdel‘s 2006 graphic memoir. Studio’s Artistic Director David Muse directs.

Woolly Mammoth, producers of my other favored play from this yr, promises a “break-out assortment of unconventional storytelling” in its 43rd period, including the planet premiere of Dave HarrisIncendiary, a satire about a Black mother who goes to fantastic lengths to split her son out of demise row and the COVID-delayed U.S. premiere of 7 Approaches of Killing Kylie Jenner. Ford Theatre’s lineup for the 2022-23 period involves a free, 1st look pageant showcasing performs from Pearl Cleage, Dominic Taylor, and Rickerby Hinds. (It would be great, even so, to see a handful of additional women administrators and playwrights showcased.) In the meantime, the Kennedy Center’s season will attribute runs of Men & Dolls, Kiss of the Spiderwoman, Wicked, and far more.