Entries by Reem Nadeem

Ari Shapiro’s Homeward Takes AMP Stage

When it comes to telling stories, journalists are taught to keep their emotion out of it. Get in, report the news and get out – this is most journalists’ modus operandi. At least that’s what we’re taught, but that doesn’t make it a realistic expectation. As any journalist can testify, reporting on people’s triumphs and […]

Stage & Screen Events: August 2017

RUNS THROUGH SUNDAY, AUGUST 20 Thurgood This one is for American history buffs and fans of justice. Starring Brian Anthony Wilson as Thurgood Marshall, this one-man show is part biography, part legal drama. Think documentary in the first person, except instead of just entertainment, you’re getting an intimate look at one of the most important […]

Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome: Cabaret Comes to Kennedy Center

It’s time to pull out your favorite vampy lipsticks and thigh-highs. This summer, Roundabout Theatre Company transforms the Kennedy Center into the Kit Kat Klub with performances of Cabaret beginning tomorrow. The beloved musical takes place in a pre-World War II Berlin, at a nightclub filled with performers as sexually fluid as they are glamorous. The […]

Talking Controversy with The Originalist’s Jade Wheeler

Enemies of division, rejoice. Award-winning political drama The Originalist is returning to Arena Stage tonight. The provocative play tells the story of a liberal law clerk, Cat (Jade Wheeler), who is hired by the late Justice Antonin Scalia (Edward Gero.) At a time of little political middle ground, their relationship turns into one of fierce […]

Second City’s Satire: America’s State of Disunion

Facebook fights, Twitter beefs, and the Right and Left Poles of social media have never been as bitter as they are today. It seems only fitting that comedic theatre group Second City is performing at the Kennedy Center this summer, delivering their hilarious take on America’s state of disunion. An Almost Accurate Guide to America: […]

Rhyme and Reason in ‘School for Lies’

If hypocrisy and shallowness have you rolling your eyes internally on a daily basis, you’re not alone. In School for Lies, a modern adaptation of Molière’s play Le Misanthrope, characters find their own humorous ways to cope with a superficial society. This summer, playwright David Ives and Shakespeare Theatre Company Artistic Director Michael Kahn present […]

ARTECHOUSE Provides Home for Digital Art

What museums are to preservation, ARTECHOUSE is to exploration. The new art gallery, dedicated to housing art created with technology, opened its doors to the public in southwest DC, a short walk from L’enfant Metro Station, on June 1. The innovative gallery features works by different artists, all of whom rely on technology as their […]

Washington Performing Arts Closes 50th Season with Gospel Celebration

If you think gospel music is solely Sunday morning territory, the Washington Performing Arts has news for you. Choir groups Men, Women and Children of the Gospel will be performing a joint concert at Strathmore this Friday with the theme of renewal. The concert celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Men and Women of the […]

Scena Theatre Presents ‘Fear Eats the Soul’

A German cleaning woman falls in love with a Moroccan immigrant and everyone turns out to be racist. Sound timely? This is actually the plot of 1970s cult-favorite film, Fear Eats the Soul, directed by German director Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Scena Theatre is showcasing a theater adaptation of the film, directed by Robert McNamara, until […]