Archive | Joel Says

This is the place where I can tell you how I feel, promote young and up-and-coming actors, and let you know what I think about what’s happening in our theatre community. And I’l be writing “They Stole the Show,’ an article about actors/actress/singers that ‘stopped the show.’ And you’ll have your chance to chime in!

From Arena Stage to The Booth: ‘The Velocity of Autumn’ Interviews: Part 2: Meet Director Molly Smith and Cast Members Estelle Parsons and Stephen Spinella

This upcoming Monday night-on April 21st-The Velocity of Autumn by Eric Coble opens on Broadway at The Booth Theatre. It’s been an exciting journey so far for the play that entertained enthusiastic audiences at Arena Stage. Audiences in DC and critics alike applauded the glorious performances of Academy Award winner Estelle Parsons and Tony Award winner Stephen Spinella. Here […]

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Catch This! McLean High School’s ‘Catch Me If You Can’ Interviews-Part 2: Alex Stone, Jack Posey, and Lily Lord

In Part 2 of ‘Catch This! McLean High School’s’ Catch Me If You Can Interviews, meet cast members Alex Stone, Jack Posey, and Lily Lord. Tell me a little bit about your character. Alex Stone: Frank Abagnale, Jr. is a kid. Between the ages of sixteen and twenty-one, he steals more than two million dollars by passing […]

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Fiasco Theater’s ‘The Two Gentlemen of Verona’ and ‘Cymbeline’ at Folger Theatre-Part 2: Fiasco Theater Company’s Co-Artistic Director and Co-Founder Jessie Austrian

In Part 2 of Fiasco Theater’s ‘The Two Gentlemen of Verona’ and ‘Cymbeline’ at Folger Theatre: meet Fiasco Theater Company’s Co-Artistic Director and Co-Founder Jessie Austrian. Joel: When did Folger contact you about bringing Two Gentlemen of Verona and Cymbeline to their theatre and why did you accept? Jessie: We first began talking to Beth […]

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‘Bullets Over Broadway’ at The St. James Theatre

Don’t Speak! Be Silent! Just listen! Bullets Over Broadway is a blast and and you’ll go bananas over the high-kicking and toe-tappin’ choreography of Tony winner Director/Choreographer Susan Stroman, the hilarious one-liners of Woody Allen, the stunning costumes by William Ivey Long, the clever scenic design by Santo Loquasto, the beautiful lighting by Donald Holder, Peter Hylenski’s sound design, Paul […]

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‘Beaches’ Young and Teen Cee Cees and Berties on Their Signature Experience

Four talented young actresses: Brooklyn Shuck (Young Bertie); Gracie Jones (Teen Cee Cee); Maya Brettell (Teen Bertie), and Presley Ryan (Young Cee Cee) appeared in Signature Theatre’s production of Beaches. Here they reflect on the production, their performances, working together, and their ‘Signature Experience.’ Joel: Introduce yourselves and tell us where you are from and how you got involved in Beaches. What […]

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Meet the Director and Cast of ‘Hamlet’ at Annapolis Shakespeare Company: Part 5: Nafeesa Monroe

In Part Five of our series of interviews with the cast of Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s Hamlet, meet Nafeesa Monroe. Joel: How did you become involved with this production of Hamlet? I heard they hadn’t found their Gertrude yet from a good friend and he spoke very highly of the production. What did you perform at your audition? Nafeesa: I just […]

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Meet the Director and Cast of ‘Hamlet’ at Annapolis Shakespeare Company: Part 4: George Page

In Part Four of our series of interviews with the cast of Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s Hamlet, meet George Page. Joel:  How did you become involved with this production of Hamlet? George: Sally Boyett, our director, contacted me on January 12th and asked me to audition for Polonius. I drove to Annapolis about a week later and read for […]

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