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Preview: Women Playwrights Set to Take Page-to-Stage by Storm

We are featured in the DC Metro Theater Arts Preview Aricle too among other AMAZING theater and musical companies, groups, and playwrights presenting shows at the Kennedy Center’s #PageToStage Festival this Labor Day Weekend.  DC Metro Theater Arts (DCMTA) is a theater site that writes reviews, interviews, and articles about professional, community, university, school, and children’s theatre in the DC Metro area.

Featured groups include: Open Stage, Liberated Muse, The Coil Project, Wednesday Verses, The Welders, Naked Theater Company, Theatre Prometheus, and Woolly Mammoth Theater Company.

Aricle Excerpt: Click HERE for more 🙂

Want to see some really cool plays with women at the helm of the production? We’ve got great news for you! Women playwrights and women-led theater companies are ready to entertain you at the Kennedy Center’s 16th Annual Page-to-Stage New Works Festival September 2 – 4. This year women’s works span the spectrum from dramas to comedies to musicals to competitions. All shows are free. These talented women are modern muses who are more than just the inspiration for shows, they’re the whole theater package – writers, directors, actors, set and costume designers, and producers galore. Here’s a quick guide to a few amazing performances you won’t want to miss. Please come and #StickAround the festival with us! You won’t regret it!

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Too Much Damn (TMD) Theater at the Page-to-Stage New Play Festival @Kennedy Center

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Join Too Much Damn Theater at the Kennedy Center’s 16th Annual Page-to-Stage Festival in the North Opera Tier Lounge for FREE performances of:

ABOUT THE SHOWS

Shadow Man
by Tuesday Barnes
2:00 PM
A compelling drama about a sanitation worker who fakes his own death in order to escape the stress of his day to day life. In this process, he learns that running away from his problems means he has to face himself and the man he has become.
Cast – TBA

Soulmates Body 
by Marketa Seliyah Nicholson
3:00 PM
A dark romantic comedy about finding love and yourself in the most unlikely of places. Chloe is a morgue director who feels like spending time with the dead is really living until a new assistant Connor shows her that there is more.
Cast – TBA

Up All Night Singing – 48 Hour Musicals
Created by 5 Musical Theater Teams – TBA
3:30 PM
Five 10 minute musicals within 48 hours made by five different musical theater teams. Each team will undertake the challenge to write, compose, rehearse, and stage their musical within the space of 48 hours. NOTHING will be created beforehand.

ABOUT PAGE-TO-STAGE NEW PLAY FESTIVAL

The Kennedy Center hosts more than 60 D.C.-area theater companies in a series of free readings and open rehearsals of plays and musicals. This three-day event gives audiences a look at new works being prepared for Washington premieres in the 2017–2018 theater season. Click here for the full schedule: tkc.co/pagetostage

Limited seating available on a first-come, first-served basis.
General admission seating opens approximately 30 minutes prior to each event.
No free parking for free events.

#PageToStage #TMDTheater #BeUnapologeticallyYou

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Collection of Marketa’s Creative Mojo

19029223_1033388493464603_7085931169925909218_nOne of our Fearless Leaders, Marketa is always jotting down beautiful words and mini-expressions of art and inner musings, like a shot of expresso, but for creativity. So here is some of her magic.

  •   Life is like a series of lessons, with many roads to take. Never get mad when you take the wrong one because the cool thing is there is always a reason that you were on it.

  •  Peace is rare. When you have it cherish it.

  •   Theater is the perfect outlet to me. Gives people a chance to be, say, and do things that they never would. Be bold, make choices and be unapologetic.

  • What moves you? As humans is always in search of purpose. All souls are all connected by the need to move forward. You’re more than just flesh and bone. Stay inspired.
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Haiku Crew

Heyo!

 

From Shakespeare Memes Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/shakesmemes/

So during, National Haiku Writing Month, a group of friends and I started writing haikus back to back about each other and it ended up beling hilarious, especially as inside jokes got hidden in the depths.  But they can be a good time even with general jokes and laugh out loud humor with topics from dating to dog, but not dating dog, so no worries. Haikus used to be confusing to me, but I’ve now developed a greater appreication. There’s a magical joy and wit to them. Based on this experience, I thought it’d be fun to have a Haiku Crew blog post thread. So if you wanna haiku, please haiku away! We can even have themes to just stream haikus back to back.
And, I’m not gonna lie they became more addicting than I expected. At least it’s a healthy one….
(lol, please refer to the meme photo )
How to Write a Haiku
It’s all about the syllables.  Here’s the syllable breakdown:
5
7
5
Here are 2 haikus to kick things off:
The Beginning
Finding ways to make
Thoughts travel to paper and
Not disappearing
Mmmmmm
Coffee kissing my
Lips and sensitive buds, ahhh
Down and dirty bliss 

~~ Dara