Wednesday, November 28, 2012


Gival Press Poetry Award: Deadline Dec. 15th

The Gival Press Poetry Award with a prize of $1,000.00 plus publication is this Dec. 15th.

Collections of poetry must be original poetry in English of at least 45 pages or more. To read the complete guidelines, click on the link below:

Gival Press
and follow the links.

Sunday, November 25, 2012


Theatre-Goers in Seach of Pirandello: Go to WSC Avant Bard in Arlington

If you are a theatre-goers wanting to see Luigi Pirandello's work come to life, then search no further than Arlington, VA.

WSC Avant Bard Theatre located in the Artisphere in Rosslyn is now running Six Characters in Search of an Author in a translation by Carl R. Mueller who brings the work to life in this adeptly directed production by Tom Prewitt.

Familiar actors including Brian Hemmingsen as The Father and Nanna Ingvarsson as The Mother make their entrance onto this stage and keep the audience on the edge, wanting to know what is going to happen. Bruce Alan Rauscher who plays the Director in the play makes his role so natural that one at times forgets this is really theatre of the absurd yet of course it can and does make sense in a strange kind of way.

The cast is balanced and the stage direction makes use of the space quite nicely. Yet when Madame Pace played by Liz Dutton appears she steals the stage but one would expect her character to do so.

Go see this play if you are wanting a Piradello fix and you might very well want to see it twice just to make sure you catch his drift.

Click on the link below for tickets:

Sunday, November 18, 2012


"Grip" Book Launch/Poetry Reading Sunday 11.18.2012

Join the crowd today at Busboys and Poets for a poetry book launch

for "Grip" by Yvette Neisser Moreno and poetry reading with Teri Ellen Cross Davis:

Sunday Kind of Love

Featuring Yvette Neisser Moreno and Teri Ellen Cross Davis

Hosted by: Sarah Browning & Katy Ryan Richey

$5 (online or at the door). As always, open mic follows!

at 14TH & V Sts. at 2021 14th St NW / Washington, DC 20009

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


Dreamgirls at Signature Theatre Strikes a Chord

What better way to relish in the 2012 election than spending a splendid evening at the theatre with the Dreamgirls?
As of last night the 1982-Tony-winning musical with the book by Tom Eyen and music by Henry Krieger is showing to quite-pleased audiences. Matthew Gardiner who directed and choreographed with co-choreography by Brianne Camp does not miss a beat.
Though I sat nervously watching last night as the split stage went up and down, thank God no actor was hurt in action; in fact, the actors/dancers were so adept at their art that they put me at ease and I focused on the theatrics. The energy level is so revved up that just on shear will power the cast could very well move the split stage on simply their will power--it was that convincing.
In the lead role Nova Y. Payton once again has given a stellar performance as Effie Melody White. Payton along with Cedric Neal as Jimmy "James Thunder" Early and a super cast make this musical worthy of a presidential visit by President Obama and First Lady Michelle, to this our truly Tony-winning theatre literally across the river from The White House.
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