Theater in a Political Town

Theater in a Political Town

Much of DC's drama may play out on Capitol Hill, but the theater scene here is also deeply infused with the political. It might be play about politics, like "Camp David," a Russian theater festival cancelled because of political tensions...

Much of DC's drama may play out on Capitol Hill, but the theater scene here is also deeply infused with the political. It might be play about politics, like "Camp David," a Russian theater festival cancelled because of political tensions, or a classic play like Richard III infused with contemporary themes. Others would argue that all theater is political, from the family drama to the biggest musical. We explore what political theater means in a political town.

Guests

Peter Marks

Chief Theater Critic, Washington Post

Miriam Weisfeld

Associate Artistic Director, Woolly Mammoth Theater Company

Michael Dove

Artistic Director, Forum Theater

Derek Goldman

Artistic Director of the Davis Performing Arts Center and Professor of Theater and Performance Studies, Georgetown University

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