Helsinki

An actor's Zoom interview for an infomercial reveals  conflict & collusion between art & commerce. Kool-Aid. Shakespeare. Male pattern  baldness. Such stuff as dreams are made on?

 

Featuring Tony Travostino. 

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Flamingo

Bonnie never thought she'd be at the center of Florida's catastrophic response to COVID-19. But suddenly she's on TV, explaining it all. 

 

Featuring Rebecca Kush.  Directed by Andrew Bellware.

Let The Darkness In  

 

A public health official's last message to her team explores the collision of science and politics in a time of pandemic. 

 

Featuring Christa Kimlicko Jones.

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A Pair of Shoes

 

Ancient Romans accepted endless wars, a debased currency, and mass execution of rulers' political opponents. Sound familiar?

 

Featuring Maduka Steady.

Day 21

 

How does illness lay bare the fragility of our lives?

Featuring Cathy Conneff, 

"A a stunning performance .." -- DC Theatre Scene

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The Garden of Earthly Delights

What will our post-COVID world look like?

Featuring Henrietta Weekes.

An Evening

with Lola Montez

 

"An Evening With Lola Montez is one of the most fascinating Fringe shows I've seen..." -- Broadway World

World premiere:  

July 2019 at the Capital Fringe Festival 

Three Suitcases


Semifinalist

2019 Eugene O'Neill Playwrights Conference

New York 1939: A landscape of political refuges, growing fascism, and attempts to rewrite history. 

Nero/Pseudo

 

"[A] bona-fide hit musical, from the pen of Richard Byrne." - Broadway World

"... a fun romp that effortlessly links ancient themes of imperial deification & the 20th century cult of rock and roll." -  MD Theatre Guide

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Recent Writing 

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"I have found pandemic winter brutal. I'm just really over it.”

Chris Hayes navigates a season of COVID-19.

The Wilson Quarterly.

How the Velvet Revolution - and an American grad student - sparked a classic book by Bohumil Hrabal. 

(The Wilson Quarterly)

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How did the streets of Hong Kong become a teeming laboratory for protest in a surveillance state?

(The Wilson Quarterly)

An interview with Irene Zanol on the links between art and politics in the work of

Ernst Toller.

(Ernst Toller Gesellschaft)

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Ivan Sviták,  the Soviet invasion of Prague in 1968 -- and the continuing relevance of his thought in a post-truth age. 

(The New Republic)

The connections between the 1919 victory of Munich revolutionaries at Dachau & the Nazi creation of a death camp there in 1933.

(Balkans via Bohemia)

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Exploring "weaponized interdependence" and how global networks shape foreign policy with scholars Henry Farrell and Abraham Newman.

(The Wilson Quarterly)

A conversation with one of America's great actors - John Astin - about teaching a new generation the tricks of the trade.

(Krieger Arts and Sciences Magazine)

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