| Nov 5, 2012
| 10:20 AM
There is no TV genre more problematic than docudrama. And Sunday's premiere of "SEAL Team Six," which claims to be the true, inside story of the mission to kill Osama bin Laden, is as problematic as they come.
The core issues all grow from the...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 8:16 AM
When Bruce Nelson accepts his Howie Award as Outstanding Artist, it won't be the first time he has walked across the stage at Howard Community College's Smith Theatre. This actor, who estimates he has appeared in around 12 Rep Stage productions on various...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 1:17 PM
Executive producer Barry Levinson urges viewers to think of his HBO film "Phil Spector" as a two-person play —not a docudrama about the first murder trial of the rock producer.
"It really is a two-person piece," Levinson said in a telephone...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 9:02 AM
In the Netflix miniseries "House of Cards," Kate Mara plays a young reporter deeply involved in the world of Washington politics.
But the 30-year-old performer says she has no particular interest in journalism or political life. She's just acting the...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 2:20 PM
"I Am Divine," a documentary on the life and career of Baltimore's favorite home-grown drag queen, was to make its debut Saturday night at the South by Southwest arts festival in Austin, Texas.
Director Jeffrey Schwarz, interviewed for SXSW's online...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 9:24 AM
For his first full season as Center Stage artistic director, Kwame Kwei-Armah focused on works that could spark conversation about a variety of heady issues. Midway through that season, he has unveiled a very different theme for the next one.
| Mar 14, 2013
| 12:52 PM
With her latest production, Annapolis Shakespeare Company founder and artistic director Sally Boyett-D'Angelo is expanding the young company's horizons, both artistically and physically.
At a recent rehearsal of Jon Jory's adaptation of Jane Austen's...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 7:48 AM
The final stage direction in Samuel Beckett's “Play” is “repeat.” The Acme Corporation, one of Baltimore's experimental theater companies, is taking that instruction very seriously.
Last Friday, the one-act, three-character,...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 7:58 AM
Here's a cool example of what-goes-around-comes-around:
In 1965, a British-made thriller called "Die! Die! My Darling!" hit the movie houses. This study in strangeness and sadism starred the indelibly foggy-voiced, deliciously irreverent Tallulah...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 10:47 AM
Ravens Pro Bowl kick returner Jacoby Jones strutted, shook and swaggered his way into NFL end zones last season, performing his unique set of dancing moves after touchdowns.
He established a popular brand of fancy footwork, and it didn't go unnoticed....
| Feb 28, 2013
| 3:29 PM
Satirical examinations of fear, experienced by an accountant-actor and young students confronting the consequences of sin, are on stage this month at Bay Theatre in two works by playwright Christopher Durang.
The fears are revealed in Durang's one-act...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 5:30 AM
The eternal truths found in Shakespeare help explain why theater companies often like to give his plays a contemporary setting. Audiences at The Other Barn in Oakland Mills will take it in stride that the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company has taken a...