My review of Forum Theatre’s “Nasty Women Rep,” comprised of Ruby Ray Spiegel’s Dry Land and Monica Byrne’s What Every Girl Should Know, took longer to appear than it should have, but it’s up now. These two shows sustain Forum’s reputation for bold, timely work, and I recommend them—Dry Land, especially.
Today’s Washington City Paper has a feature from me about a new play from the DC theatre collective The Welders set in the milieu of mixed martial arts. It’s by Stephen Spotswood, a prolific dramatist whose work I have followed with interest for the last five years or so, and it’s the first play about a bloodsport here in DC since Studio Theatre did Sucker Punch in early 2012. (I did a feature on that one, too.) You can use the link above, or pick up a dead-tree copy wherever finer alt-weeklies are given away for free.
Audrey Bertaux and Jennifer J. Hopkins grapple in rehearsal for The Girl in the Red Corner. (Photo: Darrow Montgomery)
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Tagged Amber Paige McGinnis, Audrey Bertaux, Cliff Williams III, Jay Ferrari, Jennifer J. Hopkins, Lisa Hodsoll, Maggie Donnelly, mixed martial arts, Nicklass Aliff, Stephen Spotswood, The Welders, Washington City Paper