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Diner Poster

Diner

The last show of our 2014 lineup brought out 18 of our ‘Live & Abouters’ to Signature Theatre last night to see Sheryl Crow’s new musical in creative partnership with Barry Levinson, who wrote and directed the world premiere. We had a lively and eclectic discussion about the work, starting as we usually do with

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Kafka Metamorphosis Poster

The Metamorphosis

Franz Kafka’s story begins Als Gregor Samsa eines Morgens aus unruhigen Träumen erwachte, fand er sich in seinem Bett zu einem ungeheuren Ungeziefer verwandelt. (As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams, he found himself trasnformed in his bed into a monstrous vermin/gigantic insect.) What do you think Kafka meant us to understand in

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Healing Wars

Healing Wars

Conceived, Directed and Choreographed by Liz Lerman “Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been said before) you will, nine times out of ten, become more original without ever having noticed

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Maurice Saylor

Featured Artist: Maurice Saylor

Maurice Saylor is a composer with special affinities for vocal, chamber, and silent film music. His tuneful and quirky scores often showcase an interest in unusual combinations of instruments and blur the boundaries of style and genre. Visit Maurice’s Website: http://mauricesaylor.net/         Listen to two music selections of the upcoming production of R.U.R.  Advertising

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Unveiling

Featured Work: Unveiling

Read two 5 star reviews of Havel’s Unveiling from DC Theatre Scene and DC Metro Theatre Arts. http://dctheatrescene.com/2013/09/20/vaclav-havel-tribute-performances-start-weekend/ http://www.dcmetrotheaterarts.com/2013/09/25/the-vaclav-havel-project-antiwords-and-unveiling-at-alliance-for-new-music-theatre-at-atlas-performing-arts-center-by-justin-schneider/

Paul's Case

Paul’s Case

Urban Arias pens itself as “low maintenance opera.” Don’t be fooled, however. Robert Wood, Artistic and Music Director, is very serious about delivering the highest level of musicality as well as demonstrating his commitment to edgy stories that speak to audiences today. This Sunday, April 21 at 2 p.m., Alliance for New Music-Theatre supports this

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Miřenka Čechová

Featured Artist: Miřenka Čechová

About Miřenka Čechová Miřenka Čechová is an actor, performer, choreographer and director from the Czech Republic. Ms. Čechová is one of the leading proponents of physical theatre in Europe and the creator of a special genre called physical mime. She is co-founder of the Spitfire Theatre Company (physical theatre) and Tantehorse Company (physical mime and butoh).

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TranSOUL

Composer Michael Bowie leads his fearless music ensemble Siné Qua Non, collaborating with the Alliance, in a dance-theatre journey where the worlds of sound – jazz, classical, and world music – join with 5 dancers to form new bonds and language beyond the edges of predictable styles to tell the story of the migration of

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Pullman Porter Blues

Pullman Porter Blues

Playwright Cheryl L. West was first introduced to the Pullman porters when she boarded a train at the age of five. She remembered mostly the men’s ever-smiling faces.  Later, she uncovered the truth behind those seemingly happy smiles, that the porters lives were filled with long hours of work, miles of track, and often humiliation

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