X, the opera
X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X by the Davis family—composer Anthony, librettist Thelani, storyteller Christopher as mounted by Metropolitan Opera but seen as a simulcast.
Strong Wind by 2023 Nobel Laureate Jon Fosse mounted by Washington, DC's Scena Theatre is an existential play in the tradition of Jean Paul Sartre's Huis Clos (No Exit) and Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
In this time of war in Ukraine and in Israel comes the October 28, 2023, world premiere of Jeanine Tesori and George Brant’s opera Grounded, a co-production of the Metropolitan Opera and the Washington National Opera.
Starfall in the Temple
Starfall in the Temple from Blue Light Press by Prartho Sereno is a masterful poetry collection offering both gravitas and levity. It could be the poetry that saves your life.
The InSeries of Washington, DC, opened the 2023-2024 season with their updated version of the Euripides play Alceste as translated by British poet Ted Hughes, with additional texts by Sylvia Plath and Sybil Roberts, and supported by the music of George Frederic Handel.
English in a Foreign Country
The Steiny Road Poet reviews Sanaz Toossi's play English and compares it to Gertrude Stein, living in France and writing for an American public who didn't understand what she wrote in English.
Artists Who Ignored Their Own Banshees
The Steiny Road Poet reviews Martin McDonagh’s film The Banshees of Inisherin within the context of Gertrude Stein sitting out World War II in France on the German Border.
ModPo a Decade Later
The Steiny Road Poet reprises the 2012 interview with U Penn professor Al Filreis whose online Modern & Contemporary American Poetry (ModPo) has introduced thousands to poetry Including Gertrude Stein.
A Midsummer Night's Dream
The Steiny Road Poet reviews the spectacular production of Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream by director Malana Maog as produced by Washington, DC’s Folger Theatre.
Port of Leaving
Port of Leaving by Roberto Christiano is a compelling journey of self-examination—a blues of longing—that opens out to the world we live in. A full-length book of poetry from Finishing Line Press.