David Mamet’s RACE continues to play strongly with another 8 performances to go before its close on March 17. There’s a wonderful feature this week on director John Vreeke in The Washington Blade. It’s a point of pride for us to be featured as a home theater for John along with Woolly Mammoth Theatre, where John is a company member, as he’s been a Resident Director with us throughout the past decade. John first started at Theater J in 2001 directing BORN GUILTY (which garnered Helen Hayes Award nominations the next year for Outstanding Direction and Outstanding Resident Production). John was back a year later with Ariel Dorfman’s DEATH AND THE MAIDEN and then directed our co-production with Woolly Mammoth of Tony Kushner’s HOMEBODY KABUL.
All really important shows for us. So here’s the salute–and the long overdue feature–to John.
We take our conversation on Race over to Woolly to consider their latest production, Danai Gurira’s THE CONVERT.
A three hour and ten minute evening in three acts. How’d it fare by our student subscribers? How does it complement the month-long inquiry into Race and Class we’ve been convening on a weekly basis? Washington’s been providing quite the primer for us!