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Theater J 2013-2014 Season

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Theater J 2013-2014 Season Announcement

After the Revolution - Press Release
The Argument - Press Release
Woody Sez: The Life & Music of Woody Guthrie - Press Release
Our Suburb - Press Release
Yellow Face - Press Release
Voices From A Changing Middle East Festival:
Narratives of Nation Building - Press Release

Yellow Face January 29 - February 23, 2014

“The muscular, vivid direction of Natsu Onoda Power... allows the actors to imbue their roles… with verve and energy.” - Washington Jewish Week, Lisa Traiger

Backstage: For Theater J, breaking a leg for real leads to ‘Yellow Face’ recasting scramble - The Washington Post, Rebecca Ritzel

Yellow Face has "plenty of ideas to nosh on after the show." -, Susan Davidson

"A Quick 5" with Rafael Untalan - MD Theatre Guide, Elliot Lanes

Yellow Face Review: "entertaining and thought-provoking" -, by Audrey Liebross, Feb 9, 2014

Review: 'Yellow Face' highly recommended - DC Theatre Scene, Debbie Jackson, Feb 5, 2014

Review: 'Yellow Face' at Theater J - MD Theatre Guide, Robert Michael Oliver, Feb 4, 2014

"Acidly funny, insightful and provocative." - The Washington Post, Peter Marks, Feb 5, 2014

‘Yellow Face’ at Theater J
DC Metro Theater Arts, by John Stoltenberg, February 4, 2014

Exit the Dragon: Asian-American artists defy stereotype through the decades, By Hilton Als, The New Yorker, February 10, 2014

‘Yellow Face’ at Theatre J explores Asian representation in the theater world, By Christina Cauterucci, Express: A Publication of The Washington Post, January 30, 2014

Natsu Onoda Power on Race, Casting, and Identity in “Yellow Face” - By Sophie Gilbert, Washingtonian, Jan 27, 2014

Race and casting, the plot thickens - By Jessica Goldstein, The Washington Post, Jan 24, 2014

Our Suburb December 19, 2013 - January 12, 2014

A "thoughtful, powerful work" - By Morgan Halvorsen, MD Theatre Guide

Our Suburb is "destined to become a classic!" - By John Stoltenberg, DC Metro Theater Arts

Review: Our Suburb is highly recommended - By Tim Treanor, DC Theatre Scene, Dec 23, 2013

'Our Suburb' Responds To An American Theater Classic
Metro Connection, By Rebecca Sheir, Dec 13, 2013, WAMU 88.5 LISTEN

Judith Ivey talks about Theater J’s ‘Our Suburb,’ Paul Newman and directing
The Washington Post, By Jessica Goldstein, Nov 19, 2013

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Woody Sez November 29 - December 14, 2013

"Woody Sez": A Musical On The Life Of Woody Guthrie
Featuring David M. Lutken, Helen Jean Russell and David Finch
The Kojo Nnamdi Show, Dec 3, 2103, WAMU 88.5 LISTEN

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The Argument  October 23 - November 24, 2013

"Richly drawn and fully absorbing" - Washington City Paper, by Chris Klimek, Nov 7, 2013

Sophie's Choice - Metro Weekly, by Doug Rule, Nov 7, 2013

“Wickedly funny”Washington Jewish Week, by Lisa Traiger, Nov 6, 2013

Review: The Argument - DC Theatre Scene, by Hunter Styles, Oct 31, 2013

Review: The Argument - MD Theatre Guide, by Seth Rose, Oct 31, 2013

Review: "...played with warm empathy that spins into cold ferocity" - The Washington Post
, by Nelson Pressley, Oct 30, 2013

Review: "The Argument at Theater J is theater at its finest and definitely worth seeing." -, by Benjamin Tomchik, Oct 30, 2013

Review: “Don’t miss this fine production” - DC Metro Theater Arts, by David Friscic, Oct 30, 2014

Review: "Confident, effortless performances... suspenseful and harrowing." - Washingtonian, by Missy Frederick, Oct 30, 2013

‘The Argument’ gets a makeover at Theater J - The Washington Post, by Stephanie Merry, Oct 17, 2013

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After the Revolution September 7 - October 6, 2013

Review: "A highly compelling story with a powerful message and an undeniably human pulse" - MD Theatre Guide, Victoria Durham, Sept 16, 2013

Review: "The acting propelling After the Revolution is staggering." - Washingtonian, Missy Frederick, Sept 13, 2013

Review: "If this is how Theater J starts its season, I can't wait to see what's to come." - BroadwayWorld, Jen Perry, Sept 13, 2013

Review: "Savvy...first-rate Washington play" - Washington Post, by Nelson Pressley, Sep 12, 2013

Review: "Any thoughtful theatergoer with a moral compass and a pulse must [see After the Revolution at Theater J]!" - DC Metro Theater Arts, by John Stoltenberg, Sep 12, 2013

Review: "Under director Eleanor Holdridge there isn't a false note." - Curtain Up, by Susan Davidson, Sept 12, 2013

Dealing with Family Matters in 'After the Revolution' - Washington Post Backstage, by Jessica Goldstein, Sep 10, 2013

The Cost of Truth in Theater J’s After the Revolution - Howlround, by Patricia Davis, Oct 10, 2013

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Contact: Amy Friedman
Director of Marketing & Communications
Phone: (202) 777-3230


After the Revolution
The Argument

Woody Sez
Our Suburb
Yellow Face
The Admission
Golda's Balcony
Freud's Last Session
The Prostate Dialogues


“[Locally Grown] is simply one of the most important and worthwhile projects
that any local theater has adopted"
- The Washington Post, 2013

“A rare blend of professional polish, thoughtful drama, and nervy experimentation...THE PREMIERE THEATER FOR PREMIERS”
- The New York Times, 2005

"Theater J propels itself to a new level of engagement with its audience and, perhaps, to the forefront of theaters exposing Americans to drama that stirs the conscience as it illuminates aspects of Jewish culture." - The Washington Post, 2011