Mark Nowak’s recently published poetry collection “Coal Mountain Elementary” explores the perils and at times personal tragedies of the coal mining industry. “Coal Mountain Elementary” is also being staged as a play by Davis & Elkins College.
Hundreds of Baltimoreans grabbed seats Monday night at the historic Senator Theatre, but not to catch a movie. They were there to discuss the landmark’s future. As of last weekend, the city’s only single-screen movie house was forced to close its doors.
Here’s the second in our broadcast series on Arabesque: Arts of the Arab World, which began Monday at the Kennedy Center. Tuesday evening, Jeffrey Brown profiled Kuwaiti writer and theater director Sulayman al-Bassam.
In the second of a series of reports on the Arabesque arts festival at the Kennedy Center, Jeffrey Brown talks to Kuwaiti writer and theater director Sulayman al-Bassam, whose company is presenting a Shakespeare play with a twist, “Richard III: An Arab Tragedy.” Continue reading
Harold Pinter, the Nobel Prize-winning playwright who has been lauded as the most influential dramatist of his generation, died Wednesday after battling cancer. Jeffrey Brown discusses Pinter’s life and work with theater critic Ben Brantley. Continue reading