• The Nether: Exploring a Life Outside of Consequence




    TRIGGER WARNING: Mention of pedophilia.  When I was seven years old, my family got our first computer. It was positioned right next to my turtle, Matilda, who smelled like shit. My Dad told me she ran away while he was supposed to be watching her in the front yard, but he really took her to […]


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  • Prioritizing Family Drama Over Constructed Whiteness—An Interview With Sara Porkalob




    WET’s Literary Manager Maggie Rogers sat down with Sara Porkalob, director of Straight White Men, to discuss her approach to the play and how audiences can avoid getting caught in the trap of “feeling bad” for any of the characters. Maggie Rogers: Could you tell me about your point of view on what Straight White Men […]


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  • Slept Through High School English Class? Here’s What You Missed in “A Doll’s House”




    Henrik Ibsen, often referred to as “the father of realism,” was a Norwegian playwright and one of the founders of Modernism in theatre. He wrote one of his most famous texts, A Doll’s House, in 1879. That same year it premiered on December 21, 1879 at the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen, Denmark accompanied by much […]


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  • Crocheting With Maggie | Episode 2: Cherdonna’s Doll’s House




    In what is practically a special edition of Crocheting With Maggie, watch our Literary Manager Maggie Rogers and actor Brace Evans get totally ROASTED by Hersh Powers, the first kid EVER cast in a Washington Ensemble Theatre production. Brace (Dr. Rank) and Hersh (Ivar), make their Ensemble debuts in Cherdonna’s Doll’s House (playing April 28 – May […]


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  • Who is Cherdonna Shinatra?




    Have you been wondering what The Ensemble is cooking up with Cherdonna’s Doll’s House? Our Literary Manager Maggie Rogers had a chance to sit down with Jody Kueher, aka Cherdonna Shinatra, to talk about the crazy world she and Ali el-Gassier have created! Cherdonna’s Doll’s House plays April 28 – May 15, 2017. Maggie Rogers: […]


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  • Meet the Meet the People Who Think They Can Rewrite Ibsen




    Cherdonna’s Doll’s House is a topsy-turvy, brightly colored exploration of what humans value, and what they sacrifice. In our retelling, Torvald is to Nora as the audience is to Cherdonna, making room to explore what constraints history has placed on contemporary feminism and theatre. Cherdonna, who is part bio-drag queen, part contemporary dancer, and part performance […]


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  • Introducing Crocheting With Maggie (+ Episode One!)




    Our Literary Manager Maggie Rogers is an expert crocheter. Watch in our new series as she teaches our actors the basics, and asks them some essential questions about working on our productions. You’ll learn some fun, little known facts about The Ensemble along the way. New episodes will accompany every bold play we tackle. First […]


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