• A Prequel to Self Love: Playwright Sheila Callaghan on Everything You Touch




    Maggie Rogers: How much of Everything You Touch is biographical? Sheila Callaghan: Everything I write has some part of me, some part of truth in it. It’s more like I can point out what is not true than what is true. I didn’t have a father who was a fashion designer or a mother who […]


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  • Meet Us! Joceline Wynn, Erin Bednarz, and Jenn Oaster




    Here we are, still talking to each other! This is the next installment in our series where we: Ask each other questions! About each other! Because we don’t already spend enough time with one another! Next up is Joceline Wynn, Resident Stage Manager and Company Manager, Erin Bednarz, Director of Partnerships and Resident Sound Designer, […]


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  • Meet Us! Maggie Rogers and Tristan Roberson




    Introducing a brand new series where members of the Ensemble talk to each other! And ask each other questions! About each other! Because we don’t already spend enough time with one another! But, by all means, we’re excited to share a bit more about us with you over the coming weeks. First up: Maggie Rogers, […]


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  • The Nether: A Brief History of Virtual Reality




    WHAT IS VIRTUAL REALITY? Virtual Reality (VR) is central to Jennifer Haley’s The Nether. VR is computer-generated simulation of a three-dimensional image or environment. It can be interacted with in a seemingly real or physical way by a person using special electronic equipment. It is most frequently accessed by using items such as a helmet […]


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  • 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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