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AU Asian student coalition reflects on efforts for a more inclusive Asian Studies program as it transforms into Asia, Pacific and Diaspora Studies

As Critical Race, Gender & Sexuality Studies expanded into a department, students pushed for change


AU students condemn DeVos decision to rescind Obama-era guidelines on campus sexual assault

DeVos is “perpetuating the stigma” of sexual assault, one student said

Arts/Social Justice

Theatre artists gather Monday, June 8 in vigil to honor black lives lost due to police violence

Organizers tell its purpose and how you can be there


Michelle Li and Gia Vang discuss the impact of #VeryAsian

On celebrating loudly, sparking change and showing up for ourselves and each other

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New Tenleytown mural makes history come alive on Wisconsin Avenue

Civil War, Kermit the Frog are just some elements of mural

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The State of First Amendment Law

An Examination of Today’s First Amendment Challenges by Lata Nott. I wrote this as an intern for the National Press Foundation.

News & Features: News

In-Depth Arts and Culture Reporting


AU’s performing arts classes adapt to a new digital shared space in light of COVID-19

Theater, dance, music and audio production programs explore online learning


In a world shut in by COVID-19, 3 DMV theaters find innovative uses for Zoom

Highlights on Synetic Theater, Adventure Theatre MTC and 4615 Theatre Company's virtual productions and classes 

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Back to School After a Year of Hard Lessons

Students and faculty reflect on returning to in-person education in acting, playwriting, tech, and more at some of the nation’s college theatre programs.


History Is Happening in Harlem With 2 Productions of ‘Antigone’

Classical Theatre of Harlem ignited discussions with an Afropunk-inspired production, and Theatre of War/Harlem Stage will continue the conversation with ‘Antigone in Ferguson.’


On the Road With ‘Teenage Dick’

A co-production among Woolly Mammoth, the Huntington, and Pasadena Playhouse gives new life to Mike Lew’s disability-themed spin on ‘Richard III.’


Asian-American Student Union launches new 'family program' to build community

Bigs provide mentorship and friendship for littles

News & Features: Features

Reviews, Previews and Opinion


Review: Miss You Like Hell at Olney Theatre Center

Olney Theatre Center’s production of Miss You Like Hell explores issues of immigration policies, parental abandonment and the power of Latinx women.

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Review: The Great Leap scores a solid win at Round House Theatre

Regional premiere of Lauren Yee’s play gives AAPI artists a shot.


How Matthew McGee, Little Shop’s puppet master, created new, more terrifying Audrey IIs

The DMV is getting its own taste of the Alan Menken sci-fi musical theatre classic this October, with a new twist.


How Monumental Theatre honors Head Over Heels’ celebration of acceptance with a young, inclusive cast

Artistic director Jimmy Mavrikes, managing director Beth Amann and actor Topher Williams on how "Head Over Heels" examines gender and sexuality.


Local artists lend their unique talents to “Act Out: Vote 2020” on Oct 29

Highlights on DMV participants in online event with monologues, songs and dance


A New ‘West Side Story’ Steps Beyond Jerome Robbins

For a new Guthrie revival, choreographer Maija García has created gritty new dances that give the Jets and Sharks a fresh spin.

News & Features: Previews and Reviews
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