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Black Theatre Ensemble’s ‘The Story’ Combines Racial Politics and the Quest for Success

In 1981, Washington Post journalist Janet Cooke won a Pulitzer Prize for an article she wrote about an eight-year old heroin addict. After capturing the hearts of millions worldwide and sparking a D.C.-wide manhunt to find the boy, Cooke’s story was later discovered to be completely fabricated. Inspired by this[Read More…]


A Glimpse Into Georgetown’s Fall Theater Productions

With the beginning of every new school year comes a new season of performing arts. The student theater groups at Georgetown University have prepared an outstanding season of drama and comedy. Here is what to expect this fall on campus from the Mask and Bauble Dramatic Society, Nomadic Theatre and[Read More…]

Carmen Livesay (COL '17) as protagonist Lexi and Katherine Pietro (COL '17) as her best friend Jessie

Black Theatre Ensemble Haunts With ‘Hookman’

From Georgetown’s Black Theatre Ensemble comes the hauntingly thought-provoking “Hookman.” Adapted from the show by playwright Lauren Yee, it follows Georgetown freshman Lexi, played by Carmen Livesay (COL ’17), as she learns what it means to grow up and face her inner demons. Black Theatre Ensemble strives to produce works[Read More…]

‘An American Daughter’

‘An American Daughter’

In collaboration with the Black Theatre Ensemble, the Mask and Bauble Dramatic Society opens its 165th season in the living room of a Georgetown townhouse. Set in a familiar scene, Wendy Wasserstein’s “An American Daughter” features a set that puts all attention on the riveting plot. Directed by Caitlin Ouano[Read More…]

by October 21, 2016 0 comments The Guide
NAAZ MODAN FOR THE HOYALisette Booty (COL ’17), left, plays the black maid Vera Stark opposite Leah Benz (COL ’18) as Gloria in the Black Theatre Ensemble’s fall production of “By the Way, Meet Vera Stark” by Lynn Nottage. The play opened last night and will run through Sunday.

Industry Diversity, Meet Vera Stark

At a time when racial tensions seem to be at the forefront of America’s entertainment industry, Black Theatre Ensemble’s newest production could not be any more opportune. Produced by Taylor Oster (SFS ’17) and directed by Caitlin Ouano (COL ’17), the BTE’s production of “By the Way, Meet Vera Stark,”[Read More…]