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Reviews November 20, 2020

MD Theatre Guide: TRANS AM

It’s old news that theatre is undergoing a transformation this year due to the pandemic. At the same time, it might be the most important moment for the rawness and immediacy the institution offers. This is something that is perfectly captured in Keegan Theatre’s new show, Trans Am, a world-premiere musical and one-woman rock performance.

Reviews November 18, 2020

Broadway World: TRANS AM

TRANS AM is the autobiographical tale of Lisa Stephen Friday’s life so far – her upbringing in conservative Fayetteville, her rise to fame, her fall from grace, her journey to rebuild, and, most importantly, her path of self-discovery. Lisa shows us what it’s like to struggle with an identity when you don’t have the vocabulary or

Reviews November 17, 2020

DC Metro Theater Arts: TRANS AM and FROM GUMBO TO MUMBO

In two live shows at Keegan Theatre, a trans woman and two Black men get real The Keegan Theatre’s streamed live performances from their stage are the closest thing I’ve seen so far to theater as we remember it avant le deluge. They are presenting two pieces in repertory, which investigate vital aspects of identity,

Reviews November 17, 2020

DC Theatre Scene: TRANS AM

Trans rock star Lisa Stephen Friday debuts her personal story in TRANS AM At its heart, Trans Am is an autobiographical ode in the style of a rock opera, that draws inspiration from the folk-rock like stereotype of the singer-storyteller. Lisa Stephen Friday, in her one-woman autobiographical show receiving its world premiere at Keegan Theatre, brings

Reviews November 17, 2020

Broadway World: FROM GUMBO TO MUMBO

Keegan Theatre returns for a virtual fall season that looks a little bit different, but still packs an emotional punch Within the first few minutes of Keegan Theatre’s From Gumbo to Mumbo, I was struck with a sense of panic: how could I, a New York Jew, give a fair review to a show that

Reviews November 16, 2020

DC Theatre Scene: FROM GUMBO TO MUMBO

The tangy DC streets or a soulful bowl of NOLA. From Gumbo to Mumbo celebrates each from its first notes — for what writers and performers Drew Anderson and Dwayne Lawson-Brown do is something just shy of sing. This show is about their roots and life routes. Which, predictably, also include a lot of pain. From being

Announcements Press Releases Special Events October 20, 2020

Keegan Announces Virtual Gala on Halloween: The Galaween Special

Original Entertainment by DC-Favorite Artists, Silent Auction, and Signature Cocktails Delivery October 20, 2020: The Keegan Theatre is pleased to announce the Keegan Galaween Special, a virtual gala taking place on Halloween! The event celebrates 24 years of The Keegan Theatre and supports the Return to Good Company campaign, Keegan’s initiative focused on helping to

Announcements Press Releases October 1, 2020

Keegan Announces Return to Mainstage with Virtual Fall Rep

World Premiere of TRANS AM, Award-Winning FROM GUMBO TO MUMBO Stream Nov 12-29 October 1, 2020: The Keegan Theatre announces its return to mainstage programming with a pair of productions being streamed live from the Keegan stage November 12-29, 2020. The fall repertory includes the world premiere of TRANS AM, a new rock musical by
Announcements June 17, 2020

Keegan Accepted Into Extended Bloomberg Program and Catalogue for Philanthropy

The Keegan Theatre is pleased to announce its acceptance into a pair of highly selective programs, the extended Arts Innovation and Management (AIM) program, supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies and the DeVos Institute of Arts Management, and the 2020-21 class of the Greater Washington Catalogue for Philanthropy. The extended AIM program is a continued and amplified

Announcements Keegan PLAY-RAH-KA May 20, 2020

Keegan PLAY-RAH-KA Announces Virtual Summer Camps for K-5th Graders

13 Weeks Starting June 1 — Morning, Afternoon, and Full Day Sessions Available! May 21, 2020: The Keegan Theatre’s brand for young people and families, Keegan PLAY-RAH-KA (PRK), is moving online for the summer! In an effort to help young people stay engaged with their creative selves and their peers without sacrificing health and safety, PRK is


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