Amy Rhodin

One train, two worlds

“Welcome to a world where you have privilege based on the color of your skin.” This statement was part of a lecture on contemporary South African issues during my first week as a student at the University of Cape Town. My professor was discussing the details of life in this unique area of the world, […]

Spotlight: Direction of biblical proportions

The cast list is up and preparations have started for Forbidden Planet Production’s “Children of Eden,” which opens in February of next year. Director Benjamin Pollack, a senior who will tackle the epic musical, gave Hatchet Arts a peek into why he chose this biblical experience to embark on. Why did you choose this play […]

High notes on a big stage

The University Singers may have to rehearse in the depths of the Phillips Hall basement, but that doesn’t discourage the 40 student performers from making a name for themselves around D.C. One of those opportunities is this Saturday when the singers take the stage with Choralis, a professional choir and orchestra based in Alexandria, Va. […]

Spotlight On: Three Kids, One-Acts

From babies to leather, nothing is off limits in the Fourteenth Grade Players’ Welcome Back One-Acts happening this weekend. Hatchet Ars put student directors Joe Kirkwood, Christianne Liongson and Leah Gravius under the spotlight before their plays open in the Lisner Downstage at 8 p.m. on Thursday night. Why you chose the scene you’re directing: […]

The Girls of The Rocky Horror Picture Show

We’re putting the spotlight on Forbidden Planet Productions, the student theatre group gearing up for next month’s Rocky Horror Picture Show. Directors Samantha Dercher and Nicole Sweeney, along with choreographer Kate Meroski, took time off from this week’s auditions to speak with Hatchet Arts. What you are directing: Samantha: The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which […]

At Bokamoso, theatre becomes therapy

Can art change the course of a person’s life? Professor Leslie Jacobson in the department of theatre and dance believes it can. Jacobson recently returned from a mission to work at the Bokamoso Life Center in rural Winterveld, South Africa, where she helped use art to overcome disease, sexual abuse and economic hardship for the […]

Spotlight on Dana Tai Soon Burgess

Dana Tai Soon Burgess has grown from an ambitious karate kid in New Mexico to the head of his own contemporary dance company in the District. As the newly named chair of the department of theatre and dance (who previously received a Master’s degree in dance from GW), the internationally renowned performer is the perfect […]

Campus Culture, A to Z

Think the only entertainment in the District occurs during a political scandal or election season? Not quite. The city is booming with an array of arts and entertainment that will be sure to keep you singing, laughing or dancing throughout the next four years. From A to Z, take a look: A cappella: Emocapella, The […]

Slate comedy festival is no joke

If there is one thing that keeps receSs going, it’s history and tradition. For almost 20 years, GW’s only comedy group has delivered sketches, video and improvisation to audiences looking for an easy laugh. The return of Slate: The World College Comedy Festival this weekend marked the return of an old tradition – but also […]

January 20 will be a tough trek for employees

There is no doubt that getting into Foggy Bottom will be a challenge on Inauguration Day, but preparations are being made to ensure all GW employees whose services are crucial can get to work safely and on time. Like all nongovernmental citizens entering the city for festivities, University Police Department officers, doctors at the GW […]