Caroline Coppel

Directing ‘Chicago’: Paying for ‘all that jazz’

A cast of 22 people, a 65-seat venue the size of a living room, five weeks to prepare, and barely more than $2,000 to spend. These are the numbers behind Generic Theatre Company’s upcoming production of “Chicago,” which opens Thursday at the Lisner Downstage. Director Scout Seide, a senior who has worked with GW’s three […]

Wild North pulls students out of Foggy Bottom bubble

Sami Yenigun wants you to go wild. As DJ Sami Y, the GW senior has revamped campus nightlife with Wild North, a production company he formed with other students and local DJs this year. This semester, Wild North hosted two successful dance parties in a Northeast D.C. warehouse that brought GW students out in droves […]


Hatchet Arts looks at California indie pop and a debut album from a power duo “Big Echo” The Morning Benders Everything about this California-based band’s music is bright and sunny. Unfortunately, this tends to give The Morning Benders’ newest release, “Big Echo,” a one-note quality. The album starts off strong, with lush vocals and big, […]


Hatchet Arts looks at British indie-folk and Foggy Bottom blues. “Sigh No More” Mumford & Sons Indie-folk band Mumford and Sons’ debut album, “Sigh No More,” is sure to entice its listeners with its passionate lyrics and fast-paced instrumentals. The band wastes no time drawing the audience into its world of tension and heartbreak. On […]

SpotlightOn: Kate Meroski

Already a veteran of the GW theater scene, sophomore Kate Meroski has acted in several plays and choreographed “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” last semester. Meroski took time off from directing Forbidden Planet Productions’ rendition of “Closer” to talk with Hatchet Arts. Hatchet Arts: Greatest accomplishment so far? Kate Meroski: Theatrically speaking, my greatest accomplishment […]

Spotlight On: The Vermilions

Rock trio The Vermilions have been playing together since 2007. Although they’ve done shows all over the D.C. area, one of their latest gigs was at the closing reception for an art exhibit at Smith Hall, the theme of which was (appropriately) the color red. Members Jeremy Flax, Dan Hanyok and master’s of fine arts […]

Start dancing: Concert calendar for Spring 2010

It’s 2010 – a new year, a new decade and a brand new season of great concerts coming to the District. From promising local groups to well-established bands returning to their hometown, we’re sure you’ll find something worth seeing. January Timbaland, Jan. 16, 9:30 Club He’s worked with a lot of high-profile artists, but Timbaland […]

Le Loup comes back around

“It’s good to be home, guys.” Those were the words of Le Loup frontman Sam Simkoff, spoken Saturday night to the audience during the band’s show at the Black Cat. The crowd roared its appreciation, and the group launched into another song. Le Loup had officially returned to the District. The show, the last stop […]

Struggling for space

Asked to describe the most recent audition for The GW Vibes, Erica Manoatl only needed two words: slightly chaotic. “We had about 75 people try out, but The Pitches were there as well,” she said, referring to another a cappella group on campus. “There were about 45 people waiting to get inside the room in […]