Entries from THE DRESSING tagged with 'Kim Roberts'

WNO American Opera Initiative #4--A Deluge of New Chamber Operas

On December 2, 2015, the 7 P.M. house at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater was full for the fourth annual Washington National Opera American Opera Initiative. WNO Artistic Director Francesca Zambello in introducing the program of three new twenty-minute chamber operas said there is no other program in the United States quite like this one, which gets backing from a major opera company including seasoned mentors (2015 mentors are conductor John DeMain, composer Ricky Ian Gordon, and librettist Mark Campbell) and outstanding singers from WNO's Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program. The Dresser finds this program and its popularity (given the Terrace...

Split This Rock: The Expanding Language of Poetry

Day 1 of the fourth biennial Split This Rock Poetry Festival offered panel discussions on such topics as LGBT writing and publishing, children in wartime, bilingual cross pollination of generations, youth creativity emerging with spoken word, renewal of urban spaces and environmental concerns, caring for the physical body, human rights. In this report, the Dresser will focus on two panels that incorporated poetry readings as the method for discussing their topics. Beauty, Disability, Queerness & Body Politic L. Lamar Wilson, Kathi Wolfe In this panel, poets Kathi Wolfe and Lamar Wilson offered their poems and stories about being differently abled....

Splendid Wakeup for Poetry in Washington DC

Washington, DC, and its suburbs have always been an active literary community. Among the many literary events that took place in September 2013--George Mason University's 15th annual Fall for the Book, the 13th annual National Book Festival on the National Mall, the first District of Literature sponsored by the Folger Shakespeare Library and the Library of Congress, the Dresser will discuss the kickoff event of a massive archival project at The George Washington University Special Collections of the Gelman Library called Splendid Wake. The goal of the project is to collect information about poets and poetry in the greater Washington,...

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