Stuff

STUFF

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RETURNING TO DC: SPRING 2016

March 3, 4, 10, 17, 19 @ 8 pm
March 13 @ 4 pm

Studio 1469 in Columbia Heights (1469 Harvard St)

Tickets on sale HERE

 

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A mother gives away her most cherished possessions and reveals her most closely guarded secrets. Other real-life characters describe their own stuff: a filled-to-bursting storage unit of train memorabilia, an art collection lost to the wrecking ball, a Moscow meeting with Paul Robeson, and a long-lost file box of knowledge.

Written and performed by John Feffer
Directed by Natalia Gleason
Image by Adwoa Masozi

Running time: 75 minutes.

 

 

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REVIEWS OF STUFF

5 Stars from DC Theatre Scene: “It’s a lovely, wonderfully written, beautifully detailed, and resonant solo show that I can wholeheartedly recommend to anyone who will read this review,” writes Christopher Henley.

5 Stars and Pick of the Fringe from DC Metro Theatre Arts: “Thought-provoking and comedic, John Feffer’s Stuff will engage you from start to finish. Who knows? Maybe he will inspire you too,” writes Lauren Katz.

 

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BACKGROUND ON STUFF

An article at the Washington Beacon that includes excerpts from an interview with the author

The politics of Stuff: interview at Indie Theater Now

Video excerpt on YouTube

“The Lacquer Box” — an excerpt published at Huffington Post

Sneak preview in DC Theatre Scene on the difference between stuff and shit (nod to George Carlin).

Sneak preview in DC Metro Theater Arts on the challenges of dealing with your parents’ stuff when they’re gone.

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REVIEWS OF INTERROGATION

The Washington Post says that Interrogation provides “an unsettling view of reality.”

Staff pick at DC Theatre Scene. “Feffer’s familiarity with Capital Fringe is apparent, and he uses this knowledge to make the work truly immersive,” writes John Bavoso. “It’s a show that makes you uncomfortable, makes you think (both about government surveillance and the nature of being a theatre-goer), and keeps you on the edge of your seat.”

Five stars and Pick of the Fringe from DCMTA. Yvonne French says, “Interrogation is a deftly told dark comedy about a serious and timely subject that immerses the audience completely in its creative story.” Warning: some spoilers in the review….

Washingtonian selects us as one of the shows to see in the 2014 festival

 

REVIEWS OF THE POLITICIAN

Five stars and Best of Fringe from DC Metro Theater Arts

DC Broadway World calls The Politician a brilliant mix of theater and politics. “Go, just go….”

Hill Rag calls The Politician “another highly satisfying satire that condemns the Beltway life while resting snugly inside of it” with “a fantastic ensemble cast, whose members change roles more often than people in Washington change opinion.”

Women Around Town says “The Politician shows us what happens when the cameras stop rolling. You’ll never watch a talking head again without thinking of this play. If you missed last year’s The Pundit, don’t miss The Politician.”

Washington Speaks: The Politician “scores a big win.”

Politico interview with John Feffer and Conor Scanlan about the world of The Politician
Huffington Post article: American Politics Needs More Drama

 

REVIEWS OF THE PUNDIT

New York: NYTheater.com

Five stars and Pick of the Fringe from DC Theatre Scene!

5 stars from DC Metro Theater Arts!

“Deflates its target with a sharp satiric pin,” said The Washington Post.

 

READ RECENT WRITINGS

 

 

BIOGRAPHY

John Feffer works at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC, where he directs the Foreign Policy In Focus project. He was recently an Open Society Foundation Fellow, retracing his steps in Eastern Europe from 23 years ago. He is the author of several books, including the novel Foamers (Scribner, 1997). You can find more about his books, his articles, and his biography elsewhere on this website.

 

 

FROM THE CREATOR OF…

 

The Bird

 

Edible Rex

 

Krapp’s Last Power Point

 

PHOTOS

 

From Interrogation

From Interrogation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From Interrogation (with Michael Crowley)

From Interrogation (with Michael Crowley)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From The Bird

From The Bird

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From The Pundit (with Sean Coe)

From The Pundit (with Sean Coe)

 


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