Events


Next Stop: North Korea

One-man show about visiting the Hermit Kingdom.

View full show here.

 

BEFORE/AFTER
a play by John Feffer

Available on-line here

 

Jean Monnet Eastern Europe Lecture

Backlash in East-Central Europe: What Happened to the Promise of 1989?

Friday, Feb 27, 2015

Link to video of lecture

 

 


Next Stop: North Korea

Posted by on Aug 30, 2019 in Plays | 0 comments

        Next Stop: North Korea Written and Performed by John Feffer Directed by Angela Kay Pirko DC Arts Center, March 1 – 24, 2019 Order Tickets HERE. How far would you travel to help other people? How many compromises would you make? In this new one-man show, acclaimed playwright and performer John Feffer brings audiences as close to North Korea as they can get without a visa and an airplane ticket. Based on his visits to the country and the work he did there, Feffer explores the challenges of doing good in a...

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A Peek at Paper

Posted by on Jul 5, 2017 in Art, Articles, Featured, Plays | 1 comment

A teacher and a student argue over a remark in class. Or was it a remark about class? Or was it really about race? Or gender? My new play Paper brings the explosive confrontations on campus around race, class, and gender onto the stage. Take Rashomon, add Mamet, mix in Black Lives Matter, and stand back. Sophia, meanwhile, is taken aback by what she considers Emmanuel’s arrogance. She is also quite critical of his first submission to the class, a short story that has no characters and no plot. She wants her students to learn the rules...

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Paper

Posted by on Apr 28, 2017 in Plays | 0 comments

              PAPER a new play by John Feffer Teacher and student argue over a remark in class. Or a remark about class. Or was it race? Or gender? Take Rashomon, add Mamet, mix in Black Lives Matter, and stand back. Venue: Trinidad Theatre at Fringe HQ (1358 Florida Ave., NE). Runtime: 75 minutes Show times: July 9 @ 2 pm July 12 @ 7:15 pm July 16 @ 11:30 am July 20 @ 5:30 pm July 22 @ 1:45 pm. Order tickets HERE. Paper is directed by Scott Sedar, who has acted at most of the professional theaters in the...

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Stuff

Posted by on Jun 18, 2015 in Featured, Plays | 0 comments

STUFF                   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                   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...

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Before/After

Posted by on Apr 27, 2015 in Featured, Plays | 0 comments

BEFORE/AFTER Reading of a new play by John Feffer Part of the European Month of Culture Supported by the Delegation of the European Union to the United States 90 minutes Before/After is a multimedia portrait of the transformation of East-Central Europe told by the people who made it happen. Through words, pictures, video, and music, it tells the story of the people who chipped away at the Iron Curtain, tore down the Berlin Wall in 1989, and tried to realize their hopes and dreams in the decades that followed. Drawn from interviews with...

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Interrogation

Posted by on Jul 11, 2014 in Plays, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Door prizes! Interrogation is the latest dark comedy from John Feffer. Written and performed by John Feffer Directed by Matty Griffiths   Busboys and Poets 5th and K, NW Washington, DC 12/11: 8 pm (talkback with Marc Rotenberg) 12/15: 8 pm (talkback with Greg Nojeim)   Facebook: interrogationatbusboys   $15 suggested donation at the door   Graphics by Adwoa Masozi: SPECTRA Design & Multimedia   REVIEWS OF INTERROGATION The Washington Post says that Interrogation provides “an unsettling view of...

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When Government Breaks the Fourth Wall

Posted by on Jul 9, 2014 in Art, Articles, Featured, Human Rights, Plays, US Domestic Policy | 0 comments

You’re at the theater. You’re sitting in your seat, paying attention to what’s going on in front of you. If the play is any good, you’ve completely forgotten that you’re sitting in a theater. You are absorbed in the new world unfolding in front of you. The theater has cast a spell over you. Then, suddenly, the actor on stage turns to the audience and begins speaking directly to you. He’s no longer pretending to be an actor. The spell is abruptly broken. You become aware of your surroundings: the hardness of...

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The Politician

Posted by on Jul 11, 2013 in Featured, Plays, Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Politician

A crisis is a terrible thing to waste. Peter Peters returns as a ruthless politician in a full-length show that combines last year’s Fringe hit The Pundit with its thrilling sequel. “Deflates its target with a sharp satiric pin,” said The Washington Post of last year’s sold-out run. Written by John Feffer Directed by Doug Krehbel Starring Sean Coe as the politician, with Michael Crowley, Morganne Davies*, Lisa Hodsoll, Ethan A. Kitts, Conor Scanlan, and Sarah Strasser. *Member, Actors Equity Association Capital Fringe Festival Goethe...

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American Politics Needs More Drama

Posted by on Jul 10, 2013 in Art, Articles, Featured, Plays | 0 comments

American Politics Needs More Drama

I like my politics the way I like my baseball. I prefer to wait for the highlights reel. Like baseball, political events in Washington, D.C. tend to be long and boring, punctuated by the occasional home run speech or graceful double-play legislative maneuver in Congress. Have you ever wondered why, when you turn on C-Span, the legislators give their speeches to nearly empty chambers? It’s not just that our representatives are busy with meetings or fundraising back in their districts. Those stem-winders in Congress are, with occasional...

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Playing the Pundit

Posted by on Aug 1, 2012 in Art, Articles, Featured, Plays | 0 comments

Playing the Pundit

As a pundit, I’ve had my share of uncomfortable moments. I’ve been in front of the cameras and suddenly blanked on the name of a former South Korean president or the precise year when North Korea conducted its first nuclear test. Such embarrassing lapses, for a Korean expert at least, are comparable to forgetting your own child’s birthday. Still, you develop workarounds for these moments, and they pass. The challenges began to multiply when I moved from being a Korea specialist to an expert in U.S. foreign policy more...

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