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DC: Honoring Howard Shalwitz
Howard Shalwitz

As the city gears up for the joyous yearly mayhem of the Capital Fringe Festival (July 7-29), which features many new (and established) plays in venues all over town, I want to report on the success of one of the most distinguished new play programs in the country, and to take a moment to honor the stepping down of one of DC’s foundational artistic directors, Woolly Mammoth’s Howard Shalwitz.

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Allyson Currin
Allyson Currin

is a playwright, actor, professor of theatre, new play advocate, sometime producer, and DC theatre professional.