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About Quotidian Theatre Company

Quotidian Theatre Company is the Resident Theatre Company at The Writer's Center in Bethesda, MD. QTC produces plays that seek to find the beautiful in the everyday.

Meet the Artists of THE LADY WITH THE LITTLE DOG: Ian Blackwell Rogers

Quotidian’s PR assistant, Lauren Katz, chats with Ian Blackwell Rogers, who plays Dmitry Dmitriyevich Gurov.  What was your first theatrical experience? Clowning, like literally trying to be a clown, under the awning at an aunt’s wedding, around age 6. What appeals … Continue reading

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Meet the Artists of THE LADY WITH THE LITTLE DOG: Vanessa Bisbee

Quotidian’s PR assistant, Lauren Katz, chats with choreographer, Vanessa Bisbee. What was your first theatrical experience? I was a “rotten little orphan” in a community theater production of Annie when I was 5, and I started taking ballet classes at 3. I’ve … Continue reading

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Intimate Theater: What Supporting Quotidian Means

by Steve LaRoque, Senior Quotidian Member A few months ago, I was talking with a long-time Quotidian subscriber (in a situation far removed from any theater) about our then-upcoming production, A Lesson from Aloes. She told me that she had … Continue reading

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Meet the Artists of THE LADY WITH THE LITTLE DOG: David Dubov

Quotidian’s PR assistant, Lauren Katz, chats with the artists of the production. David Dubov plays Anton Pavlovich, the Narrator. What was your first theatrical experience? I was a 16-year-old music student at the all-boys’ school in England where I spent my teenage … Continue reading

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Meet the Artists of THE LADY WITH THE LITTLE DOG: Don Slater

Quotidian’s PR assistant, Lauren Katz, chats with the artists of the production. Don Slater is QTC’s Resident Lighting Designer. What was your first theatrical experience? People who know me well will find this hilarious.  I was a dancer (that is not … Continue reading

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Meet the Artists of THE LADY WITH THE LITTLE DOG: Chelsea Mayo

Quotidian’s PR assistant, Lauren Katz, chats with the artists of the production. Chelsea Mayo plays Anna Sergeyevna, the lady with the little dog. What was your first theatrical experience? The first play I performed in was Stone Soup in 2nd grade. I … Continue reading

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Falling in Love with Chekhov

by QTC co-founder Stephanie Mumford As a member of the University of Minnesota MFA Acting program long, long ago, I was required to take a class outside the theater curriculum. Having already become a fan of Russian playwright Anton Chekhov in college, where … Continue reading

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Announcing Quotidian’s 2016-17 Season!

QTC’s 2016-17 Season of 3 Plays Comprises… Conor McPherson’s THE NIGHT ALIVE 21 October – 20 November 2016 “Something bright and beautiful pulses in the shadows of The Night Alive,” wrote New York Times reviewer Ben Brantley about McPherson’s most … Continue reading

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Working on a Dream Project

by Addison Switzer I’ve always wanted to do an Athol Fugard play. I’m interested in the fact that his characters are often in the most extreme of circumstances–circumstances that test their humanity and their very spirit. Fugard uses the system … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?

by Laura Russell When I was a little girl, I wanted a nickname.  Laura seemed too staid, too responsible.  I wanted to be Laurie (or even Lori!), so much cooler than the skinny, well behaved, studious child I was.  My … Continue reading

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