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RENT’S Aiyana Smash is Living La Vie Bohéme

In 1996, Jonathan Larson’s rock musical RENT opened on Broadway and became a phenomenon. This week, the national tour returns to the Durham Performing Arts Center, opening the hearts and minds of a new generation of theatergoers and performers, including 20-year-old Aiyana Smash who plays Mimi. Read what she has to say about the show and experience.

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Ep. 67: Tea with Agatha, a Radio Play

Celebrate the centennial anniversary of Agatha Christie's first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, and all things TheatreFest, by listening to a reading of Self's play, TEA WITH AGATHA, followed by a virtual talkback with Self and Gus Allen Sunday evening, April 19th at 7pm on Facebook Live.

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TORN: Theater on Racist Negativity – Week Seven

TORN (Theater on Racist Negativity) was launched in June 2020 by RDU on Stage and Juan Isler to address equity, diversity, and inclusion issues within the Triangle theater community. Each week, a diverse panel discusses issues on race in an effort to nurture, engage, and educate. Juan Isler moderates this panel discussion.

TORN: Theater on Racist Negativity – Week Five

TORN (Theater on Racist Negativity) was launched in June 2020 by RDU on Stage and Juan Isler to address equity, diversity, and inclusion issues within the Triangle theater community. Each week, a diverse panel discusses issues on race in an effort to nurture, engage, and educate. Aya Wallace moderates this panel discussion.

TORN: Theater on Racist Negativity – Week Four

TORN (Theater on Racist Negativity) was launched in June 2020 by RDU on Stage and Juan Isler to address equity, diversity, and inclusion issues within the Triangle theater community. Each week, a diverse panel, discusses issues on race in an effort to nurture, engage, and educate. Juan Isler moderates this panel discussion.