It's rare that a small theatre is run with such professionalism, earns such high praise, and attracts such unique talent, but The Starving Artist Theatre is an exception in all three areas. Its owner and director is committed to her staff and productions, sacrificing her personal time whenever it's required. The plays the theatre produces are high caliber, character-driven comedies and dramas that speak to the heart. And the actors the theatre and its director assemble for each production are some of the finest undiscovered talents in the area. I cannot recommend The Starving Artist Theatre enough!
I worked first as an actor in one of the Starving Artist's shows, and then directed their show for Fringe '10. Both were great experiences that showed a level of dedication and professionalism that is rare in small theater companies in the dc area.
I have attended many of the Starving Artist productions. It is extremely high quality theater in a very intimate environment. Anyone who is a fan of the arts and wants to see groundbreaking writing produced by up and coming local actors and actresses is in for a treat.
My husband and I have been to see every production by the starving artist theatre. Our favorite was the one act festival because of the great variety of theatre that was shown. We are always impressed by the talent and the emphasis on both local acting and writing. We are always glad to support this theatre group and hope to see more of their offerings!
My family and I have seen "To Catch a Man" and "A Replacement for Mr. Lucifer" as well as the series of one act plays this past summer. The plays are clever and had us rolling on the floor laughing. I most enjoyed "To Catch a Man" which was so true to life and brought back memories of my own. It is a timeless classic. We are impressed by the immense talent of the actors and their ability to use so few props and yet carry the audience into their world. They generally don't overact. Bravo Zulu! We can't wait to see more!
My husband and I have been to all except one of the Starving Artist Productions. We have been amazed by the calliber of talented actors and off broadway plays. For instance the play entitled "To Catch A Man" was incredibly funny. The first time we saw this production the playhouse was crowded and the laughter never stopped, we were all quite entertained and impressed by the flow of dialog and the quality of the acting. A few months later we noticed that the same production was advertized to play once again at another theater and with a somewhat different cast, we decided to go again even though we had already seen this play, but we wanted to see it again. We were not disappointed, in fact even though some of the original actors had changed, (we loved the first actors), the new actors were just as great, and the play once again wonderfully funny. We purchased the video and sent it to a sister in Naples FL, She and her husband "laughed until they cried", and then as they live in a gated community, they started viewing the play in their home for some of their visiting friends and family, all of whom also loved this particular play, even one who had been to many plays in New York, commented that this play compared to some of the plays they had seen. All in all we have really enjoyed having these productions to look forward to, and hope that the company will continue to make these productions available throughout the year. We have found it to be a very affordable date hight out.
The Starving Artist Theatre gave me my first professional theater experience in the DC area. They have always produced plays that are both challenging and fun to perform and watch.
I've watched Sage Costanzo build The Starving Artist from the ground up, and her passion, drive and committment to the arts has been inspiring to watch. The organization has put on several productions, giving new writers, actors and other background performers their first chance at a professional experience. The Starving Artist serves as a bridge for up-and-coming artists to the professional world and allows the audience the opportunity to see new performers on their way up!
I have been to several performances by The Starving Artist Theatre and enjoyed them all. There is a tremendous amount of talent amongst the play writers, actors and staging. I would recommend The Starving Artist Theatre to anyone.
I've worked with the Starving Artist for the past 3 years, and every experience has been a great one. There are very few people as passionate about giving artists a voice and opportunity as Sage, and her work with the Starving Artist is evidence of that. The theater gives new writers a place to showcase their work, and actors just starting out a place to stretch, grow, and learn more about themselves as performers in a professional atmosphere. The theater's dedication to new writers and performers is such an important quality in the arts scene, and plays such a vital role in the development of that community.