Juliet Wittman is an investigative reporter and critic with a passion for theater, literature, social justice and food. She has reviewed theater for Westword for over a decade; for many years she also reviewed memoirs for the Washington Post. She has won several journalism awards and published essays and short stories in literary magazines. Her novel, Stocker's Kitchen, is currently being shopped to editors.
2 days ago | Theater
On this cold spring weekend, catch some of the shows heating up local stages. This is your last chance to see Silent Sky or A Skull in Connemara; keep reading for reviews of those productions, as well as four more. Disenchanted. Disenchanted, whic...
5 days ago | Theater
Geoffrey Kent's Waiting for Godot at the Arvada Center is one of the best versions of this play we've seen: funny, lively, sad and moving, seeming simultaneously to take forever and to move rapidly along. Most important, it’s well cast.
11 days ago | Theater
Lauren Gunderson's Silent Sky deals with an important topic — the ignored contributions of women scientists — but it feels more like a young-adult novel than a living dramatic work.
12 days ago | Theater
I’ve been trying to moderate my immediate reaction to Ayad Akhtar’s Disgraced: that it’s a nasty, mean-spirited, dangerous and anti-Muslim piece of work, and I have no idea why a Pulitzer committee would have awarded it the 2013 prize for drama. B...
19 days ago | Theater
Robert Schenkkan composed Building the Wall during the run-up to the election last fall, horrified by what he was hearing and seeing — “a fundamental assault on American values,” he calls it. This Curious Theatre Company production is part ...
25 days ago | Theater
A Skull in Connemara is the second in Martin McDonagh’s award-winning Leenane Trilogy. The title comes from Lucky’s nonsensical, despairing monologue in Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, and it falls between The Beauty Queen of Leenane and The L...