Editors' pick


Through 2/14

Agents of Azaroth

The Washington Rogues stage Jennifer Lane's play about the NSA's investigation into online gaming.
3/3 - 3/26

They Don't Pay? We Won't Pay!

Ambassador Theater stages one of Italian actor-playwright Dario Fo's most famous plays.
3/28 - 5/1

One Word More...

An experimental adaptation of Shakespeare's "The Tempest" that reimagines the relationship between the sorcerers Prospero and Sycorax. Written by Annalisa Dias.

Editorial Review

At 900 square feet, the nonprofit Flashpoint isn't the area's smallest gallery. (That would be Curator's Office, a 234-square-foot "microgallery.") But it certainly doesn't have the flexibility of other, larger spaces. Since 2003, the long, narrow room in a building that also houses a black-box theater has managed to do a lot with very little. Gallery director Karyn Miller calls the space "transitional" - halfway between a commercial gallery, which it physically resembles, and a museum, whose freedom from financial constraint allows greater experimentation.

This summer, look for Flashpoint to host a series of site-specific installations in the building's normally unused (or under-used) spaces: a back hallway, a stairwell, a bathroom. "I'm trying to make the visual art program transcend the physical space," says Miller.

Good neighbor: Reyes + Davis Gallery. "Michael Enn Sirvet: New Sculpture" featuring metal works is on view through Saturday. After that the gallery will go dark for two months and reopen in the spring.

-- Michael O'Sullivan (Jan. 14, 2011)