Press

"The emotional waves he creates are often overwhelming" - Nelson Pressley, The Washington Post "Moletress directs with gusto, grit and a gruelingly frenetic pace that will astound and mystify you" - Buzz Bellmont, Houston Chronicle "Striking and undeniably memorable images" - Patrick Folliard, The Washington Blade Jarman (all this maddening beauty): The Horn, OUTsider Fest Recap Theatre Washington, Jamila Reddy DC Metro Theatre Arts, John Stoltenberg DC Theatre Scene, Christopher Henley Huffington Post:  An interview with John Moletress and Caridad Svich, Jody Christopherson The Washington Blade: Remembering a queer visionary, Patrick Folliard American Theatre Magazine, April 2014: JARMANinATApril2014_2_edited_edited Trust me, work-in-progress at Arena Stage:
The Saint Plays by Erik Ehn
The Saint Plays by Erik Ehn
DC Theatre Scene: Trust Me, in development, takes notes from the audience by Christopher Henley American Theatre Magazine, July/August 2013, Gun Control Theatre Action 2013 TCG National Conference: Violence and Theatre Making Huffington Post: From DC to NYC to the World: A Gun Control Theater Action   HowlRound, Interview with Joe Calarco on Shakespeare's R&J "Eroticizing Gender In Shakespeare's R&J: An interview with Joe Calarco"   Shape by Erik Ehn (world premiere), force/collision: October 4, 2012, Washington Blade: Shifting Shape (Review) September 25, 2012, DC Theatre Scene:  Shape (Review)  September 21, 2012, DC Metro Theatre Arts: Shape (Review) September 24, 2012, MD Theatre Guide: Shape (Review) DC Metro Theatre Arts: Weekly Blog - Shape, September 2012 force/collision in American Theatre Magazine: July/August 2012, Celia Wren The Nautical Yards, force/collision:
Magnificent Waste by Caridad Svich
Magnificent Waste by Caridad Svich
March 1, 2012: The Washington Blade: Interview with John Moletress by Joey DiGuglielmo force/collision kicks off with readings of new Erik Ehn at the Kennedy Center: August 24, 2011: BroadwayWorld.com Collapsing Silence (Source Theatre Festival): June 15, 2011: The Washington Post, Jane Horwitz The Crucible: March 9, 2011: The Mercury:  ”The Crucible stirs up strong emotions, thought-provoking ideas” Factory 449 receives the Helen Hayes Awards 2011 John Aniello Award for Outstanding Emerging Theatre Company: February 28, 2011: Playbill.com: Helen Hayes Awards announcement February 29, 2011: DC Theatre Scene: Helen Hayes Awards nominees announced The Saint Plays: September 22, 2010: Washington Life Magazine, Performing Arts: The Saint Plays September 17, 2010: Washington Post: “A Miracle on Church Street” Factory 449: August 6, 2010: Broadway World, “World Premieres highlight Factory 449′s Season 2″  April 26, 2010:  TheatreMania.com, “Plays by Tarrell Alvin McCraney, Anthony Neilson, et. al. part of Factory Made reading series” August 6, 2010: Broadway World, “World Premieres highlight Factory 449′s Season 2″  April 26, 2010:  TheatreMania.com, “Plays by Tarrell Alvin McCraney, Anthony Neilson, et. al. part of Factory Made reading series” October 2, 2009:  Washington Business Journal, “Curtain rises on new theatre companies” September 29, 2009:   The Examiner, Interview with “4.48 Psychosis” Director John Moletress September 29, 2009:  DC Theatre Scene, interview with Rick Hammerly and John Moletress June 2009:  The Washington Post, Interview with Rick Hammerly and John Moletress REVIEWS: "Mistakes Were Made", Stages Repertory Theatre, Jan-Feb 2012 Houston Press: Mistakes Were Made: A comic tour-de-force "Pippin", Tri-County Performing Arts Center, October 2011 The Mercury Blogs: Curtain Call: 'Pippin' brings life and laughter to downtown Pottstown The Mercury Blogs: Curtain Call: 'Pippin' -- even better the second time around Excellence Abounds in Tri-PAC’s PIPPIN | Stage Magazine “Magnificent Waste”, Flashpoint, April-May 2011 The New Gay, April 18, 2011 DCist, Reviewer: Ian Buckwalter, April 21, 2011 Brightest Young Things, Reviewer: Sam Blodgett, April 21, 2011 “The Saint Plays”, Church Street Theatre, September-October 2010: Washington Blade, Reviewer: Patrick Folliard, Sept. 28, 2010 Washington City Paper, Reviewer: Chris Klimek, September 2010 The Washington Post, Reviewer: Celia Wren, September 2010: “Factory 449 brings ingenuity to The Saint Plays…” “Foreign Tongue”, Source Theatre Festival, June 2010: DC Theatre Scene “4.48 Psychosis”, Warehouse Theatre, October 2009: Washington Post Express, Reviewer: Erin Trompeter, October 2009 Washington City Paper, Reviewer: Bob Mondello, October 2009 DC Theatre Scene, Reviewer: Tim Treanor, October 2009 Metroweekly, Reviewer: Tom Avila, October 2009 Potomac Stages, Reviewer: David Siegel, October 2009 DCist, Reviewer: Ian Buckwalter, October 2009 “4.48 Psychosis”, Capital Fringe Festival, July 2009 The Washington Post, Reviewer: Nelson Pressley, July 2009 DC Theatre Scene, Reviewer: Tim Treanor, July 2009 Washington City Paper, Reviewer: Brett Abelman, July 2009