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:

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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