Photo by Capital Fringe

The 2014 Capital Fringe Festival

Photo by Doug Wilder

Jason Wilson, Suzanne Edgar, Vaughn Irving, and Farrell Parker in Flying V's production of You, or Whatever I Can Get

Photo by Kate Erin Gibson

Caroline Wolfson in Unexpected Stage Company's production of Dani Girl

Photo by Margot Schulman

James Konicek in Imagination Stage's production of The BFG

Photo by Brian S. Allard

Dexter Hamlett in The Edge of the Universe Players 2's production of Chesapeake

  • The American Century Theater has announced that its upcoming season, the theater’s twentieth, will be its final season. The company’s Board of Directors and Artistic Director Jack Marshall have jointly decided that the theater will close its doors after a special 2014/2015 Twentieth Anniversary season to be announced soon.

  • Artistic Director Molly Smith has announced that D.C.-area based playwright John Strand will join Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater for a yearlong playwright residency as part of the American Voices New Play Institute.

  • Signature Theatre is looking for the next pop or Broadway sensation for the 5th Annual Signature Idol Competition. Signature’s artistic staff chooses finalists based on audition videos submitted by the Wednesday, July 23rd deadline. For more information, click here.

  • Creative Cauldron has been awarded Project Support Grants from the Arts Council of Fairfax County. Creative Cauldron’s grant will support The Turn of the Screw world premiere musical project.

  • Inspired by its upcoming production of Fiddler on the Roof, Arena Stage will be giving away a free wedding. The winning couple will receive a free wedding ceremony with a cocktail hour and reception for up to 175 guests at the Mead Center for American Theater on January 2, 2015. Click here for more information.

  • theatreWashington is now accepting applications for their fall Interns to work alongside the theatreWashington staff to explore new initiatives, develop research, provide project support, update archives, and work in the field on theatreWashington programs and affiliated events. Interested? Click here to apply.


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