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  • Studio Theatre launches its first foray into audio plays - Studio in Your Ears Audio Plays - with an adaptation of "Kings," the fast-talking political drama by Sarah Burgess it staged in 2018, a lacerating comedy with snappy dialogue and a shrewd look at where power really sits in our government. Coinciding with the contentious 2020 election, "Kings" is now streaming for FREE. We'll also introduce the world premiere of Ike Holter's Studio-commissioned audio play "I Hate It Here: Stories from the End of the Old World" in Winter 2020.

  • FOREWORD: A New Works Series was born out of Prologue Theatre's desire to employ artists and create artistic work in our community during a time when live theatre is not an option for many.​ From a nationwide call for submissions of new, original, full-length plays, five were chosen for virtual developmental workshops thru March with the first public reading November 13 of "Secret Hour." Each workshop have a virtual live reading. Free with a suggested donation of $10 for each of the workshop readings. Other dates December 11, January 15, February 12 & March 12.

  • Rorschach Theatre presents "Distance Frequencies Immersive Experiences" - a season-long immersive experience unfolding across the DC-area landscape starting October 2020. "Distance Frequencies" harnesses the power of the built and the natural world to create a visceral piece of immersive storytelling. Each month you'll receive a map and instructions to travel to a new curated location in the DC area. Each month reveals a new location & chapter in the ongoing story; culminates in a site-specific show in July 2021. NOTE: All curated locations will be selected to intentionally avoid crowds. If you prefer not to leave homes, receive an adapted version of the instructions which can be executed from home. Purchase a complete package or in 3 installments throughout the year.

  • GALA Hispanic Theatre’s production of "El perro del hortelano (The Dog in the Manger)", kicks off the theatre's 45th anniversary season and the reopening for LIVE performances (with strict safety precautions) - Oct 29-Nov 22, 2020. The 1618 classic by Lope de Vega, master of Spain’s Golden Age is adapted by Paco Gámez and directed by José Zayas as a smart comedy exploring love, fidelity and class with wry wit. “Four hundred years later,” says Hugo Medrano, GALA’s Producing Artistic Director, “the power of Lope’s stories and his insight into the pain and joy of the human experience still speak to us today.” In Spanish with English surtitles. Reservations are necessary with limited patron capacity. Tickets $45. Senior tickets (65+), Student/Military tickets $30. Groups (10+) $30.

  • Synetic Theater presents JOY (thru November 8). In this intimate and personal experience, audiences receive a surprise package in the mail inviting them to enjoy interactive solo performances that stimulate the senses and examine the impact of joy in our own lives. Performed in two separate but parallel versions​ conceived and adapted by Christopher Rushing and presented via Zoom. Veteran company member Vato Tsikurishvili and audience-favorite Maria Simpkins star in these autobiographical​ experiences ​about the discovery of joy in their lives. (can be viewed with or without the interactive prop kit). Tickets $25-69, discounts for students, seniors, active military personnel, veterans.

  • Shakespeare Theatre Company presents "Shakespeare Hour LIVE!" events in which you can join Artistic Director Simon Godwin and Resident Dramaturg Drew Lichtenberg for online tours through various corners of the Shakespeare universe. Each week, Simon and Drew will examine the world of Shakespeare and our own by discussing two plays from the Shakespearean canon with special guests and friends of the STC extended family. These live conversations will be on Zoom - thru November 25 (and past events streaming online). FREE.


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