What We've Heard

10/21/2019 - 2:52pm

Mosaic TheaterCompany begins performances of THEORY this week with a Pay-What-You-Can show on Wed, October 23 at 8pm (plus they'll have 20 PWYC tix during all other previews Oct 24-27, available at the door). Additionally, check out a DIGITAL FREE-SPEECH event tonight October 21 6:30pm (address below) from partner organization NYU Washington, DC. It's a FREE policy discussion spurred by the themes surfaced by THEORY exploring digital free-speech and the lines between complicity and culpability. Discussion at NYU Washington, DC - 1307 L St NW.

10/21/2019 - 12:11pm

The Rose Theatre Co's Reading Series FIRST DRAFT begins their 2019-20 Reading Series with Agatha Christie’s THE MURDER ON THE LINKS, adapted from the novel by Leslie Kobylinski. Readings on OCT 22 @ 7:30pm (Arts Club of Washington, Foggy Bottom) and OCT 23 @ 7:30PM (1st Stage, Tysons, VA). Reading cast includes Helen Hayes award-winner Christopher Lane.

10/18/2019 - 1:10pm

Spooky Action Theater begins FREE readings in their New Works in Action program highlighting new plays on Sunday, October 20 3pm with “The Behavior of Other Animals” by Mark J. Costello, directed by Rebecca Wahls. A talk-back with the artists follows. Other readings follow on Oct 27 (The Storyteller), Nov 3 (Paper Dream), Nov 10 (The Guitarist, The Mamzer and The Bar Mitzvah).

10/17/2019 - 5:30pm

Check out Pay-What-You-Can Previews October 18-20 (Fri & Sat @ 7pm and Sun @ 3:30pm) at The Atlas for Rorschach Theatre's site-specific production of SHE KILLS MONSTERS, a dramatic comedy about the world of fantasy role-playing games.

10/17/2019 - 2:42pm

Creative Cauldron announced an open call for submissions for their "Bold New Voices Musical Theater Festival" (April 27-May 6, 2020), aimed at supporting musical theater works by women and women-identifying writers and composers. 3 to 5 new works will be selected and have their piece work-shopped and staged by professional actors and musicians throughout the festival run. One final musical will be chosen to have a fully funded production staged as part of Creative Cauldron’s 2020-2021 season. Submissions accepted NOW til January 10, 2020.

10/15/2019 - 1:04pm

InterAct Story Theatre’s FREE performing arts series kicks off again Sat, October 19 at Highland Elementary School with a special performance of "Bobtail BONG BONG: A Monkey's Tail Tale." Part of the Wheaton Family Theatre Series They'll start with arts and crafts at 10:30am and a special performance of "Bobtail BONG BONG: A Monkey's Tail Tale" at 11:00am.

10/14/2019 - 2:43pm

As part of their Boiler Room Series, Keegan Theatre has launched a Playwright in Residence Series - with the first playwright featured in the series Brandon McCoy (his West By God is now playing through Oct 20). Readings of some of McCoy's other works will take place at Keegan on Saturday afternoons in October and are FREE and open to the public. The first event took place last weekend, but you can still catch Getting In, a dark comedy directed by Matt Ripa, on Saturday, October 12, and A Band in Search of a Name, a musical directed by Ricky Drummond, on October 19.

10/11/2019 - 1:48pm

Constellation Theatre Company presents "Little Shop of Horrors" by Grammy and Academy Award-winning songwriting duo Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney's Beauty and the Beast) - starting with a PayWhatYouCan performance
Thurs, October 17 at 8pm and running til November 17. Tickets sold at the door starting 1 hour before show, first come, first served. No advance sale tickets. NOTE: There will be a photographer in the theatre for this performance.

10/11/2019 - 12:12pm

The next FREE reading presented as part of the Theatre Lab's Fall 2019 Acting in a Professional Production course is AJAX IN IRAQ by Ellen McLaughlin on October 15 at 7:30pm at Washington Stage Guild (900 Mass Ave, NW). The cast includes guest artist Michael Kramer. Students will be directed each week by a guest artist, and accompanied by a professional guest actor. All four readings take place on October 1, 15, 22, and 29.

10/09/2019 - 6:34pm

In celebration of WSC Avant Bard's 30th year of producing classic works with their signature provocative and experimental flair, the company is holding a benefit, An Evening with Rick Foucheaux and Holly Twyford, on Monday, October 14 at The Ark at Signature Theatre. The renowned actors will be performing scenes from "Archy and Mehitabel," humorist Don Marquis' illustrated classic based on his columns for New York's The Evening Sun in the early 1900s. Tickets for the benefit, which are on sale now, include options for dinner after the show or just post-show drinks and desserts.

10/09/2019 - 5:44pm

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10/04/2019 - 3:44pm

The In Series's upcoming Director's Salon on "Stormy Weather" takes place at Synetic Theater where they're performing "The Tempest." Both companies take wildly divergent new approaches to the same timeless Shakespeare classic: Synetic stages the work in a 1,200-square-foot pool; in Stormy Weather, Sycorax claims power over the narrative at Prospero's seaside bar and grill, supported by a travesti Ariel crooning tunes made famous by Billie Holiday. In Series Artistic Director Tim Nelson moderates the panel, which features Stormy Weather playwright Sybil Williams and Paata Tsikurishvili, Founding Artistic Director of Synetic Theater, Director of The Tempest.

10/03/2019 - 4:30pm

Need something for Halloween or other costumed event? Go to Imagination Stage in Bethesda this weekend to choose from over 1,000 items for adults and children including show costumes, vintage pieces, accessories, and more. Sat, October 5 (11am - 5pm), Sun, October 6 (noon - 5pm). Cash and Credit Accepted.

10/03/2019 - 3:40pm

Folger Shakespeare Library family programs are for all ages and encourages families to experience Shakespeare’s language together. Check out their FREE (reservations requested) Shake Up Your Saturday family programs which take place on the first Saturday of every month. Next Event - "Supernatural Shakespeare", Sat, October 5 - 10–11am (recommended for ages 4–7) and 11am–Noon (recommended for ages 7–11).

09/30/2019 - 10:59am

Join Signature Theatre for their first "SigWorks Monday Night Play Reading" of the 19/20 Season, Mon, September 30. STRANGE MEN by Will Snider is a simmering exploration of the limits of good intentions, the social disruption of Americans abroad and the menace that hides behind a smile. FREE, 7pm, No reservations required. Next reading: December 9.

09/25/2019 - 11:28am

Join Folger Theatre for their next Brews & Banter event Sept. 27 6:30pm in conjunction with their production of "1 Henry IV" and meet cast members Tyler Fauntleroy (Hotspur)and Jazmine Stewart (Poins). Tickets $15. After Brews & Banter, see the 8pm performance of "1 Henry IV" (requires separate ticket).

09/25/2019 - 12:11am

CANDIDA by GB Shaw opens this week at Washington Stage Guild with the first 3 performances Pay-What-You-Can (9/26 at 7:30 PM; 9/27 at 8 PM; Sat matinee, 9/28 at 2:30 PM). Cash only at the door. No reservations necessary.

09/24/2019 - 1:37am

Arena Stage kicked off the company’s season-long August Wilson Festival with performances of Jitney (running til October 20), followed by Two Trains Running later in the season - PLUS, check out a variety of discussions, events and panels that reflects August Wilson’s legacy of American theater including "August Wilson, Here and Now: A conversation with Arena Stage’s Molly Smith and Ford’s Theatre’s Paul Tetreault" on Sept, 25; and "Writers Panel: On the Shoulders of Giants — August Wilson’s Dramatic Legacy" on Sept. 28. See website for details and to make reservations for these dynamic evenings.

09/18/2019 - 5:38pm

Georgetown University's Theater & Performance Studies Program opens its 2019-20 season with "Borders & Their Shadows: A Festival of Plays on International Themes" September 19-28. All events are FREE and open to the public, but reservations are required: Sign up for events in advance.The festival features readings of "new plays by women writing across international borders, amplified by special forums with the playwrights, Georgetown faculty, and activists, offering imaginative entry points to the cascading human and social consequences of forced migration."

09/18/2019 - 4:53pm

Are you an Arlington high schooler interested in a theatre career? "Signature in the Schools" is a theatrical training program unlike any other. The chance to be in a world premiere production, written, directed and staged by professional theater artists. Any high school student currently enrolled in an Arlington County public high school is eligible to apply for both acting and technical positions. No experience necessary – they’ll teach you on the job! Students interested in auditioning or interviewing for Signature in the Schools are welcome to attend on September 27 beginning at 4PM at Signature Theatre.