What We've Heard

03/22/2019 - 2:54pm

Arena Stage/Georgetown University/Andrew R. Ammerman F'72 Partnership present a FREE event March 25 (5-6:30pm) - Pulitzer-prize winning playwright Ayad Akhtar visits Georgetown's Department of Performing Arts for an informal conversation about the upcoming Arena Stage production of his play "Junk" among other observations on the American theatre. At Georgetown U's DAVIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, GONDA THEATRE.

03/22/2019 - 12:47pm

Catch Theater J's "The Jewish Queen Lear" (now thru April 7 at Georgetown Univ) and some add'l Creative Conversations (free events, but you do need to purchase tickets to see the production): Sun, March 24 following 2pm matinee - From Yiddish to English and Back Again; Sun, March 31 following 2pm matinee - Sunday Symposium: Yiddish Theater: Then and Now.

03/20/2019 - 6:00pm

There are only two more public performances of Imagination Stage’s "Óyeme, the Beautiful," at the American Art Museum on March 22 and Catholic University on March 25. Written by Miriam Gonzales, it's based on the real-life experiences of participants in the ¡Óyeme! youth project, which works with immigrant and refugee children to “provide a creative arts outlet” for their experiences and trauma. The show is suitable for children grade 7+ and RSVPs are required.

03/20/2019 - 3:13pm

Christopher Paul Curtis's Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award–winning book "The Watsons Go to Birmingham–1963" comes to life in a staged concert adaptation by Christina Ham with live music by Darius Smith, featuring DC's Nova Y. Payton and Justin Weaks with Tichina Arnold (CBS' The Neighborhood), J. Bernard Calloway, Chad L. Coleman (The Wire, All American), Alicia Grace, Dante Myles Hoagland (The Last O.G.), Isabell Monk O’Connor. At The Kennedy Center thru March 24.

03/19/2019 - 4:14pm

Catch Pay-What-You-Can performances of "Resolving Hedda," a “boisterously funny” (LA Times) modern re-imagining of Ibsen’s notorious schemer by local playwright Jon Klein at Washington Stage Guild. PWYC performances are March 21 7:30pm, March 22 at 8pm and March 23 at 2:3opm. The production runs thru April 14.

03/18/2019 - 7:18pm

The stars are coming out to celebrate and support area theatres in coming months. Join Round House Theatre on April 6 at The Hamilton Live for their annual "Broadway 'Near' Bethesda" Gala, featuring a performance by multiple Tony Award Winner Audra McDonald. And Olney Theatre Center's Annual Gala features Broadway, TV, and Film Star Cheyenne Jackson on Saturday, May 18.

03/18/2019 - 3:03pm

Spooky Action Theater presents their 2019 Spring Festival of Readings March 15 to 17 with plays by Bill Triplett, Joe Martin, Jaclyn Enchin and Emma Gibson. Then on March 23 & 24, a workshop production of "Torgus and Snow" by Christine Evans directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer. All events are FREE to attend.

03/15/2019 - 6:05pm

Commissioned by GALA Hispanic Theatre, written and directed by Cornelia Cody, the bilingual production of PICASSO focuses on the artist’s feelings and thoughts concerning children and childhood. Using music, dance, and puppets, PICASSO explores the artist’s life and what inspired him. March 9 to 23 (with student matinees March 11 - 15, March 18 - 22 at 10:30am). Approximately 55 minutes, suitable for ages 5 through 105.

03/08/2019 - 6:17pm

Tickets are available for The Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics's next Lab PerForum: The Last Supper, on March 15 11am-12:30pm, a conversation inspired by the The Kennedy Center's World Stages production of THE LAST SUPPER (March 14-16). Featuring Actor/director Kal Naga, Graffiti artist Ganzeer, Exec Director, The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy, Nancy Okail, author Ahmed Naji, and THE LAST SUPPER playwright Ahmed El-Attar.

03/08/2019 - 1:01pm

Round House Theatre presents their 17th Annual Sarah Metzger Memorial Play HEAR. EYE. STAND by Caleen Sinnette Jennings and performed by The Round House Teen Performance Company. Performances at Imagination Stage (Round House is renovating) on March 14 – 17. As the school day ends and rehearsal begins, a teenage theatre troupe struggles with the distance between the roles they play and the lives they live.

03/06/2019 - 5:53pm

Solas Nua presents SILENT written and performed by acclaimed Irish actor, Pat Kinevane thru March 24 at The Atlas. Including various post-show discussions (visit site for details). Silent is the touching and challenging story of homeless McGoldrig, who once had splendid things. But he has lost it all - including his mind. He now dives into the wonderful wounds of his past through the romantic world of Rudolph Valentino in this production for which Kinevane won a 2016 Olivier Award.

03/05/2019 - 1:20pm

Folger Theatre has commissioned the renowned Brooklyn-based Third Rail Projects to create the world premiere of CONFECTION, a site specific, multi-sensory dance/theater performance that contemplates cultures of consumption and poses the questions: How much does sweetness cost, and what are we willing to devour to satisfy our appetites? The 45-minute experience takes place in the Folger’s magnificent Reading Rooms (and includes some sweets!) Many shows are sold out (max capacity of 50 patrons) and run til March 24.

03/03/2019 - 1:00am

Signature Theatre and Arena Stage have announced they will be launching the GalaPro app, a first-of-its-kind mobile app for accessibility that allows patrons to use closed captioning in real time during live performances. Patrons who use captions will be able to access them on demand through their phone at any show they want with this innovative app made specifically for theatergoers. Signature begins testing the program during Grand Hotel in April followed by Spunk and Blackbeard. Arena will begin with the world-premiere production of JQA in March.

03/01/2019 - 4:53pm

Olney Theatre Center hosts Behind the Scenes: Conversation with Director TRACY BRIGDEN Sat, March 2 at 5pm ($10). One of the most daring American directors working today discusses her OTC debut work ahead of the American Premiere of "Oil" (thru March 31). Also, on Saturdays March 9, March 16, March 23, March 30 after the 1:45pm matinee of "Oil" there will be Talkbacks with the cast and staff.

02/27/2019 - 1:01pm

Best Medicine Rep continues their Reading Series with a reading of "The Fifth Date" - Sunday, March 3 at 2:30pm, by Lori Boyd. Admission is free; No tickets required. Directed by Lynn Sharp Spears, featuring Rebecca Ellis, Rebecca A. Herron, Slice Hicks, and Taylor Witt.

02/26/2019 - 6:12pm

Signature in the Schools presents the world premiere play THE SPOKEN WORD by Joe Calarco, starring Arlington County Public School students and guest actor Tracy Lynn Olivera. A public performance is scheduled at Signature Theatre on March 2 at 11AM. Call the Signature box office at 703-820-9771 to reserve tickets. A limited number of tickets will be released to those waiting at standby before the performance on Saturday.

02/26/2019 - 6:09pm

Connect with RICHARD THE THIRD in an interactive workshop March 2 5pm that encourages audience members to share their perspectives while learning about the play. Jump at the opportunity to join Shakespeare Theatre Company Education staff for fun, imaginative and (at times) physical activities designed for all ages and experience levels. Families welcome! FREE, however reservations are required. Reserve your spot today.

02/22/2019 - 6:25pm

Faction of Fools is back in the workshop - exploring a world premiere stage adaptation of Niki Daly's beloved book (3 shows only-Feb 23-25, 7:30pm, Gallaudet Univ's Elstad Auditorium. Free parking). This workshop allows the actors to be on their feet to perform selected scenes from the play with a focus on staging the text, using minimal sets, costumes and props. There will be a Q&A session as part of each performance - plus a special party after February 25 - in celebration of international Commedia dell'Arte Day.

02/21/2019 - 1:49pm

"Play In A Day" returns on February 23 at 8pm (at Imagination Stage in Bethesda). Six professional Washington, D.C. area theatre companies will write, direct, rehearse and perform original plays based on similar themes in only 24 hours! The plays will be presented at the 15th annual Play In A Day, a one-of-a-kind theatrical event. Participating are Adventure Theatre MTC, Flying V, Happenstance Theater, Imagination Stage, Keegan Theatre, Rorschach Theatre. Tickets $15. Please note, some material is not suitable for children.

02/20/2019 - 3:46pm

Avant Bard offers Pay-What-You-Will performances February 22 to 24 (3 shows only) of A TWO WOMAN HAMLET starring Hannah Sweet & Nicola Collett - a full production at a Pay-What-You-Will price (reservations online recommended). No matter how many HAMLETs you've seen, you have never seen it like this: 2 women, a fake skull, a real shovel & a lot of imagination.