What We've Heard

08/17/2016 - 1:15pm

Arena Stage announced an open call for submissions for its 2017 Playwrights’ Arena, a year-long program which invites a small group of up to five local theater makers to convene monthly with Arena artistic staff to investigate their artistic process to develop their dramaturgical practice while creating new work. In its third year, Arena Stage is experimenting with the definition of playmaking by inviting actors, directors or designers—who also write their own work—to apply for this program. Applications due by noon Sept. 23. Full application requirements at Arena Stage.

08/15/2016 - 12:35pm

Olney Theatre Center caps off its Summer Celebration Sat, August 20 with a special concert - THE SOUNDS OF SUMMER. DC theatre superstars Tracy Lynn Olivera, Bobby Smith and Rachel Zampelli come together to sing some cool summer favorites from the Beach Boys, the Drifters and other classic American songs. The Summer Celebration is a day full of events including demonstrations, backstage tours, tap and vocal classes, performances and more, from 10am to 11:30pm.

08/12/2016 - 2:40pm

On Monday August 15 at 7pm Solas Nua will have a reading of the play BogBoy by Deirdre Kinahan, author of their recent Wild Sky and Moment (Studio Theatre). A tale of two lost souls looking for redemption unfolds alongside a decades-old mystery. Directed by Matt Torney, FREE, and featuring Live Irish music beginning at 6:30pm. At Kelly's Irish Times (14 F Street, NW, use Union Station Metro).

08/04/2016 - 3:12pm

What a deal! Ford's Theatre announced it is partnering with TodayTix on a new Free First Preview initiative that will give away tickets to the first preview performance for all mainstage productions. The TodayTix mobile lottery will launch one week before the first preview of each show in the 2016-2017 season including the Broadway-bound production of Come From Away (September 2 at 7:30pm).

08/01/2016 - 11:55am

Cast members of Arena Stage's BORN FOR THIS: THE BEBE WINANS STORY hold a a free actor's salon August 8 (7:30pm) at Arena Stage in response to the killings of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, Officers Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael J. Smith, Brent Thompson, Patrick Zamarripa, Montrell Jackson, Matthew Gerald and Brad Garafola. Join Born For This cast members Dyllon Burnside and Kirsten Wyatt for HOLD UP THE LIGHT addressing the pain of our past, the reality of our present and the hope for our future. The evening features performances by the cast of Born for This, local DC artists, and Tony Award nominee Saycon Sengbloh (Eclipsed, as well as CenterStage's Marley, Broadway's FELA!, Holler If Ya Hear Me).

07/29/2016 - 4:06pm

Actor Charles Dance will accept the Shakespeare Theatre Company's prestigious William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre (Will Award) at the Harman Center for the Arts Annual Gala on Sun, September 25, 2016. Dance, who appeared as Lord Tywin Lannister in the hit HBO series Game of Thrones, has amassed an impressive 35-year career in film and stage.

07/26/2016 - 4:54pm

Rorschach Theatre presents THESMOPHORIA: A Hellbent Adventure, a one-night only benefit performance and party August 13 (7:30pm). Enjoy this immersive performance experience created by the artists of Rorschach Theatre. Doors at 7pm and the performance begins as the sun begins to set.

07/26/2016 - 4:53pm

The 3rd Annual Washington DC One-Minute Play Festival, featuring all Women-Identified Playwrights and Directors, takes place at Round House Theatre for 3 performances, July 30 (8pm) and 31 (3pm & 8pm). Tickets on sale July 5 at Round House Theatre. Info on the One-Minute Play Fest with annual partnerships created with theaters in over 20 cities.

07/26/2016 - 4:51pm

Unexpected Stage Company's Friday, July 29 performance (7:30p) of Deb Margolin's 8 STOPS will benefit Red Wiggler Community Farm, with half of all ticket sales for that evening going to support this local non-profit, a 12-acre organic farm where people with and without developmental disabilities come together to work, learn, and grow healthy food.

07/15/2016 - 11:48am

Imagination Stage is offering 3 nights of Summer Sing-Alongs, featuring the company's favorite performers and welcoming families to join in the fun of belting out a beloved Broadway tune. Arrive early for a bite from local food trucks - July 18, 25, August 1. PLUS, Imagination Stage is offering Summer Dance Camps for children of all ages and skill levels. See their website for offerings and schedules.

07/13/2016 - 1:33pm

Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre will conduct workshops in DC while they're here with their show We Know How You Die thru July 31 at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. Workshops introduce the basics of how to perform longform improv scenes, with focal points that run parallel to UCBT’s Improv 101 curriculum in NYC, limited capacity, dates are Sun, 7/17 (2-5PM), Sun, 7/24 (2-5PM), Tues, 7/26 (3-6PM), Thurs, 7/28 (3-6PM)

07/12/2016 - 1:39pm

Shakespeare Theatre Company brings back their production of The Tempest, directed by Ethan McSweeny, for their annual Free-For-All August 16-28 with celebrated actors Patrick Page and Ed Gero joining the cast. Tickets are free.

07/12/2016 - 1:02pm

LIMITED TICKETS. Infinity Theatre presents Broadway Night on Friday, July 22 at 8pm - featuring popular songs from the newest musicals currently playing on Broadway to classic favorites in a stripped-down yet dynamic cabaret. Tickets are $25, one-night only.

07/11/2016 - 12:10pm

Signature Theatre is looking for the next pop or Broadway sensation for their 'Signature Voice' Competition as part of Signature's Annual Open House on July 23. More info about the competition and info regarding Video Submissions (due by July 18) on Signature Theater's site.

06/30/2016 - 11:46am

Auditions for Synetic Theater's Teen Company, a year-round training program dedicated to developing the next generation of artistic performers, will take place Sat, July 16 1-3pm and Sun, July 17 11am-2pm. To request an audition, email your name, audition date, head shot, and resume to:

06/28/2016 - 4:52pm

Applications for the annual Intersections Festival at The Atlas Performing Arts Center are now being accepted. Application is online with a deadline of August 1.

06/25/2016 - 2:31pm

On Monday at 7:30 p.m., Arena Stage will host will host a memorial service celebrating Vincent Hill’s life and career. In addition to Hill’s work at Arena, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Signature and other area theaters, Hill performed as the drag performer Vickii Vox. The service is open to the public and all are welcome.

06/22/2016 - 11:11am

Annapolis Shakespeare Company in partnership with the Charles Carroll House, will present six performances of Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' in the gardens of the historic Charles Carroll House overlooking the water in Annapolis July 8-17, 2016. Tickets are now on sale.

06/21/2016 - 1:54pm

The Shakespeare Anniversary Lecture Series presented by Folger Institute continues on June 27 at 7pm with Kim Hall, “Othello Was My Grandfather: Shakespeare in the African Diaspora.” Tickets are $15 ($10 for Folger members). Info & tickets here.

06/21/2016 - 11:57am

Capital Fringe is coming soon with performances beginning July 7. Check out the schedule and purchase tickets now. And catch the Fringe Festival Preview event on June 24 to see snippets of some of the upcoming productions and mix with the artists.