What We've Heard

12/07/2017 - 2:35pm

Groove along with the Duke’s jazz piano with The In Series' family musical "Duke Ellington's Neighborhood" Dec 9 & 10. Take your kids on an interactive journey through Duke Ellington’s DC and discover how a local hero championed African-American musicians, influenced the Harlem Renaissance, shaped the cultural history of D.C. and became an international star. Written by Mattias Kraemer and directed by Angelisa Gillyard. Jazz combo & singers with Stanley Thurston at the piano. Performances at the Tivoli/GALA Hispanic Theatre on 12/9 at 12:30pm & 2:30pm, and 12/10 at 1:30pm.

12/06/2017 - 11:42am

NextStop Theatre Company presents "Karen Vicent Sings Rosemary Clooney for the Holidays" this Saturday, December 9 at 8pm. Karen made her NextStop debut in Kiss Me Kate, earning her a Helen Hayes Award nomination for leading actress and also performed in Rodgers and Hammerstein's A Grand Night for Singing.

12/06/2017 - 11:36am

Paso Nuevo, GALA Hispanic Theatre’s Youth Arts Program, presents THROUGH MY EYES/DESDE MIS OJOS, December 15 8pm, an evening of original works performed in Spanish with English surtitles, directed by Mauricio Pita. A post-performance discussion with the youth will follow the performance. Admission is FREE. Now in its 25th year, Paso Nuevo is GALA’s after-school workshop program for Latino and multi-cultural youth ages 12 to 19.

12/05/2017 - 12:46pm

Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Family Week provides free and low-cost programming so that every family member may learn, explore and build a love for theatre. From December 10– 17, STC will celebrate the themes, story and artists in TWELFTH NIGHT through the workshops, performances, backstage tours, and events.

12/01/2017 - 2:19pm

Empower DC presents the tour of "On My Mind/In My Heart: The Voices of Women in Public Housing," a powerful performance that invites you into the lives of women who are fighting for their public housing communities in the midst of DC gentrification. Each show is followed by a talk-back/Q & A featuring residents who are fighting displacement and working to create real affordable housing. Directed by Thembi Duncan, Music by DJ RBI and script by Caleen Jennings. Performances at various DC locations from November 30 to December 16.

11/28/2017 - 2:27pm

Check out two Pay-What-You-Can performances and Teen Night at Round House Theatre's THE BOOK OF WILL, Lauren Gunderson's play about Shakespeare's friends and colleagues compiling the First Folio to preserve the words that shaped their lives. PWYC performances are on November 29 at 7:30pm (with a post-show discussion) and December 2 at 2pm; Teen Night is December 1 (with a director discussion) - plus it's FreeBeerFriday.

11/28/2017 - 2:21pm

This weekend at Spooky Action Theater, see the free workshop production of Shoah Business by Jennie Berman Eng. Directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer, the performance is part of the company's New Works in Action, a program that since its inception in 2013 has produced over 40 free table readings and over a dozen free workshops. Reserve your seat and stay for the talk-back to meet the playwright, director and cast.

11/27/2017 - 2:34pm

Children ages 5 to 14 and their families are invited to join the Folger Shakespeare Library the first Saturday of each month to have fun learning and sharing Shakespeare’s language and experiencing the Folger. "I Take My Leave" is Sat, December 2 and is Free, 10-11am: Ages 5-7; 11am-12pm: Ages 8-14.

11/16/2017 - 5:40pm

Check out various discussions following performances of Jon Robin Baitz' Vicuna and The American Epilogue at Mosaic Theater Company, including Nov 16 at 8 PM - “Larger Than Life: Bringing Vicuna to Stage” with the cast of VICUNA & THE AMERICAN EPILOGUE moderated by Megan Behm; and Nov 17 at 8 PM, “Pressed and Crossed” with Elena Velasco, Artistic Director, Convergence Theater, Kimberly Rasmussen, Founder and Political Director, Political Institute for Women and China Dickerson, President, DC Young Democrats. Full list of topics and guests online.

11/16/2017 - 12:47pm

During Ford’s Theatre's production of "A Christmas Carol" they will be partnering with House of Ruth as recipient of this year’s donation drive inspired by the themes of charity in Dickens’s holiday classic. House of Ruth provides comprehensive services and housing for women, children and families healing from domestic abuse, and provides resources to help them build safe, stable lives. During the curtain calls for performances, the company will collect monetary donations. Patrons also can make donations through the box office. All donation checks should be made payable to “House of Ruth.” “A Christmas Carol” plays through December 31.

11/15/2017 - 2:32pm

If you missed A Night with Janis Joplin at Arena Stage or it's run in New York, here's another chance to check it out at Strathmore this weekend, November 19 at 8pm.

11/15/2017 - 2:32pm

When you attend ANNIE at Olney Theatre Center, be sure to support the PAJAMA DRIVE as Olney partners with Comfort Cases, an organization that provides comfort and support to children entering the foster care system. Pajama Drive Info

11/14/2017 - 2:55pm

Quotidian Theatre Company favorites Jane Squier Bruns and Steve Beall begin their dramatic duel in dual one-person plays rarely seen - Horton Foote's A Coffin in Egypt and Conor McPherson's St Nicholas. As part of this rep on November 18, noted Foote and McPherson expert/author Professor Gerald C. Wood will lead after-show talks following the 2pm matinee of St Nicholas and the 8pm performance of A Coffin in Egypt.

11/14/2017 - 12:39pm

Live on The Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage, a week-long tribute to emerging musical theater creators with ASCAP Presents (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers). Performances include: 11/13 - Nikko Benson (recipient of a 2016 Jonathan Larson grant; Nikola Tesla Drops the Beat); 11/14 - Julian Hornik (composer, lyricist, and librettist, wrote the music and lyrics for Giovanni’s Room, an adaptation of the James Baldwin novel); 11/15 - composers Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews (created the documentary musical Witness Uganda (a.k.a. Invisible Thread); 11/16 - Max Vernon, a composer/lyricist, playwright, performer, and brooch enthusiast; his The View UpStairs, ran 105 performances Off-Broadway); 11/17 - Andrew Lippa (his hit song “Evil Like Me” appears in Disney’s Descendants; composer of Big Fish, The Addams Family, The Wild Party).

11/14/2017 - 12:33pm

Ford’s Theatre and TodayTix have partnered to offer 150 free tickets to the first performance of "A Christmas Carol" (and all Ford's shows). The TodayTix in-app lottery is open now until 10am on Thurs, November 16. Winners will be notified by email and push notification between 10am and 2pm on November 16. Tickets not claimed by 7 p.m. will be forfeited to the standby line.

11/13/2017 - 3:17pm

Forum Theatre presents THE STATE, conceived by ALEXANDER MANUILOFF, Nov 29 to Dec 3. The State tells the story of the last conscious night of Plamen Goranov before he burnt himself in protest in front of the Municipal Council of Varna, Bulgaria. The text consists of fictionalized letters that share intimate moments of the character’s last minutes on Earth and also open space for discussion about our basic rules, principles, and values. The State is an innovative theatrical event based on Manuiloff’s text, but engaging the audience in a unique way. Audience members take part in the performance, becoming players and co-authors, and changing the piece each time it is presented.

11/13/2017 - 3:14pm

Another Arena Stage premiere is heading to New York. “The Originalist” about Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will run July 14-August 19, 2018 at 59E59 Theaters following its productions at Arena Stage, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Pasadena Playhouse and Chicago's Court Theatre this spring. Four-time Helen Hayes Award recipient actor Edward Gero reprises his role as Justice Scalia.

11/07/2017 - 5:08pm

Join Perisphere Theater November 14 (7:30pm) for this play reading, a benefit for the Southern Poverty Law Center - Free admission; donations to the SPLC welcome. A representative of the SPLC will speak with the audience afterward about ways to fight hate. First performed in 1988, the play explores the white supremacist movement in America through the trial of a paramilitary group for the murder of a Jewish talk radio host. Dietz lays bare the subculture of hate that many of us would have liked to think represent only a few individuals on the fringes of society, and it is eerie and disturbing how contemporary this play seems 30 years later.

10/31/2017 - 12:30pm

Shakespeare Theatre Company's ReDiscovery Reading Series continues with the long-lost THE SHADOW OF A DOUBT, the only known play by Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Edith Wharton. Reading is Mon, November 13 at 7:30pm at the Lansburgh Theatre. THE SHADOW OF A DOUBT was recovered in 2016 after scholars discovered a letter referring to its first rehearsals for its intended Broadway run in 1901. Now, 80 years after Wharton’s death, this newly rediscovered manuscript reveals an important chapter in her literary career. FREE, reservations are required https://goo.gl/HLNKYn

10/24/2017 - 12:35pm

In conjunction with its production of The Adventures of Peter Pan, Synetic Theater hosts two after-show events: the 11th annual VAMPIRE’S BALL is Oct 27 following the show. Tickets include the 8pm performance of ‘Peter Pan’, post-show party with dancing, open bar, and costume contest; the PIRATE'S BALL is Oct 29 and is a family friendly version of the Vampire’s Ball. Tickets include the 2pm performance of ‘Peter Pan’, post-show family activities, light appetizers, and a meet-and-greet with some of the cast. All attendees are encouraged to come in costume and bring a trick-or-treat bag.

10/23/2017 - 12:57pm

Something wicked is brewing this Halloween at Rorschach Theatre as they conjure five new stories about witches forgotten and familiar. "Klecksography: Toil and Trouble" is the latest entry in Rorschach’s annual extreme new play development event in which five brand-new plays by local writers are written, rehearsed and produced in just seven days. Performances at 7pm or 9pm on October 28 at the Atlas Performing Arts Center on H Street NE.

10/23/2017 - 11:55am

A Halloween Tradition from Guillotine Theatre is their "Tales of Mystery and the Imagination - Poems and Stories of Edgar Allan Poe." Though we hear the Oct 28 and added Nov 4 show in the Receiving Vault at Ivy Hill Cemetery in Alexandria are sold out - there's also a 7:30pm event on Sunday, October 29 at Grace Church in G'town (1041 Wisconsin Ave, NW). No reservations, tickets at door ($10 requested donation).

10/23/2017 - 11:52am

Signature Theatre will host the 10th edition of Concert For America: Stand Up, Sing out!, SiriusXM Radio’s Seth Rudetsky and husband James Wesley’s popular benefit concert featuring Seth Rudetsky, Chita Rivera, Kerry Butler, Judy Kuhn, Christine Pedi and more on November 27. The event benefits a wide array of non-profit organizations serving American civil and human rights: National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, National Immigration Law Center, NAACP, Southern Poverty Law Center and Sierra Club. A limited number of VIP Tickets available at $249 (best center orchestra seats and exclusive post-show reception with the performers) and concert-only tickets range from $30 (limited view) through $129.

10/23/2017 - 11:46am

Annapolis Shakespeare Company presents "POE... and all the others" by Tony Tsendeas, starring Brian Keith MacDonald, in their new 75-seat cabaret space. 4 performances only - Oct. 23, 25, 30 and Nov. 1 at 7:30pm. The production takes a fascinating look at the man, Edgar Allen Poe, his poetry and the muse that inspired his prolific writing.

10/20/2017 - 12:30pm

Head out to the Clarice Smith Center at UMD to see acclaimed Belarus Free Theatre's BURNING DOORS Oct 26 & 27 at 8pm. Tickets $25, $10 for students. What happens when you’re declared an enemy of the state simply for making art? Where do you belong when your government suppresses your basic right to expression? And how do you survive in one of the most brutal prison systems in the world? Featuring Pussy Riot's Maria Alyokhina in her stage debut, this blazing new contemporary theatre piece from the refugee-led Belarus Free Theater (BFT) draws on the company’s own experience of political oppression and continues their campaign to stand up for artistic freedom and human rights across the globe.

10/18/2017 - 11:40am

The first performance of InterAct Story Theatre's Wheaton Family Theatre Series Season Three is Saturday 10/21 with a sneak peak at a new InterAct play, The Town That Cried Avalanche, inspired by a story written by the 4th graders at Montpelier Elementary. This FREE public performance is Sat, October 21 at Highland Elementary School, 3100 Medway Street, Wheaton, MD. Doors at 10:40am, show at 11am. No reservations are needed. After the show, Ali Oliver-Krueger, Artistic Director of InterAct and the playwright/director of The Town That Cried Avalanche, will lead a post-performance talkback for those who want to continue the discussion. Bring your kids and be among the first to be part of this unique interactive theatre experience! Ages 5 & up.

10/16/2017 - 12:21pm

Upcoming FREE event October 25 at The Phillips Collection as part of its Creative Voices DC initiative:
DC arts advocate Riley Temple will discuss his latest book "Aunt Ester’s Children Redeemed: Journeys to Freedom in August Wilson's Ten Plays of Twentieth-century Black America." Temple will be in discussion with theatre director Timothy Douglas, Mosaic Theater's Jennifer Nelson, and actor/director Deidra Starnes with moderator Ann Greer. In his book, Temple demonstrates how Wilson uses language (including poetry and the blues) to bring each play’s characters to a point of redemption and freedom. Free, but reservations recommended.

10/13/2017 - 4:12pm

Due to public interest and demand for tickets, Mosaic Theater Company has extended the run of Jon Robin Baitz' VICUNA & THE AMERICAN EPILOGUE to December 3. Discounted previews are Nov. 1–5, including a Pay-What-You-Can on November 1 at 8pm. The production stars Haaz Sleiman (from the film The Visitor, Nurse Jackie), Laura C. Harris (Love and Information at Forum Theatre), Kim Schraf (Death of a Salesman at Ford's Theatre), Brian George (Seinfeld, The Big Bang Theory), and John de Lancie (Star Trek).

10/11/2017 - 1:52pm

In conjunction of their production of Shaw's WIDOWERS’ HOUSES, Washington Stage Guild looks at real estate speculation in a city where fortunes have been made and lives displaced in a gentrifying boom with the The Shaw in Shaw Project. Post-show discussion with the cast, Fri October 13 & after Sat matinee Oct. 21; Panel discussion on urban renewal with downtown residents past and present, after the Sun 2:30 matinee October 15; a reading of JOHN BULL'S OTHER ISLAND, Shaw's second take on the subject, Wed October 18 at 7pm. All events are free, tickets must be purchased to see WIDOWERS’ HOUSES (thru Oct 22).

10/11/2017 - 12:29pm

Caryl Churchill's "Love and Information" at Forum Theatre (thru Oct. 21) has almost as many themes in in it as there are mini-plays. The stories that make up the production tackle how we communicate, how we express love, how technology unites and divides us, and how sharing information can be both an emotional and political act. Join them to talk about all of these themes on Friday, October 13 at a post-show Talk Tank. Join moderator Michael Feldman and our panel of experts to dig deeper into Love and Information - television journalist Joie Chen, author and Georgetown University Professor Deborah Tannen and Ruy Teixeira, a senior fellow at both The Century Foundation and The Center for American Progress.

10/11/2017 - 11:34am

Shakespeare Theatre Company's ReDiscovery Reading Series opens with Vanity Fair, adapted from the novel by William Makepeace Thackeray by playwright and actress Kate Hamill (Sense & Sensibility at Folger Theatre). Mon, October 23 at 7:30pm at Lansburgh Theatre (450 7th Street NW). FREE but reservations are required. The ReDiscovery Reading Series introduces audiences to new adaptations of great but lesser-known classic plays under consideration for STC’s mainstage seasons.

10/10/2017 - 4:24pm

Digital Eye at BlindWhino is an exciting, interactive event merging theater, film, a live game show and town hall-style discussion to explore how the Digital Age is affecting our everyday lives. As technology moves towards a more intimate experience with its users, we find our private lives becoming the commodity for a global market of data-miners, phishers, and hackers. How do you fit in at the dawn of a new era? Enjoy food trucks and a cash bar while you interact with Digital Eye Partners include various embassies and area theatres - the Austrian Cultural Forum, British Council, Embassy of the Czech Republic, Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain, Goethe-Institut Washington, Embassy of Sweden, Baltimore Center Stage, Blind Whino SW Arts Club, Forum Theatre, The Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics at Georgetown University, Shakespeare Theatre Company, and Studio Theatre. October 16-17, 2017 - two presentations each night, 6:15pm & 8:45pm, tickets $20. Digital Eye at BlindWhino info & tickets

10/10/2017 - 11:05am

Constellation Theatre Company introduces opportunities to join a small group of theatre lovers and make some magic of your own with their new "Unleash Your Inner Artist" workshops. Shake up your everyday routine, learn a new skill, and have fun in the process. Open to ages 16+ and all experience levels. Fall offerings include Monster Mask Making with Helen Hayes Award winner Matthew McGee 10/21 or 10/23 and An Introduction to Clowning with Matthew Pauli 10/19.

10/06/2017 - 3:23pm

Have you ever watched a show at Imagination Stage and thought, “I would love to wear that!”? Here’s your chance! Imagination Stage is holding a costume sale Oct. 14-15 that includes everything from modern to period to the fantastic. There is truly something for everyone as pieces range from children to adult sizes and everything is priced to sell. We are also including lots of quality fabrics in the sale this year, so if you want to make something for yourself, we probably have what you are looking for. Bring cash and check only. Sat, October 14: 10am-5pm and Sun, October 15: 12-4pm.

10/03/2017 - 3:46pm

Sarah Gancher's "I'll Get You Back Again," directed by Tony nominee Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812), begins this week at Round House Theatre. Pay-What-You-Can performances are 10/4 (7:30pm) and 10/7 (2pm). 'Teen Night' is Fri 10/6 (bringing together high school students with dinner followed by a pre-show discussion, attend the show, all for special ticket price of $10). And there are various discussions with the artists after the shows on 10/4-10/6.

10/02/2017 - 2:11pm

First Draft at The Rose presents their MODERN GREEKS Series with readings of THE BROKEN COLUMN by Stephanie House, an inspired and magical re-telling of the mythical character Medusa, walking the swamps of a modern day Georgia. FREE ADMISSION, No reservations necessary but you can reserve seats. TUESDAY OCT 3 at ARTS CLUB OF WASHINGTON, 7:30pm, Doors open at 7pm. WEDNESDAY OCT 4 at THEATRE ON THE RUN, ARLINGTON, 7:30pm, Doors open at 7pm.

09/26/2017 - 11:35am

Thousands of costumes from theatre productions on sale for one day only! Take home a piece of theatre history, your Halloween costume, or your new favorite outfit at NextStop Theatre Center's Costume Sale Sat, September 30 7am-11am (750 Center Street, Downtown Herndon, VA). From wedding dresses, to furs, to Cinderella's ball-gowns, to stunning men's suits: don't miss this one time chance. (There are some everyday items like sweaters and vintage jeans, too). PLUS: A Chance to Win An 8 Day European Cruise via raffle tickets. The raffle drawing will take place at 11:05am on September 30. (You do not need to be present to win).

09/25/2017 - 2:57pm

The first two performances of Theater J's THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO are Pay-What-You-Can, November 29 & 30 at 7:30pm. The Tony Award-winning play by Alfred Uhry, author of Driving Miss Daisey, is directed by Amber Paige McGinnis and features Josh Adams, Shayna Blass, Madeline Joey Rose, Julie-Ann Elliott, Sasha Olinick, Zack Powell and Susan Rome.

09/25/2017 - 1:45pm

Annapolis Shakespeare Company is pleased to announce a new CONCERT AND CABARET SERIES featuring a variety of live music styles and intimate theatre. Performances will take place throughout the season in their new 75-seat Cabaret space and 125-seat black box theatre including The Great American Songbook October 8 and encore performances of POE... and all the others October 23, 25, 30 and November 1.

09/22/2017 - 1:07pm

Join WSC Avant Bard for their All-Lady Hamlet, October 4 (7-9pm) at New District Brewing Company in Arlington. See Hamlet just as Shakespeare would have liked it: drunk, in a bar, performed entirely by DC’s greatest lady actors. Admission is free (but don’t forget to tip your bartender). Tasty local brews by New District Brewing Company. Rowdy, Elizabethan antics courtesy of Shakespeare in the Pub. (Performer sobriety not guaranteed.) “Directed” by John Stange featuring: Bri Manente as Hamlet, Angela Kay Pirko as Ophelia...and more to be announced!

09/20/2017 - 12:49pm

We Happy Few Productions presents Bram Stoker's Dracula as the next installment of our Classics in Action series. Performances October 14 (Otis Street Arts Project in Mt. Rainier), October 26 (SE Library in Eastern Market), October 30 (Capitol Hill Arts Workshop in Eastern Market).
With faithful adherence to Stokers text, immersive staging, and chilling, terrifying (and of course silly) performances, we bring the audience into the heart of Draculas conflict: the intersection of predator and prey. Performances will be specifically tailored to each performance space, and is best enjoyed with our custom drink pairing in hand. Bring Your Own Garlic.

09/20/2017 - 12:40pm

The power of music to reach far and wide has fueled countless important movements in recent decades. Now is the time to turn up the music to turn down the hateful rhetoric that has become a hallmark of the gun debate. Keegan Theatre joins hundreds of concerts happening all over the United States on Sept 24 at 7:30pm to mobilize and heal. Featuring some of DC theatre’s finest artist activists, including Ines Nassara, Bridget Linsenmeyer, Jade Jones, Eben Logan, and many more!

09/19/2017 - 1:00pm

Mosaic Theater Company's workshop series presents NATIVE SON by Nambi E. Kelley, directed by Psalmeyne 24 on Mon, September 25 at 7pm. Tickets $20 general admission. Chicago native Nambi E. Kelley’s retelling of Richard Wright's landmark novel re-imagines the story of 20-year-old Bigger Thomas for a whole new generation.

09/19/2017 - 12:19pm

Talk-backs with Hungarian playwright Andras Visky will take place after each performance of I KILLED MY MOTHER September 23-30 now at Spooky Action Theater. Well-known in Europe, his plays have been staged in various countries including England, Scotland, Romania, France, Italy and Poland. Tickets here

09/14/2017 - 8:06pm

Save your clams (that's 1920s slang for cash) at a preview performance of Constellation Theatre Company 's musical THE WILD PARTY next week. PayWhatYouCan Thurs 9/21, discounted tickets for previews on Fri or Sat 9/22 and 9/23.

09/07/2017 - 9:46am

In conjunction with its remount of the Helen Hayes Award winning production of Word Becomes Flesh (now thru Oct. 8), Theater Alliance presents 'The Words Become Action' Festival featuring Olityelwe (The Forgotten) by Smoke & Mirrors Collaborative Sept. 16 & 17, Goldie Patrick's Name Calling Sept. 23 & 24, works by Dane Figueroa Edidi and many other performances now thru Oct. 9.

09/06/2017 - 10:04am

"In Cabaret We Trust" is TBD Immersive's fully-immersive theatre experience that begins as soon as the audience arrives. Set in the 2020s, the popular anti-establishment Cabaret in the heart of D.C. has become a thorn in the side of the government. Complete with aerialists, fire-breathers, bondage performers, and more! You are encouraged to explore the world at the pace and level at which you are comfortable or simply sit and watch the main stage cabaret (the show within a show). Performances Sept 7-29 (mostly Thurs & Fri eves, plus a Sunday) at Blind Whino SW Arts Club (700 Delaware Ave SW).

09/06/2017 - 9:52am

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company holds their Pay-What-You-Can performances Sept. 5 and 6 for "The Arsonists" by Max Frisch which features Woolly Artistic Director Howard Shalwitz in the cast. Written as a reflection on the rise of both Nazism and Communism, The Arsonists has uncanny new relevance today in light of the rise of populist nationalism around the globe.

08/14/2017 - 11:38am

Jared Shamberger's one-person performance, UNSAID, is coming to the Anacostia Playhouse for two performances only - Aug 25 & 26 at 8pm. Jared was on stage in Theater Alliance's Still Life with Rocket and will be in their production of Flood City later this season. Through a dozen different characters, Jared explores the nature of secrets and the messy, unpredictable, and sometimes comical effects of confession. Join Jared as he discovers if salvation can be found in the things we don’t say.

08/11/2017 - 10:17am

The Wizard of Hip by Thomas W. Jones II begins at MetroStage with a Pay-What-You-Can performance Thursday, August 17 at 8pm ($10 minimum)

08/07/2017 - 1:55pm

The First Draft at The Rose Reading Series presents HATRACK (workshop edition) by James L. Crowell on TUES, AUG 15 at the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts in Georgetown. Doors open at 6:30pm, reading at 7pm. HATRACK is a historically-based drama of one man's trial to save himself and redeem a nation. Guest Directed by Christopher Lane, featuring Ray Ficca, Rick Foucheux, Christopher Lane, Bill Largess, Susan Lynskey, Robert Mrazek, Chris Stezin, and Christopher Walker

FREE ADMISSION. Seating is limited for this performance.
No reservations. Walk-ins only. First come, first seated!

08/02/2017 - 4:42pm

Check out this FREE show at GALA Hispanic Theatre, August 4, from GALA's Paso Nuevo youth ensemble and the Summer Youth Employment Program - Tell 'em What's Really Wrong/ Diles lo que esta realmente mal.
Join us while we engage in the lives of these young adults trying to find the light in their darkness. Be ready to listen because I think they're ready to tell you what's really wrong!

08/02/2017 - 12:26pm

Shakespeare Theatre Company's annual FREE FOR ALL presents a return of it's recent production of Othello, August 15 - 27 at Sidney Harman Hall. Two weeks of free performances!

08/02/2017 - 12:19pm

To acknowledge her outstanding contribution to classical theatre in America, Actress Laura Linney will be awarded the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s prestigious William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre (Will Award) at the Harman Center for the Arts 10th Anniversary Gala on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Sidney Harman Hall.

07/31/2017 - 5:07pm

Upcoming Family Programs at The Folger Shakespeare Library. Children ages 5 to 14 and their families are invited to join on the first Saturday of each month to have fun learning and sharing Shakespeare’s language and experiencing the Folger.
Sat, Aug 5 is "Bantering Bard" - FREE. Win a battle of wits with Shakespeare's comical comebacks, 10-11am: Ages 5-7, 11am-12pm: Ages 8-14.

07/31/2017 - 12:38pm

The Atlas Performing Arts Center welcomes applications from performing artists and companies for their INTERSECTIONS Festival 2018 - February 23 to March 10, 2018. INTERSECTIONS is a performing arts festival which presents work that impacts our society, culture, and world by informing, inspiring, educating, and entertaining. Deadline: August 15, 2017, 5PM. Online applications only.

07/31/2017 - 11:57am

Happenstance Theater's final performance of BON VOYAGE! A Happenstance Escapade is Pay-What-You-Can tonight, July 31, 8pm. Come one, come all to Round House Theatre, just one block from Bethesda Metro. PWYC tickets go on sale in person at the box office at 7pm, one hour prior to 8pm curtain. Cash and exact change only. Limit of 2 tickets per order.

07/27/2017 - 12:20pm

The National Building Museum’s installation of Hive unknowingly formed a portal to a previously unknown world--CATENARIA! The Museum sent dog & pony dc, their Creative-in-Residence theatre company, into the portal across space and time and to return to tell you all about their visit. They'll share all with you then, in groups, create performances to show every day life in Catenarian. July 27, August 17 & 31 from 3-4pm. All ages. Interpreted. Free with admission to Hive installation. Info

07/14/2017 - 3:29pm

There are two more chances to catch Yearbook, part of Washington Improv Theater - WIT's Summer School. The show goes up Saturday 7/29 at 9:30pm and Sunday 7/30 at 7pm.

07/14/2017 - 11:12am

Join George Fulginiti-Shakar in his annual Musical Theatre Workshop at Studio Theatre. Made for the singer with experience, we'll break down the fundamentals of understanding the music and meaning of a song. Build your confidence and stage presence in this workshop. July 29-30 from 1-5pm. Call now: 202.232.0724.

07/10/2017 - 2:11pm

Washington Improv Theater is back at Source with "WIT Presents: Summer School" — original productions that pay homage to high school and horror movies; house ensembles with new formats; and a bevy of special guests from Magnet Theater and The Second City.

07/10/2017 - 12:30pm

1st Stage's Logan Festival of Solo Performance brings celebrated playwrights and performers in a line-up that includes Empanada for a Dream by Juan Francisco Villa, Hick: A Love Story by Terry Baum and The Gun Show by E.M. Lewis, a playwright familiar to 1st Stage audiences for her acclaimed Now Comes the Night. Shows run through July 16.

07/09/2017 - 3:10pm

The DC Hip-Hop Theater Festival (DC HHTF) celebrates its seventeenth year JULY 6th - 13th. The festival features some of the freshest work in theater and performance reflecting the breath of Hip-Hop and urban culture. By bringing together local and national artists, activists, and organic intellectuals the DC HHTF remains one of the premier spaces to see work that reflects and pushes the boundaries of theater, film, dance and education.

06/30/2017 - 4:16pm

Join Studio Theatre and Reel Affirmations Saturday 7/1 for a FREE screening of MOONLIGHT. Tarell Alvin McCraney's play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue was the basis of the screenplay. McCraney's play WIG OUT! - A mesmerizing trip into the heart of African-American drag ball culture - begins performances July 12. Reserve screening tickets at Studio's site. UPDATE: Due to popular demand, second screening added at 9:30pm.

06/28/2017 - 1:14pm

Check out these upcoming workshops at Spooky Action Theater this summer: Making Masks with Lynn Sharps Spears (July 8-15), Acting Intensive with Rebecca Holderness (July 18-23) and Intro to Lecoq Training with David Gaines (Aug 26-Sep 1). Details on their website.

06/28/2017 - 1:11pm

Catch some outdoor theatre this summer from Annapolis Shakespeare Company as they return to the historic grounds of the Charles Carroll House for The Tempest. Reserved chair and lawn seating available; if you purchase lawn tickets, bring your own chairs, a towel, or blanket for seating. ​Show times Fri-Sun at 7:30pm, July 7 - July 23. AND also catch the return of their production of The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged) thru Sept. 26, Tuesdays at 7:30pm in the Courtyard at Reynolds Tavern.

06/22/2017 - 12:22pm

Theater J is presenting Arthur Miller's riveting psychological drama Broken Glass set in 1938 Brooklyn at the same time Kristallnacht is unfolding in Nazi Germany. In association with United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, three performances—June 25, July 2, and July 9—will feature post-production discussions with Museum historians. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2rsounk

06/19/2017 - 4:52pm

Theater Alliance presents THE PUNCH! - An Evening of Six New 10-Minute Plays on Tues, June 20 at 8pm. They asked DC playwrights to submit a new, 10-minute play about women throwing all the punches and the evening featuring plays by John Bavoso, Patrick Flynn, Farah Lawal Harris, Sam Mauceri, Stephen Spotswood and Brittany Willis. Presented as part of The Hothouse New Play Development Series and in conversation with Still Life with Rocket, currently onstage at the Anacostia Playhouse.

06/14/2017 - 4:32pm

Theater J begins performances this week for Broken Glass with June 14 & 15 as Pay-What-You-Can previews at 7:30pm each evening. A riveting psychological drama from one of America’s master playwrights, Arthur Miller. Set in Brooklyn throughout the rampage of Kristallnacht in 1938, this rare and gripping drama demands we confront our fears, our assumptions, and our anguish.

06/14/2017 - 12:37pm

Karen Berman and Sidra Rausch celebrate their 15th Anniversary of Washington Women in Theatre with new plays by women. Readings continue this week Wed-Fri. $12 tickets at american.tix.com. Schedule includes:
Wed, June 14 (8pm) "Uncle Julie" - featuring SUSAN ROME and SASHA OLINICK.
Thurs, June 15 (8pm) "Reminder", Mother Nature" and "Watch"
Fri, June 16 (8pm) "Reminder", Mother Nature" and "Watch"

06/12/2017 - 2:23pm

Caroline Bowman (Broadway's Wicked and Kinky Boots, a 2016 Helen Hayes Award nominee for the Kennedy Center's Evita, next appearing at Toby's Dinner Theatre in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat thru June 23) and Austin Colby (Signature's West Side Story, and The Sound of Music National Tour currently playing at the Kennedy Center) celebrate a premarital cabaret. The Washington, D.C. Favorites return home to plan their wedding and sing some love songs on stage with Monumental Theatre Company. The evening will also include silent auctions, raffles, refreshments, and a chance to learn about what Monumental has in store for the summer. Silent Auction begins at 7:30pm and the show at 8pm.

06/12/2017 - 1:11pm

Sharpen those swords and spend some time learning stage combat in a way only Rorschach Theatre can deliver in Fight Camp July 8-29, co-sponsored with Theatre Lab. Taught by Rorschach Theatre company member Casey Kaleba, these classes will introduce participants to stage combat in the style used in the September production of Neil Gaiman's NEVERWHERE. For performers and students with no experience, these classes will offer an excellent introduction to stage combat theory and practice. For those already familiar, it's a chance to refresh skills and pick up some new tricks. All classes will teach through choreography, with an emphasis on stage application.

06/12/2017 - 12:58pm

Solas Nua's next Free Play Reading will be on Mon, June 19 at 7pm of BUBBLE LOVE by Gerlad Murphy. Readings are at Kelly's Irish Times (14 F St NW, near Union Station) in the private, downstairs bar.

06/11/2017 - 1:00pm

Spooky Action Theater presents their Spring 2017 Table Reading Series where women directors take charge, bringing New Works to the table. Six new scripts have first readings in a week-long mini festival June 17-23 by Randy Baker, Jennie Berman Eng, Gwydion Suilebhan, T Cat Ford, Brian Doyle & Thomas Ambrosini, directed by Kate Bryer, Stevie Zimmerman, Lynn Sharp Spears, Hallie Cooper, Samantha Wyer & Shirley Serotsky. All readings are FREE and begin at 7:30pm.

06/08/2017 - 11:14am

Flying V presents FLYING V FIGHTS: THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE UNKNOWN WORLD. Pay-What-You-Can previews are 6/8 & 6/9 @ 8pm, 6/10 @ 2pm.

What if all your favorite stories were true? Taking inspiration from sources as diverse as Sherlock Holmes, HP Lovecraft, Indiana Jones and Twilight, Flying V Fights: The Secret History of the Unknown World creates a universe where all of these incredible archetypes and events exist together.

06/07/2017 - 2:25pm

Performances of August Wilson's autobiographical tour de force "How I Learned What I Learned" begin this week at Round House Theatre. Highlights include Pay-What-You-Can performances Wed, June 7 (7:30pm, plus a post-show discussion about design) and Sat, June 10 (2pm), and FreeBeerFriday on June 9 (8pm). Plus Sun, June 11 following the 2pm matinee, "In Conversation: Todd Kreidler and Riley Keene Temple" - a special post-performance conversation with noted author and historian Riley Keene Temple and director Todd Kreidler. Mr. Temple is the author of "Aunt Ester’s Children Redeemed: Journeys to Freedom in August Wilson’s Ten Plays of Twentieth-Century Black America." The post-show conversation is FREE to the public, and will take place after the paid performance (starts approximately 3:30pm).
More info at the Round House site.

06/05/2017 - 10:16am

On Tues, June 6 at 7pm, Mosaic Theater Company of DC presents Seeing Double: A Middle Eastern Comedy of Error at Hill Center (921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE). Originally written in 1989 for the San Francisco Mime Troupe by Jody Hirsh, Joan Holden, Sinai Peter, Henri Picciotto, and Emily Shihadeh, the play was recently updated by the original authors as well as co-author of The Return, Hanna Eady. This event is free but ticketed. To RSVP, visit the Hill Center website. Part of Mosaic's 2017 Voices From a Changing Middle East Festival.

05/31/2017 - 4:35pm

At MetroStage on June 5, Helen Hayes Award winner Michael Sharp performs his cabaret Back in Business, with pianist Howard Brietbart.

05/31/2017 - 2:39pm

Performances begin June 1 for 1st Stage's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom by August Wilson and you can meet the artists. On June 4, MEET THE DIRECTOR: A conversation with Deidra LaWan Starnes (following the 2pm show) and June 10, MEET THE CAST: A discussion with the talented Ma Rainey’s performers (following the 2pm show). Further info

05/31/2017 - 10:28am

Signature Theater announced the line-up for their annual Sizzlin’ Summer Nights cabaret series. With a different concert each night, there’s always something to keep you entertained. This season’s acts include Robbie Schaefer (Eddie from Ohio), Bob McDonald, Delores King Williams, and Helen Hayes Award recipients Kevin McAllister (Toby's Dinner Theatre's Ragtime), Erin Driscoll (Signature's Urinetown), Will Gartshore (Signature's Urinetown & Assassins), Roz White (Studio Theatre's Bessie's Blues), Nova Payton (Signature's Hairspray) and Liam Forde (Studio's Hand to God).

05/25/2017 - 11:10am

June 2 & 3 at 8pm, GALA Hispanic Theater presents Silenced Within Me/Callada Conmigo, a dramatic piece created to raise awareness about domestic and sexual violence in the Latino community. Based on interviews of survivors of such violence, community residents will also use music and movement to reveal the stories of the survivors and how the abuse affected their lives and their families. The presentation will also feature singer Maria Isolina. In Spanish with some English

05/25/2017 - 11:06am

The 23rd annual Imagination Bethesda, a FREE children’s street festival celebrating children and the arts, with musical performances and professional children’s entertainers on stage and hands-on art & craft activities lining the streets along Elm St. & Woodmont Avenue in downtown Bethesda.
Organized and managed by the Bethesda Urban Partnership, the festival will host 20 local businesses and arts organizations that will provide a variety of hands-on art and craft activities to entertain and energize the 12-and-under crowd - including Adventure Theatre MTC, Round House Theatre and Imagination Stage. Additionally, the festival will feature face painters, balloonists, a stilt-walker, free giveaways and more.

05/23/2017 - 1:31pm

In celebration of John F. Kennedy's 100th birthday, the Kennedy Center opens its doors wider than ever with a free, cross-cultural festival showcasing street arts culture, Hip Hop, and skateboard culture, as well as classical and contemporary arts on Sat, May 27, noon-10pm. Enjoy dozens of FREE performances and participatory activities for the entire family; explore and experience the performing arts through the halls, theaters, and plazas of the Kennedy Center through more than 30 free performances, activities, and events for all ages and tastes. The arts program will feature artists from across the U.S., the D.C. region, and abroad. http://bit.ly/2nC9It0.

05/23/2017 - 12:06pm

WSC Avant Bard holds Pay-What-You-Will previews of KING LEAR starring Helen Hayes Award recipient Rick Foucheux on May 25 – May 27 at 7:30pm, then every Thursday eve and Saturday matinee during the run.

05/17/2017 - 12:02pm

GALA Hispanic Theater presents Paso Nuevo, Spring 2017 on May 17 at 8pm. A FREE evening of original works performed in English with some Spanish. "We Are US" includes new work by Paso Nuevo participants; a performance and music by Chris Wonder; and a return visit to the Lobato family by Paso Nuevo alumni. The Lobato family first appeared in the Paso Nuevo presentation of Young and Corrupted in 2011. Through the evening’s work, we will experience the lives of immigrant youth and American Latino youth whose parents were immigrants. The presentation reflects the Latino reality in Washington, D.C, and launches a celebration of 25 years of the Paso Nuevo program.

05/09/2017 - 12:53pm

Spooky Action Theater has Pay-What-You-Can performances Thurs May 11 and Fri May 12 at 8pm of THE MAN WHO, inspired by Oliver Sacks' book The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat.

05/04/2017 - 5:11pm

Coming up on Friday May 5: "Petworth First Friday" where Teatro de la Luna will present the bilingual play for ALL audiences "Aprendiendo Juntos"/Drop In, Not Out! Three characters from a world of comics and fantasy teach us the importance of studying, staying in school and the unfortunate consequences of dropping out of school. Event is Friday May 5-6:30pm at Casa de la Luna (4020 Georgia Avenue NW). FREE! Donations accepted. (Also presented as part of The Rotary Club of Washington's DC Duck Race, a community festival, Sat, May 6, 2017, 11:30am at The Yards Park, 355 Water Street SE).

05/03/2017 - 8:10pm

CulturalDC extends the Space4 open call for visual and performing artist applications - deadline extended to May 9, 5pm! Space4 is an initiative that will bring the arts closer to every corner of DC. In expanding upon the mission of CulturalDC – to make space for art – they will transform and activate spaces across the District to create new areas for performing and visual arts. Space4 is an evolution of their critically acclaimed Mead Theatre Lab and Flashpoint Gallery programs that will bring fresh, groundbreaking visual and performing arts events to neighborhoods throughout the nation’s capital.

05/03/2017 - 10:25am

Shakespeare Theatre Company holds its next FREE ReDiscovery Reading on May 8 (7:30pm) of DEMETRIUS by Friedrich Schiller and Peter Oswald. The reading features STC favorites Nancy Robinette, John Lescault and Corey Allen. An epic tale of self-determination, performed identities, and the complications of well-intended insurgency. Taking on Schiller’s unfinished last play, a dramatization of the same true story later made famous by Pushkin’s Boris Godunov, Peter Oswald’s verse translation and adaptation expands to Shakespearean dimensions, glancing from the reign of Ivan the Terrible to modern-day excursions in Iraq and Afghanstian.

05/03/2017 - 10:16am

Constellation Theatre Company begins performances of THE ARABIAN NIGHTS this week. Catch reduced price preview performances, this Thurs - Sat. The $15 Friday preview is sold out, but tickets are available for the $25 Sat preview or line up for their Pay-What-You-Can on Thurs 5/4, 8:30pm.

05/03/2017 - 10:09am

MetroStage will have a Pay-What-You-Can performance of MASTER CLASS, Terrence McNally's play about opera singer Maria Callas teaching a master class to three students, on Thursday, May 4 at 8pm. There is a $10 minimum and tickets are only available at the door that evening starting at 7pm. Performances run thru June 11.

04/27/2017 - 12:31pm

Join InterAct Story Theatre's KidStory Theatre Festival on May 6 at 11am at Glenallan Elementary School. Part of their Wheaton Family Theatre Series, celebrate a wonderful year of arts for kids and families with a special festival of stories and plays written by kids for kids! Great for all ages 4 and up.

04/18/2017 - 2:24pm

Rorschach Theatre has Pay-What-You-Can performances of FORGOTTEN KINGDOMS by Randy Baker April 21 – 28. Pay-What-You-Can tickets must be purchased at the door for each performance. Synopsis: On a small island in Indonesia, a wooden house balances on stilts over a churning sea. In this house Reverend David Holiday tries to convert a skeptical young local whose fate has become improbably intertwined with his own. At stake this night is the life of the young man’s father, the future of this island’s ancient culture and the happiness of an American family caught between worlds. As the night turns into morning, the fate of David’s haunted young son becomes the biggest question of all.

04/18/2017 - 2:20pm

Imagination Stage announced that Artistic Director, Janet Stanford, has been awarded the 2017 Harold Oaks Award (Individual) by Theatre for Young Audiences/USA (TYA/USA). The award, presented at the One Theatre World in May, is to acknowledge the significant contributions of individuals and organizations in the Theatre for Young Audiences field in the US. The Harold Oaks Awards ask how nominees have contributed to the artistic development of the field of Theatre for Young Audiences, how they’ve brought national recognition to the field, how they’ve contributed to and interacted with their local community, and how they’ve contributed to a global/diverse understanding of the field of Theatre for Young Audiences. CONGRATULATIONS!

04/17/2017 - 2:00pm

Upcoming at Keegan Theatre: Workshop Reading of WEST BY GOD on April 23 3pm. WEST BY GOD is a funny, heartwarming, and gut-wrenchingly honest new play, by West Virginia native and Keegan company member Brandon McCoy, that challenges and examines the meaning of home. Free talk-back after the reading. $5 general admission.

04/17/2017 - 10:58am

Shakespeare's Birthday Open House is coming up on Sun, Apr 23, 12-4pm, at Folger Shakespeare Library. The day includes stage combat demonstrations, Elizabethan crafts, and birthday cake for all and a special appearance by Queen Elizabeth I herself. Tour the Folger Library reading rooms and see musical and theatrical performances. Food trucks will be stationed in Puck’s Circle. FREE.

04/17/2017 - 10:31am

Solas Nua has a Free Play Reading April 17, 7pm at Kelly's Irish Times (14 F Street NW near Union Station) of Here Comes the Night by Rosemary Jenkinson set in East Belfast, November 1966 and May 2016. Featuring Joseph Carlson, Madeleine Carr, Matthew Ward, Sara Corey, Sasha Olinick and directed by Thomas Keegan.

04/11/2017 - 3:32pm

Round House Theatre has Pay-What-You-Can performances of OR, starring Holly Twyford on Thurs, April 12 7:30pm (with a post-show discussion) and Sat, April 15 2pm. With echoes of Restoration comedy, this playful farce is a rush of madcap antics and rollicking intrigue.

04/09/2017 - 1:13pm

Broadway Sings - the acclaimed concert series that takes a pop icon and flips their music to create brand new, unique arrangements and orchestrations - comes to DC. On April 15th at Sixth & I check out Broadway Sings Beyonce & Bruno Mars, which features new versions of songs you love by Beyoncé and Bruno Mars! The performers include Corey Mach (Wicked, Godspell, Rent), Sydney Morton (Evita, Jersey Boys, American Psycho), Jelani Remy (The Lion King, High School Musical), and Natalie Weiss (Wicked, Everyday Rapture). Producer/director/performer Corey Mach recently performed in Signature Theatre's world premiere of Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing with Debra Monk.

04/06/2017 - 2:02pm

In conjunction with it's presentation of Nilaja Sun's PIKE STREET set on the Lower East Side of NYC, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company is holding a Block Party on Sat, April 8 (10am-3pm). Expect Live Performances from Double Nickels Theatre Company and The Sanctuaries Improv Team, Backstage Theater Tours, Food Truck Fare (parked outside the theatre), theatre concession stand selling mimosas, Door Prizes including Gift Certificates to nearby restaurants and Tickets to future Woolly shows, Games. No charge to attend. PIKE STREET runs thru 4/23.

03/31/2017 - 9:54am

On April 10 at Source Theatre, Rainbow Theatre Project presents Historias, a piece of devised theater about what it means to be a Hispanic/Latino LGBTQ young adult in today’s society using the personal stories and experiences of the performers combined with some of today’s most important issues. The cast includes Skye Ellis, Josue Lemus, Johnny Maldonado, Ariela Sirota, and Marlowe Vilchez.

03/30/2017 - 4:28pm

This Saturday, bring your family to the Folger Shakespeare Library and get to know some of Shakespeare's famous fools. Children ages 5 to 14 and their families are invited to join attend the first Saturday of each month to have fun learning and sharing Shakespeare’s language and experiencing the Folger. (10-11am: Ages 5-7. 11am-12pm: Ages 8-14). FREE!

03/30/2017 - 2:19pm

Coming up April 9 at 7:30pm...a special evening with Helen Hayes Award-nominated actress Katie McManus returning to the Keegan Theatre stage with an eclectic evening of show tunes, pop hits, jazz, big band, and more. Katie is delighted to return to the Keegan stage for this special evening of music, mayhem and, hopefully, some kisses! Katie's last shows with Keegan were The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and RENT. This past winter, she performed in Signature Theatre's Titanic and Blues in The Night at Creative Cauldron.

03/28/2017 - 4:45pm

On April 1, LiveArtDC presents their fourth annual 24-Hour Playmaking Fundraiser Event - LiveArt in a Day! On March 31, 4 playwrights will each be randomly assigned the following elements - One director, Four actors, A prop, A DC landmark. Playwrights have until Saturday morning to turn around a script, which is then given to their director and actors. Those teams then have roughly 9 hours to take the play from “words on a page” to “live performance.” At 7pm on April 1 at the Anacostia Arts Center the shows hit the stage!

03/28/2017 - 3:05pm

The Actors' Center presents a free Staged Reading of "Everything in the Garden" by Edward Albee, directed by Clare Shaffer, on Monday April 3rd at 7pm at the Black Box Theatre in Silver Spring (8641 Colesville Rd). The cast includes Jennifer Hopkins, Devin Horne, Bill Hurlbut, Sarah Holt, Henry Niepoetter, Craig Houk, Angie Snyder, Phil Bufithis, Maura Claire Harford, Mickey MacIntyre, Pamela Kasenetz and Kelli Rademacher.

03/28/2017 - 1:11pm

Signature Theatre's SigWorks: Monday Night New Play Readings at Ali’s Bar next features The Reapers on Woodbrook Avenue by Mardee Bennett on Mon, April 3 at 7PM (Free-No reservations required). Spanning three decades, The Reapers on Woodbrook Avenue ushers us into the world of the Reapers, a West Baltimore family beginning in July 1976. From the stoop of her row home, matriarch Loretta Reaper prepares for the arrival of famed preacher Al Strickland. But this Sunday has brought along with it a rash of violent break-ins and Loretta is forced to consider how far she’ll go to protect her property. In 2008 we find Loretta’s great-grandson living in Charleston, South Carolina where he must reclaim the land that was promised to and stolen from his ancestors.

03/21/2017 - 2:23pm

Pay-What-You-Can performances of Nilaja Sun’s virtuosic performance in her off-Broadway hit PIKE STREET are Mon/Tues March 27 & 28 at 8pm at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. From the one-woman dynamo of the solo show No Child comes a rich slice of Puerto Rican immigrant life.On the Lower East Side, a mother works hard to keep the electricity flowing for her daughter’s respirator while a hurricane looms nearby. As she prepares for disaster, a vibrant host of characters—a decorated war veteran, her ne’er-do-well father, her octogenarian downstairs neighbor—bring new meaning to the phrase “it takes a village.”

03/21/2017 - 2:16pm

ArtChangeUS@Kennedy National Conversations launches TONIGHT, March 21 with a dialogue between Common and Chinaka Hodge. Their conversation will focus on the role of the artist in transforming times and how cultural movements propel social movements. Okayplayer and the Kennedy Center partner to livestream this interactive conversation on Facebook Live and Okayplayer.com. ArtChangeUS@Kennedy National Conversations is a series of dialogues between prominent artists and pivotal change-makers who are advancing a pluralistic vision of America. Future conversations to look forward to include: April 24th, Water is Life: Living our Legacy; May 22nd, Community Organizing and Movement Building; June 5th, Immigration; July 11, Placekeeping and Urbanism; (August TBD) Cultural Community Benefits Principles; (September TBD), Mass Incarceration and Detention.

03/17/2017 - 4:56pm

On Wed, March 22 from 11am-5pm, the Arts, Humanities and Creative Economy sectors will be taking over the Wilson building as part of ARTS ACTION DC's 2017 Advocacy Day. Their goal is to have a delegation representing Arts, Humanities and the Creative Economy meeting with each Councilmember/staff to discuss our priorities. Follow the link to register to participate and show your support! ARTS ACTION DC fights for legislative and regulatory policies that support Arts, Culture, Humanities, and the Creative Economy. Our ultimate goal is to ensure that Washington, DC is an arts-invested city that’s inclusive and support all sectors of the Creative Economy.

03/17/2017 - 1:46pm

Celebrate World Theatre Day with Performances from South Africa, Sweden, and the US of an American Classic. Join The Lab for Global Performance and Politics for a one-night only event - Dreams Deferred: Crossing Continents and Cultures with A Raisin in the Sun - Monday, March 27 7:30pm (FREE, but ticketed event). Dreams Deferred embodies the resonance of the 1959 Broadway play A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry in three different cultural contexts – South Africa, Sweden, and the United States – as well as the larger cross-current themes of racial equality and justice, the Civil Rights Movement and Apartheid. The evening will include scenes from A Raisin in the Sun and other pieces artistically inspired by the monumental legacy of Hansberry’s play, a discussion with Swedish director Josette Bushell-Mingo, OBE and international artists and experts, moderated by Prof. Soyica Colbert, as well as the US World Theatre Day address from Kwame Kwei-Armah, OBE.

03/17/2017 - 12:09pm

Spooky Action Theater presents a FREE fully-staged workshop reading of The Orbit of Mercury by Bob Bartlett, directed by KenYatta Rogers. Part of the New Works in Action, the play will be presented as Sat, March 25 and Sun, March 26. Mercury's future is bright – basketball star at prep school, recruited by top colleges nationwide. But right now Mercury’s orbit is wobbling, retrograde in fact. Returning to unfamiliar inner-city haunts, he meets a girl who remembers all about the past that he forgot. Spirits of the place take shape, joining the retired white cop who raised him, to light Mercury’s way through an expanding universe.

03/15/2017 - 6:12pm

Round House Theatre presents its 15th Annual Sarah Metzger Memorial Play - BEACH WEEK, March 17-19. From playwright Diana Metzger comes a hilarious play about the D.C.-area tradition of Beach Week, and what happens when a group of high school graduates only has seven days left to come to grips with the rest of their lives. The Round House Theatre Teen Performance Program is a pre-professional program for the next generation of theater artists. Round House gathers the region’s most creative young theater artists and provides mentorship to them as they work on a play at our theater. Students selected shadow productions on the RHT stage, attend events and master classes with RHT company members, and work closely with professional artists and practitioners at every step of the process. PLUS, thru their PLAY IT FORWARD program, all High School Students can see any regularly scheduled Round House performance for FREE during the season.

03/13/2017 - 1:39pm

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at Compass Rose Theater. March 16 through March 19 patrons are offered a complimentary bottle of beer or non-alcoholic beer before the production of God of Carnage (the production runs thru March 26).

03/08/2017 - 2:21pm

The Welders hold their annual fundraiser THE JOINT with a new twist this year. Join them March 31 at the Arts Club of Washington for their version of a game-night. Each room will feature a different game hosted by one of the Welder Producing Playwrights. Learn more about these artists, how they work and what they have planned for their production through play. You can wander through each room, observe games at play or get involved and play yourself. Plus there's a live and silent auction.

03/07/2017 - 12:29pm

Join Scena Theatre Wed March 8 (7:30pm) presenting a workshop production of Maxi Obexer's powerful take on the refugee crisis In Europe, ILLEGAL HELPERS, at the Embassy of Austria (3524 International Court, NW). The documentary-style play examines the plight of the illegal helpers who provide aid and shelter to migrants flooding Europe, even though assisting them is against the law. Event is FREE but registration encouraged.

03/06/2017 - 12:36pm

Pulitzer Prize winning playwright D.L. Coburn will be at MetroStage for his play The Gin Game on Wed, March 8 at 8pm and be part of a short talk-back following the performance. Half-price tickets to this performance are available with code "Talk Back."

03/01/2017 - 1:49pm

Live Garra Theatre presents SECRET LIVES, A PLAY READING SERIES Fri, March 3-8pm, Sat, March 4-8pm, Sun, March 5-3pm. They invite you to simply listen to an evening of storytelling of an endearing love affair and the bonds of family loyalty broken by hidden truths. Take heart.

03/01/2017 - 1:47pm

Monumental Theatre Company presents it's 3rd annual gender bender Fri, March 3 at 8pm at Cobalt. Prepare for a night of gender swapped musical theatre and pop song performances: guys sing girl’s songs and girls sing guy’s songs. With some of the best musical theatre performers in DC, a fabulous host, and drink specials all night- it's a night you can't miss. Directed by Jimmy Mavrikes and Michael Windsor, Musical Direction by John Henderson. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door with all you can drink specials during the show until 10pm.

02/16/2017 - 5:25pm

The Hub Theatre's annual Emerging Writers Festival highlights the work of local high school and college playwrights. Join them to take a first look at these amazing short plays that will be directed and performed by area theatre artists! EMERGING WRITERS - HIGH SCHOOL, February 25 at 2pm. EMERGING WRITERS - COLLEGE, February 25 at 4pm. Reserve your free tickets online. Performances at The New School of Northern Virginia in Fairfax VA.

02/10/2017 - 11:42am

Signature Theatre invites current college students and recent graduates to audition for OVERTURES, their 2-week intensive professional training program from June 19 - July 1, 2017. Students will refine their vocal performance, dance, acting and audition skills under the guidance of seasoned professionals. The program culminates in an audition for local professional casting directors and a fully-staged showcase for the public. Sign Up for In-Person Audition Times Begins: February 27, 2017. In-Person Auditions: March 25, 2017. Audition info here.

02/08/2017 - 11:38am

Sat, February 11 (2pm) at The Wheaton Library Interim Branch InterAct Story Theatre kicks off a monthly series of fun family safaris through books with Books Alive! Executive and Artistic Director Ali Oliver-Krueger will lead interactive workshops for kids and parents to explore a different age-appropriate children's book through creative drama, and then bring the books to life by acting them out in your own words. Best for ages 4 & up, FREE, but tickets are limited (register thru Wheaton Library Interim Branch to for tickets in-person or call 240-777-0678. Tickets will be available up to the program's start time while spaces remain. (Other upcoming dates: Saturday, March 18 & Saturday, April 22).

02/07/2017 - 8:32pm

On February 18 (8-10pm) six DC-area professional theatre companies will write, direct, rehearse and perform original plays based on similar themes in only 24 hours - then be presented at the 13th annual PLAY IN A DAY, a one-of-a-kind event produced by the Bethesda Urban Partnership and Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District at Imagination Stage. Participating theatre companies include: Adventure Theatre MTC (Glen Echo, MD); Flying V (Bethesda, MD); Imagination Stage (Bethesda, MD); Keegan Theatre (Washington, D.C.); Rorschach Theatre (Washington, D.C.) and Round House Theatre (Bethesda, MD). General admission tix $15. More information/advance tix - 301/215-6660 or Bethesda Urban Partnership.

02/07/2017 - 3:40pm

Peter and the Starcathcer at Constellation Theatre Company holds a Pay-What-You-Can preview Thurs, February 9, 8:30pm. All tickets for this performance available at the door on a first come, first served basis starting 1 hour before curtain.

02/02/2017 - 11:25am

The Gin Game at MetroStage in Alexandria, VA has Pay-What-You-Can performance's Thurs, 2/2 and Fri, 2/3 at 8pm - $10 min, cash only, at the door, no advance sales. The production starring Roz White and Doug Brown runs thru March 12.

01/31/2017 - 8:58pm

Monday February 6 at 7:30pm join We Happy Few Productions at The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop for a FREE staged reading of Henry IV (both parts). In true We Happy fashion, this adaptation combines the two parts of Shakespeare’s Henry IV into one play, in which the weight of war alters everyone, from kings and princes to tavern wenches and thieves. Adapted and directed by WHF co-founder Hannah Todd, this is the perfect way to get revved up to see their Henry V production this Spring. There will be drinks and a raffle as part of the reading evening.

01/31/2017 - 8:53pm

Great news for making theatre more inclusive. The Accessibility and Inclusion Initiative at Mosaic Theater Company ensures ALL PERFORMANCES of "Hooded: Or Being Black for Dummies" are fully accessible to Deaf and hard-of-hearing audience members at every performance via surtitles incorporated into the direction and design. The production runs at the Atlas til Feb. 19. The Accessibility Initiative is supported by the Weissberg Foundation, as part of their 2016-2019 Fund for Diversity in Theater—a $1,000,000 commitment to engage and expand new voices and audiences in DC-area theaters.

01/30/2017 - 12:35pm

Enjoy a Happy Hour Cabaret at the Shakespeare Theatre Company February 9 (6pm, Harman Center, Forum) in conjunction with their production of KING CHARLES III. This 'Happenings Happy Hour' event, Princes & Paupers, Royals & Rebels Cabaret with singer Barbara Papendorp and pianist Amy Conley. Their cabaret featuring songs by Lerner & Loewe, Jerome Kern, Stephen Sondheim and many others, explore the ongoing struggle between the haves and have-nots through the ages. Attend the free performance while enjoying a free Svedka cocktail courtesy of Happenings Happy Hours official liquor sponsor Svedka Vodka.

01/30/2017 - 12:32pm

Shakespeare Theatre Company presents the latest in their ReDiscovery Reading Series on Monday, January 30 (7:30pm) with HORACE. Focusing this year on plays about people in power, HORACE (written in 1640 by Pierre Corneille, author of The Liar), is a stirring and horrifying depiction of compromised morality at the highest levels of state. Seating is on a first-come basis. Reservations are required; reserve online or call 202-547-1122, option 4. Seating is general admission so patrons are encouraged to arrive early.

01/26/2017 - 12:35pm

Join Nu Sass Productions at their upcoming Kostume Karaoke event at Solly's Tavern (1942 11th St NW) on Fri Jan 27, 8pm-1:30am. And they're designating this as a fundraiser for TheatreWashington. The more you drink and tip, the more you'll help support them as we supports all theatres in the DC area. Come in costume or dazzle the crowd in one of the zany outfits provided on site. You’ve never seen karaoke like this before! Thanks to Nu Suss!

01/25/2017 - 1:39pm

CulturalDC’s Source Festival is holding open non-Equity auditions to cast for the 2017 Source Festival - 9am-5pm on January 30 & 31 at Source (1835 14th St NW). DEADLINE to submit audition form: JANUARY 26 at 11:59PM. Source Festival plays will be run in rep throughout the Festival from June 9–July 2. All roles are paid and non-Equity. Actors of all demographics, including transgender and genderqueer actors, are encouraged to apply.

01/25/2017 - 1:17pm

Round House Theatre announced an update on performances for their production of Caroline, or Change: The preview week schedule has been modified so that the Pay-What-You-Can performances are now Thurs, Jan. 26 & Wed, Feb. 1. The previously scheduled performances on Jan. 25 at 7:30pm and Jan. 28 at 2pm have been cancelled. Don't miss this award-winning musical starring Nova Y. Payton.

01/24/2017 - 7:15pm

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company holds PayWhatYouCan performances of Baby Screams Miracle on Mon, Jan 30 and Tues, Jan 31 at 8pm. Tickets are ONLY sold at the box office the evening of the performance, on sale at 6pm, but lines form as early as 4pm. Tickets for PWYC shows are not sold online. The production stars company members Sarah Marshall, Kate Eastwood Norris and Cody Nickell with Caroline Dubberly.

01/24/2017 - 7:10pm

The Hub Theatre holds their annual New Play Festival this weekend January 28 & 29 which includes reading of new works - THE FOUND DOG RIBBON DANCE
by Dominic Finocchiaro, AQUIESCE by David Yee and THE LOCALS - a new addition to the Fest. DC Area Playwrights will write a 10 minute play about Home & Hope in the morning. The Hub will then rehearse the new play and perform it that evening for our audiences! All in one day. All by local playwrights. Tickets are FREE.

01/17/2017 - 2:47pm

On Wed, January 18 7:30pm at Shakespeare Theatre's Lansburgh Theatre, the event WE ARE NOT DONE YET will take place. It's an original multimedia performance by veterans directed by acclaimed actor Jeffrey Wright about the intersection of grief, trauma, and survival in civilian and combat settings. The performance is a culmination of a workshop hosted by the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore. The evening will also include performances by contemporary dancer Tiffanie Carson, violinist Patmore Lewis, poet/author Seema Reza, vocalist Be Steadwell, six-string electric cellist Wytold, and short films by Syrian youth refugees. Seating is on a first-come basis. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED HERE

01/17/2017 - 2:30pm

Several DC area theatres are participating in The Ghostlight Project, on January 19. Groups will gather outside theatres to create a "light" for dark times ahead, and to make, or renew, a pledge to stand for and protect the values of inclusion, participation, and compassion for everyone tegardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, age, gender identity, or sexual orientation. You can connect with Creative Cauldron in Falls Church, Convergence Theatre in Bethesda and in DC, Folger Theatre, Mosaic Theater Company of DC, Shakespeare Theatre Company and Theater J. Check theatre websites or Facebook pages for details.

01/12/2017 - 2:53pm

In conjunction with their production of Copenhagen, Theater J has a myriad of discussions planned during the run. This Sun, January 15 after the show at 4:30pm will be "Nuclear Warfare Today" a panel discussion which will dive into the many different questions swirling around the issue of modern nuclear warfare. Panelists:
• Matt Nosanchuck: former Associate Director of Public Engagement who served as the liaison to the American Jewish community and on international issues under President Obama.
• Mary Lasky: Program manager at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

01/12/2017 - 2:50pm

Did you know that the award-winning film MOONLIGHT is adapted from a play by Tarell Alvin McCraney - IN MOONLIGHT BLACK BOYS LOOK BLUE? His work has been produced locally numerous times at Studio Theatre and he'll return there in July with WIG OUT! Learn more here

01/11/2017 - 2:25pm

FREE event January 11 at 7pm at Folger Shakespeare Library. A staged reading of Lauren Gunderson's new play THE BOOK OF WILL about the creation of Shakespeare's First Folio, directed by Eleanor Holdridge. It's free but requires reservations. Cast includes Desiree Chappelle, JaBen Early,Chris Dinolfo, Shanara Gabrielle, Chris Genebach, Mitchell Hébertt, Brandon McCoy, Cody Nickell, Kate Eastwood Norris, Ashley Smith, Erin Weaver. Info/reservations at Folger website

01/11/2017 - 1:29pm

Join Monumental Theatre Company on January 14 for a reading of Smarty Pants: A New Musical by Bridget Grace Sheaff and Theodore Bartemes, Directed by Sarah Frances Williams. Tickets are PayWhatYouCan - donations are appreciated. Location: Catholic University Music School, John Paul Hall. Further info on Monumental's Facebook page

01/06/2017 - 12:55pm

Round House Theatre has announced that the legendary Ben Vereen will headline their annual Gala Concert on May 13. This one-night only special benefit with the Tony Award winner whose career spans over 40 years of legendary performances on Broadway, film, and television. See him on stage at Round House performing a unique blend of song and dance, stories of his life, a tribute to Broadway and more! Guests will enjoy mingling, bidding on live auction prizes, and savoring delightful desserts at our biggest event of the year.

01/06/2017 - 12:51pm

Join We Happy Few on January 16 at Southern Efficiency (7th St NW) for A Midnight Dreary. What started as a staged reading of The Cask of Amontillado commissioned by Mockingbird Hill has grown to 3 Poe stories that travel through all three Drink Company bars - Southern Efficiency, Mockingbird Hill, and Eat the Rich. And each story will feature a drink pairing from bartender Paul Taylor. Limited capacity, so get your tickets soon.

01/04/2017 - 12:44pm

Mosaic Theater Company of DC will hold a Pay-What-You-Can performance of Philip Dawkins' CHARM on Thursday 1/5 at 8pm; purchase in advance online at the door, based on availability. There will also be a free discussion following the show - “From Street to Stage” with Ari Roth, Mosaic Theater Artistic Director; KenYatta Rogers, Associate Director of Charm and DC-based Actor and Charm Community Consultants Tracye Redd, Black Youth Project 100 DC Chapter and Rebecca Kling, Artist and Educator. Charm runs til January 29.

01/04/2017 - 12:39pm

Catch an upcoming Pay-What-You-Can performance of Michael Frayn's Copenhagen at Theater J. Pay-What-You-Can tickets are on-sale now for Thursday 1/5 and Sunday 1/8 at 7:30pm or purchase at the door. PLUS, there are $30 previews Friday and Saturday). Copenhagen features Sherri Edelen, Tim Getman, and Michael Russotto directed by Eleanor Holdridge and runs til January 29.

01/04/2017 - 12:35pm

GALA Hispanic Theatre holds their traditional Three Kings Day Celebration (Fiesta de los Reyes Magos) Sunday, January 8 at 11:30am and 2pm, featuring the Magi, live animals, local performers, a walk through the neighborhood, and gifts for every child. Free for the entire family. Tickets distributed at the GALA box office at 10am for the 11:30am show and at noon for the 2pm show on a first-come, first serve basis. Maximum 6 tickets per person in line.

12/20/2016 - 9:03pm

CulturalDC announced plans for their 10th Anniversary of the Source Festival. The 2017 Festival is a celebration of some the best plays debuted at the Festival over the last decade and runs June 9–July 2, 2017. Playwrights are invited to submit 10-Min scripts specifically related to COVERT CATALYSTS, a theme derived from PERFECT ARRANGEMENT, a hot from 2013 that will receive a new production. Seeking plays that examine an instant of revolution (on a macro or micro level) in an unexpected way. Submission deadline - Jan 6, 2017 (5PM EST). The six 10-Minute Plays chosen for production will be announced in March. For submission instructions and eligibility guidelines, visit the Source Festival website.

12/20/2016 - 8:58pm

GALA Hispanic Theatre will present their Paso Nuevo Youth Program winter show Aliens: Our Story of the Human Race, an original work about what makes us human to be staged at GALA's theatre on Friday, January 13 at 8pm. This is a FREE event recommended for all ages.

12/20/2016 - 8:52pm

Teatro de la Luna will present their Bilingual Children's Theatre Festival on January 14 to kick off 2017. The event is from 11am-5pm; six hours of continuous theatre, magic, dance, music and other activities, including the bilingual play APRENDIENDO JUNTOS / DROP IN, NOT OUT.

12/20/2016 - 8:50pm

Shakespeare Theatre Company has announced that it has extended the musical The Secret Garden - now playing thru January 8.

12/20/2016 - 8:48pm

MetroStage has added extra performances of Fully Committed starring Tom Story on Tuesdays Dec. 20 & 27 at 8pm, plus a twilight shows Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve at 5pm.

12/20/2016 - 8:44pm

Head to Creative Cauldron for Passport to the World January 7-29, a unique series that celebrates the music and dance of cultures around the world featuring traditional music and dance bands along with fusion bands and contemporary artists that draw inspiration from world music.

12/12/2016 - 4:19pm

Head to NextStop Theater for A Showgirl Christmas December 17 at 9pm. Featuring “Catch Me If You Can” cast members Carolyn Burke, Corrine Holland, Patricia Targete, plus "Holiday Expert" Shaina Murphy, they're back to celebrate the holidays the only way they know how: with unbridled enthusiasm, a slight lack of self-awareness, and copious amounts of holiday beverages from NextStop’s Bar Car. Be a part of the “live studio audience” for carols, holiday cheer, and maybe even some special guests!

12/12/2016 - 4:05pm

Join Synetic Theater's Sleeping Beauty cast members and ballerinas, Chanel Smith and Eliza Smith, in a FREE Ballet workshop December 18 where you will experience the movement, grace, and beauty of this beloved magical fairytale. For more information and to RSVP, contact tori@synetictheater.org

12/08/2016 - 11:32am

Rorschach Theatre returns with their annual Klecksography, this one subtitled A VERY PAGAN CHRISTMAS. Created by more than three dozen theatre artists, the show’s seven stories – about holiday celebrations and their pagan beginnings - are all written and staged during a one-week process.Performances Sat, December 10 ONLY with four showings (7pm, 7:45pm, 8:30pm, 9:15pm; shows are 90 minutes and overlap) at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. Plus a 6pm Happy Hour. Tix: $20; Students and Seniors $15.

12/07/2016 - 4:38pm

MetroStage presents Fully Committed starring Tom Story from Dec. 8 to Jan. 8. Check our the PayWhatYouCan performance on Thurs, Dec. 8 or meet the playwright, Becky Mode, at the Wed, Dec. 14 performance.

12/04/2016 - 12:46pm

On Dec. 14 (7-8:15pm), join Arena Stage for an exclusive Q&A event with their Resident Playwright Ayad Akhtar - facilitated by Deputy Artistic Director Seema Sueko. This event is free, but requires reservation. Ayad Akthar's distinguished body of work includes Disgraced, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2013 and Tony Award nominated for Best Play in 2015, as well as The Who & the What and The Invisible Hand. For reservations, call 202-488-3300.

12/01/2016 - 2:51pm

Honor the life of Ebenezer Scrooge’s late colleague Jacob Marley at A Wake for Jacob Marley on December 17, a fundraiser for Unexpected Stage Company. Mingle over hot cocoa and cider with Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, the lesser-known (and less-effective) Ghost of Christmas mid-to-late evening, and more. Hear eulogies from those who knew him best. Listen to carolers sing favorite holiday songs. And enter the world of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol from a new perspective. Tickets $20, $15 for students.

12/01/2016 - 12:33pm

DC Native Florrie Bagel returns home this holiday season for a cabaret full of songs that make you want to cozy up by the fire. Monumental Theatre Company's WARM & TOASTY: A Florrie Bagel Cabaret on Mon, December 5 (7:30pm) features music direction by Andrew Gordon and backup vocals by Allie O'Donnell and Tiziano D'Affuso. Direction by Jimmy Mavrikes and Michael Windsor. In the Ark at Signature Theatre (Shirlington, VA) - and after the show, Monumental's 2017 season announcement and a reception.

12/01/2016 - 12:28pm

Desire some Tennessee Williams? Join Spooky Action Theater for The Yellow Bird, adapted and directed by Randolph Curtis Rand. Constructed of passages from four Tennessee Williams plays and short stories, The Yellow Bird dissects Alma Tutwiler's dreams, desires and disappointments.Two FREE New Works in Action Workshop performances Sat, Dec 3 (8pm) & Sun, Dec 4 (3pm) featuring Elizabeth Jemigan, Scott Sedar, Hilary Kacser, Lynn Sharp Spears, Matthew Marcus, Lisa Galperin, Rafael Sebastian, Annie Houston and Mary C Davis.

11/20/2016 - 1:15pm

On Dec. 4 following the matinee of Copenhagen (running 11/30-12/11), Perisphere Theater hosts a "Perisphere Salon: Spotlight on Copenhagen" event with Georgetown University professor Kathy Olesko leading a discussion of the ethical and historical implications of the real-life Copenhagen meeting during WWII.

11/19/2016 - 11:44am

Nu Sass's Nu Drafts 2.0 once again puts 6 new plays in 3 of H Street NE's best bars - because the best stories start with a drink. The short plays are presented in rep December 5 so you can see all 6 plays in one night. Plays (each 10-30 min) are fully-staged, site-specific one-acts crafted to fit in host bars. PayWhatYouCan non-ticketed event. Proceeds go towards Nu Sass' participation in the second Women’s Voices Theatre Festival. Full schedule published soon so that you can plan your evening. Following the shows, join Nu Sass for an after party at one of the host bars.

11/17/2016 - 3:33pm

Upcoming at The Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage: Broadway Tomorrow concerts, in conjunction with ASCAP, Friday 11/18 to Tuesday 11/22 featuring up and coming stars of Broadway including composer and lyricist Scott Evan Davis, playwright, producer, music and improv theater educator Sean Hartley, performers Ashleigh Rubenach and Stephen Ross Madsen and others. Millennium Stage performances are FREE at 6pm each day.

11/15/2016 - 5:19pm

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company has a Pay-What-You-Can performance of Second City's THE BLACK SIDE OF THE MOON Tuesday, November 15 at 8pm. Tickets are only sold at the box office the evening of the performance, on sale at 6pm, with lines forming as early as 4pm.

11/15/2016 - 3:34pm

Enter to win free tickets to the first preview performance of A Christmas Carol at Ford’s Theatre on Thursday, November 17th. Go to TodayTix to enter the mobile lottery. A Christmas Carol runs at Ford's Theatre thru December 31.

11/15/2016 - 3:21pm

Food & Friends is this year’s recipient of the Ford’s Theatre A Christmas Carol annual collection drive. The cast begins collecting donations of behalf of the Washington non-profit at the first performance November 17. Since 2009, the company of A Christmas Carol has raised more than $550,000 for Washington-area charities.

11/14/2016 - 5:25pm

Theater J has two Pay-What-You-Can performances of THE CHRISTIANS on Wed, November 16 & Thurs, November 17 at 7:30pm. Additionally, on 11/17 following the performance will be a panel discussion - Rupture & Reconciliation - an enlivening conversation about the ways in which theology – across faith traditions – has the ability to divide and unite us.

11/04/2016 - 12:06pm

The next reading from First Draft will be Richard Washer's The Silence of Other Voices on Mon, November 21 (7:30pm) at the Arts Club of Washington in Foggy Bottom and Tues, November 22 (7:30pm) at Theatre on the Run in Shirlington, VA. In the play, Don has retreated into a reclusive life in the country with his protective wife. The arrival of a young woman with questions and demands threatens to disrupt their lives and disturb the remains of a troubled past. Weaving poetry, lyricism and humor, this story explores the boundaries of imagination and the far-reaching power the past can have over our lives.

11/03/2016 - 4:21pm

WSC Avant Bard has Pay What You Will previews of it's new play TAME, a response to Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. Name your ticket price, any price, at the door for Thurs, Nov. 3 thru Sun, Nov. 6 at 7:30pm - or you can reserve a Pay What You Will ticket online in advance with a $10 minimum.

11/01/2016 - 5:37pm

POLITICS, REVOLUTION, AND ART: A THEATRICAL SYMPOSIUM takes place Sat, November 5 at 3pm at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, presented by The Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics around the US premiere of Kiss by Guillermo Calderón at Woolly Mammoth and the closing weekend of Olney Theatre's The Diary of Anne Frank, a classic play relevant now more than ever. Join artists, activists, policymakers, and thought leaders for an interdisciplinary symposium exploring the theatricality of global politics, featuring internationally celebrated Chilean playwright Guillermo Calderón (Kiss at Woolly Mammoth), this daylong event will explore the relationship between theatre, political activism, and global politics through in-depth panel discussions, a film screening, excerpts from Calderón’s other work, and more! Inspired by the questions that Kiss poses about global responsibility and the role of the artist as activist and interpreter.

10/28/2016 - 3:18pm

The Capital Fringe Festival is is now accepting applications for 2017. To encourage non-traditional, risk-taking productions into the 12th Annual Capital Fringe Festival July 6-31, they are adding in the Lottery of Chance. Applications received October 28 to November 11 at 11:59pm EST will automatically be accepted into the 2017 Fringe Festival. Each application received from November 12 to January 9 at 5pm EST will be entered into the Lottery of Chance.

10/27/2016 - 4:38pm

Ghost stories in a cemetery or in an historic church! Tales of Mystery and the Imagination Poems and Stories of Edgar Allan Poe are brought to you by Guillotine Theatre. Each year they gather to read works from America's 19th century Master of Horror. And every year something supernatural happens. Events are Fri, October 28 (7:30pm) at Grace Church Georgetown (1041 Wisconsin Ave, NW) and Sat, October 29 (7:30pm) in the Receiving Vault at Ivy Hill Cemetery (2823 King St, Alexandria VA 22302; Parking in the cemetery grounds). $10 suggested donation.

10/25/2016 - 11:43am

Join Synetic Theater for it's 10th Annual Vampire's Ball on Friday, October 28 (8pm) following a performance of their hellish adaptation of Dante's Inferno. After traveling the nine circles of hell with Dante, guests will dance the night away to music courtesy of Resident Composer and Halloween DJ, Konstantine Lortkipanidze. The event will include an open bar, light appetizers, and a costume contest with fabulous Synetic prizes. Tickets $50-70.

10/21/2016 - 5:42pm

On Saturday October 29 at 5pm in the Great Hall, The Atlas Performing Arts Center will host a presentation of The Every28Hours Plays. Produced by Every28Hours producer, Jeff Kirkman III and curated and directed by Sandra Holloway, Artistic Director of the Atlas' City@Peace program, the event will be performed by DC’s City@Peace members and alumni. Interactive talkback follows. Supported in partnership with Woolly Mammoth Theater, part of a national civil rights theater initiative. Joining forces with theaters and universities around the nation this month, Atlas’ City@Peace Program, whose roots are in social justice, will give voice to the heartache and the heartbeat that make up the collection of these plays confronting the murdering of black bodies by police and vigilantes.

10/20/2016 - 11:49am

Only 3 more chances to experience Pinky Swear Productions' Pinky Dreadful. Part fundraiser, part hell-raiser, they're taking on Halloween with blood-curdling stories, creepy performance art, and an old-school Halloween party, Pinky Swear-style. Only 20 tickets per date in various locations in Petworth, Falls Church and Eastern Market. Admission includes performance, refreshments, and hob-nobbin' with goblins and ghouls. Costumes mandatory! Don't have one? Rent one of theirs at the door!

10/19/2016 - 5:31pm

Come to Spooky Action Theater's Pay-What-You-Can performances of RAMEAU'S NEPHEW Thursday October 20 & Friday October 21 at 8pm. Tickets at the door or make advance reservations online for $10 minimum.

10/17/2016 - 3:54pm

Come to Pallas Theatre Collective's first ever Cabaret: Miscast/Open Mic night, Friday, October 21 at Caos on F (923 F St. NW). Doors open at 6 pm, entertainment begins at 7pm. Come for a beer, sing a miscast musical theatre tune along side various Collective members.

10/12/2016 - 3:12pm

Studio Theatre patrons can see a great show and support a great cause. Purchase tickets to Staceyann Chin's MotherStruck through the TodayTix app and they'll donate $5/ticket to two charities of Staceyann's choice, Whitman-Walker Health, from October 12 through October 16, and Planned Parenthood, from October 19 through October 23. Learn more on TodayTix.

10/11/2016 - 5:45pm

The International Centre for Women Playwrights has honored area theatres Imagination Stage, NextStop Theatre Company, Rep Stage, Round House Theatre, Theater Alliance and Baltimore's CenterStage with its 50/50 Applause Award, which is given to theaters that produce fifty percent or more plays by women playwrights in their 2015–2016 season. They are among 107 theatres around the world to receive the 50/50 Applause Award. The mission of the International Centre for Women Playwrights is to promote and support women dramatists around the world. The 50/50 Applause Award was created in 2012 to increase awareness and congratulate theatres that produce plays by female playwrights.

10/03/2016 - 12:32pm

Signature Theatre has announced their second annual SigWorks: Musical Theater Lab open call for submissions. Two musicals will be chosen for a two-week development workshop during the summer of 2017, and each project will receive public readings at the end of each week. The projects, under leadership of Signature’s Director of New Works Joe Calarco, will work with a director, music director, professional actors, a stage manager, and a dramaturge. Accepting submissions of musicals that have not been professionally produced until December 1. For guidelines and requirements.

10/03/2016 - 12:20pm

Live Garra Theatre has Pay-What-You-May performances Tues. 10/4 & Wed. 10/5 at 8pm for A Matter of Perspective. Tickets for a $5 minimum available at door, performances at the Silver Spring Black Box.

09/30/2016 - 11:23am

"Theatrical sELECTIONS" is a free, politically-charged play reading series presented Oct. 3 - Nov. 7 by Arena Stage, the Kennedy Center, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Signature Theatre and Studio Theatre. In the weeks leading up to the nation’s presidential election, these DC-area theatres will collaborate to bring politics and drama to the stage. Each theatre will host a reading of a play they feel reflects the country’s current political and social environment, and will consider political moments from burgeoning fascism in the 1930s to partisan horse-trading in modern America. Information & details at Shakespeare Theatre Company.

09/29/2016 - 3:01pm

On October 10, Round House Theatre and Olney Theatre Center are taking part in the AFTER ORLANDO new-play project. An anthology series of two- to five-minute works curated by Missing Bolts Productions and NoPassports Theatre Alliance, AFTER ORLANDO will present dramatic responses to the Pulse nightclub tragedy in theaters across the globe. Participate in this international conversation, a testament to the spirit of dialogue and debate that Tony Kushner honors and embodies in Angels in America. The event is FREE with suggested donations supporting the OneOrlando Fund, which directly distributes aid to victims’ families and survivors in an open, transparent, and fair manner. More info.

09/23/2016 - 3:09pm

Join the casts from past musicals at Keegan Theatre and guest artists as they join the national rally to end gun violence on Sunday, Sept. 25 11am-8pm in Logan Circle. As part of the Concert Across America to End Gun Violence, the full day will feature concerts, theatre and spoken word performances, art installations, and activism. Info on Facebook

09/20/2016 - 10:29am

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company brings back solo performer Mike Daisey and THE TRUMP CARD Oct. 25-30. Mike Daisey takes on the reigning world heavyweight of self-mythologizing, the short-fingered vulgarian who captured a nation’s heart through bullying, charm, one-syllable explosions, and occasionally telling the brutal truth: Donald J. Trump.

09/14/2016 - 11:27am

The National Players, America's longest running touring company, based at Olney Theatre Center, presents THE GIVER Sept. 14 - 25. This modern classic, adapted by Eric Coble from the Newberry Award-winning book by Lois Lowry, explores the risks and rewards of a full life. The Giver speaks to all ages, from elementary audiences to adults.

09/14/2016 - 11:07am

City Kids Theater, a children's theater and learning center in Georgetown, in partnership with The National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, presents CASHELL ALLEY: Kids Kick It Old School by Ray Ficca and Raya Kenney on Sept. 24, 25, Oct. 1 & 2. Performances at Georgetown Lutheran Church
1556 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, tickets are $15.

09/14/2016 - 11:01am

In conjunction with their production of Blackberry Daze, MetroStage will host three cabarets by performers from the production on Mondays at 7:30pm. TC Carson Sept 26, Roz White October 3 and Yvette Spears October 10. Tickets are $25, or purchase all three for Call 703-548-9044 to reserve, tickets cash only.

09/13/2016 - 10:54am

Signature Theatre announces 5 new plays for it's SigWorks program. The five new plays by DC area playwrights chosen out of 139 submissions will be presented as part of the SigWorks: Monday Night New Play Reading’s at Ali’s Bar series. The plays and playwrights include Alabaster by Audrey Cefaly, Dogwood Cross by Michael Trottier, The Homecoming by Dani Stoller, The Reapers on Woodbrook Avenue by Mardee Bennett and Swimming with Whales by Bob Bartlett. Each reading is free (no reservations) and will be followed by a dialogue with the audience and the artists. The first reading, Alabaster, is October 3.

09/08/2016 - 6:28pm

Rorschach Theatre presents A BID TO SAVE THE WORLD by Erin Bregman with Pay-What-You-Can performances on September 9 & 10 at 8pm and September 11 at 3pm. Purchase PayWhatYouCan tickets at the door only - box office at the Atlas Performing Arts Center opens one hour before show time.

09/08/2016 - 12:55pm

Susan Derry and the National Broadway Chorus present "And There Was Music" September 10 & 17 at 8PM at Creative Cauldron. After performing in various productions at Creative Cauldron, Susan now she takes the stage with the National Broadway Chorus, DC's busiest new vocal ensemble, for a very special Cabaret under the direction of Warren Freeman.

08/31/2016 - 2:14pm

Theater J presents THE LAST SCHWARTZ by Deborah Zoe Laufer with Pay-What-You-Can performances on September 7 & 8 at 7:30pm. You can purchase pre-sale pay-what-you-can tickets online now or simply pay at the door starting at 6 PM each evening.

08/30/2016 - 11:21am

Helen Hayes Award recipient Rick Foucheux reprises his performance in O'Neill's HUGHIE in an OCTOBER 30 benefit performance to support Quotidian Theatre Company. Foucheux is joined by QTC favorites David Dubov and Steve LaRocque in a performance for which he received a Helen Hayes Award nomination in 2001 with the Washington Stage Guild. Click here for tickets.

08/29/2016 - 4:50pm

A great deal from Mosaic Theater Company of DC and TodayTix. All season long, a limited number of $12 Rush tickets will be available to every performance day, on a first-come, first-served basis. To unlock this feature, the theater simply requests that you spread the word on social media after downloading the TodayTix app. See details HERE.

08/25/2016 - 4:21pm

Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts & CulturalDC invite the DMV performing arts community "Contracts, Negotiations and Collaborative Agreements for Performing Artists," a meet-up, panel discussion, and networking event on Wed, August 31 (7–9pm) at CulturalDC’s Meade Theatre Lab @ Flashpoint (916 G Street NW). There will be a Q&A portion. Attendees are encouraged to come with questions. Refreshments will be served. Pre-registration required for $15 ($5 for WALA or CulturalDC members) HERE.

08/25/2016 - 12:37pm

On Friday, August 26, Toby’s Dinner Theatre will host the second of a series, The MAIN Thing: Cabaret, in support of EC Partnership which is organized to help rebuild the recently flooded Ellicott City. The post-show cabaret begins at 11pm with a $10 cash cover at the door. Drink coupons are also sold. All proceeds go to EC Partnership.
The series kicked off August 19 with the MAIN Thing Cabarets and Toby's donation buckets yielding over $6000 for EC Partnership. August 26 will include Felicia Curry, Heather Beck, Larry Munsey, Kelli Blackwell, Rob McQuay, Carole Graham Lehan, Jeff Shankle, & Chris Youstra, among others, plus a teaser from Toby’s upcoming Sister Act.

08/24/2016 - 11:36am

The Theatre Communications Group is spreading the word about its Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships Program, giving actors a chance for artistic growth in collaboration with TCG member theatres around the country. Online applications are accepted through noon on August 30.

08/19/2016 - 2:42pm

On August 27 and 28, Spooky Action Theater presents FREE workshop readings of Motherless Children by Jenn Tash. Part of their New Works In Action series, Motherless Children is a fully-staged workshop. If you are interested in attending the event, email Steve at smkriz@spookyaction.org. Spooky Action performs at The Universalist National Memorial Church at 1810 16th St. NW (at S St).

08/18/2016 - 1:30pm

Sunday, Aug 28, noon-6pm, Arena Stage is celebrating the new 2016/17 season with a full day of FREE family-friendly activities inspired by two of this season’s most anticipated productions — Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel and Lookingglass Theatre Company’s Moby Dick. Guests of all ages can try their luck on the midway with classic fair games run by Arena Stage’s finest barkers, marvel as aerialists from Gwynne with Wings Aerial Entertainment perform death-defying feats overhead and enjoy carnival inspired food and drink as they stroll down the lobby promenade. Plus kids will love the giant “Carousel” bounce house and petting zoo. Throughout the day there will be special season discounts, prizes and so much more!

08/17/2016 - 12:15pm

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 - 11:35am

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 - 1:40pm

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 - 2:12pm

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 - 10:55am

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 - 3:06pm

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 - 3:54pm

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 - 3:53pm

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 - 3:51pm

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 - 10:48am

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 - 12:33pm

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 - 12:39pm

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 - 12:02pm

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 - 11:10am

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 - 10:46am

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:
tori@synetictheater.org

06/28/2016 - 3:52pm

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 - 1:31pm

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 - 10:11am

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 - 12:54pm

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 - 10:57am

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.

06/20/2016 - 5:19pm

Spooky Action Theater will have 2 free workshop presentations of Motherless Children by Jenn Tash on Sat, August 27 (8pm) & Sun, August 28 (3pm) as part of it's New Works in Action Program. These are fully-staged, scripts in hand presentations. Donations welcome.

06/20/2016 - 11:53am

During the run of An Octoroon, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company will host free facilitated conversations and discussions focused on the themes of the play following most performances which run til June 26.

06/20/2016 - 11:47am

The Cambria by Donal O'Kelly will have a reading by Solas Nua Mon, June 20 at 7pm
at Kelly's Irish Times near Union Station. The Cambria was a trans-Atlantic paddle-steamer and on in 1845, among the passengers was an escaped slave called Frederick Douglass. His just-published life story had become a bestseller. He was forced to flee the US with a price on his head. He sought asylum in Ireland.

06/14/2016 - 12:51pm

Folger Theatre's Brews & Banter Pre-Show Talk will be Thurs, June 16 at 6:30pm. Before the show, quench your thirst and join this small group conversation with District Merchants cast members Dani Stoller and William Vaughan. $15, with beer and light fare included.

06/10/2016 - 12:40pm

The National Theatre's 2016-17 Season will include the Washington Premiere Of
Five-Time Tony Award-Winner Fun Home and 20th Anniversary Tour of the hit musical RENT.

06/07/2016 - 6:40pm

Arena Stage is seeking proposals from theater companies, ensembles and individual artists interested in participating in the 2016/17 Kogod Cradle Series. Proposals are due July 15, 2016 for consideration for the 2016/17 season. Application/info at the Arena Stage site.

06/07/2016 - 10:52am

Taffety Punk Theatre Company in conjunction with Wolf Trap Opera present Hear Lucrece (in English). Lucrece's shockingly resonant story is presented in various forms to raise awareness about violence against women and bring the activists and community together to promote positive action. June 11 ONLY, $10 donation,at St Stephen's (1525 Newton Street NW).

05/25/2016 - 1:01pm

Upcoming Pay-What-You-Can performances at area theatres include: Round House Theatre's The Who & The What May 25 & May 28, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company's An Octoroon May 30 & May 31, and Folger Theatre's District Merchants May 31.

05/24/2016 - 12:40pm

GALA Hispanic Theatre Opening Week Special! $20 Tickets to see the DC Premiere of El Paso Blue (in English) by Octavio Solís on Thursday, June 2; Friday, June 3; and Sunday, June 5 ONLY. Please call 202-234-7174 and mention discount at time of purchase. Click here to use the code PASO online.

05/11/2016 - 1:22pm

Signature Theatre is currently accepting submissions of full-length plays (no musicals) for the 2016/17 season of SigWorks: Monday Night New Play Readings Series. Submission Deadline: June 15, 2016. Click here for more information.

05/11/2016 - 1:10pm

The Puppet Co. presents The Fabulous World of Puppetry Workshop August 8-12. For ages 10-18. Click here for more info!

04/18/2016 - 5:30pm

Infinity Theatre Company announces 2016 Season directors! Click here for more.

04/08/2016 - 11:07am
04/05/2016 - 2:53pm

Register today for Imagination Stage's Summer Musical Production Camp starting July 18 - August 12! Click here for details!

03/17/2016 - 11:47am

Arena Stage announces the full company for BeBe Winans' Born for This. Click here for the full list!

03/14/2016 - 12:08pm

Creative Cauldron presents it's 6th Annual Passport to the World Concert Series April 2 – 23, 2016 at ArtSpace Falls Church. Click here for the full schedule.

03/09/2016 - 12:31pm
03/08/2016 - 12:19pm

Every Monday in April, Molotov Theatre Group presents its FREE The "Wickedly Good" Reading Series and Fundraiser. Click here to reserve a seat!

02/18/2016 - 1:49pm

Arena Stage announces it's 2016/17 Season! Click here for the full list of shows.

02/18/2016 - 1:20pm

Infinity Theatre Company returns to Annapolis with their production, Almost Heaven: Songs of John Denver. Click here to view the press release.

02/11/2016 - 12:59pm

Imagination Stage's Boxes, Boxes, Boxes! makes it's My First Imagination Stage theatre series return! Click here for more info!

02/11/2016 - 12:38pm

Shakespeare Theatre Company's Artistic Director, Michael Khan announces 2016–17 season. Click here for the full list of shows.

02/09/2016 - 11:39am

Arena Stage announces the complete cast for the D.C. premiere of All The Way. Check out the full cast list here.

01/19/2016 - 4:11pm

Camp Arena Stage is back again for its 12th year! Registration is already open! Click here for details!

01/19/2016 - 3:59pm

The National Society of Arts and Letters is pleased to announce the 2016 National Career Competition in Musical Theater for young people who have passed their 18th birthday but not yet reached their 26th birthday as of May 17th. Click here for details!

12/01/2015 - 12:47pm

Teaching Positions Available for Lenore Blank Kelner and Company's After School Drama Program: Creative Kids. Experience working with children, some theatre training, and a car required. Classes usually run one day per week, are 45-60 minutes between the hours of 2:00-5:00 PM ($26- 45 minute class/$33- 60 minute class). Email/Fax picture, resume, and cover letter to Creative Kids: FAX (301) 388-0176 / Creativekids@lbkcompany.com

05/04/2015 - 9:16am

New plays and musicals open in the Washington area every week. For this week's calendar - and complete show information - check out theatreWashington's listings at Opening This Week.

04/24/2015 - 2:27pm

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