Photo by Adam S. Lowe Photography

Venus Theatre Company's production of We Are Samurai

Photo by Donnie Biggs

Nora Achrati in Arts on the Horizon's production of Under the Canopy

Photo by Christopher O. Banks

Roz White, Bernardine Mitchell, and Ashley Ware Jenkins in MetroStage's production of Three Sistahs

Photo by Stan Barouh

Jon Hudson Odom and the ensemble of Olney Theatre Center's production of Colossal

Photo by Teresa Wood

Jayne Houdyshell and Delaney Williams in Arena Stage's production of The Shoplifters

  • African Continuum Theatre is proud to present Blaze of Horns II: African-American voices in brief, an evening of six new 10-minute play readings by African-American playwrights. Tickets are $15, and more information can be found here.

  • During the 2 p.m. performance of The Island of Dr. Moreau on Sunday, October 5th, childcare will be offered for $5 per child at Synetic Studio - right down the hall from the theater. Kids can be dropped off as early as 12 p.m. where they will play theatre games and do activities while parents see the performance.

  • Hope Operas, DC’s only serialized theatre festival, returns this October with five brand new shows. Held on Monday nights in October at the Comedy Spot, five original plays are presented in ten- to fifteen-minute episodes with this year's theme being District of the Damned!

  • A bit of New York City's East Village comes to Takoma Park on Saturday September 27 at 7:30 p.m. with La Bestia: Sweet Mother, An Immigrant's Tale. The performance will be held at the theater at the Takoma Park Community Center. Running time 50 minutes, including dance. Suggested donation: $10. CDs available for sale: $5. For more information, email

  • Forum Theatre is pleased to announce that the American Theatre Wing, best known as the creator of the Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards, has awarded the theatre with one of the 2014 National Theatre Company Awards.

  • In June, Arena Stage announced a national call for three-minute monologues held in conjunction with the world premiere of Our War. The contest brought in more than 150 entries, and the theater is pleased to announce the three winning monologues: Tree by Dave Lankford of New York, NY; Mary/Marcus by Sarah Pitard of London, UK; and The Peacock’s War by Lisa Sillaway of Wichita, KS.


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