Photo by Danisha Crosby

Tom Story and Jon Hudson Odom in the Round House Theatre/Olney Theatre Center production of Angels in America: Millennium Approaches

Photo by Margot Schulman

Rachel Zampelli and Maria Rizzo in Signature Theatre's The Gulf

Photo by Joshua McKerrow

Brian Keith MacDonald, Johnny Weissgerber & John Bellomo in Annapolis Shakespeare Theatre's The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

Photo by Scott Suchman

Ayana Workman and Andrew Veenstra n Shakespeare Theatre Company's Romeo and Juliet

Photo by Teresa Wood

Jacob Fishel & Erin Weaver (center) and the cast of Folger Theatre's Sense and Sensibility

  • 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.

  • POLITICS, REVOLUTION, AND ART: A THEATRICAL SYMPOSIUM takes place Sat, November 5 at 1pm 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


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