Photo by Scott Suchman

Rachel Mewbron and Avery Glymph in Shakespeare Theatre Company's Free For All presentation of The Tempest

Photo by Greg Mooney

Juan Winans, Kiandra Richardson & Deborah Joy Winans in Arena Stage's Born for This: The BeBe Winans Story

Photo by Jen Tidwell

The cast of Toby's Dinner Theatre's Hairspray

Photo by Michael Horan

Jacob Yeh, Ryan Carlo & Julia Klavans in Adventure Theatre MTC's Jumanji

Photo by Tina Revazi

Liam Forde in Studio Theatre's Hand to God

  • 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.

  • 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 Spooky Action performs at The Universalist National Memorial Church at 1810 16th St. NW (at S St).

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


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