Photo by Kirstine Christiansen

Robert Biedermann and the cast of Toby's Dinner Theatre's production of The Pirates of Penzance

Photo by Jae Yi Photography

Lee Ordeman and Ellie Nicoll in SCENA Theatre's production of Shining City

Photo by Margot Schulman

Brynn O'Malley and Claybourne Elder in Signature Theatre's production of Sunday in the Park With George

Photo by Daniel Corey

Tori Boutin in Rorschach Theatre's production of She Kills Monsters

Photo by Christopher Piper

The Puppet Co.'s production of Little Red Riding Hood and the 3 Little Pigs

  • Theater J will have Pay-What-You-Can previews of Yentl on Thursday, August 28th, and Monday, September 1st at 7:30pm. The box office opens 90 minutes before curtain (first come, first served), and each performance will have a post-show discussion with Artistic Director Ari Roth.

  • Imagination Stage is offering sample classes (20 minutes in length). Click here more more information and to register.

  • Nominated by Constellation Theatre Company, Helen Hayes Award recipient Kendra Rai is one of just two theatre professionals in the country to receive a 2014 honorarium from the Princess Grace Foundation. The awards, bestowed in honor of the late actress Grace Kelly, recognize emerging American artists in theatre, dance, and filmmaking. Click here for the full story.

  • Ambassador Theater invites you to register for Studio Classes at Convergence in Alexandria, VA. The fall semester begins on September 27th - early bird registration runs through September 10th.

  • The Ford’s Theatre Society announced that auditions for children’s roles in the company’s production of A Christmas Carol will be held September 13 from 9am-12:30pm at the Ford’s Theatre Center for Education and Leadership (514 Tenth Street NW). Click here for more information.

  • Genna Davidson will host a puppetry workshop: The Elements of Bunraku on Sunday, August 24th from 1:30pm-5:30pm at banished? productions.


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