Polaroid Stories


A visceral blend of classical mythology and real life stories told by young people living on the streets, Naomi lizuka's Polaroid Stories journeys into a dangerous world where myth-making fulfills a fierce need for transcendence; where storytelling has the power to transform a reality in which characters' lives are continually threatened and devalued. Inspired in part by Ovid's Metamorphoses, Polaroid Stories takes place on an abandoned pier on the outermost edge of a city, a way stop for dreamers, dealers and desperadoes, a no-man's land where runaways seek camaraderie, refuge and escape. Informed by interviews with young prostitutes and homeless teens, lizuka's language mixes poetry and profanity, imbuing the play with great theatrical force.

This play contains mature themes and language.

Presented by The Theatre Lab

Show Type
Running Time
120 minutes
(1 Intermission)
Appropriate For 16+ Price Ranges
$10 - $15

Discount Tickets Available Adults 60+, students with valid ID, and Theatre Lab members

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Box Office Phone: 202-824-0449

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 08/17/2018 - 08/17/2018
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Important Dates
Performer Role
Production Personnel
Randy Baker


Theater J
1529 16th Street NW, Washington , DC 20036
About the Venue:
Theater J is located inside the Washington DCJCC at 16th and Q St NW

Getting There

  • Dupont Circle (Red Line)
  • 3 blocks from Dupont; at 16th and Q St NW


  • Street parking
  • Paid garages
  • Paid lot


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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