What We've Heard

10/18/2018 - 6:54pm

Mark your calendar to get some cool costumes or props from the Shakespeare Theatre Company. Note: sale is at their space on 8th St SE, Barracks Row. Offerings will also include a variety of costumes, special props, furniture and countless other one-of-a-kind surprises made by STC’s brilliant artisans.

10/18/2018 - 5:50pm

Faction of Fools offers Pay-What-You-Want preview on October 19 at 8pm of their commedia version of Shakespeare's Henry V. The show plays thru Nov 11 at Gallaudet University.

10/16/2018 - 11:09am

WSC Avant Bard offers Pay-What-You-Will performances October 18-20 & 22 at 7:30pm at Gunston Arts Center in Arlington, VA for it's Twelfth Night adaptation, ILLYRIA, or What You Will. Advance-purchase PAY WHAT YOU WILL tickets are now also available online. Plus, they'll offer a finite number of Pay-What-You-Will seats for every performance. Check website for details and times.

10/15/2018 - 11:52am

Join Solas Nua Mon, October 15 for the free play reading CHAROLAIS by Noni Stapleton, directed by Megan Behm and featuring Dorea Schmidt. A surreal comedy of love, longing and one woman's intense rivalry with a Charolais heifer. At Dupont Underground. Doors open at 6:30 / Reading at 7pm. FREE but reservations requested.

10/10/2018 - 4:21pm

DC actor Rick Foucheux, who "retired" last year, has turned his hand to writing plays. His original work, the black comedy "Parts of a Night," will be given a staged-reading along with Chekhov’s classic farce "On the Harmfulness of Tobacco" at Quotidian Theatre's November 3 fundraiser with Rick Foucheux, Kim Schraf, Matthew Vaky, and Chelsea Thaler at The Writer's Center in Bethesda. Ticket includes post-show complimentary wine and catered appetizers and silent auction.

10/10/2018 - 3:27pm

Check out two Pay-What-You-Can (PWYC) performances and other access opportunities for Round House Theatre's How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel. PWYC performances are on Oct 10 at 7:30pm (with a designer discussion) and Oct 13 at 2pm - Oct 12 8pm is FreeBeerFriday, TeenNight and there's a director discussion. Get details on their website.

10/10/2018 - 2:41pm

Olney Theatre Center's Applause Series continues with ANYONE CAN WHISTLE, Friday, October 12 at 8pm. These are one-night only concert versions of musicals the theatre thinks are worth a second look, plus they'll feature a large orchestra and top talent including South Pacific's Jessica Lauren Ball and William Michals with Michael Bunce, Ryan Burke, Rick Foucheux, Jade Jones, Suzanne Lane, Donna Migliaccio, Steve Schmidt.

10/10/2018 - 2:25pm

Keegan Theatre announced initiatives designed to make their productions more affordable including the 20 for $20 and KeeganConnects initiatives, each offering discounted or complimentary tickets to mainstage productions. The 20 for $20 program offers twenty $20 tickets to every Thursday show.

10/05/2018 - 1:48pm

On Thursday, October 11, Constellation Theatre Company's AIDA begins with a Pay-What-You-Can performance. All tickets will be available for purchase at the door on a first come, first served basis starting at 7 PM (show starts at 8).

10/03/2018 - 1:57pm

Due to popular demand, Olney Theatre Center has added a 2nd performance of William Michals' “Some Enchanted Evening," a concert of Broadway showstoppers and romantic classics on October 13. This will be a benefit for Olney with half of the $50 ticket supporting performance and education programs. Michals' is currently performing in their production of South Pacific thru October 7.

10/01/2018 - 12:21pm

Spots are already Sold Out for Flying V's "Intimacy for the Stage for Choreographers and Directors" Workshop, and VERY limited spots still remain for the "Intimacy for the Stage for Performers" Workshop - by led by Tonia Sina, the Founder of Intimacy Directors International. Don't miss out on this rare opportunity - sign up for the Performer Edition (held on 10/15 from 6:30 to 10:30 at the Silver Spring Black Box) at Intimacy workshop sign-up

09/28/2018 - 2:14pm

Now in its second official year of supporting new works, today Keegan Theatre’s Boiler Room Series launches its international, national, and local searches for new plays. From thousands of entries, five plays will be selected to receive a workshop and free public staged reading complete with an audience feedback session. The Boiler Room Series lineup this season will highlight the five scripts selected for further development from the search, in addition to an exciting expansion of the WOMXN on Fire Festival. Check out the Boiler Room Series page for submission instructions for both searches.

09/27/2018 - 6:09pm

In conversation with their production of THE EVENTS, Theater Alliance asked DC playwrights to consider this prompt to write a 10 minute play: "At your favorite DC place, two strangers meet with a loaded gun." Join them for a night of readings and conversation around these 10-minute plays. Tickets are $5.

09/27/2018 - 3:04pm

Back by popular demand, Capital Pride presents "Music in the Night" on October 8 at Hamilton Live. For this engaging evening of musical theater which shines a spotlight on the many elements that foster the talent in our local musical theater community, the emcee of the evening will be actor Frank Britton, a Helen Hayes Award-winner (2018 Robert Prosky Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play), who has been involved for nearly 17 years in the professional DC theater scene.

09/19/2018 - 6:24pm

Upcoming at Olney Theatre Ctr in conjunction with their production of Labour of Love on Sat, Sept 29 at 5pm - "Love, Labour, Liberals & Conservatives: A Theatrical Town Hall." Join Olney for a wide-ranging discussion on the play’s topical themes, an in-depth look at the political history behind the story, and drawing surprising parallels between the rise-and-fall of the left in both the U.S. and the U.K..

09/19/2018 - 5:37pm

Enter for your chance to win free tickets to Ford's Theatre's 2018-2019 mainstage production's First Previews thru their partnership with TodayTix. First Preview for the classic "Born Yesterday" by Garson Kanin is Fri, Sept 21. Political satire meets romantic comedy in this sharp-edged satire starring Kimberly Gilbert, Ed Gero and Cody Nickell.

09/19/2018 - 1:10pm

Soul Tent Stories is a listening project of the People's University, led by Helen Hayes Award nominated performer and writer Anu Yadav with DC Public Libraries, to develop a theater play on how we heal from racism and poverty. The event is Sat, Sept 24 6:30-8:30pm. We will hear one-minute audio stories from DC residents and members of the Poor People's Campaign of 1968 and today, followed by a storytelling workshop. With refreshments and childcare. (There will also be another listening party on Sun, Sept 23 at 4:30pm at BloomBars 3222 11th St NW).

09/19/2018 - 11:42am

Performances begin this weekend for The Klunch's world premiere of Ian Allen’s "How to Win a Race War." The three-part comic satire, replete with song-and-dance numbers is a parody of white supremacist “race war” fiction, which has proliferated in the years since Timothy McVeigh named "The Turner Diaries" as inspiration for his brutal 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. Friday 9/21 and the matinee on Saturday 9/22 are both Pay-What-You-Can performances.

09/18/2018 - 6:10pm

Coming up from Guillotine Theatre:
Tales of Mystery and the Imagination - Poems and Stories of Edgar Allan Poe. Enjoy a short preview at Taste of Old Town North on Sept 20 7-7:15pm at Montgomery Park (901 Montgomery St in Old Town Alexandria) OR catch it October 27 7-8pm in the Receiving Vault at Ivy Hill Cemetery (2823 King St, Alexandria VA; Parking in the cemetery grounds). Reservations: info@ihcps.org or 703-549-7413 x 1112.

09/13/2018 - 12:59pm

Have a talented canine? Enter your dog in Arena Stage's Canine Casting Call for their production of "Anything Goes." Two dogs will be selected to alternate the role of Cheeky in the upcoming production of the Cole Porter classic (Nov 2 – Dec 23). Casting call is Sat, September 22 from 10am to noon at Arena.