What We've Heard

04/06/2017 - 3:02pm

In conjunction with it's presentation of Nilaja Sun's PIKE STREET set on the Lower East Side of NYC, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company is holding a Block Party on Sat, April 8 (10am-3pm). Expect Live Performances from Double Nickels Theatre Company and The Sanctuaries Improv Team, Backstage Theater Tours, Food Truck Fare (parked outside the theatre), theatre concession stand selling mimosas, Door Prizes including Gift Certificates to nearby restaurants and Tickets to future Woolly shows, Games. No charge to attend. PIKE STREET runs thru 4/23.

03/31/2017 - 10:54am

On April 10 at Source Theatre, Rainbow Theatre Project presents Historias, a piece of devised theater about what it means to be a Hispanic/Latino LGBTQ young adult in today’s society using the personal stories and experiences of the performers combined with some of today’s most important issues. The cast includes Skye Ellis, Josue Lemus, Johnny Maldonado, Ariela Sirota, and Marlowe Vilchez.

03/30/2017 - 5:28pm

This Saturday, bring your family to the Folger Shakespeare Library and get to know some of Shakespeare's famous fools. Children ages 5 to 14 and their families are invited to join attend the first Saturday of each month to have fun learning and sharing Shakespeare’s language and experiencing the Folger. (10-11am: Ages 5-7. 11am-12pm: Ages 8-14). FREE!

03/30/2017 - 3:19pm

Coming up April 9 at 7:30pm...a special evening with Helen Hayes Award-nominated actress Katie McManus returning to the Keegan Theatre stage with an eclectic evening of show tunes, pop hits, jazz, big band, and more. Katie is delighted to return to the Keegan stage for this special evening of music, mayhem and, hopefully, some kisses! Katie's last shows with Keegan were The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and RENT. This past winter, she performed in Signature Theatre's Titanic and Blues in The Night at Creative Cauldron.

03/28/2017 - 5:45pm

On April 1, LiveArtDC presents their fourth annual 24-Hour Playmaking Fundraiser Event - LiveArt in a Day! On March 31, 4 playwrights will each be randomly assigned the following elements - One director, Four actors, A prop, A DC landmark. Playwrights have until Saturday morning to turn around a script, which is then given to their director and actors. Those teams then have roughly 9 hours to take the play from “words on a page” to “live performance.” At 7pm on April 1 at the Anacostia Arts Center the shows hit the stage!

03/28/2017 - 4:05pm

The Actors' Center presents a free Staged Reading of "Everything in the Garden" by Edward Albee, directed by Clare Shaffer, on Monday April 3rd at 7pm at the Black Box Theatre in Silver Spring (8641 Colesville Rd). The cast includes Jennifer Hopkins, Devin Horne, Bill Hurlbut, Sarah Holt, Henry Niepoetter, Craig Houk, Angie Snyder, Phil Bufithis, Maura Claire Harford, Mickey MacIntyre, Pamela Kasenetz and Kelli Rademacher.

03/28/2017 - 2:11pm

Signature Theatre's SigWorks: Monday Night New Play Readings at Ali’s Bar next features The Reapers on Woodbrook Avenue by Mardee Bennett on Mon, April 3 at 7PM (Free-No reservations required). Spanning three decades, The Reapers on Woodbrook Avenue ushers us into the world of the Reapers, a West Baltimore family beginning in July 1976. From the stoop of her row home, matriarch Loretta Reaper prepares for the arrival of famed preacher Al Strickland. But this Sunday has brought along with it a rash of violent break-ins and Loretta is forced to consider how far she’ll go to protect her property. In 2008 we find Loretta’s great-grandson living in Charleston, South Carolina where he must reclaim the land that was promised to and stolen from his ancestors.

03/21/2017 - 3:23pm

Pay-What-You-Can performances of Nilaja Sun’s virtuosic performance in her off-Broadway hit PIKE STREET are Mon/Tues March 27 & 28 at 8pm at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. From the one-woman dynamo of the solo show No Child comes a rich slice of Puerto Rican immigrant life.On the Lower East Side, a mother works hard to keep the electricity flowing for her daughter’s respirator while a hurricane looms nearby. As she prepares for disaster, a vibrant host of characters—a decorated war veteran, her ne’er-do-well father, her octogenarian downstairs neighbor—bring new meaning to the phrase “it takes a village.”

03/21/2017 - 3:16pm

ArtChangeUS@Kennedy National Conversations launches TONIGHT, March 21 with a dialogue between Common and Chinaka Hodge. Their conversation will focus on the role of the artist in transforming times and how cultural movements propel social movements. Okayplayer and the Kennedy Center partner to livestream this interactive conversation on Facebook Live and Okayplayer.com. ArtChangeUS@Kennedy National Conversations is a series of dialogues between prominent artists and pivotal change-makers who are advancing a pluralistic vision of America. Future conversations to look forward to include: April 24th, Water is Life: Living our Legacy; May 22nd, Community Organizing and Movement Building; June 5th, Immigration; July 11, Placekeeping and Urbanism; (August TBD) Cultural Community Benefits Principles; (September TBD), Mass Incarceration and Detention.

03/17/2017 - 5:56pm

On Wed, March 22 from 11am-5pm, the Arts, Humanities and Creative Economy sectors will be taking over the Wilson building as part of ARTS ACTION DC's 2017 Advocacy Day. Their goal is to have a delegation representing Arts, Humanities and the Creative Economy meeting with each Councilmember/staff to discuss our priorities. Follow the link to register to participate and show your support! ARTS ACTION DC fights for legislative and regulatory policies that support Arts, Culture, Humanities, and the Creative Economy. Our ultimate goal is to ensure that Washington, DC is an arts-invested city that’s inclusive and support all sectors of the Creative Economy.

03/17/2017 - 2:46pm

Celebrate World Theatre Day with Performances from South Africa, Sweden, and the US of an American Classic. Join The Lab for Global Performance and Politics for a one-night only event - Dreams Deferred: Crossing Continents and Cultures with A Raisin in the Sun - Monday, March 27 7:30pm (FREE, but ticketed event). Dreams Deferred embodies the resonance of the 1959 Broadway play A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry in three different cultural contexts – South Africa, Sweden, and the United States – as well as the larger cross-current themes of racial equality and justice, the Civil Rights Movement and Apartheid. The evening will include scenes from A Raisin in the Sun and other pieces artistically inspired by the monumental legacy of Hansberry’s play, a discussion with Swedish director Josette Bushell-Mingo, OBE and international artists and experts, moderated by Prof. Soyica Colbert, as well as the US World Theatre Day address from Kwame Kwei-Armah, OBE.

03/17/2017 - 1:09pm

Spooky Action Theater presents a FREE fully-staged workshop reading of The Orbit of Mercury by Bob Bartlett, directed by KenYatta Rogers. Part of the New Works in Action, the play will be presented as Sat, March 25 and Sun, March 26. Mercury's future is bright – basketball star at prep school, recruited by top colleges nationwide. But right now Mercury’s orbit is wobbling, retrograde in fact. Returning to unfamiliar inner-city haunts, he meets a girl who remembers all about the past that he forgot. Spirits of the place take shape, joining the retired white cop who raised him, to light Mercury’s way through an expanding universe.

03/15/2017 - 7:12pm

Round House Theatre presents its 15th Annual Sarah Metzger Memorial Play - BEACH WEEK, March 17-19. From playwright Diana Metzger comes a hilarious play about the D.C.-area tradition of Beach Week, and what happens when a group of high school graduates only has seven days left to come to grips with the rest of their lives. The Round House Theatre Teen Performance Program is a pre-professional program for the next generation of theater artists. Round House gathers the region’s most creative young theater artists and provides mentorship to them as they work on a play at our theater. Students selected shadow productions on the RHT stage, attend events and master classes with RHT company members, and work closely with professional artists and practitioners at every step of the process. PLUS, thru their PLAY IT FORWARD program, all High School Students can see any regularly scheduled Round House performance for FREE during the season.

03/13/2017 - 2:39pm

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at Compass Rose Theater. March 16 through March 19 patrons are offered a complimentary bottle of beer or non-alcoholic beer before the production of God of Carnage (the production runs thru March 26).

03/08/2017 - 3:21pm

The Welders hold their annual fundraiser THE JOINT with a new twist this year. Join them March 31 at the Arts Club of Washington for their version of a game-night. Each room will feature a different game hosted by one of the Welder Producing Playwrights. Learn more about these artists, how they work and what they have planned for their production through play. You can wander through each room, observe games at play or get involved and play yourself. Plus there's a live and silent auction.

03/07/2017 - 1:29pm

Join Scena Theatre Wed March 8 (7:30pm) presenting a workshop production of Maxi Obexer's powerful take on the refugee crisis In Europe, ILLEGAL HELPERS, at the Embassy of Austria (3524 International Court, NW). The documentary-style play examines the plight of the illegal helpers who provide aid and shelter to migrants flooding Europe, even though assisting them is against the law. Event is FREE but registration encouraged.

03/06/2017 - 1:36pm

Pulitzer Prize winning playwright D.L. Coburn will be at MetroStage for his play The Gin Game on Wed, March 8 at 8pm and be part of a short talk-back following the performance. Half-price tickets to this performance are available with code "Talk Back."

03/01/2017 - 2:49pm

Live Garra Theatre presents SECRET LIVES, A PLAY READING SERIES Fri, March 3-8pm, Sat, March 4-8pm, Sun, March 5-3pm. They invite you to simply listen to an evening of storytelling of an endearing love affair and the bonds of family loyalty broken by hidden truths. Take heart.

03/01/2017 - 2:47pm

Monumental Theatre Company presents it's 3rd annual gender bender Fri, March 3 at 8pm at Cobalt. Prepare for a night of gender swapped musical theatre and pop song performances: guys sing girl’s songs and girls sing guy’s songs. With some of the best musical theatre performers in DC, a fabulous host, and drink specials all night- it's a night you can't miss. Directed by Jimmy Mavrikes and Michael Windsor, Musical Direction by John Henderson. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door with all you can drink specials during the show until 10pm.

02/16/2017 - 6:25pm

The Hub Theatre's annual Emerging Writers Festival highlights the work of local high school and college playwrights. Join them to take a first look at these amazing short plays that will be directed and performed by area theatre artists! EMERGING WRITERS - HIGH SCHOOL, February 25 at 2pm. EMERGING WRITERS - COLLEGE, February 25 at 4pm. Reserve your free tickets online. Performances at The New School of Northern Virginia in Fairfax VA.