What We've Heard

01/24/2017 - 8:10pm

The Hub Theatre holds their annual New Play Festival this weekend January 28 & 29 which includes reading of new works - THE FOUND DOG RIBBON DANCE
by Dominic Finocchiaro, AQUIESCE by David Yee and THE LOCALS - a new addition to the Fest. DC Area Playwrights will write a 10 minute play about Home & Hope in the morning. The Hub will then rehearse the new play and perform it that evening for our audiences! All in one day. All by local playwrights. Tickets are FREE.

01/17/2017 - 3:47pm

On Wed, January 18 7:30pm at Shakespeare Theatre's Lansburgh Theatre, the event WE ARE NOT DONE YET will take place. It's an original multimedia performance by veterans directed by acclaimed actor Jeffrey Wright about the intersection of grief, trauma, and survival in civilian and combat settings. The performance is a culmination of a workshop hosted by the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore. The evening will also include performances by contemporary dancer Tiffanie Carson, violinist Patmore Lewis, poet/author Seema Reza, vocalist Be Steadwell, six-string electric cellist Wytold, and short films by Syrian youth refugees. Seating is on a first-come basis. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED HERE

01/17/2017 - 3:30pm

Several DC area theatres are participating in The Ghostlight Project, on January 19. Groups will gather outside theatres to create a "light" for dark times ahead, and to make, or renew, a pledge to stand for and protect the values of inclusion, participation, and compassion for everyone tegardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, age, gender identity, or sexual orientation. You can connect with Creative Cauldron in Falls Church, Convergence Theatre in Bethesda and in DC, Folger Theatre, Mosaic Theater Company of DC, Shakespeare Theatre Company and Theater J. Check theatre websites or Facebook pages for details.

01/12/2017 - 3:53pm

In conjunction with their production of Copenhagen, Theater J has a myriad of discussions planned during the run. This Sun, January 15 after the show at 4:30pm will be "Nuclear Warfare Today" a panel discussion which will dive into the many different questions swirling around the issue of modern nuclear warfare. Panelists:
• Matt Nosanchuck: former Associate Director of Public Engagement who served as the liaison to the American Jewish community and on international issues under President Obama.
• Mary Lasky: Program manager at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

01/12/2017 - 3:50pm

Did you know that the award-winning film MOONLIGHT is adapted from a play by Tarell Alvin McCraney - IN MOONLIGHT BLACK BOYS LOOK BLUE? His work has been produced locally numerous times at Studio Theatre and he'll return there in July with WIG OUT! Learn more here

01/11/2017 - 3:25pm

FREE event January 11 at 7pm at Folger Shakespeare Library. A staged reading of Lauren Gunderson's new play THE BOOK OF WILL about the creation of Shakespeare's First Folio, directed by Eleanor Holdridge. It's free but requires reservations. Cast includes Desiree Chappelle, JaBen Early,Chris Dinolfo, Shanara Gabrielle, Chris Genebach, Mitchell Hébertt, Brandon McCoy, Cody Nickell, Kate Eastwood Norris, Ashley Smith, Erin Weaver. Info/reservations at Folger website

01/11/2017 - 2:29pm

Join Monumental Theatre Company on January 14 for a reading of Smarty Pants: A New Musical by Bridget Grace Sheaff and Theodore Bartemes, Directed by Sarah Frances Williams. Tickets are PayWhatYouCan - donations are appreciated. Location: Catholic University Music School, John Paul Hall. Further info on Monumental's Facebook page

01/06/2017 - 1:55pm

Round House Theatre has announced that the legendary Ben Vereen will headline their annual Gala Concert on May 13. This one-night only special benefit with the Tony Award winner whose career spans over 40 years of legendary performances on Broadway, film, and television. See him on stage at Round House performing a unique blend of song and dance, stories of his life, a tribute to Broadway and more! Guests will enjoy mingling, bidding on live auction prizes, and savoring delightful desserts at our biggest event of the year.

01/06/2017 - 1:51pm

Join We Happy Few on January 16 at Southern Efficiency (7th St NW) for A Midnight Dreary. What started as a staged reading of The Cask of Amontillado commissioned by Mockingbird Hill has grown to 3 Poe stories that travel through all three Drink Company bars - Southern Efficiency, Mockingbird Hill, and Eat the Rich. And each story will feature a drink pairing from bartender Paul Taylor. Limited capacity, so get your tickets soon.

01/04/2017 - 1:44pm

Mosaic Theater Company of DC will hold a Pay-What-You-Can performance of Philip Dawkins' CHARM on Thursday 1/5 at 8pm; purchase in advance online at the door, based on availability. There will also be a free discussion following the show - “From Street to Stage” with Ari Roth, Mosaic Theater Artistic Director; KenYatta Rogers, Associate Director of Charm and DC-based Actor and Charm Community Consultants Tracye Redd, Black Youth Project 100 DC Chapter and Rebecca Kling, Artist and Educator. Charm runs til January 29.

01/04/2017 - 1:39pm

Catch an upcoming Pay-What-You-Can performance of Michael Frayn's Copenhagen at Theater J. Pay-What-You-Can tickets are on-sale now for Thursday 1/5 and Sunday 1/8 at 7:30pm or purchase at the door. PLUS, there are $30 previews Friday and Saturday). Copenhagen features Sherri Edelen, Tim Getman, and Michael Russotto directed by Eleanor Holdridge and runs til January 29.

01/04/2017 - 1:35pm

GALA Hispanic Theatre holds their traditional Three Kings Day Celebration (Fiesta de los Reyes Magos) Sunday, January 8 at 11:30am and 2pm, featuring the Magi, live animals, local performers, a walk through the neighborhood, and gifts for every child. Free for the entire family. Tickets distributed at the GALA box office at 10am for the 11:30am show and at noon for the 2pm show on a first-come, first serve basis. Maximum 6 tickets per person in line.

12/20/2016 - 10:03pm

CulturalDC announced plans for their 10th Anniversary of the Source Festival. The 2017 Festival is a celebration of some the best plays debuted at the Festival over the last decade and runs June 9–July 2, 2017. Playwrights are invited to submit 10-Min scripts specifically related to COVERT CATALYSTS, a theme derived from PERFECT ARRANGEMENT, a hot from 2013 that will receive a new production. Seeking plays that examine an instant of revolution (on a macro or micro level) in an unexpected way. Submission deadline - Jan 6, 2017 (5PM EST). The six 10-Minute Plays chosen for production will be announced in March. For submission instructions and eligibility guidelines, visit the Source Festival website.

12/20/2016 - 9:58pm

GALA Hispanic Theatre will present their Paso Nuevo Youth Program winter show Aliens: Our Story of the Human Race, an original work about what makes us human to be staged at GALA's theatre on Friday, January 13 at 8pm. This is a FREE event recommended for all ages.

12/20/2016 - 9:52pm

Teatro de la Luna will present their Bilingual Children's Theatre Festival on January 14 to kick off 2017. The event is from 11am-5pm; six hours of continuous theatre, magic, dance, music and other activities, including the bilingual play APRENDIENDO JUNTOS / DROP IN, NOT OUT.

12/20/2016 - 9:50pm

Shakespeare Theatre Company has announced that it has extended the musical The Secret Garden - now playing thru January 8.

12/20/2016 - 9:48pm

MetroStage has added extra performances of Fully Committed starring Tom Story on Tuesdays Dec. 20 & 27 at 8pm, plus a twilight shows Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve at 5pm.

12/20/2016 - 9:44pm

Head to Creative Cauldron for Passport to the World January 7-29, a unique series that celebrates the music and dance of cultures around the world featuring traditional music and dance bands along with fusion bands and contemporary artists that draw inspiration from world music.

12/12/2016 - 5:19pm

Head to NextStop Theater for A Showgirl Christmas December 17 at 9pm. Featuring “Catch Me If You Can” cast members Carolyn Burke, Corrine Holland, Patricia Targete, plus "Holiday Expert" Shaina Murphy, they're back to celebrate the holidays the only way they know how: with unbridled enthusiasm, a slight lack of self-awareness, and copious amounts of holiday beverages from NextStop’s Bar Car. Be a part of the “live studio audience” for carols, holiday cheer, and maybe even some special guests!

12/12/2016 - 5:05pm

Join Synetic Theater's Sleeping Beauty cast members and ballerinas, Chanel Smith and Eliza Smith, in a FREE Ballet workshop December 18 where you will experience the movement, grace, and beauty of this beloved magical fairytale. For more information and to RSVP, contact tori@synetictheater.org