What We've Heard

11/17/2016 - 3:33pm

Upcoming at The Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage: Broadway Tomorrow concerts, in conjunction with ASCAP, Friday 11/18 to Tuesday 11/22 featuring up and coming stars of Broadway including composer and lyricist Scott Evan Davis, playwright, producer, music and improv theater educator Sean Hartley, performers Ashleigh Rubenach and Stephen Ross Madsen and others. Millennium Stage performances are FREE at 6pm each day.

11/15/2016 - 5:19pm

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company has a Pay-What-You-Can performance of Second City's THE BLACK SIDE OF THE MOON Tuesday, November 15 at 8pm. Tickets are only sold at the box office the evening of the performance, on sale at 6pm, with lines forming as early as 4pm.

11/15/2016 - 3:34pm

Enter to win free tickets to the first preview performance of A Christmas Carol at Ford’s Theatre on Thursday, November 17th. Go to TodayTix to enter the mobile lottery. A Christmas Carol runs at Ford's Theatre thru December 31.

11/15/2016 - 3:21pm

Food & Friends is this year’s recipient of the Ford’s Theatre A Christmas Carol annual collection drive. The cast begins collecting donations of behalf of the Washington non-profit at the first performance November 17. Since 2009, the company of A Christmas Carol has raised more than $550,000 for Washington-area charities.

11/14/2016 - 5:25pm

Theater J has two Pay-What-You-Can performances of THE CHRISTIANS on Wed, November 16 & Thurs, November 17 at 7:30pm. Additionally, on 11/17 following the performance will be a panel discussion - Rupture & Reconciliation - an enlivening conversation about the ways in which theology – across faith traditions – has the ability to divide and unite us.

11/04/2016 - 12:06pm

The next reading from First Draft will be Richard Washer's The Silence of Other Voices on Mon, November 21 (7:30pm) at the Arts Club of Washington in Foggy Bottom and Tues, November 22 (7:30pm) at Theatre on the Run in Shirlington, VA. In the play, Don has retreated into a reclusive life in the country with his protective wife. The arrival of a young woman with questions and demands threatens to disrupt their lives and disturb the remains of a troubled past. Weaving poetry, lyricism and humor, this story explores the boundaries of imagination and the far-reaching power the past can have over our lives.

11/03/2016 - 4:21pm

WSC Avant Bard has Pay What You Will previews of it's new play TAME, a response to Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. Name your ticket price, any price, at the door for Thurs, Nov. 3 thru Sun, Nov. 6 at 7:30pm - or you can reserve a Pay What You Will ticket online in advance with a $10 minimum.

11/01/2016 - 5:37pm

POLITICS, REVOLUTION, AND ART: A THEATRICAL SYMPOSIUM takes place Sat, November 5 at 3pm at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, presented by The Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics around the US premiere of Kiss by Guillermo Calderón at Woolly Mammoth and the closing weekend of Olney Theatre's The Diary of Anne Frank, a classic play relevant now more than ever. Join artists, activists, policymakers, and thought leaders for an interdisciplinary symposium exploring the theatricality of global politics, featuring internationally celebrated Chilean playwright Guillermo Calderón (Kiss at Woolly Mammoth), this daylong event will explore the relationship between theatre, political activism, and global politics through in-depth panel discussions, a film screening, excerpts from Calderón’s other work, and more! Inspired by the questions that Kiss poses about global responsibility and the role of the artist as activist and interpreter.

10/28/2016 - 3:18pm

The Capital Fringe Festival is is now accepting applications for 2017. To encourage non-traditional, risk-taking productions into the 12th Annual Capital Fringe Festival July 6-31, they are adding in the Lottery of Chance. Applications received October 28 to November 11 at 11:59pm EST will automatically be accepted into the 2017 Fringe Festival. Each application received from November 12 to January 9 at 5pm EST will be entered into the Lottery of Chance.

10/27/2016 - 4:38pm

Ghost stories in a cemetery or in an historic church! Tales of Mystery and the Imagination Poems and Stories of Edgar Allan Poe are brought to you by Guillotine Theatre. Each year they gather to read works from America's 19th century Master of Horror. And every year something supernatural happens. Events are Fri, October 28 (7:30pm) at Grace Church Georgetown (1041 Wisconsin Ave, NW) and Sat, October 29 (7:30pm) in the Receiving Vault at Ivy Hill Cemetery (2823 King St, Alexandria VA 22302; Parking in the cemetery grounds). $10 suggested donation.

10/25/2016 - 11:43am

Join Synetic Theater for it's 10th Annual Vampire's Ball on Friday, October 28 (8pm) following a performance of their hellish adaptation of Dante's Inferno. After traveling the nine circles of hell with Dante, guests will dance the night away to music courtesy of Resident Composer and Halloween DJ, Konstantine Lortkipanidze. The event will include an open bar, light appetizers, and a costume contest with fabulous Synetic prizes. Tickets $50-70.

10/21/2016 - 5:42pm

On Saturday October 29 at 5pm in the Great Hall, The Atlas Performing Arts Center will host a presentation of The Every28Hours Plays. Produced by Every28Hours producer, Jeff Kirkman III and curated and directed by Sandra Holloway, Artistic Director of the Atlas' City@Peace program, the event will be performed by DC’s City@Peace members and alumni. Interactive talkback follows. Supported in partnership with Woolly Mammoth Theater, part of a national civil rights theater initiative. Joining forces with theaters and universities around the nation this month, Atlas’ City@Peace Program, whose roots are in social justice, will give voice to the heartache and the heartbeat that make up the collection of these plays confronting the murdering of black bodies by police and vigilantes.

10/20/2016 - 11:49am

Only 3 more chances to experience Pinky Swear Productions' Pinky Dreadful. Part fundraiser, part hell-raiser, they're taking on Halloween with blood-curdling stories, creepy performance art, and an old-school Halloween party, Pinky Swear-style. Only 20 tickets per date in various locations in Petworth, Falls Church and Eastern Market. Admission includes performance, refreshments, and hob-nobbin' with goblins and ghouls. Costumes mandatory! Don't have one? Rent one of theirs at the door!

10/19/2016 - 5:31pm

Come to Spooky Action Theater's Pay-What-You-Can performances of RAMEAU'S NEPHEW Thursday October 20 & Friday October 21 at 8pm. Tickets at the door or make advance reservations online for $10 minimum.

10/17/2016 - 3:54pm

Come to Pallas Theatre Collective's first ever Cabaret: Miscast/Open Mic night, Friday, October 21 at Caos on F (923 F St. NW). Doors open at 6 pm, entertainment begins at 7pm. Come for a beer, sing a miscast musical theatre tune along side various Collective members.

10/12/2016 - 3:12pm

Studio Theatre patrons can see a great show and support a great cause. Purchase tickets to Staceyann Chin's MotherStruck through the TodayTix app and they'll donate $5/ticket to two charities of Staceyann's choice, Whitman-Walker Health, from October 12 through October 16, and Planned Parenthood, from October 19 through October 23. Learn more on TodayTix.

10/11/2016 - 5:45pm

The International Centre for Women Playwrights has honored area theatres Imagination Stage, NextStop Theatre Company, Rep Stage, Round House Theatre, Theater Alliance and Baltimore's CenterStage with its 50/50 Applause Award, which is given to theaters that produce fifty percent or more plays by women playwrights in their 2015–2016 season. They are among 107 theatres around the world to receive the 50/50 Applause Award. The mission of the International Centre for Women Playwrights is to promote and support women dramatists around the world. The 50/50 Applause Award was created in 2012 to increase awareness and congratulate theatres that produce plays by female playwrights.

10/03/2016 - 12:32pm

Signature Theatre has announced their second annual SigWorks: Musical Theater Lab open call for submissions. Two musicals will be chosen for a two-week development workshop during the summer of 2017, and each project will receive public readings at the end of each week. The projects, under leadership of Signature’s Director of New Works Joe Calarco, will work with a director, music director, professional actors, a stage manager, and a dramaturge. Accepting submissions of musicals that have not been professionally produced until December 1. For guidelines and requirements.

10/03/2016 - 12:20pm

Live Garra Theatre has Pay-What-You-May performances Tues. 10/4 & Wed. 10/5 at 8pm for A Matter of Perspective. Tickets for a $5 minimum available at door, performances at the Silver Spring Black Box.

09/30/2016 - 11:23am

"Theatrical sELECTIONS" is a free, politically-charged play reading series presented Oct. 3 - Nov. 7 by Arena Stage, the Kennedy Center, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Signature Theatre and Studio Theatre. In the weeks leading up to the nation’s presidential election, these DC-area theatres will collaborate to bring politics and drama to the stage. Each theatre will host a reading of a play they feel reflects the country’s current political and social environment, and will consider political moments from burgeoning fascism in the 1930s to partisan horse-trading in modern America. Information & details at Shakespeare Theatre Company.