What We've Heard

04/18/2017 - 3:24pm

Rorschach Theatre has Pay-What-You-Can performances of FORGOTTEN KINGDOMS by Randy Baker April 21 – 28. Pay-What-You-Can tickets must be purchased at the door for each performance. Synopsis: On a small island in Indonesia, a wooden house balances on stilts over a churning sea. In this house Reverend David Holiday tries to convert a skeptical young local whose fate has become improbably intertwined with his own. At stake this night is the life of the young man’s father, the future of this island’s ancient culture and the happiness of an American family caught between worlds. As the night turns into morning, the fate of David’s haunted young son becomes the biggest question of all.

04/18/2017 - 3:20pm

Imagination Stage announced that Artistic Director, Janet Stanford, has been awarded the 2017 Harold Oaks Award (Individual) by Theatre for Young Audiences/USA (TYA/USA). The award, presented at the One Theatre World in May, is to acknowledge the significant contributions of individuals and organizations in the Theatre for Young Audiences field in the US. The Harold Oaks Awards ask how nominees have contributed to the artistic development of the field of Theatre for Young Audiences, how they’ve brought national recognition to the field, how they’ve contributed to and interacted with their local community, and how they’ve contributed to a global/diverse understanding of the field of Theatre for Young Audiences. CONGRATULATIONS!

04/17/2017 - 3:00pm

Upcoming at Keegan Theatre: Workshop Reading of WEST BY GOD on April 23 3pm. WEST BY GOD is a funny, heartwarming, and gut-wrenchingly honest new play, by West Virginia native and Keegan company member Brandon McCoy, that challenges and examines the meaning of home. Free talk-back after the reading. $5 general admission.

04/17/2017 - 11:58am

Shakespeare's Birthday Open House is coming up on Sun, Apr 23, 12-4pm, at Folger Shakespeare Library. The day includes stage combat demonstrations, Elizabethan crafts, and birthday cake for all and a special appearance by Queen Elizabeth I herself. Tour the Folger Library reading rooms and see musical and theatrical performances. Food trucks will be stationed in Puck’s Circle. FREE.

04/17/2017 - 11:31am

Solas Nua has a Free Play Reading April 17, 7pm at Kelly's Irish Times (14 F Street NW near Union Station) of Here Comes the Night by Rosemary Jenkinson set in East Belfast, November 1966 and May 2016. Featuring Joseph Carlson, Madeleine Carr, Matthew Ward, Sara Corey, Sasha Olinick and directed by Thomas Keegan.

04/11/2017 - 4:32pm

Round House Theatre has Pay-What-You-Can performances of OR, starring Holly Twyford on Thurs, April 12 7:30pm (with a post-show discussion) and Sat, April 15 2pm. With echoes of Restoration comedy, this playful farce is a rush of madcap antics and rollicking intrigue.

04/09/2017 - 2:13pm

Broadway Sings - the acclaimed concert series that takes a pop icon and flips their music to create brand new, unique arrangements and orchestrations - comes to DC. On April 15th at Sixth & I check out Broadway Sings Beyonce & Bruno Mars, which features new versions of songs you love by Beyoncé and Bruno Mars! The performers include Corey Mach (Wicked, Godspell, Rent), Sydney Morton (Evita, Jersey Boys, American Psycho), Jelani Remy (The Lion King, High School Musical), and Natalie Weiss (Wicked, Everyday Rapture). Producer/director/performer Corey Mach recently performed in Signature Theatre's world premiere of Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing with Debra Monk.

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.

02/10/2017 - 12:42pm

Signature Theatre invites current college students and recent graduates to audition for OVERTURES, their 2-week intensive professional training program from June 19 - July 1, 2017. Students will refine their vocal performance, dance, acting and audition skills under the guidance of seasoned professionals. The program culminates in an audition for local professional casting directors and a fully-staged showcase for the public. Sign Up for In-Person Audition Times Begins: February 27, 2017. In-Person Auditions: March 25, 2017. Audition info here.

02/08/2017 - 12:38pm

Sat, February 11 (2pm) at The Wheaton Library Interim Branch InterAct Story Theatre kicks off a monthly series of fun family safaris through books with Books Alive! Executive and Artistic Director Ali Oliver-Krueger will lead interactive workshops for kids and parents to explore a different age-appropriate children's book through creative drama, and then bring the books to life by acting them out in your own words. Best for ages 4 & up, FREE, but tickets are limited (register thru Wheaton Library Interim Branch to for tickets in-person or call 240-777-0678. Tickets will be available up to the program's start time while spaces remain. (Other upcoming dates: Saturday, March 18 & Saturday, April 22).

02/07/2017 - 9:32pm

On February 18 (8-10pm) six DC-area professional theatre companies will write, direct, rehearse and perform original plays based on similar themes in only 24 hours - then be presented at the 13th annual PLAY IN A DAY, a one-of-a-kind event produced by the Bethesda Urban Partnership and Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District at Imagination Stage. Participating theatre companies include: Adventure Theatre MTC (Glen Echo, MD); Flying V (Bethesda, MD); Imagination Stage (Bethesda, MD); Keegan Theatre (Washington, D.C.); Rorschach Theatre (Washington, D.C.) and Round House Theatre (Bethesda, MD). General admission tix $15. More information/advance tix - 301/215-6660 or Bethesda Urban Partnership.

02/07/2017 - 4:40pm

Peter and the Starcathcer at Constellation Theatre Company holds a Pay-What-You-Can preview Thurs, February 9, 8:30pm. All tickets for this performance available at the door on a first come, first served basis starting 1 hour before curtain.

02/02/2017 - 12:25pm

The Gin Game at MetroStage in Alexandria, VA has Pay-What-You-Can performance's Thurs, 2/2 and Fri, 2/3 at 8pm - $10 min, cash only, at the door, no advance sales. The production starring Roz White and Doug Brown runs thru March 12.

01/31/2017 - 9:58pm

Monday February 6 at 7:30pm join We Happy Few Productions at The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop for a FREE staged reading of Henry IV (both parts). In true We Happy fashion, this adaptation combines the two parts of Shakespeare’s Henry IV into one play, in which the weight of war alters everyone, from kings and princes to tavern wenches and thieves. Adapted and directed by WHF co-founder Hannah Todd, this is the perfect way to get revved up to see their Henry V production this Spring. There will be drinks and a raffle as part of the reading evening.

01/31/2017 - 9:53pm

Great news for making theatre more inclusive. The Accessibility and Inclusion Initiative at Mosaic Theater Company ensures ALL PERFORMANCES of "Hooded: Or Being Black for Dummies" are fully accessible to Deaf and hard-of-hearing audience members at every performance via surtitles incorporated into the direction and design. The production runs at the Atlas til Feb. 19. The Accessibility Initiative is supported by the Weissberg Foundation, as part of their 2016-2019 Fund for Diversity in Theater—a $1,000,000 commitment to engage and expand new voices and audiences in DC-area theaters.

01/30/2017 - 1:35pm

Enjoy a Happy Hour Cabaret at the Shakespeare Theatre Company February 9 (6pm, Harman Center, Forum) in conjunction with their production of KING CHARLES III. This 'Happenings Happy Hour' event, Princes & Paupers, Royals & Rebels Cabaret with singer Barbara Papendorp and pianist Amy Conley. Their cabaret featuring songs by Lerner & Loewe, Jerome Kern, Stephen Sondheim and many others, explore the ongoing struggle between the haves and have-nots through the ages. Attend the free performance while enjoying a free Svedka cocktail courtesy of Happenings Happy Hours official liquor sponsor Svedka Vodka.

01/30/2017 - 1:32pm

Shakespeare Theatre Company presents the latest in their ReDiscovery Reading Series on Monday, January 30 (7:30pm) with HORACE. Focusing this year on plays about people in power, HORACE (written in 1640 by Pierre Corneille, author of The Liar), is a stirring and horrifying depiction of compromised morality at the highest levels of state. Seating is on a first-come basis. Reservations are required; reserve online or call 202-547-1122, option 4. Seating is general admission so patrons are encouraged to arrive early.

01/26/2017 - 1:35pm

Join Nu Sass Productions at their upcoming Kostume Karaoke event at Solly's Tavern (1942 11th St NW) on Fri Jan 27, 8pm-1:30am. And they're designating this as a fundraiser for TheatreWashington. The more you drink and tip, the more you'll help support them as we supports all theatres in the DC area. Come in costume or dazzle the crowd in one of the zany outfits provided on site. You’ve never seen karaoke like this before! Thanks to Nu Suss!

01/25/2017 - 2:39pm

CulturalDC’s Source Festival is holding open non-Equity auditions to cast for the 2017 Source Festival - 9am-5pm on January 30 & 31 at Source (1835 14th St NW). DEADLINE to submit audition form: JANUARY 26 at 11:59PM. Source Festival plays will be run in rep throughout the Festival from June 9–July 2. All roles are paid and non-Equity. Actors of all demographics, including transgender and genderqueer actors, are encouraged to apply.

01/25/2017 - 2:17pm

Round House Theatre announced an update on performances for their production of Caroline, or Change: The preview week schedule has been modified so that the Pay-What-You-Can performances are now Thurs, Jan. 26 & Wed, Feb. 1. The previously scheduled performances on Jan. 25 at 7:30pm and Jan. 28 at 2pm have been cancelled. Don't miss this award-winning musical starring Nova Y. Payton.

01/24/2017 - 8:15pm

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company holds PayWhatYouCan performances of Baby Screams Miracle on Mon, Jan 30 and Tues, Jan 31 at 8pm. Tickets are ONLY sold at the box office the evening of the performance, on sale at 6pm, but lines form as early as 4pm. Tickets for PWYC shows are not sold online. The production stars company members Sarah Marshall, Kate Eastwood Norris and Cody Nickell with Caroline Dubberly.

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

12/08/2016 - 12:32pm

Rorschach Theatre returns with their annual Klecksography, this one subtitled A VERY PAGAN CHRISTMAS. Created by more than three dozen theatre artists, the show’s seven stories – about holiday celebrations and their pagan beginnings - are all written and staged during a one-week process.Performances Sat, December 10 ONLY with four showings (7pm, 7:45pm, 8:30pm, 9:15pm; shows are 90 minutes and overlap) at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. Plus a 6pm Happy Hour. Tix: $20; Students and Seniors $15.

12/07/2016 - 5:38pm

MetroStage presents Fully Committed starring Tom Story from Dec. 8 to Jan. 8. Check our the PayWhatYouCan performance on Thurs, Dec. 8 or meet the playwright, Becky Mode, at the Wed, Dec. 14 performance.

12/04/2016 - 1:46pm

On Dec. 14 (7-8:15pm), join Arena Stage for an exclusive Q&A event with their Resident Playwright Ayad Akhtar - facilitated by Deputy Artistic Director Seema Sueko. This event is free, but requires reservation. Ayad Akthar's distinguished body of work includes Disgraced, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2013 and Tony Award nominated for Best Play in 2015, as well as The Who & the What and The Invisible Hand. For reservations, call 202-488-3300.

12/01/2016 - 3:51pm

Honor the life of Ebenezer Scrooge’s late colleague Jacob Marley at A Wake for Jacob Marley on December 17, a fundraiser for Unexpected Stage Company. Mingle over hot cocoa and cider with Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, the lesser-known (and less-effective) Ghost of Christmas mid-to-late evening, and more. Hear eulogies from those who knew him best. Listen to carolers sing favorite holiday songs. And enter the world of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol from a new perspective. Tickets $20, $15 for students.

12/01/2016 - 1:33pm

DC Native Florrie Bagel returns home this holiday season for a cabaret full of songs that make you want to cozy up by the fire. Monumental Theatre Company's WARM & TOASTY: A Florrie Bagel Cabaret on Mon, December 5 (7:30pm) features music direction by Andrew Gordon and backup vocals by Allie O'Donnell and Tiziano D'Affuso. Direction by Jimmy Mavrikes and Michael Windsor. In the Ark at Signature Theatre (Shirlington, VA) - and after the show, Monumental's 2017 season announcement and a reception.

12/01/2016 - 1:28pm

Desire some Tennessee Williams? Join Spooky Action Theater for The Yellow Bird, adapted and directed by Randolph Curtis Rand. Constructed of passages from four Tennessee Williams plays and short stories, The Yellow Bird dissects Alma Tutwiler's dreams, desires and disappointments.Two FREE New Works in Action Workshop performances Sat, Dec 3 (8pm) & Sun, Dec 4 (3pm) featuring Elizabeth Jemigan, Scott Sedar, Hilary Kacser, Lynn Sharp Spears, Matthew Marcus, Lisa Galperin, Rafael Sebastian, Annie Houston and Mary C Davis.

11/20/2016 - 2:15pm

On Dec. 4 following the matinee of Copenhagen (running 11/30-12/11), Perisphere Theater hosts a "Perisphere Salon: Spotlight on Copenhagen" event with Georgetown University professor Kathy Olesko leading a discussion of the ethical and historical implications of the real-life Copenhagen meeting during WWII.

11/19/2016 - 12:44pm

Nu Sass's Nu Drafts 2.0 once again puts 6 new plays in 3 of H Street NE's best bars - because the best stories start with a drink. The short plays are presented in rep December 5 so you can see all 6 plays in one night. Plays (each 10-30 min) are fully-staged, site-specific one-acts crafted to fit in host bars. PayWhatYouCan non-ticketed event. Proceeds go towards Nu Sass' participation in the second Women’s Voices Theatre Festival. Full schedule published soon so that you can plan your evening. Following the shows, join Nu Sass for an after party at one of the host bars.

11/17/2016 - 4:33pm

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 - 6:19pm

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 - 4:34pm

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 - 4:21pm

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 - 6:25pm

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 - 1:06pm

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 - 5:21pm

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 - 6:37pm

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 - 4:18pm

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 - 5:38pm

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 - 12:43pm

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 - 6:42pm

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 - 12:49pm

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 - 6:31pm

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 - 4:54pm

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 - 4:12pm

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 - 6:45pm

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 - 1:32pm

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 - 1:20pm

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 - 12:23pm

"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.

09/29/2016 - 4:01pm

On October 10, Round House Theatre and Olney Theatre Center are taking part in the AFTER ORLANDO new-play project. An anthology series of two- to five-minute works curated by Missing Bolts Productions and NoPassports Theatre Alliance, AFTER ORLANDO will present dramatic responses to the Pulse nightclub tragedy in theaters across the globe. Participate in this international conversation, a testament to the spirit of dialogue and debate that Tony Kushner honors and embodies in Angels in America. The event is FREE with suggested donations supporting the OneOrlando Fund, which directly distributes aid to victims’ families and survivors in an open, transparent, and fair manner. More info.

09/23/2016 - 4:09pm

Join the casts from past musicals at Keegan Theatre and guest artists as they join the national rally to end gun violence on Sunday, Sept. 25 11am-8pm in Logan Circle. As part of the Concert Across America to End Gun Violence, the full day will feature concerts, theatre and spoken word performances, art installations, and activism. Info on Facebook

09/20/2016 - 11:29am

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company brings back solo performer Mike Daisey and THE TRUMP CARD Oct. 25-30. Mike Daisey takes on the reigning world heavyweight of self-mythologizing, the short-fingered vulgarian who captured a nation’s heart through bullying, charm, one-syllable explosions, and occasionally telling the brutal truth: Donald J. Trump.

09/14/2016 - 12:27pm

The National Players, America's longest running touring company, based at Olney Theatre Center, presents THE GIVER Sept. 14 - 25. This modern classic, adapted by Eric Coble from the Newberry Award-winning book by Lois Lowry, explores the risks and rewards of a full life. The Giver speaks to all ages, from elementary audiences to adults.

09/14/2016 - 12:07pm

City Kids Theater, a children's theater and learning center in Georgetown, in partnership with The National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, presents CASHELL ALLEY: Kids Kick It Old School by Ray Ficca and Raya Kenney on Sept. 24, 25, Oct. 1 & 2. Performances at Georgetown Lutheran Church
1556 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, tickets are $15.

09/14/2016 - 12:01pm

In conjunction with their production of Blackberry Daze, MetroStage will host three cabarets by performers from the production on Mondays at 7:30pm. TC Carson Sept 26, Roz White October 3 and Yvette Spears October 10. Tickets are $25, or purchase all three for Call 703-548-9044 to reserve, tickets cash only.

09/13/2016 - 11:54am

Signature Theatre announces 5 new plays for it's SigWorks program. The five new plays by DC area playwrights chosen out of 139 submissions will be presented as part of the SigWorks: Monday Night New Play Reading’s at Ali’s Bar series. The plays and playwrights include Alabaster by Audrey Cefaly, Dogwood Cross by Michael Trottier, The Homecoming by Dani Stoller, The Reapers on Woodbrook Avenue by Mardee Bennett and Swimming with Whales by Bob Bartlett. Each reading is free (no reservations) and will be followed by a dialogue with the audience and the artists. The first reading, Alabaster, is October 3.

09/08/2016 - 7:28pm

Rorschach Theatre presents A BID TO SAVE THE WORLD by Erin Bregman with Pay-What-You-Can performances on September 9 & 10 at 8pm and September 11 at 3pm. Purchase PayWhatYouCan tickets at the door only - box office at the Atlas Performing Arts Center opens one hour before show time.

09/08/2016 - 1:55pm

Susan Derry and the National Broadway Chorus present "And There Was Music" September 10 & 17 at 8PM at Creative Cauldron. After performing in various productions at Creative Cauldron, Susan now she takes the stage with the National Broadway Chorus, DC's busiest new vocal ensemble, for a very special Cabaret under the direction of Warren Freeman.

08/31/2016 - 3:14pm

Theater J presents THE LAST SCHWARTZ by Deborah Zoe Laufer with Pay-What-You-Can performances on September 7 & 8 at 7:30pm. You can purchase pre-sale pay-what-you-can tickets online now or simply pay at the door starting at 6 PM each evening.

08/30/2016 - 12:21pm

Helen Hayes Award recipient Rick Foucheux reprises his performance in O'Neill's HUGHIE in an OCTOBER 30 benefit performance to support Quotidian Theatre Company. Foucheux is joined by QTC favorites David Dubov and Steve LaRocque in a performance for which he received a Helen Hayes Award nomination in 2001 with the Washington Stage Guild. Click here for tickets.

08/29/2016 - 5:50pm

A great deal from Mosaic Theater Company of DC and TodayTix. All season long, a limited number of $12 Rush tickets will be available to every performance day, on a first-come, first-served basis. To unlock this feature, the theater simply requests that you spread the word on social media after downloading the TodayTix app. See details HERE.

08/25/2016 - 5:21pm

Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts & CulturalDC invite the DMV performing arts community "Contracts, Negotiations and Collaborative Agreements for Performing Artists," a meet-up, panel discussion, and networking event on Wed, August 31 (7–9pm) at CulturalDC’s Meade Theatre Lab @ Flashpoint (916 G Street NW). There will be a Q&A portion. Attendees are encouraged to come with questions. Refreshments will be served. Pre-registration required for $15 ($5 for WALA or CulturalDC members) HERE.

08/25/2016 - 1:37pm

On Friday, August 26, Toby’s Dinner Theatre will host the second of a series, The MAIN Thing: Cabaret, in support of EC Partnership which is organized to help rebuild the recently flooded Ellicott City. The post-show cabaret begins at 11pm with a $10 cash cover at the door. Drink coupons are also sold. All proceeds go to EC Partnership.
The series kicked off August 19 with the MAIN Thing Cabarets and Toby's donation buckets yielding over $6000 for EC Partnership. August 26 will include Felicia Curry, Heather Beck, Larry Munsey, Kelli Blackwell, Rob McQuay, Carole Graham Lehan, Jeff Shankle, & Chris Youstra, among others, plus a teaser from Toby’s upcoming Sister Act.

08/24/2016 - 12:36pm

The Theatre Communications Group is spreading the word about its Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships Program, giving actors a chance for artistic growth in collaboration with TCG member theatres around the country. Online applications are accepted through noon on August 30.

08/19/2016 - 3:42pm

On August 27 and 28, Spooky Action Theater presents FREE workshop readings of Motherless Children by Jenn Tash. Part of their New Works In Action series, Motherless Children is a fully-staged workshop. If you are interested in attending the event, email Steve at smkriz@spookyaction.org. Spooky Action performs at The Universalist National Memorial Church at 1810 16th St. NW (at S St).

08/18/2016 - 2:30pm

Sunday, Aug 28, noon-6pm, Arena Stage is celebrating the new 2016/17 season with a full day of FREE family-friendly activities inspired by two of this season’s most anticipated productions — Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel and Lookingglass Theatre Company’s Moby Dick. Guests of all ages can try their luck on the midway with classic fair games run by Arena Stage’s finest barkers, marvel as aerialists from Gwynne with Wings Aerial Entertainment perform death-defying feats overhead and enjoy carnival inspired food and drink as they stroll down the lobby promenade. Plus kids will love the giant “Carousel” bounce house and petting zoo. Throughout the day there will be special season discounts, prizes and so much more!

08/17/2016 - 1:15pm

Arena Stage announced an open call for submissions for its 2017 Playwrights’ Arena, a year-long program which invites a small group of up to five local theater makers to convene monthly with Arena artistic staff to investigate their artistic process to develop their dramaturgical practice while creating new work. In its third year, Arena Stage is experimenting with the definition of playmaking by inviting actors, directors or designers—who also write their own work—to apply for this program. Applications due by noon Sept. 23. Full application requirements at Arena Stage.

08/15/2016 - 12:35pm

Olney Theatre Center caps off its Summer Celebration Sat, August 20 with a special concert - THE SOUNDS OF SUMMER. DC theatre superstars Tracy Lynn Olivera, Bobby Smith and Rachel Zampelli come together to sing some cool summer favorites from the Beach Boys, the Drifters and other classic American songs. The Summer Celebration is a day full of events including demonstrations, backstage tours, tap and vocal classes, performances and more, from 10am to 11:30pm.

08/12/2016 - 2:40pm

On Monday August 15 at 7pm Solas Nua will have a reading of the play BogBoy by Deirdre Kinahan, author of their recent Wild Sky and Moment (Studio Theatre). A tale of two lost souls looking for redemption unfolds alongside a decades-old mystery. Directed by Matt Torney, FREE, and featuring Live Irish music beginning at 6:30pm. At Kelly's Irish Times (14 F Street, NW, use Union Station Metro).

08/04/2016 - 3:12pm

What a deal! Ford's Theatre announced it is partnering with TodayTix on a new Free First Preview initiative that will give away tickets to the first preview performance for all mainstage productions. The TodayTix mobile lottery will launch one week before the first preview of each show in the 2016-2017 season including the Broadway-bound production of Come From Away (September 2 at 7:30pm).

08/01/2016 - 11:55am

Cast members of Arena Stage's BORN FOR THIS: THE BEBE WINANS STORY hold a a free actor's salon August 8 (7:30pm) at Arena Stage in response to the killings of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, Officers Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael J. Smith, Brent Thompson, Patrick Zamarripa, Montrell Jackson, Matthew Gerald and Brad Garafola. Join Born For This cast members Dyllon Burnside and Kirsten Wyatt for HOLD UP THE LIGHT addressing the pain of our past, the reality of our present and the hope for our future. The evening features performances by the cast of Born for This, local DC artists, and Tony Award nominee Saycon Sengbloh (Eclipsed, as well as CenterStage's Marley, Broadway's FELA!, Holler If Ya Hear Me).

07/29/2016 - 4:06pm

Actor Charles Dance will accept the Shakespeare Theatre Company's prestigious William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre (Will Award) at the Harman Center for the Arts Annual Gala on Sun, September 25, 2016. Dance, who appeared as Lord Tywin Lannister in the hit HBO series Game of Thrones, has amassed an impressive 35-year career in film and stage.

07/26/2016 - 4:54pm

Rorschach Theatre presents THESMOPHORIA: A Hellbent Adventure, a one-night only benefit performance and party August 13 (7:30pm). Enjoy this immersive performance experience created by the artists of Rorschach Theatre. Doors at 7pm and the performance begins as the sun begins to set.

07/26/2016 - 4:53pm

The 3rd Annual Washington DC One-Minute Play Festival, featuring all Women-Identified Playwrights and Directors, takes place at Round House Theatre for 3 performances, July 30 (8pm) and 31 (3pm & 8pm). Tickets on sale July 5 at Round House Theatre. Info on the One-Minute Play Fest with annual partnerships created with theaters in over 20 cities.

07/26/2016 - 4:51pm

Unexpected Stage Company's Friday, July 29 performance (7:30p) of Deb Margolin's 8 STOPS will benefit Red Wiggler Community Farm, with half of all ticket sales for that evening going to support this local non-profit, a 12-acre organic farm where people with and without developmental disabilities come together to work, learn, and grow healthy food.

07/15/2016 - 11:48am

Imagination Stage is offering 3 nights of Summer Sing-Alongs, featuring the company's favorite performers and welcoming families to join in the fun of belting out a beloved Broadway tune. Arrive early for a bite from local food trucks - July 18, 25, August 1. PLUS, Imagination Stage is offering Summer Dance Camps for children of all ages and skill levels. See their website for offerings and schedules.

07/13/2016 - 1:33pm

Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre will conduct workshops in DC while they're here with their show We Know How You Die thru July 31 at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. Workshops introduce the basics of how to perform longform improv scenes, with focal points that run parallel to UCBT’s Improv 101 curriculum in NYC, limited capacity, dates are Sun, 7/17 (2-5PM), Sun, 7/24 (2-5PM), Tues, 7/26 (3-6PM), Thurs, 7/28 (3-6PM)

07/12/2016 - 1:39pm

Shakespeare Theatre Company brings back their production of The Tempest, directed by Ethan McSweeny, for their annual Free-For-All August 16-28 with celebrated actors Patrick Page and Ed Gero joining the cast. Tickets are free.

07/12/2016 - 1:02pm

LIMITED TICKETS. Infinity Theatre presents Broadway Night on Friday, July 22 at 8pm - featuring popular songs from the newest musicals currently playing on Broadway to classic favorites in a stripped-down yet dynamic cabaret. Tickets are $25, one-night only.

07/11/2016 - 12:10pm

Signature Theatre is looking for the next pop or Broadway sensation for their 'Signature Voice' Competition as part of Signature's Annual Open House on July 23. More info about the competition and info regarding Video Submissions (due by July 18) on Signature Theater's site.

06/30/2016 - 11:46am

Auditions for Synetic Theater's Teen Company, a year-round training program dedicated to developing the next generation of artistic performers, will take place Sat, July 16 1-3pm and Sun, July 17 11am-2pm. To request an audition, email your name, audition date, head shot, and resume to:
tori@synetictheater.org

06/28/2016 - 4:52pm

Applications for the annual Intersections Festival at The Atlas Performing Arts Center are now being accepted. Application is online with a deadline of August 1.

06/25/2016 - 2:31pm

On Monday at 7:30 p.m., Arena Stage will host will host a memorial service celebrating Vincent Hill’s life and career. In addition to Hill’s work at Arena, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Signature and other area theaters, Hill performed as the drag performer Vickii Vox. The service is open to the public and all are welcome.

06/22/2016 - 11:11am

Annapolis Shakespeare Company in partnership with the Charles Carroll House, will present six performances of Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' in the gardens of the historic Charles Carroll House overlooking the water in Annapolis July 8-17, 2016. Tickets are now on sale.

06/21/2016 - 1:54pm

The Shakespeare Anniversary Lecture Series presented by Folger Institute continues on June 27 at 7pm with Kim Hall, “Othello Was My Grandfather: Shakespeare in the African Diaspora.” Tickets are $15 ($10 for Folger members). Info & tickets here.

06/21/2016 - 11:57am

Capital Fringe is coming soon with performances beginning July 7. Check out the schedule and purchase tickets now. And catch the Fringe Festival Preview event on June 24 to see snippets of some of the upcoming productions and mix with the artists.

06/20/2016 - 6:19pm

Spooky Action Theater will have 2 free workshop presentations of Motherless Children by Jenn Tash on Sat, August 27 (8pm) & Sun, August 28 (3pm) as part of it's New Works in Action Program. These are fully-staged, scripts in hand presentations. Donations welcome.

06/20/2016 - 12:53pm

During the run of An Octoroon, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company will host free facilitated conversations and discussions focused on the themes of the play following most performances which run til June 26.

06/20/2016 - 12:47pm

The Cambria by Donal O'Kelly will have a reading by Solas Nua Mon, June 20 at 7pm
at Kelly's Irish Times near Union Station. The Cambria was a trans-Atlantic paddle-steamer and on in 1845, among the passengers was an escaped slave called Frederick Douglass. His just-published life story had become a bestseller. He was forced to flee the US with a price on his head. He sought asylum in Ireland.

06/14/2016 - 1:51pm

Folger Theatre's Brews & Banter Pre-Show Talk will be Thurs, June 16 at 6:30pm. Before the show, quench your thirst and join this small group conversation with District Merchants cast members Dani Stoller and William Vaughan. $15, with beer and light fare included.

06/10/2016 - 1:40pm

The National Theatre's 2016-17 Season will include the Washington Premiere Of
Five-Time Tony Award-Winner Fun Home and 20th Anniversary Tour of the hit musical RENT.

06/07/2016 - 7:40pm

Arena Stage is seeking proposals from theater companies, ensembles and individual artists interested in participating in the 2016/17 Kogod Cradle Series. Proposals are due July 15, 2016 for consideration for the 2016/17 season. Application/info at the Arena Stage site.

06/07/2016 - 11:52am

Taffety Punk Theatre Company in conjunction with Wolf Trap Opera present Hear Lucrece (in English). Lucrece's shockingly resonant story is presented in various forms to raise awareness about violence against women and bring the activists and community together to promote positive action. June 11 ONLY, $10 donation,at St Stephen's (1525 Newton Street NW).

05/25/2016 - 2:01pm

Upcoming Pay-What-You-Can performances at area theatres include: Round House Theatre's The Who & The What May 25 & May 28, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company's An Octoroon May 30 & May 31, and Folger Theatre's District Merchants May 31.

05/24/2016 - 1:40pm

GALA Hispanic Theatre Opening Week Special! $20 Tickets to see the DC Premiere of El Paso Blue (in English) by Octavio Solís on Thursday, June 2; Friday, June 3; and Sunday, June 5 ONLY. Please call 202-234-7174 and mention discount at time of purchase. Click here to use the code PASO online.

05/11/2016 - 2:22pm

Signature Theatre is currently accepting submissions of full-length plays (no musicals) for the 2016/17 season of SigWorks: Monday Night New Play Readings Series. Submission Deadline: June 15, 2016. Click here for more information.

05/11/2016 - 2:10pm

The Puppet Co. presents The Fabulous World of Puppetry Workshop August 8-12. For ages 10-18. Click here for more info!

04/18/2016 - 6:30pm

Infinity Theatre Company announces 2016 Season directors! Click here for more.

04/08/2016 - 12:07pm
04/05/2016 - 3:53pm

Register today for Imagination Stage's Summer Musical Production Camp starting July 18 - August 12! Click here for details!

03/17/2016 - 12:47pm

Arena Stage announces the full company for BeBe Winans' Born for This. Click here for the full list!

03/14/2016 - 1:08pm

Creative Cauldron presents it's 6th Annual Passport to the World Concert Series April 2 – 23, 2016 at ArtSpace Falls Church. Click here for the full schedule.

03/09/2016 - 1:31pm
03/08/2016 - 1:19pm

Every Monday in April, Molotov Theatre Group presents its FREE The "Wickedly Good" Reading Series and Fundraiser. Click here to reserve a seat!

02/18/2016 - 2:49pm

Arena Stage announces it's 2016/17 Season! Click here for the full list of shows.

02/18/2016 - 2:20pm

Infinity Theatre Company returns to Annapolis with their production, Almost Heaven: Songs of John Denver. Click here to view the press release.

02/11/2016 - 1:59pm

Imagination Stage's Boxes, Boxes, Boxes! makes it's My First Imagination Stage theatre series return! Click here for more info!

02/11/2016 - 1:38pm

Shakespeare Theatre Company's Artistic Director, Michael Khan announces 2016–17 season. Click here for the full list of shows.

02/09/2016 - 12:39pm

Arena Stage announces the complete cast for the D.C. premiere of All The Way. Check out the full cast list here.

01/19/2016 - 5:11pm

Camp Arena Stage is back again for its 12th year! Registration is already open! Click here for details!

01/19/2016 - 4:59pm

The National Society of Arts and Letters is pleased to announce the 2016 National Career Competition in Musical Theater for young people who have passed their 18th birthday but not yet reached their 26th birthday as of May 17th. Click here for details!

12/01/2015 - 1:47pm

Teaching Positions Available for Lenore Blank Kelner and Company's After School Drama Program: Creative Kids. Experience working with children, some theatre training, and a car required. Classes usually run one day per week, are 45-60 minutes between the hours of 2:00-5:00 PM ($26- 45 minute class/$33- 60 minute class). Email/Fax picture, resume, and cover letter to Creative Kids: FAX (301) 388-0176 / Creativekids@lbkcompany.com

05/04/2015 - 10:16am

New plays and musicals open in the Washington area every week. For this week's calendar - and complete show information - check out theatreWashington's listings at Opening This Week.

04/24/2015 - 3:27pm

For an inside look at what's coming up on the Washington theatre scene, check out theatreWashington's theatreWatch - and subscribe for weekly updates, delivered to your inbox each Thursday morning.