Photo by Rob Strong/Elevator Repair Service

The company of Elevator Repair Service's The Select (The Sun Also Rises) presented by Shakespeare Theatre Company

Photo by Jeff Salmore

Eva Lweis, Josh Seiden and Nancy Norman in Washington Improv Theater's Fighting Improv Smackdown Tournament 2017

Photo by Teresa Wood Photography

Kimberly Gilbert and Todd Scofield in Studio Theatre's No Sisters

Photo by Margot Schulman

Aaron Shields, Brigid Cleary, Danny Bernardy, Soneka Anderson in Shear Madness at The Kennedy Center.

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Jonathan David Martin, Michael Burgos, Carlos Saldaña, Jon Reynolds and Teresa Spencer in Theater Alliance's Mnemonic

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

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