What We've Heard

07/14/2017 - 4:29pm

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company offers a Pay-What-You-Can performance Tuesday July 18 at 7:30pm for the return of their production of Brendan Jacobs-Jenkins AN OCTOROON.

07/14/2017 - 12:12pm

Taffety Punk Theatre Company's Bootleg Shakespeare is theatre without a net. The actors arrive in the morning with only their lines memorized. They have just the day to rehearse. The show goes on July 24 at 7:30pm, ready or not. Join them for the most exciting night you will ever have in the theatre. Tickets available on the day of the show, at the Folger Theatre at 6pm, lines form early. Limit two per person. No advance reservations.

07/12/2017 - 1:38pm

The Atlas Performing Arts Center welcomes applications from performing artists and companies for their INTERSECTIONS Festival 2018 - February 23 to March 10, 2018. INTERSECTIONS is a performing arts festival which presents work that impacts our society, culture, and world by informing, inspiring, educating, and entertaining. Deadline: August 15, 2017, 5PM. Online applications only.

07/10/2017 - 3:11pm

Washington Improv Theater is back at Source with "WIT Presents: Summer School" — original productions that pay homage to high school and horror movies; house ensembles with new formats; and a bevy of special guests from Magnet Theater and The Second City.

07/10/2017 - 1:30pm

1st Stage's Logan Festival of Solo Performance brings celebrated playwrights and performers in a line-up that includes Empanada for a Dream by Juan Francisco Villa, Hick: A Love Story by Terry Baum and The Gun Show by E.M. Lewis, a playwright familiar to 1st Stage audiences for her acclaimed Now Comes the Night. Shows run through July 16.

07/09/2017 - 4:10pm

The DC Hip-Hop Theater Festival (DC HHTF) celebrates its seventeenth year JULY 6th - 13th. The festival features some of the freshest work in theater and performance reflecting the breath of Hip-Hop and urban culture. By bringing together local and national artists, activists, and organic intellectuals the DC HHTF remains one of the premier spaces to see work that reflects and pushes the boundaries of theater, film, dance and education.

06/30/2017 - 5:16pm

Join Studio Theatre and Reel Affirmations Saturday 7/1 for a FREE screening of MOONLIGHT. Tarell Alvin McCraney's play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue was the basis of the screenplay. McCraney's play WIG OUT! - A mesmerizing trip into the heart of African-American drag ball culture - begins performances July 12. Reserve screening tickets at Studio's site. UPDATE: Due to popular demand, second screening added at 9:30pm.

06/28/2017 - 2:14pm

Check out these upcoming workshops at Spooky Action Theater this summer: Making Masks with Lynn Sharps Spears (July 8-15), Acting Intensive with Rebecca Holderness (July 18-23) and Intro to Lecoq Training with David Gaines (Aug 26-Sep 1). Details on their website.

06/28/2017 - 2:11pm

Catch some outdoor theatre this summer from Annapolis Shakespeare Company as they return to the historic grounds of the Charles Carroll House for The Tempest. Reserved chair and lawn seating available; if you purchase lawn tickets, bring your own chairs, a towel, or blanket for seating. ​Show times Fri-Sun at 7:30pm, July 7 - July 23. AND also catch the return of their production of The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged) thru Sept. 26, Tuesdays at 7:30pm in the Courtyard at Reynolds Tavern.

06/22/2017 - 1:22pm

Theater J is presenting Arthur Miller's riveting psychological drama Broken Glass set in 1938 Brooklyn at the same time Kristallnacht is unfolding in Nazi Germany. In association with United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, three performances—June 25, July 2, and July 9—will feature post-production discussions with Museum historians. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2rsounk

06/19/2017 - 5:52pm

Theater Alliance presents THE PUNCH! - An Evening of Six New 10-Minute Plays on Tues, June 20 at 8pm. They asked DC playwrights to submit a new, 10-minute play about women throwing all the punches and the evening featuring plays by John Bavoso, Patrick Flynn, Farah Lawal Harris, Sam Mauceri, Stephen Spotswood and Brittany Willis. Presented as part of The Hothouse New Play Development Series and in conversation with Still Life with Rocket, currently onstage at the Anacostia Playhouse.

06/14/2017 - 5:32pm

Theater J begins performances this week for Broken Glass with June 14 & 15 as Pay-What-You-Can previews at 7:30pm each evening. A riveting psychological drama from one of America’s master playwrights, Arthur Miller. Set in Brooklyn throughout the rampage of Kristallnacht in 1938, this rare and gripping drama demands we confront our fears, our assumptions, and our anguish.

06/14/2017 - 1:37pm

Karen Berman and Sidra Rausch celebrate their 15th Anniversary of Washington Women in Theatre with new plays by women. Readings continue this week Wed-Fri. $12 tickets at american.tix.com. Schedule includes:
Wed, June 14 (8pm) "Uncle Julie" - featuring SUSAN ROME and SASHA OLINICK.
Thurs, June 15 (8pm) "Reminder", Mother Nature" and "Watch"
Fri, June 16 (8pm) "Reminder", Mother Nature" and "Watch"

06/12/2017 - 3:23pm

Caroline Bowman (Broadway's Wicked and Kinky Boots, a 2016 Helen Hayes Award nominee for the Kennedy Center's Evita, next appearing at Toby's Dinner Theatre in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat thru June 23) and Austin Colby (Signature's West Side Story, and The Sound of Music National Tour currently playing at the Kennedy Center) celebrate a premarital cabaret. The Washington, D.C. Favorites return home to plan their wedding and sing some love songs on stage with Monumental Theatre Company. The evening will also include silent auctions, raffles, refreshments, and a chance to learn about what Monumental has in store for the summer. Silent Auction begins at 7:30pm and the show at 8pm.

06/12/2017 - 2:11pm

Sharpen those swords and spend some time learning stage combat in a way only Rorschach Theatre can deliver in Fight Camp July 8-29, co-sponsored with Theatre Lab. Taught by Rorschach Theatre company member Casey Kaleba, these classes will introduce participants to stage combat in the style used in the September production of Neil Gaiman's NEVERWHERE. For performers and students with no experience, these classes will offer an excellent introduction to stage combat theory and practice. For those already familiar, it's a chance to refresh skills and pick up some new tricks. All classes will teach through choreography, with an emphasis on stage application.

06/12/2017 - 1:58pm

Solas Nua's next Free Play Reading will be on Mon, June 19 at 7pm of BUBBLE LOVE by Gerlad Murphy. Readings are at Kelly's Irish Times (14 F St NW, near Union Station) in the private, downstairs bar.

06/11/2017 - 2:00pm

Spooky Action Theater presents their Spring 2017 Table Reading Series where women directors take charge, bringing New Works to the table. Six new scripts have first readings in a week-long mini festival June 17-23 by Randy Baker, Jennie Berman Eng, Gwydion Suilebhan, T Cat Ford, Brian Doyle & Thomas Ambrosini, directed by Kate Bryer, Stevie Zimmerman, Lynn Sharp Spears, Hallie Cooper, Samantha Wyer & Shirley Serotsky. All readings are FREE and begin at 7:30pm.

06/08/2017 - 12:14pm

Flying V presents FLYING V FIGHTS: THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE UNKNOWN WORLD. Pay-What-You-Can previews are 6/8 & 6/9 @ 8pm, 6/10 @ 2pm.

What if all your favorite stories were true? Taking inspiration from sources as diverse as Sherlock Holmes, HP Lovecraft, Indiana Jones and Twilight, Flying V Fights: The Secret History of the Unknown World creates a universe where all of these incredible archetypes and events exist together.

06/07/2017 - 3:25pm

Performances of August Wilson's autobiographical tour de force "How I Learned What I Learned" begin this week at Round House Theatre. Highlights include Pay-What-You-Can performances Wed, June 7 (7:30pm, plus a post-show discussion about design) and Sat, June 10 (2pm), and FreeBeerFriday on June 9 (8pm). Plus Sun, June 11 following the 2pm matinee, "In Conversation: Todd Kreidler and Riley Keene Temple" - a special post-performance conversation with noted author and historian Riley Keene Temple and director Todd Kreidler. Mr. Temple is the author of "Aunt Ester’s Children Redeemed: Journeys to Freedom in August Wilson’s Ten Plays of Twentieth-Century Black America." The post-show conversation is FREE to the public, and will take place after the paid performance (starts approximately 3:30pm).
More info at the Round House site.

06/05/2017 - 11:16am

On Tues, June 6 at 7pm, Mosaic Theater Company of DC presents Seeing Double: A Middle Eastern Comedy of Error at Hill Center (921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE). Originally written in 1989 for the San Francisco Mime Troupe by Jody Hirsh, Joan Holden, Sinai Peter, Henri Picciotto, and Emily Shihadeh, the play was recently updated by the original authors as well as co-author of The Return, Hanna Eady. This event is free but ticketed. To RSVP, visit the Hill Center website. Part of Mosaic's 2017 Voices From a Changing Middle East Festival.