What We've Heard

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).