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  • Rorschach Theatre presents "Distance Frequencies Immersive Experiences" - a season-long immersive experience unfolding across the DC-area landscape starting October 2020. "Distance Frequencies" harnesses the power of the built and the natural world to create a visceral piece of immersive storytelling. Each month you'll receive a map and instructions to travel to a new curated location in the DC area. Each month reveals a new location & chapter in the ongoing story; culminates in a site-specific show in July 2021. NOTE: All curated locations will be selected to intentionally avoid crowds. If you prefer not to leave homes, receive an adapted version of the instructions which can be executed from home. Purchase a complete package or in 3 installments throughout the year.

  • The Essential Theatre launches the first in a series of virtual performances - the Helen Hayes Award nominated one-woman show "The Resurrection of Alice" (Nov 22 - Jan 10), its first presentation as Pay-What-You-Can, On Demand access. Written and performed by Perri Gaffney, the play is an exceptionally heartwarming, funny and poignant exploration of a young girls journey into a pre-arranged marriage with a much older man to financially sustain her family following the grate depression of the 1930’s. Recommended for audiences aged 17 thru adult (mild sexually suggestive situations).

  • We Happy Few at Home is an audio experience will stimulate the senses, provoke the imagination...and for the Fall, stir up fear in the hearts of the most reckless - bringing you four tales of terror spread over two audio broadcasts. "Poe Audio Plays" available in 2 episodes with 2 stories each ($10), and released Nov. 23, "Loveday Brooke in the Mystery of the Drawn Daggers" (audio play with extras). Adapted by Kerry McGee from author Catherine Louisa Pirkis, featuring Debora Crabbe as Loveday Brooke, heralded as "The Female Sherlock Holmes". ($28)

  • Dec 5 to Jan 3, 2021, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company’s new digital season, Woolly on Demand, continues with "This is Who I Am," a new play by Amir Nizar Zuabi performed and broadcast live online from actors' kitchens (Separated by continents, an estranged father and son reunite over Zoom). Explores the unpredictable nature of grief and the delicacy of family connection across geographical and generational divides. Starting at $15, "Single" & "Household" ticket prices. Co-produced with PlayCo, American Repertory Theater, Guthrie Theater, Oregon Shakespeare Fest.

  • Produced with McCarter Theatre, Round House Theatre presents a virtual play festival - "The Work of Adrienne Kennedy: Inspiration & Influence". The festival shines a light on four deeply personal stories from Kennedy’s astonishing body of work with 4 weeks of virtual theatrical experiences and dynamic conversations, offering audiences the opportunity to discover Kennedy’s singular voice—a startling mix of the surreal with the all too real. A series of free Panel Discussions will be streamed on Round House’s YouTube page and will remain available for later viewing. Plays released weekly then available thru Feb. 2021. Individual tickets or festival pass with reduced fees available.

  • FOREWORD: A New Works Series was born out of Prologue Theatre's desire to employ artists and create artistic work in our community during a time when live theatre is not an option for many.​ From a nationwide call for submissions of new, original, full-length plays, five were chosen for developmental workshops and an online public reading for each: Nov. 13 - "Secret Hour," Dec. 11 - "American Yu," Jan. 15 - "Masters of the American Cinema," Feb. 12 - "The Whole Shebang," & Mar. 12 - "Webster's Bitch." Free with a suggested donation of $10.


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