What We've Heard

02/13/2020 - 5:53pm

Angel Rose Artist Collective presents a staged reading of "The Kind Mother (in spite of herself)" by Petrona Xemi Tapepechul, directed by Ahanu Tapepechul - Tues, February 25, 7-9pm - an adaptation of classical commedia dell'arte stories, centering and uplifting the Trans BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Person of Color) Community. This comedy features the classical stock characters, an array of contemporary Trans jokes, drag king pandemonium & a strong love for BIPOC communities surviving white supremacy. Tickets: $10 pre-order, $15 at the door. Trans & Intersex BIPOC get in FREE.

02/12/2020 - 5:28pm

Join Keegan Theatre for the matinee performance of Anna Ziegler’s BOY on Sun, February 16 and stay for the FREE post-show discussion immediately following - features special guests Dr. Kathryn Van Eck, a clinical psychologist at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and at the Emerge Gender and Sexuality Clinic for Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults at Johns Hopkins University; Paula M. Neira, the Clinical Program Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Transgender Health; and Susan Marie Rhea, director of BOY and artistic director of the Keegan Theatre. BOY runs until March 7.

02/12/2020 - 5:24pm

Mosaic TheaterCompany's "Pilgrims Musa & Sheri in the New World" closes February 16. Check out the show and the discussion after the Thurs, February 13, 8pm show: "The Baggage We Carry: Unpacking Our History" moderated by Salma Zohdi, production dramaturg with panelist April Sizemore-Barber, assistant professor of the practice in the Women's and Gender Studies Program and Mohammed Arafat, Palestinian Journalist and Poet.

02/06/2020 - 11:47am

In conjunction with Olney Theatre Center's production of the musical "Miss You Like Hell", they're offering a FREE concert by the composer/lyricist of the show, Erin McKeown on February 15 at 5pm. Tickets are free with pre-registration. Miss You Like Hell runs til March 1.

02/05/2020 - 1:35pm

Mosaic Theater Company presents a reading February 10 at 7pm as part of its Voices From a Changing East festival - I WAS THERE by by Motti Lerner (author of The Admission and After the War). Tickets $15, $5 for students.

02/05/2020 - 12:48pm

Like Hitchcock? Check out this clever 4-person stage version of the classic film at Constellation Theatre Company. Pay-What-You-Can preview is Thurs, Feb 6 at 8pm.. All tickets for this performance are first come, first served and will be available for purchase at the door starting at 7pm. (There are also $25 previews February 7 & 8 at 8pm and February 9 at 7:30pm).

01/30/2020 - 1:44pm

Rorschach Theatre presents its first musical - THE TOXIC AVENGER: THE MUSICAL, directed by Helen Hayes Award recipient Tracy Lynn Olivera. Performances January 31 to March 1, with PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN Previews Jan 31 and Feb 1 at 8pm & Feb 2 at 3pm. Preview tickets can be purchased in advance online for $10 or pay-what-you-can tickets can be purchased one hour before show time at the theatre box. Performed at the Silver Spring Black Box (next to AFI/Silver).

01/29/2020 - 11:43am

Talk about Joyce! Following Washington Stage Guild's February 2nd matinee of "Bloomsday", director Kasi Campbell and members of the cast join television and radio personality Robert Aubry Davis and Irish literature specialist Christopher Griffin for a lively discussion of the play, James Joyce, and his seminal novel Ulysses. Whichever performance you choose to attend, you can attend this FREE event at 4:20pm Sunday afternoon for the post-show discussion. "Bloomsday" runs thru February 16.

01/23/2020 - 3:31pm

Anacostia Playhouse presents Clayton LeBouef in his play "RS/24" with previews beginning tonight Jan. 23 (thru Feb. 9). Long recognized for his TV/film roles in NBC's Homicide: Life on the Streets and The Wire, plus performances at Arena Stage and CenterStage, LeBouef will be part of a free ranging discussion on January 31 following the 7:30pm show. Other post-show discussions: February 2, 5 and 8. And there's an Industry Night on Jan. 27.

01/23/2020 - 11:59am

The next Free Folger Friday event features a Shakespearean mash-up comedy about our favorite comedy families going head-to-head. Join Folger Theatre on January 24 (6pm) at a FREE staged reading of Stephen Garvey's Shakespearean mash-up comedy "The Bardy Bunch: The War of the Families Partridge and Brady". Set in the summer of 1974, the casts of The Brady Bunch and The Partridge Family, "recently canceled by ABC and no longer under America's watchful eye—meet in a blood-soaked, passion-filled, very special episode of Shakespearean proportions." Reservations requested.

01/21/2020 - 11:11pm

Washington Stage Guild's production of BLOOMSDAY opens this week with Pay-What-You-Can previews January 23 at 7:30pm, 24 at 8pm and 25 at 2:30pm. Cash only at the door, no advance reservations necessary. Experience Steven Dietz's wistful play with echoes of James Joyce's masterpiece, ULYSSES. Production runs thru February 16.

01/21/2020 - 5:35pm

Round House Theatre begins performances of the award-winning musical SPRING AWAKENING with Pay-What-You-Can performances on Wed, Jan 22 (7:30pm) and Sat, Jan 25 (2pm). Tix on sale at the box office one hour prior to showtime for each PWYC performance, cash/exact change only, with limit of 2 tickets per order. Additionally, Jan 23 (7:30pm) is College Night with a Post-show discussion, and Jan 24 (8pm) is Teen Night with a Pre-show discussion.

01/21/2020 - 5:25pm

Join Studio Theatre for their Work in Process reading of scenes from GOOD BONES by James Ijames on Thurs, January 23 at 7:30pm - and a conversation between James Ijames and Sabiyha Prince about changing neighborhoods, the sounds of a city, and what makes a home. In conjunction with their production of Pipeline (thru 2/16). Work in Process is part of Studio R&D, Studio’s incubator for new plays that encompasses the full range of our commissioning and new work development activities. FREE - but registration required.

01/20/2020 - 11:11am

Join FIRST DRAFT for their next First Draft reading - "Mid Century Rambler" a new play by Chris Stezin. Performances begin at 7:30pm January 21 @ The Arts Club of Washington (Foggy Bottom) and January 22 @ 1st Stage Theatre (Tysons, VA). FREE ADMISSION. A guided audience discussion with the creative team, playwright and actors follows each performance.

01/17/2020 - 11:40am

Ford's Theatre's "Silent Sky", about Henrietta Leavitt and her fellow women “computers” who transformed the science of astronomy, begins performances January 24 with their FREE FIRST PREVIEW. The lottery via their partner TodayTix opens today, January 17 with 600 tickets available to win.

01/12/2020 - 2:40pm

Folger Theatre's THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR January 14 with a PAY-WHAT-YOU-WILL performance that begins at 7:30pm (tickets available at 5pm at the box office). Plus, catch a director's talk with Aaron Posner on Wed, January 16 at 6:30pm prior to the performance (tix $20 includes wine/light fare; purchase separate ticket for performance) or attend College Night on Fri, January 17 at 8pm ($15 tix available for college students with valid ID). The production runs thru March 1.

01/09/2020 - 6:10pm

Theater J announces two new national Jewish play prizes! They are accepting script submissions now through April 1, 2020 for The Theater J Trish Vradenburg Jewish Play Prize ($15,000 to an Established Playwright) and for the Theater J Patty Abramson Jewish Play Prize ($3,000 And a Stage Reading to an Emerging Woman, Trans, or Non-binary Playwright). Get all the details on their website.

01/09/2020 - 5:37pm

As Folger Theatre prepares for the renovations at their Folger Shakespeare Library home on Capital Hill, check out the plans for their first show of the 2020-21 season this summer in a specially built Shakespearean playhouse in the National Building Museum's great hall in DCist. Shakespeare’s Playhouse will be on view July 4-Sept. 7 and the Folger's summer production inside the exhibit will be "A Midsummer Night’s Dream."

01/07/2020 - 4:44pm

Theater J presents a Pay-What-You-Choose preview January 9 at 8pm of Alix Sobler's SHELTERED. Purchase in advance online & choose your price or purchase on the day of the performance in person (walk up sales begin 1 hour before the performance start time, cash only, and limit of two tickets per person).

01/07/2020 - 12:10pm

The application period for the 15th-anniversary Capital Fringe Festival closes this Fri, January 10 at 5pm. Presenting a show in the Fringe Festival is an opportunity to develop work in a competitive, but encouraging, environment with a built-in audience. The festival runs July 7-26.