What We've Heard

03/28/2020 - 6:43pm

For 1 week only thru April 5, you can stream Olney Theatre Center's hit production of "The Amateurs" by Jordan Harrison ($20), cut short because of the virus shutdown. This timely production follows a troupe of 14th Century actors trying to find shelter from the bubonic plague while staging their production of Noah's Flood. The Washington Post said, "'The Amateurs' might seem to gain topicality from the current coronavirus outbreak. But in truth, the insights in this smart comedy are evergreen"

03/27/2020 - 11:20pm

Watch a full recorded performance of Folger Theatre's 2008 Macbeth. Shakespeare’s chilling Scottish tragedy is realized by Emmy-winning magician Teller (of Penn & Teller) and Helen Hayes Award-winning director Aaron Posner as a startling, supernatural show brimming with magic, mayhem, and madness. With eight special features, streaming on YouTube. Featuring Ian Merrill Peakes, Kate Eastwood Norris, Cody Nickell, Eric Hissom, Paul Morella.

03/27/2020 - 11:07pm

Starting March 30 Washington Improv Theater launches its first-ever FREE online class - Introduction to Online Improv - offering the opportunity to experience the joy of performing and capturing improv online, with others as well as on your own. Explore different ways to do improv online and create their own weekly improv performances. 3 Weeks.

03/25/2020 - 1:25pm

DC Theatres and Freelancers and small businesses: The Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) has released additional eligibility and application information on the $25 million DC Small Business Recovery Microgrant Program at DC Small Business Recovery Grants. Qualified District of Columbia small businesses, non-profits, independent contractors and self-employed individuals are eligible to apply. The link lists the application materials required for both for-profit and nonprofit grant applicants. Applications due March 31.

03/25/2020 - 12:40pm

We Happy Few Productions' last production, the Helen Hayes nominated LOVERS' VOWS, is now available for streaming. You can catch the recording of this production thru April 15; suggested donation of $5.

03/24/2020 - 10:59am

Watch theatre AND stay fit! Synetic Theater is streaming some of their recent productions starting with Hansel and Gretel (thru April 5) and next this week with Richard 3.0 (starting March 26) for small donation, with more to come. PLUS, they’re also streaming Synetic Fitness classes taught by trained Company members with a different focus each week. Sign up for sessions this week March 25 & March 27 at 6pm. With a flexible Pay-What-You-Can price model that ranges from $5 per class to $20 per class.

03/20/2020 - 5:38pm

Social Distancing? Flying V is streaming their wrestling events and podcasts while you're stuck inside.

03/20/2020 - 5:26pm

DC-area playwrights - now’s the perfect time to finish your play or dream up something entirely new. Signature Theatre is accepting submissions for their SigWorks: Monday Night New Play Readings now thru April 6. Follow link for more details.

03/05/2020 - 1:02pm

March 6-8 Round House Theatre's 18th annual Sarah Metzger Memorial Play presents two coming-of-age one acts by celebrated playwrights - Nick Gandiello’s "How The Moon Would Talk" and Naomi Iizuka and Ryan Pavelchik’s "Freak" - with eloquence and empathy, they depict the triumphs & tragedies of being young in a broken world, and trying to put the pieces back together. NOTE: Sat, March 7 2pm performance will be a Relaxed Performance for individuals with autism or other sensory sensitivities (tickets are affordable & 100% refundable up until showtime).

03/05/2020 - 12:47pm

InterAct Story Theatre's FREE Wheaton Family Theatre Series presents an original play at Wheaton Library on March 14. "Not My Monkey" explores personal responsibility and community action...in a play set at a circus where everything's topsy turvy! Doors at 10:40am; pre-show crafts start at 10:40am, performance starts at 11am. No preregistration. Best for ages 4 and up.

03/04/2020 - 2:18pm

Every year Keegan Theatre’s Boiler Room Series produces the WOMXN on Fire Festival to celebrate the phenomenal talents of DMV womxn theatre makers, create opportunities for emerging artists, to increase representation onstage and to provoke important conversations. This year's events are March 9-15 with solo works, 10-min plays, full length plays and a cabaret with kick-off party.

03/03/2020 - 2:52pm

Mosaic TheaterCompany presents Alexandra Petri's "Inherit the Windbag" with a Pay-What-You-Can performance March 11 at 8pm. Plus there are Open Caption performances on March 12-14 at 8pm. Liberal Gore Vidal and conservative William F. Buckley faux-reunite for a modern day revival of their famed 1968 series of debates in a hilarious battle of wits and bombast. Performances run only til March 29.

02/28/2020 - 3:12pm

Best Medicine Rep's FREE reading series continues with Roberts Dames' PREPPING FOR WIDOWHOOD-Sunday, March 1 at 2:30pm. Four women in their 70s consider on-line dating as the solution to surviving widowhood. But the pickings are slim… Directed by Catherine Aselford.

02/28/2020 - 2:27pm

Join Theatre Prometheus Sun, March 1 at the Atlas' Intersections Festival for a reading of new play “the wolf you feed” by Darcy Parker Bruce, directed by Patrick Gallagher Landes, before it returns to the stage for its full, world-premiere production this August. TICKETS are $10

02/28/2020 - 12:43pm

Due to casting changes, the first four preview performances of Arena Stage's “Celia and Fidel” have been cancelled due to a cast change. Preview performances for this world premiere by Eduardo Machado will resume on Tuesday, March 3.

02/28/2020 - 11:47am

Constellation Theatre Company has extended their production of "The 39 Steps" thru March 15! And don't miss this weekend's Epic Exchanges event, Sun, March 1 at 4 PM - FREE and open to all ticket holders for this show, regardless of date. Dive into Alfred Hitchcock’s rich body of film work with Despina Kakoudaki, Associate Professor of Literature and Director of the Humanities Lab at American University. Q&A to follow.

02/25/2020 - 5:52pm

Ally Theatre Company presents encore performances of their production of "Welcome to Sis's" by Doug Robinson -4 performances only February 28-March 1 at Joe's Movement Emporium. Set in the 1940s, Welcome to Sis's shines a light on one community's ability to survive and thrive amidst the turbulent backdrop of racist housing codes and local dividing lines which played out across the country's neighborhoods and still affects us today.

02/23/2020 - 3:47pm

Avant Bard offers PAY WHAT YOU WILL previews for "Suddenly Last Summer" (in rep with Ada and the Engine) on Feb 27-29. $10 to guarantee a ticket, with no minimum for any rush tickets remaining when you buy at the door.

02/21/2020 - 2:43pm

Coming up Monday Feb 24 at Keegan Theatre is a Boiler Room Series Staged Reading of ALIX IN WONDERLAND, a new musical by Buzz Mauro & Norman Allen, in connection with their production of Anna Ziegler’s BOY. Performance followed by a guest panel discussion and audience talkback about Genderqueerness on Stage and in the Media. FREE and open to all, reservations highly encouraged!

02/21/2020 - 12:59pm

For 2 performances (Feb 22 8pm, Feb 23 4pm), Teatro de la Luna presents "El monólogo discreto de Calígula" (The Discreet Monologue of Caligula) by Dralio Eróliga (Mexico) starring Edwin Bernal (Guatemala) and directed by Pablo Guillén (Honduras). A man, Caligula, in a soliloquy disrupts the reality of the humanity showing us the absurdity of our existence and questioning who we are. In Spanish with English surtitles/translation.