Photo by Teresa Castracane Photography

McLean Fletcher, David Schlumpf and Erin Weaver in Theater J's Sheltered

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Curtis McNeil and Shayla Simmons in NextStop Theatre Company's The Mountaintop

Photo by Cameron Whitman

Regina Aquino, Brian Mani and Ami Brabson in Folger Theatre's The Merry Wives of Windsor

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Matt Hirsh and DeCarlo Raspberry in Toby's Dinner Theatre's Kinky Boots

Photo by Claire Kimball

Duane Richards and Gary Dubreuil in Brave Spirits Theatre's Shakespeare's Histories Cycle, Richard the Second

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Andrea Harris Smith and Justin Weaks in Studio Theatre's Pipeline

Photo by Margot Schulman

Haysam Kadri, Mirian Katrib and Hend Ayoub in Arena Stage's A Thousand Splendid Suns

Photo by Jeremy Jackson

Kyosin Kang and Mary Myers in Imagination Stage's Mouse on the Move


Victor Shargai, Board Chair and Theater Philanthropist (1936-2019)

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Aaron Shields, Brigid Cleary, Danny Bernardy, Soneka Anderson in Shear Madness at The Kennedy Center.

Photo by Christopher Banks

Gerrad Alex Taylor and Ahmad Kamal in Mosaic Theater Company's Pilgrims Musa & Sheri in the New World

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


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Actor, Associate Artistic Director at the Washington Stage Guild, and three-time Helen Hayes Award nominee STEVEN CARPENTER is back on stage in the company's new...

Final Bow

Victor Shargai — Board Chair and Theater Philanthropist

We mourn the loss of Victor Shargai, long-time theatreWashington board chair, theater lover, and philanthropist, who passed away peacefully at home on December 24, 2019. For decades, Victor dedicated himself to celebrating theater artists and...