Photo by Jae Yi

Nanna Ingvarsson and David Bryan Jackson in Scena Theatre's Someone is Going to Come

Photo by Johannes Markus

Garrett Matthews, Jaely Chamberlain, Krislynn Perry, CJ David and Jarrod Lee in The In Series' A Simple Melody: The Magic of Irving Berlin

Photo by Stan Barouh

Clayton Pelham Jr., Nyla Rose, Justin Weaks, B’Ellana Duquesne, Jade Jones and Louis E. Davis in Mosaic Theater Company of DC's Charm

Photo by Stan Barouh

Anna DeBlasio and Carl Pariso in Compass Rose Theater's Camelot

Photo by Paul Tate DePoo III

The cast of Signature Theatre's Titanic

  • On Wed, January 18 7:30pm at Shakespeare Theatre's Lansburgh Theatre, the event WE ARE NOT DONE YET will take place. It's an original multimedia performance by veterans directed by acclaimed actor Jeffrey Wright about the intersection of grief, trauma, and survival in civilian and combat settings. The performance is a culmination of a workshop hosted by the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore. The evening will also include performances by contemporary dancer Tiffanie Carson, violinist Patmore Lewis, poet/author Seema Reza, vocalist Be Steadwell, six-string electric cellist Wytold, and short films by Syrian youth refugees. Seating is on a first-come basis. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED HERE

  • Several DC area theatres are participating in The Ghostlight Project, on January 19. Groups will gather outside theatres to create a "light" for dark times ahead, and to make, or renew, a pledge to stand for and protect the values of inclusion, participation, and compassion for everyone tegardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, age, gender identity, or sexual orientation. You can connect with Creative Cauldron in Falls Church, Convergence Theatre in Bethesda and in DC, Folger Theatre, Mosaic Theater Company of DC, Shakespeare Theatre Company and Theater J. Check theatre websites or Facebook pages for details.

  • In conjunction with their production of Copenhagen, Theater J has a myriad of discussions planned during the run. This Sun, January 15 after the show at 4:30pm will be "Nuclear Warfare Today" a panel discussion which will dive into the many different questions swirling around the issue of modern nuclear warfare. Panelists:
    • Matt Nosanchuck: former Associate Director of Public Engagement who served as the liaison to the American Jewish community and on international issues under President Obama.
    • Mary Lasky: Program manager at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

  • Did you know that the award-winning film MOONLIGHT is adapted from a play by Tarell Alvin McCraney - IN MOONLIGHT BLACK BOYS LOOK BLUE? His work has been produced locally numerous times at Studio Theatre and he'll return there in July with WIG OUT! Learn more here

  • FREE event January 11 at 7pm at Folger Shakespeare Library. A staged reading of Lauren Gunderson's new play THE BOOK OF WILL about the creation of Shakespeare's First Folio, directed by Eleanor Holdridge. It's free but requires reservations. Cast includes Desiree Chappelle, JaBen Early,Chris Dinolfo, Shanara Gabrielle, Chris Genebach, Mitchell Hébertt, Brandon McCoy, Cody Nickell, Kate Eastwood Norris, Ashley Smith, Erin Weaver. Info/reservations at Folger website

  • Join Monumental Theatre Company on January 14 for a reading of Smarty Pants: A New Musical by Bridget Grace Sheaff and Theodore Bartemes, Directed by Sarah Frances Williams. Tickets are PayWhatYouCan - donations are appreciated. Location: Catholic University Music School, John Paul Hall. Further info on Monumental's Facebook page


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