What We've Heard

07/09/2017 - 4:10pm

The DC Hip-Hop Theater Festival (DC HHTF) celebrates its seventeenth year JULY 6th - 13th. The festival features some of the freshest work in theater and performance reflecting the breath of Hip-Hop and urban culture. By bringing together local and national artists, activists, and organic intellectuals the DC HHTF remains one of the premier spaces to see work that reflects and pushes the boundaries of theater, film, dance and education.

06/30/2017 - 5:16pm

Join Studio Theatre and Reel Affirmations Saturday 7/1 for a FREE screening of MOONLIGHT. Tarell Alvin McCraney's play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue was the basis of the screenplay. McCraney's play WIG OUT! - A mesmerizing trip into the heart of African-American drag ball culture - begins performances July 12. Reserve screening tickets at Studio's site. UPDATE: Due to popular demand, second screening added at 9:30pm.

06/28/2017 - 2:14pm

Check out these upcoming workshops at Spooky Action Theater this summer: Making Masks with Lynn Sharps Spears (July 8-15), Acting Intensive with Rebecca Holderness (July 18-23) and Intro to Lecoq Training with David Gaines (Aug 26-Sep 1). Details on their website.

06/28/2017 - 2:11pm

Catch some outdoor theatre this summer from Annapolis Shakespeare Company as they return to the historic grounds of the Charles Carroll House for The Tempest. Reserved chair and lawn seating available; if you purchase lawn tickets, bring your own chairs, a towel, or blanket for seating. ​Show times Fri-Sun at 7:30pm, July 7 - July 23. AND also catch the return of their production of The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged) thru Sept. 26, Tuesdays at 7:30pm in the Courtyard at Reynolds Tavern.

06/22/2017 - 1:22pm

Theater J is presenting Arthur Miller's riveting psychological drama Broken Glass set in 1938 Brooklyn at the same time Kristallnacht is unfolding in Nazi Germany. In association with United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, three performances—June 25, July 2, and July 9—will feature post-production discussions with Museum historians. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2rsounk

06/19/2017 - 5:52pm

Theater Alliance presents THE PUNCH! - An Evening of Six New 10-Minute Plays on Tues, June 20 at 8pm. They asked DC playwrights to submit a new, 10-minute play about women throwing all the punches and the evening featuring plays by John Bavoso, Patrick Flynn, Farah Lawal Harris, Sam Mauceri, Stephen Spotswood and Brittany Willis. Presented as part of The Hothouse New Play Development Series and in conversation with Still Life with Rocket, currently onstage at the Anacostia Playhouse.

06/14/2017 - 5:32pm

Theater J begins performances this week for Broken Glass with June 14 & 15 as Pay-What-You-Can previews at 7:30pm each evening. A riveting psychological drama from one of America’s master playwrights, Arthur Miller. Set in Brooklyn throughout the rampage of Kristallnacht in 1938, this rare and gripping drama demands we confront our fears, our assumptions, and our anguish.

06/14/2017 - 1:37pm

Karen Berman and Sidra Rausch celebrate their 15th Anniversary of Washington Women in Theatre with new plays by women. Readings continue this week Wed-Fri. $12 tickets at american.tix.com. Schedule includes:
Wed, June 14 (8pm) "Uncle Julie" - featuring SUSAN ROME and SASHA OLINICK.
Thurs, June 15 (8pm) "Reminder", Mother Nature" and "Watch"
Fri, June 16 (8pm) "Reminder", Mother Nature" and "Watch"

06/12/2017 - 3:23pm

Caroline Bowman (Broadway's Wicked and Kinky Boots, a 2016 Helen Hayes Award nominee for the Kennedy Center's Evita, next appearing at Toby's Dinner Theatre in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat thru June 23) and Austin Colby (Signature's West Side Story, and The Sound of Music National Tour currently playing at the Kennedy Center) celebrate a premarital cabaret. The Washington, D.C. Favorites return home to plan their wedding and sing some love songs on stage with Monumental Theatre Company. The evening will also include silent auctions, raffles, refreshments, and a chance to learn about what Monumental has in store for the summer. Silent Auction begins at 7:30pm and the show at 8pm.

06/12/2017 - 2:11pm

Sharpen those swords and spend some time learning stage combat in a way only Rorschach Theatre can deliver in Fight Camp July 8-29, co-sponsored with Theatre Lab. Taught by Rorschach Theatre company member Casey Kaleba, these classes will introduce participants to stage combat in the style used in the September production of Neil Gaiman's NEVERWHERE. For performers and students with no experience, these classes will offer an excellent introduction to stage combat theory and practice. For those already familiar, it's a chance to refresh skills and pick up some new tricks. All classes will teach through choreography, with an emphasis on stage application.

06/12/2017 - 1:58pm

Solas Nua's next Free Play Reading will be on Mon, June 19 at 7pm of BUBBLE LOVE by Gerlad Murphy. Readings are at Kelly's Irish Times (14 F St NW, near Union Station) in the private, downstairs bar.

06/11/2017 - 2:00pm

Spooky Action Theater presents their Spring 2017 Table Reading Series where women directors take charge, bringing New Works to the table. Six new scripts have first readings in a week-long mini festival June 17-23 by Randy Baker, Jennie Berman Eng, Gwydion Suilebhan, T Cat Ford, Brian Doyle & Thomas Ambrosini, directed by Kate Bryer, Stevie Zimmerman, Lynn Sharp Spears, Hallie Cooper, Samantha Wyer & Shirley Serotsky. All readings are FREE and begin at 7:30pm.

06/08/2017 - 12:14pm

Flying V presents FLYING V FIGHTS: THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE UNKNOWN WORLD. Pay-What-You-Can previews are 6/8 & 6/9 @ 8pm, 6/10 @ 2pm.

What if all your favorite stories were true? Taking inspiration from sources as diverse as Sherlock Holmes, HP Lovecraft, Indiana Jones and Twilight, Flying V Fights: The Secret History of the Unknown World creates a universe where all of these incredible archetypes and events exist together.

06/07/2017 - 3:25pm

Performances of August Wilson's autobiographical tour de force "How I Learned What I Learned" begin this week at Round House Theatre. Highlights include Pay-What-You-Can performances Wed, June 7 (7:30pm, plus a post-show discussion about design) and Sat, June 10 (2pm), and FreeBeerFriday on June 9 (8pm). Plus Sun, June 11 following the 2pm matinee, "In Conversation: Todd Kreidler and Riley Keene Temple" - a special post-performance conversation with noted author and historian Riley Keene Temple and director Todd Kreidler. Mr. Temple is the author of "Aunt Ester’s Children Redeemed: Journeys to Freedom in August Wilson’s Ten Plays of Twentieth-Century Black America." The post-show conversation is FREE to the public, and will take place after the paid performance (starts approximately 3:30pm).
More info at the Round House site.

06/05/2017 - 11:16am

On Tues, June 6 at 7pm, Mosaic Theater Company of DC presents Seeing Double: A Middle Eastern Comedy of Error at Hill Center (921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE). Originally written in 1989 for the San Francisco Mime Troupe by Jody Hirsh, Joan Holden, Sinai Peter, Henri Picciotto, and Emily Shihadeh, the play was recently updated by the original authors as well as co-author of The Return, Hanna Eady. This event is free but ticketed. To RSVP, visit the Hill Center website. Part of Mosaic's 2017 Voices From a Changing Middle East Festival.

05/31/2017 - 5:35pm

At MetroStage on June 5, Helen Hayes Award winner Michael Sharp performs his cabaret Back in Business, with pianist Howard Brietbart.

05/31/2017 - 3:39pm

Performances begin June 1 for 1st Stage's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom by August Wilson and you can meet the artists. On June 4, MEET THE DIRECTOR: A conversation with Deidra LaWan Starnes (following the 2pm show) and June 10, MEET THE CAST: A discussion with the talented Ma Rainey’s performers (following the 2pm show). Further info

05/31/2017 - 11:28am

Signature Theater announced the line-up for their annual Sizzlin’ Summer Nights cabaret series. With a different concert each night, there’s always something to keep you entertained. This season’s acts include Robbie Schaefer (Eddie from Ohio), Bob McDonald, Delores King Williams, and Helen Hayes Award recipients Kevin McAllister (Toby's Dinner Theatre's Ragtime), Erin Driscoll (Signature's Urinetown), Will Gartshore (Signature's Urinetown & Assassins), Roz White (Studio Theatre's Bessie's Blues), Nova Payton (Signature's Hairspray) and Liam Forde (Studio's Hand to God).

05/25/2017 - 12:10pm

June 2 & 3 at 8pm, GALA Hispanic Theater presents Silenced Within Me/Callada Conmigo, a dramatic piece created to raise awareness about domestic and sexual violence in the Latino community. Based on interviews of survivors of such violence, community residents will also use music and movement to reveal the stories of the survivors and how the abuse affected their lives and their families. The presentation will also feature singer Maria Isolina. In Spanish with some English

05/25/2017 - 12:06pm

The 23rd annual Imagination Bethesda, a FREE children’s street festival celebrating children and the arts, with musical performances and professional children’s entertainers on stage and hands-on art & craft activities lining the streets along Elm St. & Woodmont Avenue in downtown Bethesda.
Organized and managed by the Bethesda Urban Partnership, the festival will host 20 local businesses and arts organizations that will provide a variety of hands-on art and craft activities to entertain and energize the 12-and-under crowd - including Adventure Theatre MTC, Round House Theatre and Imagination Stage. Additionally, the festival will feature face painters, balloonists, a stilt-walker, free giveaways and more.