What We've Heard

05/17/2017 - 1:02pm

GALA Hispanic Theater presents Paso Nuevo, Spring 2017 on May 17 at 8pm. A FREE evening of original works performed in English with some Spanish. "We Are US" includes new work by Paso Nuevo participants; a performance and music by Chris Wonder; and a return visit to the Lobato family by Paso Nuevo alumni. The Lobato family first appeared in the Paso Nuevo presentation of Young and Corrupted in 2011. Through the evening’s work, we will experience the lives of immigrant youth and American Latino youth whose parents were immigrants. The presentation reflects the Latino reality in Washington, D.C, and launches a celebration of 25 years of the Paso Nuevo program.

05/09/2017 - 1:53pm

Spooky Action Theater has Pay-What-You-Can performances Thurs May 11 and Fri May 12 at 8pm of THE MAN WHO, inspired by Oliver Sacks' book The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat.

05/04/2017 - 6:11pm

Coming up on Friday May 5: "Petworth First Friday" where Teatro de la Luna will present the bilingual play for ALL audiences "Aprendiendo Juntos"/Drop In, Not Out! Three characters from a world of comics and fantasy teach us the importance of studying, staying in school and the unfortunate consequences of dropping out of school. Event is Friday May 5-6:30pm at Casa de la Luna (4020 Georgia Avenue NW). FREE! Donations accepted. (Also presented as part of The Rotary Club of Washington's DC Duck Race, a community festival, Sat, May 6, 2017, 11:30am at The Yards Park, 355 Water Street SE).

05/03/2017 - 9:10pm

CulturalDC extends the Space4 open call for visual and performing artist applications - deadline extended to May 9, 5pm! Space4 is an initiative that will bring the arts closer to every corner of DC. In expanding upon the mission of CulturalDC – to make space for art – they will transform and activate spaces across the District to create new areas for performing and visual arts. Space4 is an evolution of their critically acclaimed Mead Theatre Lab and Flashpoint Gallery programs that will bring fresh, groundbreaking visual and performing arts events to neighborhoods throughout the nation’s capital.

05/03/2017 - 11:25am

Shakespeare Theatre Company holds its next FREE ReDiscovery Reading on May 8 (7:30pm) of DEMETRIUS by Friedrich Schiller and Peter Oswald. The reading features STC favorites Nancy Robinette, John Lescault and Corey Allen. An epic tale of self-determination, performed identities, and the complications of well-intended insurgency. Taking on Schiller’s unfinished last play, a dramatization of the same true story later made famous by Pushkin’s Boris Godunov, Peter Oswald’s verse translation and adaptation expands to Shakespearean dimensions, glancing from the reign of Ivan the Terrible to modern-day excursions in Iraq and Afghanstian.

05/03/2017 - 11:16am

Constellation Theatre Company begins performances of THE ARABIAN NIGHTS this week. Catch reduced price preview performances, this Thurs - Sat. The $15 Friday preview is sold out, but tickets are available for the $25 Sat preview or line up for their Pay-What-You-Can on Thurs 5/4, 8:30pm.

05/03/2017 - 11:09am

MetroStage will have a Pay-What-You-Can performance of MASTER CLASS, Terrence McNally's play about opera singer Maria Callas teaching a master class to three students, on Thursday, May 4 at 8pm. There is a $10 minimum and tickets are only available at the door that evening starting at 7pm. Performances run thru June 11.

04/27/2017 - 1:31pm

Join InterAct Story Theatre's KidStory Theatre Festival on May 6 at 11am at Glenallan Elementary School. Part of their Wheaton Family Theatre Series, celebrate a wonderful year of arts for kids and families with a special festival of stories and plays written by kids for kids! Great for all ages 4 and up.

04/18/2017 - 3:24pm

Rorschach Theatre has Pay-What-You-Can performances of FORGOTTEN KINGDOMS by Randy Baker April 21 – 28. Pay-What-You-Can tickets must be purchased at the door for each performance. Synopsis: On a small island in Indonesia, a wooden house balances on stilts over a churning sea. In this house Reverend David Holiday tries to convert a skeptical young local whose fate has become improbably intertwined with his own. At stake this night is the life of the young man’s father, the future of this island’s ancient culture and the happiness of an American family caught between worlds. As the night turns into morning, the fate of David’s haunted young son becomes the biggest question of all.

04/18/2017 - 3:20pm

Imagination Stage announced that Artistic Director, Janet Stanford, has been awarded the 2017 Harold Oaks Award (Individual) by Theatre for Young Audiences/USA (TYA/USA). The award, presented at the One Theatre World in May, is to acknowledge the significant contributions of individuals and organizations in the Theatre for Young Audiences field in the US. The Harold Oaks Awards ask how nominees have contributed to the artistic development of the field of Theatre for Young Audiences, how they’ve brought national recognition to the field, how they’ve contributed to and interacted with their local community, and how they’ve contributed to a global/diverse understanding of the field of Theatre for Young Audiences. CONGRATULATIONS!

04/17/2017 - 3:00pm

Upcoming at Keegan Theatre: Workshop Reading of WEST BY GOD on April 23 3pm. WEST BY GOD is a funny, heartwarming, and gut-wrenchingly honest new play, by West Virginia native and Keegan company member Brandon McCoy, that challenges and examines the meaning of home. Free talk-back after the reading. $5 general admission.

04/17/2017 - 11:58am

Shakespeare's Birthday Open House is coming up on Sun, Apr 23, 12-4pm, at Folger Shakespeare Library. The day includes stage combat demonstrations, Elizabethan crafts, and birthday cake for all and a special appearance by Queen Elizabeth I herself. Tour the Folger Library reading rooms and see musical and theatrical performances. Food trucks will be stationed in Puck’s Circle. FREE.

04/17/2017 - 11:31am

Solas Nua has a Free Play Reading April 17, 7pm at Kelly's Irish Times (14 F Street NW near Union Station) of Here Comes the Night by Rosemary Jenkinson set in East Belfast, November 1966 and May 2016. Featuring Joseph Carlson, Madeleine Carr, Matthew Ward, Sara Corey, Sasha Olinick and directed by Thomas Keegan.

04/11/2017 - 4:32pm

Round House Theatre has Pay-What-You-Can performances of OR, starring Holly Twyford on Thurs, April 12 7:30pm (with a post-show discussion) and Sat, April 15 2pm. With echoes of Restoration comedy, this playful farce is a rush of madcap antics and rollicking intrigue.

04/09/2017 - 2:13pm

Broadway Sings - the acclaimed concert series that takes a pop icon and flips their music to create brand new, unique arrangements and orchestrations - comes to DC. On April 15th at Sixth & I check out Broadway Sings Beyonce & Bruno Mars, which features new versions of songs you love by Beyoncé and Bruno Mars! The performers include Corey Mach (Wicked, Godspell, Rent), Sydney Morton (Evita, Jersey Boys, American Psycho), Jelani Remy (The Lion King, High School Musical), and Natalie Weiss (Wicked, Everyday Rapture). Producer/director/performer Corey Mach recently performed in Signature Theatre's world premiere of Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing with Debra Monk.

04/06/2017 - 3:02pm

In conjunction with it's presentation of Nilaja Sun's PIKE STREET set on the Lower East Side of NYC, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company is holding a Block Party on Sat, April 8 (10am-3pm). Expect Live Performances from Double Nickels Theatre Company and The Sanctuaries Improv Team, Backstage Theater Tours, Food Truck Fare (parked outside the theatre), theatre concession stand selling mimosas, Door Prizes including Gift Certificates to nearby restaurants and Tickets to future Woolly shows, Games. No charge to attend. PIKE STREET runs thru 4/23.

03/31/2017 - 10:54am

On April 10 at Source Theatre, Rainbow Theatre Project presents Historias, a piece of devised theater about what it means to be a Hispanic/Latino LGBTQ young adult in today’s society using the personal stories and experiences of the performers combined with some of today’s most important issues. The cast includes Skye Ellis, Josue Lemus, Johnny Maldonado, Ariela Sirota, and Marlowe Vilchez.

03/30/2017 - 5:28pm

This Saturday, bring your family to the Folger Shakespeare Library and get to know some of Shakespeare's famous fools. Children ages 5 to 14 and their families are invited to join attend the first Saturday of each month to have fun learning and sharing Shakespeare’s language and experiencing the Folger. (10-11am: Ages 5-7. 11am-12pm: Ages 8-14). FREE!

03/30/2017 - 3:19pm

Coming up April 9 at 7:30pm...a special evening with Helen Hayes Award-nominated actress Katie McManus returning to the Keegan Theatre stage with an eclectic evening of show tunes, pop hits, jazz, big band, and more. Katie is delighted to return to the Keegan stage for this special evening of music, mayhem and, hopefully, some kisses! Katie's last shows with Keegan were The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and RENT. This past winter, she performed in Signature Theatre's Titanic and Blues in The Night at Creative Cauldron.

03/28/2017 - 5:45pm

On April 1, LiveArtDC presents their fourth annual 24-Hour Playmaking Fundraiser Event - LiveArt in a Day! On March 31, 4 playwrights will each be randomly assigned the following elements - One director, Four actors, A prop, A DC landmark. Playwrights have until Saturday morning to turn around a script, which is then given to their director and actors. Those teams then have roughly 9 hours to take the play from “words on a page” to “live performance.” At 7pm on April 1 at the Anacostia Arts Center the shows hit the stage!