Photo by Teresa Castracane Photography

Farrell Parker, Caroline Wolfson, Aaron Bliden, Sasha Olinick and Ryan Manning in 1st Stage's Fly By Night

Photo by Ryan Maxwell Photography

Darnell Eaton, Tokia "2Deep" Carter, Nexus, Shane Solo, jay sun, Nicole Ruthmarie and Ezra Tozian in Pinky Swear Productions' Use All Available Doors

Photo by Carol Rosegg

Christopher Michael Richardson, Ines Nassara, Hasani Allen and Kevin McAllister in Ford's Theatre's The Wiz

Photo by Margot Schulman

Nancy Robinette, Anna Moon and Jonathan Feuer in Signature Theatre's John

Photo by Margot Schulman

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

Photo by Stan Barouh

Kevin Shen, Jon Norman Schneider, Ariel Felix, Rafael Sebastian and Evan D'Angele in Mosaic Theater Company's Paper Dolls

Photo by Scott Suchman

Scott R. Sheppard and Jennifer Kidwell in Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company's Underground Railroad Game

Photo by C. Stanley Photography

Susan Rome and Tom Story in Theater J's Roz and Ray

Photo by Rose Campiglia

Lorena Sabogal, Catherine Núnez, Alina Robert and Inés Domínguez del Corral in GALA Hispanic Theatre's En el tiempo de las mariposas (In the Time of the Butterflies)

Photo by Nate Watters/Seattle Repertory Theatre

Eugene Lee, Nicole Lewis and David Emerson Toney in Arena Stage's Two Trains Running

Photo by Jeri Tidwell Photography

Matt Hirsh and the cast of Toby's Dinner Theatre's Disney's Newsies

Photo by Margot Schulman

Chris Dinolfo in Imagination Stage's Robin Hood

Photo by Ryan Maxwell Photography

Moriamo Akibu and Dallas Tolentino in Arts on the Horizons' Outside the Lines

Photo by Daniel Schwartz

Yesenia Iglesias, Matthew Schleigh and Teresa Spencer in Constellation Theatre Company's The Caucasian Chalk Circle

Photo by Landless Theatre Company

The cast of Landless Theatre Company's The Mystery of Edwin Drood [Symphonic Metal Version]

Photo by Connor Kelley

Ryan Townsend and Dimitri Gann in Rainbow Theatre Project's Top and Bottom

Photo by Teresa Wood

Erin Gann and Cary Donaldson in Studio Theatre's Translations

Photo by Kx Photography

Iyona Blake, Susan Derry, Florence Lacey and Catherine Purcell in Creative Cauldron's Witch

  • Following the 2 PM matinee performance of THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE on Saturday, April 21, join Constellation Theatre Company and special guest Andreas Ströhl for a discussion about the life and work of playwright Bertolt Brecht. Q&A Session to follow. Free and open to all ticketholders for any performance of THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE.

  • Folger Shakespeare Library holds their annual Shakespeare's Birthday Open House on Sun, Apr 22, 12-4pm. This family-friendly event features sword-fighting demonstrations, Shakespeare performances, music, crafts, and free birthday cake for all.

  • Attention Theatre Technicians (or share with those you know who might be interested): The 2018 DC Theatre Technician Cattle Call will be held on Sun, April 22 and Mon, April 23 at Sidney Harman Hall from 9AM - 6PM. Sign Language interpreters will be available on both days from 2 - 4PM. All Monday Appointment Slots Are Full - But there are still slots available on Sunday. Sunday devoted to Carpenters, Electricians, Audio & Video Engineers, Props Artisans and Painters. Monday devoted to Costume Technicians, Makeup Artists, Stage Managers and those who fall into other categories but are on run crew for shows. Full details at DC Theatre Technician Cattle Call.

  • Various theatres will present readings of NATURAL SHOCKS, a new play by Lauren Gunderson. She's made NATURAL SHOCKS available royalty-free for local readings across the US to raise money to address gun violence the weekend of April 20, 2018—the 19th anniversary of the Columbine school shooting and the day of the National School Walkout. WSC Avant Bard's presentation is Mon, April 23, 7:30 pm at 1st Stage in Tysons. Admission is free, all donations collected will be sent to Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a 501(c)4 and part of Everytown for Gun Safety. Donations to Moms Demand Action may also be made online directly to a local state chapter. Other readings are April 20, 2pm from Tonic Theater Company at The Kogod Cradle/Arena Stage featuring Lise Bruneau; and April 30, 6pm at Round House Theatre featuring Beth Hylton

  • Solas Nua holds a free play reading of The Seedbed by Bryan Delany on April 16, 7pm, in the Dupont Underground. The reading is directed by Matt Torney and features Helen Hayes Award recipient Rick Foucheux, David Bishins, Catherine Eaton, and Emily Kester. A Talk-back discussion with the playwright follows. Come early to view the Solas Nua art exhibit at Dupont Underground, Sights & Sounds of Ireland today. The biggest video art exhibition in the history of Washington, DC.

  • Sun, April 8 at The Atlas, Rorschach Theatre presents 3 staged readings of brand new plays from three exciting emerging playwrights for the first MAGIC IN ROUGH SPACES reading series. There will be enhanced design components to give a taste of what a full production might feel like and an opportunity to talk with artists in a post-show conversation following each play. All readings are FREE but RSVPs are recommended. SING TO ME NOW by Iris Dauterman @ 12pm; FAITH IN A FALLEN WORLD by Georgette Kelly @ 4pm; TRANSFERAL by Jack Novak @ 8pm.


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