What We've Heard

12/10/2018 - 1:21pm

Paso Nuevo returns at GALA Hispanic Theatre with a new intergenerational show - "SILENT SCREAMS: Through Time" on Fri, December 21 at 8pm. FREE! A collection of short scenes, monologues, songs, and poems, SILENT SCREAMS was developed by the Paso Nuevo Youth Performance Group and VIDA Senior Center participants, the culmination of a 3-month collaboration that brought together diverse youth and seniors from throughout the DC area to explore self-expression through music, movement, devised theatre, and spoken word.

12/09/2018 - 1:07pm

Applications for the 2019 Capital Fringe Festival are now open! (Early Bird deadline - Nov 8; Regular Applications deadline - Jan 11, 2019). Have questions about producing a show next July 2019? Join Capital Fringe at the SW BID (Business Improvement District) office to talk about the process of applying and taking part. To attend, email Lee Cromwell, Festival Producer, at lee@capitalfringe.org to RSVP. Accepting applications also for Fringe's commissioning arm, now in its 2nd year. Request for Proposal DEADLINE - Jan 2, 2019.

12/08/2018 - 4:52pm

Creative Cauldron's new Holiday Cabaret Series is just around the corner - events start this weekend with Stephen Gregory Smith & Kara Tameika Watkins on Dec. 9, Dani Stoller on Dec. 10, plus Erin Granfield and Katherine Riddle on Dec. 11, Doug Bowles and Alex Hassan on 12/12. 'Tis The Season - A Holiday Cabaret with Chris Urquiaga follows on Dec. 16 and “Winter Wonderland” on Dec. 17.

12/08/2018 - 12:51pm

Make your holiday season merry and bright with five weekends of WIT (Washington Improv Theater)'s "Seasonal Disorder" at Source Theatre. Featuring seven events each weekend, "Seasonal Disorder" promises a blast of comedy packaged with a bow! Check out the whole schedule for performances Nov 29-Dec 30.

12/07/2018 - 6:25pm

Join Woolly Mammoth Theatre Mon, December 10 @ 7:30PM, for a special reading of "For Black Trans Girls..." by DC-based playwright and performer Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi, directed by Paige Hernandez. FREE

12/07/2018 - 4:03pm

The 2018 DC Queer Theater Festival is back with 2 days of performances - experience seven diverse, thought provoking and humorous 10-Minute Plays at DC Arts Center in Adams Morgan on Fri, December 7 at 7:30pm and Sat, December 8 at 3pm & 7:30pm.

12/07/2018 - 3:48pm

Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens holds their annual Russian Winter Festival this Sat/Sun December 8 & 9 (10AM-5PM) featuring music, dance and participation from area theatres Flying V with a fun family play based on traditional Russian stories and mummers parading in animal costumes and discover what the new year has in store from fortunetellers strolling the estate, presented by Happenstance Theater.

12/05/2018 - 5:39pm

Nextstop Theatre Company presents A KOSHER CHRISTMAS CABARET, Saturday, December 8 at 8pm. It's a celebration of Jewish culture and the community's extraordinary resilience, through humor and heart featuring Jordan Friend, Alani Kravitz, Ben Lurye, and Elisa Rosman at the piano.
Tix $25 and a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Tree of Life Synagogue community.

12/05/2018 - 11:47am

Lanford Wilson's TALLEY'S FOLLY starts performances December 7 at Theater J (performing at GALA Hispanic Theatre in Columbia Hgts while the Edlavitch JCC is under renovation). December 7 8pm is a Pay-What-You-Can Preview. Plus there are other discounted previews during the first week and many dates to see the show during the run followed by a post-show discussion: Cast Talkback; Creative Conversation; or Sunday Symposium (details on website).

11/30/2018 - 6:08pm

Check out one more Pay-What-You-Can (PWYC) performance and other access opportunities for Round House Theatre's GEM OF THE OCEAN by August Wilson. PWYC performance is Sat, Dec. 1 at 2pm, plus Fri, Nov. 30 at 8pm is FreeBeerFriday, TeenNight and there's a director discussion. Get details on their website.

11/30/2018 - 6:04pm

The Folger presents free family programs this Saturday, December 1. Families with kids: join on the first Saturday of each month to have fun learning and sharing Shakespeare’s language and experiencing the Folger. This month, play with the music, song, and dance of Shakespeare's plays. (10 – 11 am: Ages 4–7; 11am – noon: Ages 7–11).

11/16/2018 - 3:52pm

Anacostia Playhouse presents their first "New Works Festival" Nov. 14-17 showcasing 8 new 10-minute plays. All tickets are PWYC. Plays address the themes of deterioration and renovation, both physically and socially, over the course of Anacostia’s long history and examine the impact of revisionist history on Anacostia and its residents. Plays are separated into Group A and Group B; check site for details.

11/15/2018 - 3:17pm

Washington Stage Guild presents
Greg Jones Ellis' 1950s Hollywood-set world premiere of ALL SAVE ONE and has Pay-What-You-Can performances to start the run - Nov. 15 @ 7:30pm, Nov. 16 @ 8pm and Nov. 17 @ 2:30pm. The cast includes Bill Largess, Laura Giannarelli, Lawrence Redmond, R. Scott Williams, and Danny Beason.

11/14/2018 - 12:47pm

InterAct Story Theatre's Wheaton Family Theatre Series is back on Saturday, November 17 at 11am (crafts at 10:30am) with The Victorian Lyric Opera Company's production of “Jack and the Beanstalk” at Highland Elementary School. FREE.

11/08/2018 - 1:09pm

Keegan Theatre's Boiler Room Series returns for a second season with a Nov. 12 staged reading (FREE) of Up the Ladder, Down the Slide by David Valdes Greenwood. Directed by Josh Sticklin, the play centers on three friends from "the sandwich generation" – adults taking care of their kids and their aging parents at once – as their own dramas take a back seat to those faced by the suddenly vulnerable people who raised them.

11/08/2018 - 1:01pm

Monumental Theatre Company presents Black Girl Magic: A Monumental Theatre Company Concert, Nov. 27 at DC9 Nightclub featuring Jade Jones, Ines Nassara and Awa Sal Secka (seen together in Ford's The Wiz). The three power house vocalists will perform for one night only to celebrate their talent and what makes them magic.

11/06/2018 - 10:54am

Join Mosaic Theater Company for post-show discussions throughout the run following performances of The Agitators. Details on panelists & other discussions during the run (thru Nov 25) on their website, including "Rebellion at The Grassroots" after the Nov. 9, 8pm show; "Voting Rights Today: The Meaning of Centuries of Struggle" after Nov. 10 3pm show; and "Black Women's Suffrage: Abolition Was Not Enough," after the Nov. 11, 3pm show.

10/31/2018 - 2:22pm

Arena Stage, after casting two local dogs for it's production of "Anything Goes" (Nov 2 – Dec 23) is partnering with the Humane Rescue Alliance to support the adoption of shelter animals. The Humane Rescue Alliance’s mobile adoption vehicle will be on site at Arena Stage on November 3 and December 8 between performances. City Dogs Rescue will be coming on November 17 and that Rural Dog Rescue will be coming on November 18 and December 2.

10/31/2018 - 2:18pm

Attention Book Lovers! If you love East of Eden, Steinbeck, or just talking books, join NextStop Theatre Company's exclusive Book Talk with Artistic Director Evan Hoffmann on Thurs, November 8 before the 8pm performance. They'll meet at 6:30pm at ArtSpace Herndon for thebook club and light refreshments, and wrap up in time to get to the show. No additional cost for this program, but you do need to purchase a ticket if you want to attend the production. East of Eden runs thru Nov. 18.

10/29/2018 - 3:24pm

Folger Theatre presents, as part of their "Free Folger Friday" on November 16, 2018, 5:30pm, a FREE reading of scenes from James Goldman's "The Lion in Winter" which presents another look at King John and his wacky family. The theatre's run of King John continues through December 2.