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  • Shakespeare Theatre Company announced that Emma Rice’s (Brief Encounter) musical treat "Romantics Anonymous" will be available for 5 days of live streaming September 22 - 26. Originally slated to play at the theatre this past spring but canceled due to the pandemic, "Romantics Anonymous" will be part of a “digital tour” of UK & US theatres and will be performed live at Bristol Old Vic each evening and streamed. The story of two French chocolatiers who overcome their anxieties to take a chance on romance is both quirky and classic. Performances at 2:30pm EST except Sept. 26 at 4pm EST. Tickets are £15, increasing to £20 the week of performances.

  • MOSAIC THEATER COMPANY OF DC in partnership with the DC Public Libraries (DCPL), will host a series of FREE workshops teaching the basics of playwriting (September 3, 10 & 17, 2020 at 7pm). Over three sessions, writers will build upon the neighborhood oral history project already begun by the DCPL, and focus on how to create plays using interviews and oral recordings. A DCPL representative will spend approximately 10 minutes of each workshop familiarizing participants with DCPL’s collection of oral recordings. By the end of the series, participants will have started (if not completed) a draft of their own play based on historical recordings. Sessions taught by Gethsemane Herron-Coward and James J Johnson (JJ) and are 90 minutes long.

  • Shakespeare Theatre Company presents "Shakespeare Hour LIVE!" events in which you can join Artistic Director Simon Godwin and Resident Dramaturg Drew Lichtenberg for online tours through various corners of the Shakespeare universe. Each week, Simon and Drew will examine the world of Shakespeare and our own by discussing two plays from the Shakespearean canon with special guests and friends of the STC extended family. These live conversations will be on Zoom - with the next sessions running September 9 to 30 (past events streaming online) with September 9 themed "Shakespeare & The Law" with Guests multiple Tony and Emmy Award nominee Kate Burton; Jessie K. Liu (Former United States Attorney for the District of Columbia); and Abbe Lowell (Winston & Strawn, LLP; Chair, STC Bard Association). FREE.

  • Check out Signature Theatre's episodes of "The Signature Show", a biweekly half-hour digital experience featuring performances by acclaimed artists, interviews, celebration of new musical voices and tributes to the past, present and future of the Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre. Episodes feature performances and interviews and you can catch them every two weeks on Signature's YouTube channel. FREE

  • Creative Cauldron's Summer Cabaret and Concert Series continues, now in an all-new outdoor and socially distanced format. Next performers include Wesley Diener Sept 4, Seán Heely on Sept 5, Helen Hayes Award nominee Jade Jones on Sept 11, Tia Rountree on Sept 12, both at 8pm. Performances run til September 25 every Friday/Saturday evening near the theatre's East Falls Church location - the Cherry Hill Park. Check website for schedule and safety protocols. Tickets $30.

  • Arena Stage presents Molly’s Salon, with Artistic Director Molly Smith, each Thursday (7pm, then streaming) and features artists and leaders of Arena Stage. These 30 minute weekly conversations will include some of the best thinkers and creative firebrands as they discuss new ideas they are excited about and glimmers of hope for the future. Upcoming Schedule includes: August 27 - Khaled Nabawy, actor, Arena’s Camp David, Michael Edwards, Artistic Director, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Jackie Reyes-Yanes, Director of the Mayor's Office on Latino Affairs; September 3 - Idris Goodwin, playwright and Power Play Commissioned Writer, Philippa P.B. Hughes, Social Sculptor and Cultural Strategist, Jocelyn Clarke, Arena Stage dramaturg; September 10 - Psalmayene 24, playwright, director, actor and Arena Stage Master Teaching Artist, Deborah Breevort, playwright and musical theatre librettist/lyricist, The Women of Lockerbie, Lex Sant, President, The Sant Foundation. FREE.


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