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  • Join Studio Theatre for their 3rd virtual dance party with conversation in collaboration with director, educator, theatre-maker—and now digital emcee—Psalmayene 24. The digital salons are an online gathering space to highlight the work of Black creatives, signal boost local and Black-owned businesses, and kick back to live music by DJ Nick tha 1da. On August 30 (5pm), Psalm moderates a discussion with Natalie Graves Tucker, Dane Figueroa Edidi, and Farah Lawal Harris. The first all-female or femme Psalm's Salons panel, guests will discuss forging a career in theatre as a woman of color, support systems for women of color in the DC-area arts sector, and opportunities for trans and nonbinary people in theatre, among other topics. FREE

  • The Keegan Theatre's virtual performance series, Boiler Room LIVE, next presents Chani Wereley's "Hard Times Part 2," August 8, 8pm. Just your friendly neighborhood out-of-work actor fighting off COVID, racists, and crippling anxiety. You might know Chani from Spring Awakening/Round House, Little Shop/Constellation Theatre, Love’s Labors Lost/Folger Theatre, or you might know her from her Instagram Famous Cat. Chani returns to Keegan Theatre in a sort-of-remount of her solo cabaret, Hard Times, which is, perhaps, more relatable now than ever before. Featuring the Marika Countouris on the keys, Sam “Kick Drum” Carolla on percussion, and Jonas Creason on bass; $5 suggested donation with half proceeds benefiting organization chosen by the artists, For the Gworls.

  • Quotidian Theatre Company will close for good after its final production in April 2021 in Bethesda, and must empty its storage facility by summer 2021 so are liquidating many fascinating collectibles, antique furniture, gently used area rugs, carpentry tools, lamps, and much more from August 3 to 21. Browse the collection; for more information on a particular item or if looking for something not shown, email quotidiantheatre@comcast.net or call 301-816-1023. Every effort has been made to keep the starting bids as low as possible. The items pictured in the auction are just a representative sampling of our vast collection.

  • On August 1 (2-4pm), Synetic Theater invites you to their Virtual Party in the Park, a Celebration honoring the Synetic Serves: AFAC campaign (supporting the Arlington Food Assistance Program) - and they hope to be celebrating $20,000 raised for Synetic & AFAC. Enjoy performances from The Lion's Den, Covenant Babatunde, Maria Simpkins, Scott Brown, and Vato Tsikurishvili. Free.

  • A groundbreaking online performance for families that explains what racism is, how to know it when you see and experience it, and ideas for what you can do about it. Thirty seven producing theatre for young audiences theaters inncluding Imagination Stage premiere this online theatrical experience for children 7+ and their families. Now extended and available to watch thru August 7, along with accompanying interviews and educational videos, by creating a free account on Broadway on Demand (30min long). Adapted and Directed by Khalia Davis, Lyrics by Davied Morales, Music by Justin Ellington, Based on the book by Jelani Memory.

  • Check out Signature Theatre's inaugural episode 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 Signature Theatre. Inaugural episode features Heidi Blickenstaff, Natascia Diaz, DeWitt Fleming Jr, Jennie Harney-Fleming, Tom Kitt (Composer, Next to Normal), Inés Nassara, Christiane Noll, Nova Y. Payton, Jacquelyn Piro Donovan and Emily Skinner, along with a tribute to music director and composer Darius Smith.

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