What We've Heard

09/06/2017 - 10:52am

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company holds their Pay-What-You-Can performances Sept. 5 and 6 for "The Arsonists" by Max Frisch which features Woolly Artistic Director Howard Shalwitz in the cast. Written as a reflection on the rise of both Nazism and Communism, The Arsonists has uncanny new relevance today in light of the rise of populist nationalism around the globe.

08/14/2017 - 12:38pm

Jared Shamberger's one-person performance, UNSAID, is coming to the Anacostia Playhouse for two performances only - Aug 25 & 26 at 8pm. Jared was on stage in Theater Alliance's Still Life with Rocket and will be in their production of Flood City later this season. Through a dozen different characters, Jared explores the nature of secrets and the messy, unpredictable, and sometimes comical effects of confession. Join Jared as he discovers if salvation can be found in the things we don’t say.

08/11/2017 - 11:17am

The Wizard of Hip by Thomas W. Jones II begins at MetroStage with a Pay-What-You-Can performance Thursday, August 17 at 8pm ($10 minimum)

08/07/2017 - 2:55pm

The First Draft at The Rose Reading Series presents HATRACK (workshop edition) by James L. Crowell on TUES, AUG 15 at the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts in Georgetown. Doors open at 6:30pm, reading at 7pm. HATRACK is a historically-based drama of one man's trial to save himself and redeem a nation. Guest Directed by Christopher Lane, featuring Ray Ficca, Rick Foucheux, Christopher Lane, Bill Largess, Susan Lynskey, Robert Mrazek, Chris Stezin, and Christopher Walker

FREE ADMISSION. Seating is limited for this performance.
No reservations. Walk-ins only. First come, first seated!

08/02/2017 - 5:42pm

Check out this FREE show at GALA Hispanic Theatre, August 4, from GALA's Paso Nuevo youth ensemble and the Summer Youth Employment Program - Tell 'em What's Really Wrong/ Diles lo que esta realmente mal.
Join us while we engage in the lives of these young adults trying to find the light in their darkness. Be ready to listen because I think they're ready to tell you what's really wrong!

08/02/2017 - 1:26pm

Shakespeare Theatre Company's annual FREE FOR ALL presents a return of it's recent production of Othello, August 15 - 27 at Sidney Harman Hall. Two weeks of free performances!

08/02/2017 - 1:19pm

To acknowledge her outstanding contribution to classical theatre in America, Actress Laura Linney will be awarded the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s prestigious William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre (Will Award) at the Harman Center for the Arts 10th Anniversary Gala on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at Sidney Harman Hall.

07/31/2017 - 6:07pm

Upcoming Family Programs at The Folger Shakespeare Library. Children ages 5 to 14 and their families are invited to join on the first Saturday of each month to have fun learning and sharing Shakespeare’s language and experiencing the Folger.
Sat, Aug 5 is "Bantering Bard" - FREE. Win a battle of wits with Shakespeare's comical comebacks, 10-11am: Ages 5-7, 11am-12pm: Ages 8-14.

07/31/2017 - 1:38pm

The Atlas Performing Arts Center welcomes applications from performing artists and companies for their INTERSECTIONS Festival 2018 - February 23 to March 10, 2018. INTERSECTIONS is a performing arts festival which presents work that impacts our society, culture, and world by informing, inspiring, educating, and entertaining. Deadline: August 15, 2017, 5PM. Online applications only.

07/31/2017 - 12:57pm

Happenstance Theater's final performance of BON VOYAGE! A Happenstance Escapade is Pay-What-You-Can tonight, July 31, 8pm. Come one, come all to Round House Theatre, just one block from Bethesda Metro. PWYC tickets go on sale in person at the box office at 7pm, one hour prior to 8pm curtain. Cash and exact change only. Limit of 2 tickets per order.

07/27/2017 - 1:20pm

The National Building Museum’s installation of Hive unknowingly formed a portal to a previously unknown world--CATENARIA! The Museum sent dog & pony dc, their Creative-in-Residence theatre company, into the portal across space and time and to return to tell you all about their visit. They'll share all with you then, in groups, create performances to show every day life in Catenarian. July 27, August 17 & 31 from 3-4pm. All ages. Interpreted. Free with admission to Hive installation. Info

07/14/2017 - 4:29pm

There are two more chances to catch Yearbook, part of Washington Improv Theater - WIT's Summer School. The show goes up Saturday 7/29 at 9:30pm and Sunday 7/30 at 7pm.

07/14/2017 - 12:12pm

Join George Fulginiti-Shakar in his annual Musical Theatre Workshop at Studio Theatre. Made for the singer with experience, we'll break down the fundamentals of understanding the music and meaning of a song. Build your confidence and stage presence in this workshop. July 29-30 from 1-5pm. Call now: 202.232.0724.

07/10/2017 - 3:11pm

Washington Improv Theater is back at Source with "WIT Presents: Summer School" — original productions that pay homage to high school and horror movies; house ensembles with new formats; and a bevy of special guests from Magnet Theater and The Second City.

07/10/2017 - 1:30pm

1st Stage's Logan Festival of Solo Performance brings celebrated playwrights and performers in a line-up that includes Empanada for a Dream by Juan Francisco Villa, Hick: A Love Story by Terry Baum and The Gun Show by E.M. Lewis, a playwright familiar to 1st Stage audiences for her acclaimed Now Comes the Night. Shows run through July 16.

07/09/2017 - 4:10pm

The DC Hip-Hop Theater Festival (DC HHTF) celebrates its seventeenth year JULY 6th - 13th. The festival features some of the freshest work in theater and performance reflecting the breath of Hip-Hop and urban culture. By bringing together local and national artists, activists, and organic intellectuals the DC HHTF remains one of the premier spaces to see work that reflects and pushes the boundaries of theater, film, dance and education.

06/30/2017 - 5:16pm

Join Studio Theatre and Reel Affirmations Saturday 7/1 for a FREE screening of MOONLIGHT. Tarell Alvin McCraney's play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue was the basis of the screenplay. McCraney's play WIG OUT! - A mesmerizing trip into the heart of African-American drag ball culture - begins performances July 12. Reserve screening tickets at Studio's site. UPDATE: Due to popular demand, second screening added at 9:30pm.

06/28/2017 - 2:14pm

Check out these upcoming workshops at Spooky Action Theater this summer: Making Masks with Lynn Sharps Spears (July 8-15), Acting Intensive with Rebecca Holderness (July 18-23) and Intro to Lecoq Training with David Gaines (Aug 26-Sep 1). Details on their website.

06/28/2017 - 2:11pm

Catch some outdoor theatre this summer from Annapolis Shakespeare Company as they return to the historic grounds of the Charles Carroll House for The Tempest. Reserved chair and lawn seating available; if you purchase lawn tickets, bring your own chairs, a towel, or blanket for seating. ​Show times Fri-Sun at 7:30pm, July 7 - July 23. AND also catch the return of their production of The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged) thru Sept. 26, Tuesdays at 7:30pm in the Courtyard at Reynolds Tavern.

06/22/2017 - 1:22pm

Theater J is presenting Arthur Miller's riveting psychological drama Broken Glass set in 1938 Brooklyn at the same time Kristallnacht is unfolding in Nazi Germany. In association with United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, three performances—June 25, July 2, and July 9—will feature post-production discussions with Museum historians. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2rsounk