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Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Free ‘Flash Acts’ theater festival to spotlight U.S. and Russian artists by News Desk

The Forum for Cultural Engagement has announced Flash Acts, a free six-day, bilingual, virtual theater festival October 8 to 13, 2020. This one-of-a-kind performance festival brings together…

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Saturday, October 3, 2020

CulturalDC to host Reclamation Project racial-equity residency at Source Theatre by News Desk

The Reclamation Project—an idea inspired by We See You, White American Theater, “Hot button issues for Black theater: A roundtable on revolution,” and “Gender Diverse Black Theatre L…

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

1st Stage commissions 11 artists to create solo works by News Desk

As part of its ongoing commitment to creating diverse, modern work by leading playwrights and performers during the prolonged COVID-19 theater closure, 1st Stage has announced eleven new art…

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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

 Round House Theatre announces revised 2020–2021 season by News Desk

Round House Theatre has announced an updated lineup of plays, conversations, and education offerings, including digital programming for the fall and winter and a return to live productions i…

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Sunday, September 27, 2020

Emoji-titled ‘👨🏾‍💻😷👨‍💻’ from Solas Nua invites on-line interplay by News Desk

Celebrating Solas Nua’s 15th anniversary, the DC-based Irish arts organization has commissioned a series of digital plays from African-American playwright Jeremy Keith Hunter and Irish pla…

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Brave Soul Collective’s emotional ‘#BlackMenFeel’ series to begin Sunday by News Desk

#BlackMenFeel is a new artistic project designed to address mental, emotional, and spiritual challenges experienced by Black men, specifically Black Queer men. Produced by Brave Soul Collect…

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Thursday, September 17, 2020

For one singular celebration, Helen Hayes Awards glam goes multiplatform by News Desk

Culminating the 2020 Helen Hayes Awards recognizing outstanding work on Washington-area stages in 2019, the theater community will gather for one singular celebration in three successive dig…

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Monday, September 14, 2020

IN Series digital opera season lifts off this weekend with a festival of premieres by News Desk

IN Series launches its groundbreaking 2020–2021 digital opera season with a Festival Weekend of world premieres September 17 to 19, 2020. The season, characterized by genre-defying collabo…

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Saturday, September 12, 2020

GALA Hispanic Theatre announces 2020–2021 season and plans to reopen by News Desk

Announcing its 2020–2021 season, GALA Hispanic Theatre revealed plans to resume indoor live performances in late October—the first professional theater to do so in Metro DC since stages …

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Friday, September 11, 2020

Olney Theatre Center takes ‘The Humans’ from stage to stream by News Desk

The Humans—Stephen Karam’s Tony Award–winning family dramedy—was slated for a run at Olney Theatre Center this season, but that physical production was shelved this summer when the C…

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Legendary Bread and Puppet Theater to perform on the Mall September 19 and 20 by News Desk

Against the backdrop of COVID-19, racial injustice, and the upcoming election, CulturalDC is staging one of the first large-scale productions in the Washington, DC, area since the pandemic b…

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Sunday, August 30, 2020

Whitney White and Soyica Colbert join Shakespeare Theatre Company   by News Desk

Shakespeare Theatre Company Artistic Director Simon Godwin has announced that Whitney White and Soyica Colbert—the director and the dramaturg for The Amen Corner—are joining STC as assoc…

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Friday, August 28, 2020

Young Playwrights’ Theater names first Young Playwrights in Progress by News Desk

Young Playwrights’ Theater (YPT) has announced that Savannah Miller and Adanna Paul are its first two participants in the 2020-2021 Young Playwrights in Progress (YPIP) new play developmen…

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Studio Theatre enlists Black artists for Friday’s March and The Breath Project by News Desk

Studio Theatre has commissioned seven Black artists who are attending the 57th anniversary March on Washington Friday, August 28, to create artistic responses that bear witness to their expe…

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Saturday, August 22, 2020

2020 Helen Hayes Awards to be revealed over four weeks on 21 Zooms by News Desk

theatreWashington has announced updated plans for the 36th annual Helen Hayes Awards—originally scheduled to take place at The Anthem on May 18, 2020, but postponed because of COVID. Celeb…

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Thursday, August 20, 2020

Sheldon Epps Joins Ford’s Theatre Leadership Team by News Desk

Sheldon Epps will join the Ford’s Theatre leadership team as Senior Artistic Advisor. He steps into the new role as the theater reevaluates its 2020–2021 season amid the national reckoni…

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Monday, August 17, 2020

American Shakespeare Center to livestream performances via Marquee TV by News Desk

American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, Virginia, has announced that their Summer 2020 SafeStart Season will be available for online viewing in partnership with Marquee TV. Dubbed “BlkFrs…

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Black Artist Coalition begins in the DMV by News Desk

Announced today, the Black Artist Coalition (BAC) has formed in response to the increasing awareness of both macro- and microaggressions that have more often than not tainted Black artists…

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Friday, August 7, 2020

Jade Jones as rapper “Litty Official” debuts hip-hop mixtape by News Desk

DMV rapper “Litty Official” releases their mixtape He Could Never on Spotify, Soundcloud, and iTunes. Jade Jones, the artist behind Litty, has crafted a standout lo-fi trap mixtape for t…

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Saturday, August 1, 2020

Woolly Mammoth announces next season of live shows with dates TBD by News Desk

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company announces its 2020–2021 season featuring the return of a postponed production, new partnerships, a digital season, an evolution of Woolly’s subscription pl…

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Friday, July 31, 2020

‘Black Trans Women’ online event to affirm #BlackTransLivesMatter by News Desk

Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut, announces Black Trans Women at the Center: An Evening of Short Plays, a celebration of Black trans talent and experience coproduced by Lady Dane…

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Arena Stage announces new season to begin in January 2021 by News Desk

In a swift pivot, Arena Stage has recently announced an upcoming season that reflects their commitment to compelling, dynamic work packed with drama, humor, music, and first-class storytell…

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Saturday, July 18, 2020

New study: Theatergoers are averse to returning but woke to racism by News Desk

Shugoll Research, a national marketing research company in Bethesda, Maryland, has released findings from a Wave 2 online survey it conducted with 743 DC-area theatergoers about three pressi…

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

The Kennedy Center introduces multiple social impact initiatives by News Desk

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has recently revealed a plan for several ongoing and long-term social impact initiatives – and the urgency and importance of this work ha…

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Mosaic Theater announces postponements and temporary leadership change by News Desk

Mosaic Theater Company has canceled its plans to open Alexandra Petri’s Inherit the Wind in August and announced suspension of its on-stage season through 2020. At the same time, Mosaic an…

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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Expert artists from 1st Stage to offer classes online by News Desk

Something new and engaging is coming our way. A singular opportunity for area theatergoers who want to learn more about how theater is made: 1st Stage in Tysons is offering a Virtual Classro…

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Capital-area community theaters plan fundraising telethon by News Desk

As COVID-19 continues to ravage the country, its effects on the arts have been devastating. Many organizations have turned to creative ways to raise funds in an effort to offset losses from …

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Friday, June 26, 2020

How DMV theaters are strategizing for reopening by News Desk

With the fall season and following seasons still only tentatively planned, arts organizations are taking the time to focus on a reopening strategy that makes the most sense for their staff, …

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Rorschach Theatre to stream ‘Magic in Rough Spaces’ this weekend by News Desk

Four pieces developed by Rorschach Theatre artists will be showcased in online readings this weekend, June 27 and 28, 2020, as “Magic in Rough Spaces.” Three works are brand new; one is …

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Thursday, June 25, 2020

In Brave Soul Collective online debut, raw monologues about anti-Blackness by News Desk

Brave Soul Collective (BSC) launches their virtual performance season Sunday, June 28, 2020, at 7 pm EST with Question Marks—an online event of raw, thought-provoking theater that addresse…

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Thursday, June 18, 2020

Woolly Mammoth launches new Connectivity Core Partner Program by News Desk

As the nation grapples with profound racial unrest—in addition to a global health crisis that is disproportionately affecting Black and Indigenous people—DC’s Woolly Mammoth Theatre Co…

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