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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

DMV theaters take a knee and take a stand by News Desk

Beyond mourning and outrage, these DC Metro performing arts institutions have gone on the record with commitments to make a difference and be accountable. (Last updated June 2, 2020, 9 a.m.)…

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Saturday, May 30, 2020

Synetic Theater gives ‘The Decameron’ a timely twist by News Desk

Synetic Theater, a leader in physical performance in Arlington, will present a digital adaptation of Giovanni Boccaccio’s The Decameron, a collection of novellas written in Italy in respo…

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Thursday, May 28, 2020

ARTSFAIRFAX announces $100,000 emergency COVID-19 grants program by News Desk

ARTSFAIRFAX today announced $100,000 in available funding through the newly created Emergency Relief and Recovery Grant Program. Funding will provide critical support to Fairfax County and t…

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Friday, May 22, 2020

Studio Theatre welcomes ten new commissioned artists by News Desk

Building on over 40 years of producing powerful contemporary theater, Studio Theatre is embarking on the largest round of commissioning in its history. They are awarding grants to ten arti…

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Thursday, May 21, 2020

LA TI DO goes virtual with LA TI DOnline by News Desk

When COVID-19 overwhelmed the world in early 2020 and affected the future of in-person, live gatherings, LA TI DO Productions (LTD) came to a standstill like many organizations of its kind. …

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Applications now open for $500 microgrants to emerging writers and composers by News Desk

A new arts program—Emergent Seed—is offering $500 microgrants and the opportunity for emerging writers and composers in the DC Metro area to have their work broadcast in virtual events. …

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DMV-area organizations plan for a virtual summer camp experience by News Desk

As the end dates for social-distancing recommendations keep being pushed further toward the end of the year, many DC, Maryland, and Virginia arts organizations are committing to an effort to…

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Signature Theatre postpones ‘Mamma Mia!’ at The Anthem until 2021 by News Desk

Mamma Mia! at The Anthem DC will not run June 25 – July 5, 2020 as previously scheduled. Signature Theatre has worked with our sponsors Amazon and Max Productions and our partners at The A…

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Young Artists of America at Strathmore announces virtual summer camp program by News Desk

Young Artists of America at Strathmore (YAA) is thrilled to announce Virtual Summer Performing Arts Intensives, an online version of their award-winning summer musical theater program. While…

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Major-media reviewers voice worries about returning to the theater by News Desk

Twice a month, Terry Teachout of the Wall Street Journal, Elisabeth Vincentelli, contributor to The New York Times and The New Yorker; and Peter Marks of The Washington Post get together…

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Solas Nua debuts ‘Being Here,’ a new live digital experience by News Desk

DC-based Solas Nua, a theater company dedicated to contemporary Irish arts, is celebrating their 15th anniversary season this year. They will kick it off with a completely new experience for…

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Friday, May 15, 2020

Faction of Fools Theatre Company announces new Co-Directors by News Desk

At a time when theater companies around the country must push back production schedules, their missions are amplified to plan future productions that will uplift, transform, and heal. At Fac…

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Thursday, May 14, 2020

Spooky Action shifts new play readings to YouTube by News Desk

Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, Spooky Action Theater’s New Works in Action play-reading series has been shifted to a virtual meeting space on the company’s YouTube channel. “We are exci…

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Adventure Theatre honors API Heritage Month with streaming special events by News Desk

Though the sea of online content is deep at the moment, that’s not stopping Adventure Theatre MTC. They are diving right in with a full lineup of API Heritage Month storytimes, interviews,…

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Monday, May 11, 2020

When shows go on again, audiences across America will be slow to show up, says new survey. by News Desk

Shugoll Research, a national marketing research company in Bethesda, Maryland, is releasing a Phase III study of theatergoers and their intent to return to the theater when it reopens after …

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Saturday, May 9, 2020

Brave Spirits Theatre kicks off festival of playreadings from the early English stage by News Desk

Brave Spirits Theatre announces a virtual summer staged reading festival celebrating the history plays of the English early modern stage. A supplement to BST’s two-year Shakespeare’s His…

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Theater artists to envision the future in Saturday chats online from Olney by News Desk

In a time when connection is more important than ever, Olney Theatre Center is revamping its Streaming Saturdays, a live online discussion series featuring the perspectives of a wide range o…

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Thursday, May 7, 2020

Pandemic Theatre launches ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ as 5-part web series by News Desk

Amongst the chaos of COVID-19, another brand-new theater company has sprung up in the DC area. Pandemic Theatre, founded by local actor and theater maker Acacia Danielson, is turning to digi…

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Many theatergoers in no hurry to go back to Broadway, new survey finds by News Desk

Shugoll Research, a national marketing research company in Bethesda, Maryland, is releasing a new study of theatergoers and their intent to return to the theater when it reopens after the co…

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Monday, May 4, 2020

IN Series produces first ever fully digital opera performance season by News Desk

As performing arts organizations worldwide struggle to schedule live performance seasons in the midst of a global pandemic, DC’s IN Series leads the charge onto the digital stage by progra…

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Mosaic Theater Company promises provocative 2020–2021 season by News Desk

In the face of global crisis and economic uncertainty, Mosaic Theater Company of DC draws inspiration for its new season from a nucleus of towering yet under-appreciated figures in history. …

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Thursday, April 30, 2020

Local playwrights write short scripts you can download for free by News Desk

In the wake of COVID-19 theater closures, DC’s Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Baltimore Center Stage, Connecticut’s Long Wharf Theatre, The Public Theater of NYC, and The Repertory Thea…

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Friday, April 24, 2020

Round House Theatre premieres ‘Homebound’ web series by News Desk

Round House Theatre is making streaming news with their project Homebound, a new web series bringing together DC-area playwrights, actors, and designers to explore life under stay-at-home or…

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Thursday, April 23, 2020

Quotidian Theatre Company to close, a casualty of COVID-19 by News Desk

Those of us in the arts are all getting used to a new normal. Unfortunately, a return to any kind of normal will not be possible for some organizations. And, sadly, it turns out that Quotidi…

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Shakespeare Theatre Company hosts ‘Twelfth Night’ viewing party by News Desk

Shakespeare Theatre Company invites audiences to celebrate William Shakespeare’s birthday by attending a viewing party of the National Theatre of London’s 2017 production of Twelfth Nig…

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Saturday, April 18, 2020

Mosaic Theater welcomes Psalmayene 24 as playwright-in-residence by News Desk

Mosaic Theater Company and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation have announced the illustrious recipient of their National Playwright Residency Program Grant—Veteran DC playwright, director, an…

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Thursday, April 16, 2020

Shakespeare Theatre Company announces new digital programming by News Desk

Shakespeare Theatre Company recently announced the creation of Shakespeare Everywhere, a new platform for engaging with audiences through digital offerings and innovative new content. While …

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World’s largest celebration of Shakespeare to mark the Bard’s birthday by News Desk

The Folger Shakespeare Library is partnering with the Royal Shakespeare Company and Shakespeare Birthplace Trust for the world’s largest celebration of Shakespeare—inviting audiences all…

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Quarantine Fest live play readings kick off Sunday morning, April 19 by News Desk

Quarantine Fest—livestreamed readings of flash-created 10-minute plays—begins streaming this Sunday, April 19 starting at 10 am. Professional actors from the DC Area will read the works …

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When theaters reopen, will audiences return? Survey says it’s iffy. by News Desk

What follows is sobering news about the challenges ahead for the DMV theater community. We at DC Metro Theater Arts share this information in a spirit of solidarity and with determination to…

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Tuesday, April 14, 2020

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

Round House Theatre Artistic Director Ryan Rilette and Managing Director Ed Zakreski recently announced the six shows that will constitute Round House Theatre’s 43rd season. All shows will…

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