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Thursday, October 29, 2020

Taking Care COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund expands to meet ongoing need by News Desk

theatreWashington has announced an expansion of the Taking Care COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund, originally organized in March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the sudden loss of…

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Monday, October 26, 2020

In time for the election, an audio play about political scheming from Studio by News Desk

As millions across the country are taking to the polls, Studio Theatre releases its first audio play, an adaption of Kings, the lacerating, fast-talking political drama by Alexandria, Virgin…

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Saturday, October 24, 2020

Theater wonks and gamers connect with a new ‘Twist’ by News Desk

Theater professionals from New York City, Kentucky, and DC have come together to launch ​Twist, a new virtual experience centered around a rotating series of social strategy games. ​Fol…

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Creative Cauldron’s ‘On Air’ transfers from local stage to worldwide airwaves by News Desk

“Dancing and singing over the wireless airways—how might it have happened? What might have been a dry history lesson is given delightfully appealing musical charm in Creative Cauldron’…

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Saturday, October 17, 2020

E. Faye Butler to rock the vote as Fannie Lou Hamer at Arena Stage by News Desk

Two-time Helen Hayes Award winner E. Faye Butler returns to Arena Stage to take on the iconic role of civil and voting rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer in Cheryl L. West’s play Fannie Lo…

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Friday, October 16, 2020

The Breath Project resists racial injustice with free virtual festival by News Desk

The Breath Project—a new theatrical initiative formed in response to racial injustice against Black people—will stream as a free virtual festival October 24 and 25, 2020. In partnership …

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Thursday, October 15, 2020

Edge of the Universe Players 2 presents a free audio farce by Chekhov by News Desk

The Edge of the Universe Players 2, a DC-based company dedicated to deep meanings in the form of theatrical high entertainment, had planned to continue exploring that territory in the 2020 F…

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

UrbanArias’ new opera is a sexy comedy about expecting parents in lockdown by News Desk

UrbanArias has partnered with eight other American opera companies to create a newly commissioned operatic video series, Tales From a Safe Distance, inspired by Boccaccio’s The Decameron. …

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Alden Theatre’s ‘Drive-Thru Drama’ gets spooky by News Desk

Just in time for Halloween, The Alden Theatre in McLean continues its unique Drive-Thru Drama performances with Objects in Mirror May Be SPOOKIER Than They Appear, October 16 to November 1, …

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Dominion Stage announces winners of first playwriting contest by News Desk

The trials and tribulations of a talk show host’s family. A date between two extreme opposites that gets dangerous. These are the themes of the two winning entries in Dominion Stage’s fi…

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Sunday, October 11, 2020

Shakespeare Theatre Company plots next season with new twists by News Desk

The lineup for Shakespeare Theater Company‘s 2020–2021 season—as announced by Artistic Director Simon Godwin and Executive Director Chris Jennings—is signficantly different from plan…

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Saturday, October 10, 2020

Mosaic Theater heads into fall season recommitted to anti-racism by News Desk

A monthslong period of intensive introspection and evolution at Mosaic Theater Company, led by a recommitment to anti-racism, has culminated in the company’s recent announcement of fall pr…

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Thursday, October 8, 2020

Olney Theatre Center hosts ‘Just Arts,’ a virtual social justice arts festival by News Desk

In response to the ongoing social upheaval and protests for racial justice, Olney Theatre Center is hosting a virtual social justice arts festival amplifying the voices of BIPOC artists and …

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Happenstance Theater to clown outdoors and online this weekend by News Desk

The irrepressibly entertaining Happenstance Theater will perform its Pinot & Augustine clown show on Saturday, October 10, 2020, at 2 pm and 6 pm, in the parking lot at Joe’s Movement …

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Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Black Artist Coalition to stream ‘I Am… A Celebration of Black Artistry’ by News Desk

The Black Artist Coalition (BAC) releases its second visual project, “I Am…” A Celebration of Black Artistry Thursday, October 8, 2020. One of the pillars of the Black Artist Coalition…

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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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