What We've Heard

05/28/2020 - 12:00pm

A couple of offerings for budding playwrights of all ages. First, The Welders partner with Young Playwrights Theater for "The Playwrights’ Lab: Introduction to Playwriting' - a virtual playwriting workshop for adults interested in learning and practicing the art of playwriting. Deadline to register is June 9, $300 (tuition assistance avail). Second, Young Playwrights' Theater offers "Young Playwrights in Progress," an opportunity for young and/or early-career DC-area playwrights to engage in a script-development and workshop reading process of original, not-yet-produced, one-act or full-length plays. Two playwrights selected & will receive a small stipend for their participation. Free, apply by June 30. Be no younger than 14 yrs by Sept. 5, and no older than 24 yrs by May 4, 2021.

05/27/2020 - 5:35pm

Join Young Playwrights' Theater May 30, 2020 (7pm) for this live-streamed event on YouTube Live and Facebook. "Tell It Forward - The Power of Stories to Shape Our Future" is an evening of inspirational writing from YPT’s young playwrights, words from our supporters and friends, and the premiere of our 25th Anniversary documentary short. This event is free, and all are encouraged to make a donation in support of YPT. Leading up to the big day, we will be raising a goal of $10,000 to support our programs and operations in this unprecedented time. RSVP requested, FREE.

05/27/2020 - 12:23pm

The Madloba Physical Theater Conference presented by Synetic Theater (Opening remarks: May 25, Conference: May 26-extended to June 1!) will convene physical theater artists, designers, and administrators in a pay-what-you-will virtual conference in the Spring of 2020. Programming includes artist and designer workshops, panel discussions for artistic leaders, and access to globally-sourced technique-driven classes and information sessions, including interactive workshops with Synetic co-Founders Paata and Irina Tsikurishvili among other industry leaders. Madloba is Georgian for “Thank You”.

05/26/2020 - 4:22pm

Round House Theatre presents "Homebound", new 10-episode web series (April 27-June 29), with new episodes added & archived each Monday. The theatre's gathered DC-area playwrights, actors, and designers, pairing artists with 10 playwrights, each of whom will pick up on the prompts offered in the previous writer’s episode, writing a story that the actors can film themselves at home. Directed by Round House Artistic Director Ryan Rilette and Associate Artistic Director Nicole A. Watson.

05/23/2020 - 5:02pm

Olney Theatre Center offers "Streaming Saturdays: Artists Envision the Future" starting May 9 and running til June 20 (5pm). This new series of live, online discussions will feature the perspectives of a wide range of theatre makers locally and across the country on alternate Saturdays; Washington Post Chief Theatre Critic Peter Marks will host a live-streamed discussion with artists in different parts of the industry, and Olney Artistic Director Jason Loewith will talk with Olney-affiliated artists with productions slated for the 20-21 Season. See website for panelists/dates. FREE.

05/22/2020 - 5:12pm

May 24 at 2pm, Adventure Theatre MTC offers a free sneak peek of its 2021-2022 world premiere musical, Fantastagirl and The Math Monster, written by Tori Boutin and Madeline Belknap and directed by Jennifer Knight, on Facebook Live. All readings are also recorded for viewing on their Facebook page.

05/19/2020 - 11:25pm

Explore the possibilities of Spooky Action Theater's New Works in Action readings series as it moves online for 4 readings May 24 thru June 14 (3pm). After, stay for a talk-back with actors, director and playwright.

05/19/2020 - 11:15pm

This second virtual open mic in Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company's series, SAY NERD on May 25 (lobby stream 7:30pm, event 8-9pm), will be hosted by Spit Dat's own Drew Anderson and Dwayne Lawson-Brown. A celebration of the geeks, the nerds, the outcasts, the freaks, the gamers, and all of the fandoms. Get ready to geek out alongside fantastic hosts and features on the OPEN MIC. Sign-up for a slot and reserve your tickets.

05/18/2020 - 5:38pm

Social Distancing? Flying V is streaming their wrestling events and podcasts while you're stuck inside. Also, check out their well-lauded "The Pirate Laureate of Port Town," Zachary Fernebok's charming tale of wonder, wit, and wordplay, streaming May 22 to June 1, Pay-What-You-Can.

05/08/2020 - 6:03pm

Brave Spirits Theatre presents "Shakespeare's Histories: Online Reading Series" (Mons/Tues May 11 to June 2) - a virtual summer staged reading festival celebrating the history plays of the English early modern stage; a supplement to BST's Shakespeare’s Histories productions. Performed by BST's Histories ensemble cast and collaborators from across the world. Free, donations are welcome.

05/05/2020 - 6:20pm

Shakespeare Theatre Company presents The Shakespeare Hour events in which you can join Artistic Director Simon Godwin and Resident Dramaturg Drew Lichtenberg for online tours through various corners of the Shakespeare universe. Each week, Simon and Drew will examine the world of Shakespeare and our own by discussing two plays from the Shakespearean canon with special guests and friends of the STC extended family. These live conversations will be on Zoom. FREE.

05/05/2020 - 2:18pm

Check out Keegan Theatre's PLAY-RAH-KA online activities in May and June for families - new opportunities for young people of all ages to be creative and have fun with theatre and storytelling from home! PRK helps young people discover their authentic voices and express themselves use their imagination through creative play. For ages 5 years old to high school.

05/01/2020 - 4:33pm

Connect with The IN Series as they offer streaming of their productions of "Butterfly" and "Here Be Sirens", as well as their IN Tune podcast series with Artistic Director Timothy Nelson, and periodic Cocktail Concerts with IN Series artists.

05/01/2020 - 10:59am

Watch theatre AND stay fit! Synetic Theater is streaming some of their recent productions starting with Hansel and Gretel (thru April 5) and next this week with Richard 3.0 (starting March 26) for small donation, with more to come. PLUS, they’re also streaming Synetic Fitness classes taught by trained Company members with a different focus each week. Sign up for sessions this week March 25 & March 27 at 6pm. With a flexible Pay-What-You-Can price model that ranges from $5 per class to $20 per class.

04/28/2020 - 12:56pm

Tune in to SIGNATURE STRONG - LIVE! every Tuesday at 8pm on Facebook Live. Signature Theatre Members of the artistic team will host live conversations with Signature favorites.

04/22/2020 - 11:20pm

Celebrate Shakespeare's Birthday - #ShareYourShakespeare on April 23 as Folger Shakespeare Library collaborates with the Royal Shakespeare Company to celebrate the Bard. The virtual event is open to all ages and families. Join by sharing your creations—from super quick-and-simple ideas to more ambitious ideas—or just get ready to enjoy and revel in others' contributions. Or try these options: Write a Sonnet, Make a Picture, Speak the Speech and many more suggested activities. FREE

04/20/2020 - 11:07pm

Adventure Theatre MTC, in partnership with District Dramatists and 4615 Theatre Company, has invited DC, Maryland, or Virginia writers to take part in a flash creation of new work for a series of online readings QuarantineFest New Play Festval 2020 - Live streaming April 19 then available on Adventure and 4615's Facebook pages. Each writer had 3 days to write a 10-page script contain 5 required elements. Professional actors from the DC Area will read these works live - and the plays that receive the most likes during their live stream will receive cash rewards.

04/16/2020 - 12:22pm

Ford's Theatre presents Virtual Talks commemorating the 155th anniversary of Pres. Lincoln’s assassination & death. Watch the recorded Facebook Live Addressing Common Myths about the Lincoln Assassination. And April 16 (2pm), Exploring Lincoln in Washington, DC to explore President Abraham Lincoln’s Washington, D.C., through places that mattered to Lincoln during his lifetime and places where he matters to us today. This session is 40 minutes. Register in advance - or book a session on another date. Good for all history fans, including students in grades 3 and up. FREE.

04/16/2020 - 12:13pm

Arts on the Horizon offers programming to children and families while schools and daycares are closed by launching a new series of videos on our YouTube channel. They're offering FREE 20-minute, interactive storytime sessions 3 times weekly (Mon, Wed, and Fri) and bonus craft sessions once a week (Tues or Thurs). Each session will be led by one of our teaching artists and geared for children ages 2-6.

04/15/2020 - 12:40pm

We Happy Few Productions is now streaming their Spring 2019 adaptation of "Treasure Island." Enjoy this action-packed, ukulele-infused, rum-soaked production at home - the classic story of adventure on the high seas gets a reimagining with even more pirates, mad-cap action, and treasure than you can dream of. Running time approximately 1 hour (contains some scary content, but is appropriate for all ages). Available thru May 6; suggested donation of $5.