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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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Arts Barn previews compelling 2020–2021 season by News Desk

Arts On The Green, the organization that provides indispensable arts programming at a collection of venues on the beautiful Gaithersburg campus, has recently offered audiences a sneak peek a…

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Monday, April 13, 2020

1st Stage announces dynamic 2020–2021 season by News Desk

1st Stage, a vibrant professional company in Tysons, Virginia, recently announced their dynamic 2020-2021 season. This 13-year-old organization has grown from a grassroots collective of loca…

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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Olney Theatre Center announces ambitious 2020–2021 season by News Desk

During a recent live-streamed event, Olney Theatre Center Artistic Director Jason Loewith unveiled a lineup of 17 plays, concerts, and presentations coming in 2020–2021 as part of the comp…

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Flying V announces new full-time managing director by News Desk

In the midst of these unprecedented and uncertain times, Flying V has some good news: the company has hired Katherine Offutt as its new full-time managing director. “We genuinely cannot ex…

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Monday, April 6, 2020

Pipeline Playwrights to stream free plays in progress by News Desk

Pipeline Playwrights, a Northern Virginia–based collective of women playwrights, presents its first set of online offerings, Playwrights at Work! starting on April 20, 2020. This offshoot …

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Saturday, April 4, 2020

Contemporary American Theater Festival rescheduled to July 2021 by News Desk

For the past thirty years, the Contemporary American Theater Festival at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, has produced and developed new plays in rotating repertory. DC M…

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Monday, March 30, 2020

Signature Theatre’s ‘Easy Women Smoking Loose Cigarettes’ now available for streaming by News Desk

Beginning Monday, March 30, 2020, Signature Theatre patrons will have the ability to watch the world premiere production of Easy Women Smoking Loose Cigarettes by DC playwright Dani Stoller …

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Sunday, March 29, 2020

Deadline is Tuesday for COVID-19 microgrants in DC by News Desk

Last week Mayor Muriel Bowser launched the application for the new $25 million microgrant program to provide relief to local small businesses affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19). Eligible…

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Friday, March 27, 2020

Olney Theatre Center makes ‘The Amateurs’ available online for one week, offers other online content by News Desk

Olney Theatre Center’s production of The Amateurs by Jordan Harrison and directed by Jason King Jones will be available to stream online beginning Saturday, March 28 at noon through the en…

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund established for Washington theater community by News Desk

As the world reels from the COVID-19 global pandemic, the Washington theater community— both institutions and individuals — alongside other entertainment and freelance industries, face f…

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Contemporary American Theater Festival hosts season announcement online by News Desk

Shepherdstown, WV: For the past decade, the Contemporary American Theater Festival at Shepherd University has hosted a Shepherdstown Sneak Peek. Originally scheduled to be held at the Marino…

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Solas Nua celebrates 15th anniversary season with ‘Cyber Craic’ by News Desk

Washington might be stuck at home this St. Patrick’s Day but that’s not stopping Solas Nua from celebrating the best of Irish culture. Over the next two weeks, the DC Irish arts group wi…

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Monday, March 16, 2020

Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence Mo Willems to host ‘Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems’ by News Desk

(WASHINGTON)— The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ first-ever Education Artist-in-Residence, Emmy Award®–winning writer and New York Times best-selling author and il…

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Sunday, March 15, 2020

1st Stage announces thirteenth season by News Desk

1st Stage Tysons has announced its thirteenth season, opening in September 2020. September 10 – October 11, 2020 Mlima’s Tale by Lynn Nottage directed by José Carrasquillo Pulitzer Pri…

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Thursday, March 12, 2020

Here’s what’s canceled, postponed and still playing in DC-area theater amid Coronavirus pandemic by News Desk

The following theaters have recently announced changes to their programming as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. Limiting and canceling performances will put great financial pressure on …

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Multidisciplinary arts platform Indicoe relaunches as Alveo Creative by News Desk

Online arts platform Indicoe recently rebranded and relaunched itself under the name Alveo Creative. As Alveo Creative, the company will continue to promote collaboration and support for art…

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

New theater company in Takoma Park announces inaugural season and open auditions by News Desk

There’s a new theater in town. Encore Theater Company, a new nonprofit theater based in the Takoma Park community, has announced its inaugural season. The 2020/21 season will feature two i…

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Arena Stage announces 2020-21 season by News Desk

Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith and Executive Producer Edgar Dobie have announced the theater’s ten-show 2020/21 Season. This season, more than half of the playwrights and direct…

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Monumental Theatre Company Presents Regional Premiere of ‘Head Over Heels’ by News Desk

Head Over Heels, a jukebox musical comedy featuring music by The Go-Go’s, will launch its first D.C. metro area production opening Monumental Theater Company’s 2020 season. With a book b…

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Thursday, February 6, 2020

All the world’s on stage as Shakespeare Theatre Company announces 35th anniversary season by News Desk

Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Artistic Director Simon Godwin announced the Company’s 2020/21 Season to a gathering of dedicated theatergoers at the Michael R. Klein Theatre at the Lansbu…

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Monday, February 3, 2020

2020 Helen Hayes nominations are announced by News Desk

At a February 3, 2020 celebration honoring theatre excellence on stages across the Washington area, theatre artists, administrators, patrons, and special guests gathered in the National Thea…

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