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  • GALA Hispanic Theatre’s recently staged in-person production of "El perro del hortelano (The Dog in the Manger)" is available for On-Demand streaming December 2 to January 3. The 1618 classic by Lope de Vega, master of Spain’s Golden Age is adapted by Paco Gámez and directed by José Zayas as a smart comedy exploring love, fidelity and class with wry wit. In Spanish with English surtitles. Tickets $25.

  • Join Studio Theatre for Psalm's Salons, their virtual dance parties with conversation in collaboration with director, educator, theatre-maker—and now digital emcee—Psalmayene 24. The digital salons are an online gathering space to highlight the work of Black creatives, signal boost local and Black-owned businesses, and kick back to live music by DJ Nick tha 1da. NEXT: December 17 (5-6pm) with guest Kamilah Forbes, director of HBO's "Between the World & Me". Past episodes now streaming. FREE

  • Studio Theatre launches its first foray into audio plays - Studio in Your Ears Audio Plays - with an adaptation of "Kings," the fast-talking political drama by Sarah Burgess it staged in 2018, a lacerating comedy with snappy dialogue and a shrewd look at where power really sits in our government. Coinciding with the contentious 2020 election, "Kings" is now streaming for FREE. We'll also introduce the world premiere of Ike Holter's Studio-commissioned audio play "I Hate It Here: Stories from the End of the Old World" in Winter 2020.

  • FOREWORD: A New Works Series was born out of Prologue Theatre's desire to employ artists and create artistic work in our community during a time when live theatre is not an option for many.​ From a nationwide call for submissions of new, original, full-length plays, five were chosen for virtual developmental workshops thru March with the first public reading November 13 of "Secret Hour." Each workshop have a virtual live reading. Free with a suggested donation of $10 for each of the workshop readings. Other dates December 11, January 15, February 12 & March 12.

  • Rorschach Theatre presents "Distance Frequencies Immersive Experiences" - a season-long immersive experience unfolding across the DC-area landscape starting October 2020. "Distance Frequencies" harnesses the power of the built and the natural world to create a visceral piece of immersive storytelling. Each month you'll receive a map and instructions to travel to a new curated location in the DC area. Each month reveals a new location & chapter in the ongoing story; culminates in a site-specific show in July 2021. NOTE: All curated locations will be selected to intentionally avoid crowds. If you prefer not to leave homes, receive an adapted version of the instructions which can be executed from home. Purchase a complete package or in 3 installments throughout the year.

  • Synetic Theater presents JOY (thru November 8). In this intimate and personal experience, audiences receive a surprise package in the mail inviting them to enjoy interactive solo performances that stimulate the senses and examine the impact of joy in our own lives. Performed in two separate but parallel versions​ conceived and adapted by Christopher Rushing and presented via Zoom. Veteran company member Vato Tsikurishvili and audience-favorite Maria Simpkins star in these autobiographical​ experiences ​about the discovery of joy in their lives. (can be viewed with or without the interactive prop kit). Tickets $25-69, discounts for students, seniors, active military personnel, veterans.


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