Photo by C. Stanley Photography

Susan Lynskey and Emily Shackelford in Arena Stage's Indecent

Photo by Michael Horan

Megan Adrielle, Alex De Bard, Farrell Parker and Christopher Michael Richardson in Adventure Theatre MTC's Fancy Nancy's Splendiferous Christmas

Photo by Margot Schulman

Aaron Shields, Brigid Cleary, Danny Bernardy, Soneka Anderson in Shear Madness at The Kennedy Center.

Photo by Teresa Castracane Photography

Carisa Barreca, Katie Caussin, Kazi Jones, Maggie Wilder, Atra Asdou and Alex Bellisle in The Second City's She the People at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Photo by Nick Klein

Jonathan Hsu, Dallas Tolentino and Raven Lorraine in The Kennedy Center's How to Catch a Star

Photo by Christopher Mueller

Owen Tabaka (center) and the cast of Signature Theatre's Billy Elliot

Photo by Carol Rosegg

Craig Wallace and Justine “Icy” Moral in Frod's Theatre's A Christmas Carol

Photo by the Puppet Co

the Puppet Co's The Nutcracker

Photo by DJ Corey Photography

Emjoy Gavino and Dina Thomas in Studio Theatre's Cry It Out

Photo by Jeri Tidwell Photography;

Lynn Sharp Spears and Abby Middleton in Toby's Dinner Theatre's Disney's The Little Mermaid

Photo by Mark Douet

The Shakespeare Theatre Company's presentation of The National Theatre's An Inspector Calls

Photo by DJ Corey Photography

Tonya Beckman in Solas Nua's How to Keep an Alien

Photo by Maria Baranova

Soara-Joye Ross and Corbin Bleu in Arena Stage's Anything Goes

Photo by Jati Lindsay

The cast of The Second City's Love, Factually at The Kennedy Center

Photo by Stan Barouh

David Schlumpf in Olney Theatre Center's Elf the Musical

Photo by Johnny Shryock

Scott Whalen and Sharisse Taylor in Synetic Theater's My Father's Dragon

Photo by Margot Schulman

Awa Sal Secka in Imagination Stage's Cinderella

Photo by Kaley Etzkorn

Stephanie Berry and Justin Weaks in Round House Theatre's Gem of the Ocean

  • Paso Nuevo returns at GALA Hispanic Theatre with a new intergenerational show - "SILENT SCREAMS: Through Time" on Fri, December 21 at 8pm. FREE! A collection of short scenes, monologues, songs, and poems, SILENT SCREAMS was developed by the Paso Nuevo Youth Performance Group and VIDA Senior Center participants, the culmination of a 3-month collaboration that brought together diverse youth and seniors from throughout the DC area to explore self-expression through music, movement, devised theatre, and spoken word.

  • Applications for the 2019 Capital Fringe Festival are now open! (Early Bird deadline - Nov 8; Regular Applications deadline - Jan 11, 2019). Have questions about producing a show next July 2019? Join Capital Fringe at the SW BID (Business Improvement District) office to talk about the process of applying and taking part. To attend, email Lee Cromwell, Festival Producer, at to RSVP. Accepting applications also for Fringe's commissioning arm, now in its 2nd year. Request for Proposal DEADLINE - Jan 2, 2019.

  • Creative Cauldron's new Holiday Cabaret Series is just around the corner - events start this weekend with Stephen Gregory Smith & Kara Tameika Watkins on Dec. 9, Dani Stoller on Dec. 10, plus Erin Granfield and Katherine Riddle on Dec. 11, Doug Bowles and Alex Hassan on 12/12. 'Tis The Season - A Holiday Cabaret with Chris Urquiaga follows on Dec. 16 and “Winter Wonderland” on Dec. 17.

  • Make your holiday season merry and bright with five weekends of WIT (Washington Improv Theater)'s "Seasonal Disorder" at Source Theatre. Featuring seven events each weekend, "Seasonal Disorder" promises a blast of comedy packaged with a bow! Check out the whole schedule for performances Nov 29-Dec 30.

  • Join Woolly Mammoth Theatre Mon, December 10 @ 7:30PM, for a special reading of "For Black Trans Girls..." by DC-based playwright and performer Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi, directed by Paige Hernandez. FREE

  • The 2018 DC Queer Theater Festival is back with 2 days of performances - experience seven diverse, thought provoking and humorous 10-Minute Plays at DC Arts Center in Adams Morgan on Fri, December 7 at 7:30pm and Sat, December 8 at 3pm & 7:30pm.


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