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Kennedy Center GUYS AND DOLLS, Kevin Chamberlin, And More Win Helen Hayes Awards

This evening, the 2023 Helen Hayes Awards took place at The Anthem on the District Wharf, with over 1,600 theatre-makers and theatre supporters in attendance. Esteemed Washington theatre artists Naomi Jacobson, Erika Rose, Holly Twyford, and Christopher Michael Richardson hosted an evening showcasing the vibrant and diverse community of professional theatre artists in the Washington region.

Signature Theatre is Accepting Submissions For SIGWORKS: MONDAY NIGHT NEW PLAY READING SERIES

Signature Theatre will continue its commitment to new work by presenting the eighth annual SigWorks: Monday Night New Play Readings. Under the leadership of Signature's Director of Artistic Development Anika Chapin, this initiative highlights and supports the work of DMV playwrights and is an opportunity for playwrights, actors, directors, designers, and patrons to explore new plays in a fun and informal environment.

Round House Theatre Commissions Works by James Ijames, Inda Craig-Galván & More

Round House Theatre has commissioned works by James Ijames, Inda Craig-Galván, and joint-commissioned Margot Bordelon and Jiehae Park.

Review: GIRLHOOD at Round House Theatre

If there’s one thing that all teenagers are, it’s underestimated.

Interview: Theatre Life with Dani Stoller

Today's subject Dani Stoller is currently living her theatre life as the playwright for Girlhood at Round House Theatre. The production is Round House's 21st Annual Sarah Metzger Memorial Play and as always, is performed by Round House's Teen Performance Company. The show performs February 17th through 19th.

Phillipa Soo, Steven Pasquale, Ali Ewoldt And More Nominated for Helen Hayes Awards

Nominations have been announced for the 37th Helen Hayes Awards, which will be presented on Monday, May 22. Nominees include productions from Arena Stage, Signature Theatre, GALA Hispanic Theatre and more.

Works by Audrey Cefaly, Jennifer Barclay & Nayna Agrawal Chosen for SigWorks: Monday Night New Play Readings

Works by local playwrights Audrey Cefaly, Jennifer Barclay and Nayna Agrawal have been selected for Signature Theatre's 2023 season of SigWorks: Monday Night New Play Readings.

Review: WHICH WAY TO THE STAGE at Signature Theatre

'Which Way to the Stage' is a love letter – to New York, to the theater world, and to friendship. It’s entertaining and engaging, thoughtful and packed with talent. It’s an incredible experience, made for all of us theater fanatics – and for anyone who just wants to have a wonderful time.

Video: Watch the Trailer for WHICH WAY TO THE STAGE Regional Premiere at Signature Theatre

Watch the trailer for the regional premiere of Ana Nogueira's Which Way to the Stage at Signature Theatre.

Million Dollar Endowment Gift Given to Olney Theatre For Innovative New Works

Olney Theatre Center has received a $1 million endowment gift from the Eugene B. Casey Foundation, to support the work of the Vanguard Arts Fund which provides intensive workshop time for collaboratively-developed new works.

Cast & Creative Team Announced for WHICH WAY TO THE STAGE DC Premiere at Signature Theatre

Signature Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for the play Which Way to the Stage, written by Ana Nogueira. In Which Way to the Stage, Broadway superfans Jeff and Judy eagerly await their idol Idina Menzel after her performance in If/Then at the stage door every night.

Alicia Louzoun-Heisler to Recieve Theater J's 2022 Patty Abramson Jewish Play Prize

Theater J has announced the winner of the 2022 Patty Abramson Jewish Play Prize: Alicia Louzoun-Heisler with her play Bashert. The Theater J Patty Abramson Jewish Play Prize awards $3,000 and a stage reading to a promising emerging woman playwright.

Review: MY BODY NO CHOICE Rallies Cries of Resistance at Arena Stage

My Body No Choice is a timely reminder that speaking one’s truth is a powerful means of political resistance.

Couple Seeks Refuge in Idealistic 1950s Community in Spooky Action Theater's MAPLE AND VINE Beginning September 29

Spooky Action Theater kicks off its 2022/2023 season with Jordan Harrison's clever examination of a radical alternate lifestyle in Maple and Vine, directed by Stevie Zimmerman. Performances begin September 29 & 30 with Pay-What-You-Can previews and run until October 23, 2022 at Spooky Action's home at The Universalist National Memorial Church, 1810 16th Street, NW. Press performance is Saturday, October 1 at 8pm.

Signature Theatre Now Accepting New Play Submissions for SIGWORKS: MONDAY NIGHT NEW PLAY READINGS

Signature Theatre is accepting submissions for original and unpublished full-length plays (no musicals) from now through August 15, 2022. Playwrights must currently reside in Virginia, Maryland or DC. Only one submission per playwright.

BWW Review: Olney Theatre's THE JOY THAT CARRIES YOU a Touching Journey Towards Renewal

'The Joy that Carries You' is a touching and touchingly thoughtful journey, one which many might recognize in their own. But Secka and Stoller also make this a celebration of the relationships which until (only) very recently were taboo. Thank goodness we're no longer at the stage where seeing two women choosing each other as life-partners is a shock; we can now see them as human beings. But we also know that relationships like this are still fraught with a unique form of anxiety, between the women themselves but especially with their families.


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Round House Theatre Announces 2022-2023 Season

Following a transformative season of performances—including three regional premieres, the inaugural year of the National Capital New Play Festival, and the world premieres of Tim J. Lord's “We declare you a terrorist…” and Charly Evon Simpson's “it's not a trip it's a journey”—Round House is excited for audiences to return and experience a celebration of live theatre, with a slate of shows designed to remind them of the power, joy, and necessity of this art form.

THE JOY THAT CARRIES YOU at Olney Theatre Tackles Race, Sexuality, and Religion

Awa Sal Secka and Dani Stoller's new play The Joy That Carries You begins rehearsals today for its World Premiere at Olney Theatre Center. Directed by Jason Loewith and Kevin McAllister, performances begin May 11, 2022, and run through June 12, 2022. The Invited Press performance will be held Sunday, May 15 at 1:45 pm.

New Plays Chosen For SigWorks: Monday Night New Play Readings

Signature Theatre has announced that works by local playwrights Aeneas Sagar Hemphill, Tuyet Thi Pham and Olivia Luzquinos have been selected for the 2022 season of SigWorks: Monday Night New Play Readings. Their plays, Ada (Aeneas Sagar Hemphill), Dinner and Cake (Tuyet Thi Pham) and Damn Things Will Kill Ya (Olivia Luzquinos) will be read on February 7, March 7 and May 9, respectively.


Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical, HELEN Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Bat Boy: The Musical .

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