Venues keep rolling with virtual performances

Having live theater withdrawal? Here's just the ticket for stay-at-home audiences.

As more venues plan for re-opening, many arts organizations will return to a sole focus on in-person performances. But some institutions that have streamed their productions have already seen the benefit in reaching a wider audience through the small screen, and plan on incorporating virtual performances permanently. Recording productions allows organizations to keep performance video for posterity, as well as offer archived recordings for educational purposes. And streaming allows organizations to raise funds through viewing fees or donations. Plus, that additional accessibility has meant shows can finally be seen and enjoyed by those who were previously not able to attend due to distance, physical limitation, or financial reasons. DCMTA has compiled a listing of these ongoing productions, and made notes when those productions will also be performed live on stage. The following listing details current online offerings from the DMV area, with the most recent update on December 3, 2021.

This list includes plays, play readings, radio plays, and concerts only. If you are interested in theater-related podcasts, please see the DCMTA article ‘Theatre-related Podcasts Gain Popularity.’

1st STAGE
More event info is available at the 1st Stage website. 1st Stage is also offering courses for children, young adults, and adults, taught by experts in the field. Register on their website.

4615 THEATRE COMPANY
You can find info about all 4615 Theatre Company on their website. They also have events on their facebook video page. Please donate on their site.

ADVENTURE THEATRE MTC
Adventure Theatre MTC has many events running through their facebook page. ATMTC is also offering online classes. You can find more information on their website. Please consider making a donation.

AFRICAN-AMERICAN COLLECTIVE THEATRE
African-American Collective Theater offers “OUT & ABOUT,” an online festival of LGBTQ+ themed, play readings. All productions are available to stream now – check their website for details.

AMAZING THEATRE COMPANY
You can find info about all AmaZing Theatre Company productions on their website.

AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA
The American Pops Orchestra presents a PBS New Year’s Eve Special – United in Song: Celebrating the American Dream premiering on NYE.

Filmed in front of a live audience, UNITED IN SONG: CELEBRATING THE AMERICAN DREAM features performances by recording and touring artist Delbert Anderson; celebrated recording artist David Archuleta; award-winning Latin pop singer Jencarlos Canela; Grammy Award-winning and world-renowned artist Judy Collins; Grammy Award-nominated and multi-platinum R&B/Pop recording artist Deborah Cox; Broadway performer Drew Gehling; rising opera star Amber Merritt; UN Messenger of Peace Midori; five-time Grammy Award winner Sandi Patty; Grammy Award-nominated Cassadee Pope; internationally celebrated guitarist Pepe Romero; Tony Award winner Lea Salonga; Tony Award winner Paulo Szot; celebrated harpist Brandee Younger; alongside The American Pops Orchestra, conducted by Luke Frazier and hosted by three-time Tony Award winner Chita Rivera. The program also features a newly commissioned performance by The Washington Ballet, led by Artistic Director Julie Kent and choreographed by celebrated choreographer Jessica Lang. Find out about all other events on their website. And please donate to APO here.

AMERICAN SHAKESPEARE CENTER
American Shakespeare Center has become a dual citizen of the physical and digital worlds. Celebrated by the Wall Street Journal—”these webcasts effortlessly convey the joyous experience of watching Shakespeare performed in Blackfriars Playhouse…let ASC take your mind off your troubles as you commune at home with theater’s supreme genius.” Current titles include A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Othello, Twelfth Night, and A Christmas Carol.

A Christmas Carol: Need a little more Christmas Spirit? Marley, the three Christmas ghosts, and Tiny Tim are all back to take Scrooge on the ride of his money-grubbing life once again.

Twelfth Night: Shipwrecked Viola is in love with Orsino… who is in love with Olivia … who is in love with Cesario … who is secretly Viola disguised as a man.  In a world turned upside down, what could possibly go wrong (or right?).

Othello: If truth has lost its meaning, how long can love survive?  Evil is everywhere in Shakespeare’s great tragedy of racism and jealousy, as the love of Othello and Desdemona is destroyed by envy, and fact is twisted by innuendo.  You’ll find yourself on the edge of your seat as the deadly machinations unfold.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream: ASC’s New-Orleans-flavored production of Shakespeare’s magical comedy wades into a bayou of masked hobgoblins, enchanting nymphs, and imps who sing the blues.

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY
Tickets for all American University events are available here. To stay up to date on performances and events, join the AU Arts mailing list and follow on Facebook and Twitter.

THE ANGELWING PROJECT
You can find all event info on The AngelWing Project website.

ARENA STAGE
You can find info about all Arena Stage events on the Arena Stage website. Please donate to the Roaring Back Fund to help Arena recover from the shutdown.

ARLINGTON ARTS CENTER
AAC is offering multiple workshops, classes, and activities for kids on their website.

ARTSCENTRIC
ArtsCentric is offering virtual shows – all info is available on their website.

ARTS ON THE GREEN
You can find out about all Arts on the Green events on their website.

ARTS ON THE HORIZON
Arts on the Horizon presents Jingle Journey through 12/31! Free with registration online.

The magic of winter is finally here! The cozy clothes, the crunch of fresh snow under your feet, and the sweet smell of spices in the air. These joys of the season are only a part of what you will find in our new heart-warming show, Jingle Journey. Join our young explorer on a magical and transformative adventure to discover the true meaning of “home.” Featuring vibrant imagery and playful choreography, this nonverbal scavenger hunt production is underscored by whimsical original music. Solve each of the clues and you’ll find the way home! We invite you and your little one(s) to join us for a magical scavenger hunt through the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria! Find clues, visit new places, and piece together the story of our newest holiday adventure. Each clue will take you to a new location where you can engage your senses and get the clue for the next Jingle Journey video! This show is built for your convenience and flexibility. You can view the show in segments as you go through the scavenger hunt, or you can watch the whole show at home after you have found all the clues, or both! Best for children ages 3-6 and their families.

BALTIMORE CENTER STAGE
You can find info about any online events on the Center Stage website.

BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
The BSO has created the BSO OffStage online platform. Visit their website and social media platforms for more information.

BEST MEDICINE REP
Best Medicine Rep presents their Free Play Reading series online.

January 31, 2022, 7pm
MONA LISA
written by Ron Burch
Leonardo DaVinci falls for a woman with a mysterious smile. There’s only one problem: she’s married.

March 7, 2022, 7pm
INTERMISSION
written by David Hanson
directed by Stan Levin
Two single people begin a most interesting relationship because it only happens 12 minutes at a time – the 12 minutes that covers each intermission during a season of theater at a local regional playhouse.

May 9, 2022, 7pm
BABY CAMP
written by Nandita Shenoy
When Toni, Maria, and Aditi arrive at the Future is Freedom Retreat, they don’t know quite what to expect, but their fearless guide Lois is eager to share her plan to take back the power from conservative forces in government. Set in the not-too-distant future, “Baby Camp” asks whether adopting the playbook of the opposition is really the path to freedom and whether power is worth any cost.

June 6, 2022, 7pm
CIVILIZING LUSBY
written by John Morogiello
A tragedy with jokes set in Maryland shortly after the Civil War. Two businessmen try to force a waterman off his land to make a killing on a railroad venture. But the waterman plans to make a killing of his own.

The company is also streaming Roaring, Stories I May Not Tell, I Know Jack, and their 5th Annual New Plays/New Voices Festival. You can find all other show information on their website. Please consider making a donation to Best Medicine Rep online.

BRAVE SOUL COLLECTIVE
Brave Soul Collective makes its 2020 return with the premiere of an all new virtual production, Question Marks – which specifically tackles the current state of affairs in the US, with the murders of black people at the hands of police and the overall need to address anti-blackness, systemic racism and police brutality. Join BSC as they unveil this collection of timely, raw, thought-provoking performance pieces which all beg for answers to one piercing, imperative question – HOW DID WE GET HERE? This show is available to stream on their website.

BRIAN FELDMAN PROJECTS
Brian Feldman’s critically acclaimed, award-winning production, #txtshow (on the internet), continues its virtual world tour. This LIVE, interactive performance takes place on Zoom, originating from his home in Cleveland Park, DC. You can find more info on the Brian Feldman Projects Facebook page.

CHAMBER DANCE PROJECT
Chamber Dance Project’s newest film is available to stream on their website. Keep an eye on their website for details, or call 202-499-2297 for more information. Please consider an online donation to Chamber Dance Project.

THE CENTER FOR THE ARTS AT GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY
GMU’s Center for the Arts is offering paid digital performances. Click for details.

THE CLARICE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
The Clarice will be producing online performances. You can watch online when they are available via their Vimeo site.

COMPASS ROSE THEATER
You can find info about all Compass Rose Theater events on their website.

CONSTELLATION THEATRE COMPANY
You can find out about all Constellation Theatre Company streaming productions on their website.

CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN THEATER FESTIVAL
You can find all info about CATF on their website.

CONVERGENCE THEATRE
You can find info about all Convergence Theatre events on their facebook page.

CREATIVE CAULDRON
You can find out about all Creative Cauldron events on their website.

DANCE PLACE
Dance Place event info is on their website. Please consider supporting Dance Place with a donation at their website.

THE EDGE OF THE UNIVERSE PLAYERS 2
Details about all events can be found on their website.

ENCORE STAGE & STUDIO
Encore Stage and Studio is offering virtual and in-person classes. You can see all details on their website.

ENCORE UNIVERSITY: CREATIVITY FOR OLDER ADULTS
You can find out about all Encore Creativity for Older Adults Encore Creativity for Older Adults programs on their website.

EVERYMAN THEATRE
You can find out about all Everyman Theatre streaming productions on their website.

The organization is also now offering new Virtual Field Trips, an initiative that bridges the need for compelling and essential stories with the new reality of digital classrooms.

FACTION OF FOOLS THEATRE COMPANY
Faction of Fools presents Bean & Widge Go to the Park! Bean is well meaning but chaotic. Widge is small but chock-full of gumption. They’ve come to Glen Echo Park to work on a school science assignment, but before they can even read it, it is ripped into pieces and blown across the park! Bean and Widge search the park for the missing pieces, and along the way meet new friends (fuzzy and human alike!), learn how they can make a difference in the fight against climate change, and become best friends. Join Faction of Fools in collaboration with Adventure Theatre for this heartfelt and silly digital production performed in the style of “clown” (a close cousin to Commedia dell’Arte) that introduces climate change to kiddos (and many adults) with a spirit of accessibility and hope.

The company also brings back their Foolish Fridays video series. More FOF events details will be available through their facebook page.

FOLGER SHAKESPEARE LIBRARY
You can find out about all events on the Folger website. Folger has compiled this helpful list of all the classic films now available for free on streaming services. They have made a free streaming video of their 2008 production of Macbeth available at the Folger website – please donate if you can.

THE FOLGER CONSORT
Folger Consort event info is on their website.

FORD’S THEATRE
Ford’s Theatre brings you their version of A Christmas Carol Radio Play on demand on their website.

More event info is available on their website. In addition, Ford’s is offering virtual play readings. You can watch the readings on their website, Facebook LiveYouTube or Twitter.

GAY MEN’S CHORUS OF WASHINGTON DC
You can find all event info from The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington DC on their website at GMCW.org.

GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY
MU’s new online platform Mason Arts at Home offers a diverse array of curated virtual programming. You can find more details on the GMU website.

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY DEPT OF PERFORMING ARTS
You can find info about Georgetown’s online events on their facebook page.

GREENBELT ARTS CENTER

Greenbelt Arts Center presents Old Time Radio on YouTube. The latest episode is ‘A Logic Named Joe.’ CAST: MEL GILPIN as Host/Laurine/Agnes, STU FISCHER as Frank, DAN MACMILLAN as Boss/Sergeant, JACKIE YOUM as Korlanovitch/Drunk, JEFF PORETSKY as Charlie, PATRICK PRUITT as Logic, JACK B LEVINE as Mike/Bartender, JILL VANDERWEIT as Buddy/Wife/Gert, and ZOE NORTHRUP as Freddie.

Donate to Greenbelt Arts Center Here. Donations to Rude Mechanicals can be made at rudemechanicals.com/donations.

HAPPENSTANCE THEATER
Happenstance Theater presents The Picnics: A Nitwit Diptych, a new short film created by Mark Jaster & Sabrina Mandell of Happenstance Theater and videographer Sharon Crissinger, with original music by David Ranger. The Picnics is a little foray into the classic silent film idiom, but without adhering to all the rules. Two “upper-crusties” and a pair of bohemians picnic in a park and things don’t go exactly as planned. Mark and Sabrina play both Joe and Rosie (The “Bohemians”) and Cousin Ainsley and Auntie Gertrude (The “Upper Crusties”). It was all filmed on location at the Happenstance Atelier in Rockville MD. You can find all Happenstance Theater event info on their website.

HYLTON PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
You can find all info about The Hylton Performing Arts Center on their website.

IMAGINATION STAGE

Imagination Stage is offering classes online with a full selection of creative and interactive experiences. Families interested in registering can learn more and sign up online at imaginationstage.org or by contacting the Registrar at registration@imaginationstage.org. You also can find Imagination Stage Brain Breaks on their Facebook live, a Build Your Own Castle Model video on their site, and Imagination Challenges on their Facebook Watch page. Please consider making a donation to help keep these programs going.

THE IN SERIES
INSeries offerings feature digital opera, including their season opener Butterfly, now available. You can request access via a form online. They also recently released Here Be Sirens – request access via a form here. They have also launched Cocktail Concerts. Hosted and curated by the performers themselves, they celebrate the power of music and the arts to transcend circumstances and unite creators and audiences in spite of distance. Be delighted and comforted by favorite tunes old and new right from the home of your favorite artists. In addition, The INSeries blog has new podcasts coming out all the time. Access the newest episode on their website. As Rigoletto was unable to move forward, the cast has made videos available in order to raise funds. You can view “Quarantetto” or “Send In the Clowns” online now. If you can, please consider making a donation to the Rigoletto Artist Compensation Fund online.

JANE FRANKLIN DANCE
Jane Franklin Dance offers In Place live, with a streaming video on demand starting 12/17. Featuring: Jane Franklin Dance:
Philip Baraoidan, Lauren DeVera, Carly Johnson, Kelsey Rohr, Amy Scaringe, Brynna Wilder

Jane Franklin Dance returns to in-person performances at Arlington’s Theatre on the Run with exciting new works by award-winning choreographers. This mixed-bill performance promises an exciting evening of dance by some of the DMV’s finest movement artists.

Jane Franklin’s new work, Rain or Shine, is inspired by artworks from NVFAA’s recent exhibit “Art Optimism: Focus on Change and Sustainability. The shared leitmotif is one of optimism for improving our footprint on the planet. Artworks by Steve Ferretti Capture the Tides, Capture the Sun, Capture the Wind,Rosa Ines Vera Lotus Fields III, Sally Kaufman Rebirth, Marty Ittner Tangled Up in Blue and Suzanne Yurdin Shadows Run Deep motivate a response in movement.
Award-winning choreographer Robert J. Priore’s new work Esta Vida explores themes of family. Surprising movement and group partnership echo music by Silvia Perez Cruz and Silvania Estrada.
A new work by Company E artist Horizon Miguel pairs dancers in a lively exchange.
In Jane Franklin’s Barrier, scientists, naturalists and hobbyists comment on flight, migration and climate. Barrier draws a picture of connections to earth and to each other. People — like animals — move to react to a push or pull in their natural habitats. As we confront global issues, JFD invites audiences to experience the real, personal journeys of the people and ecosystems in our midst.
Lauren DeVera unveils an exciting new work for Forty+. Known for her work in the hip hop community, Lauren opens a new movement vocabulary to this group of dancers past the age of 40.

JFD also has more performances available on Demand. Stop by the website for shows from Capital Fringe, Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival, spoken word, and visual art collaborations, as well as lively family-friendly performances.

JFD has also launched the “Keep Artists Employed” Artist Support Fund to help offset the loss of income due to cancelled rehearsals, residencies, after school programs, projects and performances. 100% of the proceeds goes directly to artists.

JOE’S MOVEMENT EMPORIUM
Joe’s has online classes available in yoga, tap, and belly dance. You can find out info about all classes on their website.

THE KEEGAN THEATRE

The Keegan Theatre hosts Family Story Corner as part of PLAY-RAH-KA, also has online opportunities for young people of all ages to be creative and have fun with theatre and storytelling from home! PRK has always been rooted in helping young people discover their authentic voices and express themselves creatively. During this period of quarantine and isolation from friends and arts influences, PRK seeks to provide opportunities for young people to use their imagination, practice creative play, and create a world with friends across the digital sphere. LEARN MORE ABOUT PRK. If you have questions about Keegan PLAY-RAH-KA or any of these online opportunities, please email playrahka@keegantheatre.com

THE KENNEDY CENTER
Audiences can discover a wide range of at-home programming through the Kennedy Center at Home website. Arts Across America, a collaboration with arts organizations from coast to coast, the series presents free, online programming available on Facebook Live, YouTube, and on their website, five days a week at 4 p.m. ET.

New York Times best-selling author and illustrator Mo Willems presents his education page, with Democracy Doodle, The Small Works Project, The Yo-Yo Mo Show, Thank You Thursdays, and Lunch Doodles, available on the Kennedy Center website.

Digital Stage brings you extraordinary performances from the Kennedy Center’s stages and beyond, with new releases daily. Millennium Stage lives on with online encore performances – an archive of hundreds of past performances can be accessed through the Kennedy Center website. And for the millions of students, parents, and teachers looking for ways to learn and grow at home, Kennedy Center Education offers informative and engaging Digital Learning resources.

Couch Concerts help inspire, uplift, heal, and bring the performing arts from the homes of artists into homes across the country and around the world during these difficult times. For 23 years, Millennium Stage has brought free performances to audiences in person at the Center and virtually through a livestream. The Kennedy Center will now stream concerts direct from artists’ homes on the Kennedy Center website at 4 p.m. ET every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday while the Center remains closed, due to COVID-19. To access the livestream or for more information and the latest Couch Concerts schedule, visit the Couch Concerts page of the Kennedy Center website.

MARYLAND ENSEMBLE THEATRE
MET is offering access to a database of scripts from past productions, along with an opportunity to rent videos from their vault.

METROSTAGE
Please make your tax-deductible donation through this secure link or send a check to MetroStage, P.O. Box 1152, Alexandria, VA 22313.

MONUMENTAL THEATRE COMPANY
You can find all streaming productions from Monumental Theatre Company on their website.

David Bryan Jackson as John and Regina Aquino as Caitlyn in ‘Birds of North America.’ Photo by Chris Banks.

MOSAIC THEATER COMPANY
Mosaic Theater Company presents Birds of North America streaming through 12/5. The increasingly visible impacts of climate change serve as the urgent backdrop for this loving examination of a mixed race family with differing beliefs. As ten years go by in 90 luminous minutes, a father and daughter grapple with truly seeing and hearing the people they care about most: each other.

Video On Demand Information: After purchase you’ll receive an email with a link to the streaming media player, and a unique access code. Once you hit “play” on the video, you’ll have 72 hours to enjoy the performance. In that time you can pause, rewind, and even watch the show again! Closed captions available via the media player.

You can find info about all Mosaic Theatre Company productions on their website.

NATIONAL CHAMBER ENSEMBLE
You can find info about all National Chamber Ensemble events on their website.

NATIONAL PHILHARMONIC
In the weeks to come, National Philharmonic will post short pieces recorded by its musicians on social media. The program “Musical Notes” taps into cellist Yo-Yo Ma’s call that musicians – of all levels – around the world join him in offering “Songs of Comfort”. View Musical Notes here: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube.

NEW ORCHESTRA OF WASHINGTON
NOW will produce a new array of content, designed to foster empathy, explore intellect, build friendships, and create the version of society that we want to live in, even when we are apart. Offerings include artist music recommendations, artist spotlights, guided meditations, and living room concerts as well as streamed archived shows. Check it out on their website, and please consider making a donation.

NEXTSTOP THEATRE COMPANY
You can find all NextStop Theatre Company event info on their website.

OLNEY THEATRE CENTER
Olney Theatre Center features Music Mondays on their Facebook page, with various musical guests playing virtual sets. You can find info about all Olney Theatre Center events on their website.

ONE ARCHIVES FOUNDATION
The oldest active LGBTQ org in the US will stream a presentation of Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart as an encore benefit presentation on December 4 – in honor of World AIDS Day.

This presentation of THE NORMAL HEART first took place in May 2021 to high acclaim, reaching audiences nationwide and in 19 countries across the globe. The reading marked the first time the play featured a cast that is predominately BIPOC and LGBTQ.

The all-star cast includes Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us, Black Panther); Laverne Cox (Orange Is The New Black, Promising Young Woman); Jeremy Pope (Hollywood, Choir Boy); Vincent Rodriguez III (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Insatiable): Guillermo Díaz (Scandal, Weeds); Jake Borelli (Grey’s Anatomy, The Thing About Harry); Ryan O’Connell (Special, Will & Grace); Daniel Newman (Walking Dead, Homeland); Jay Hayden (Station 19, The House Bunny); and Danielle Savre (Station 19, Heroes). The virtual reading will include a special introduction by Martin Sheen.

OPERA NOVA
Opera Nova is now streaming the concert Celebrating African-American Opera Singers: Past and Present online on YouTube.

PEACE MOUNTAIN THEATRE COMPANY
You can find info about Peace Mountain Theatre Company here. ​Please consider donating to PMTC. This will help them to continue producing the quality productions that have been a trademark over the years. To stay up-to-date on the latest PMTC activities, check out Peace Mountain Theatre Company’s website, Facebook and YouTube.

PIPELINE PLAYWRIGHTS
You can find more info about all events on the Pipeline Playwrights website.

POINTLESS THEATRE
Pointless Theatre is streaming shows on their Vimeo page, including King Ubu – a new translation of Ubu Roi, a play that has been sticking its tongue out at politics, war, and theatre orthodoxy since its premiere in 1896. Hilarious, violent, and absurd, King Ubu promises audiences lowbrow humor, ludicrous language, and full-bore puppet carnage all wrapped up into a funhouse take on Macbeth and the classical tragedy. You can watch here.

They are also offering Canterbury. In this delightfully raunchy puppet adaptation of Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, a handful of medieval drunkards share their wild and wonderful tales of the Middle Ages, accompanied by live musicians. Come raise a glass in the name of promiscuity, puppets and pints. You can find more info on PT’s Vimeo site.

Pointless also features Doctor Caligari, Don Cristobal, and .d0t: A Rotoplastic Ballet on their Vimeo site.

PROLOGUE THEATRE
You can find all event info for Prologue Theatre on their website.

RAPID LEMON PRODUCTIONS
Rapid Lemon Productions brings you a season virtually and in person.

Variations on Holidays – December 3–19, 2021
For its 17th annual production, the region’s original ten-minute play festival has chosen the winter holidays as its theme! Audiences will see a select group of world premiere short plays by local authors, and vote to pick the theme for Variations 2022. Plays will be developed following the annual Variations Party, planned for May 15. Prior experience is not required to participate, and like all of the company’s artists, playwrights whose works are chosen for production will receive a small stipend. More information is available here.

You can find out about all productions on their website.

RESTON COMMUNITY PLAYERS
Information about all RCP productions can be found on their website.

REP STAGE
You can find out about all Rep Stage productions on their website.

ROUND HOUSE THEATRE
Round House Theatre presents The Great Leap on demand.

By Lauren Yee – Directed by Jennifer Chang – Regional Premiere
It’s 1989, the San Francisco University basketball team is headed to China for a “friendship” game, and plucky high school star Manfred pesters aging coach Saul enough to talk his way onto the team. Landing in Beijing just before the Tiananmen Square uprising, Manfred, Saul, and their Chinese translator/coach Wen Chang are forced to explore their different approaches to basketball and life and to reconcile their own converging histories. Inspired by her father’s short-lived basketball career, playwright Lauren Yee applies her signature technique of colliding the personal with the historical, creating a “stunning” (LA Times), unforgettable fable and reminding us that the best stories—even if they aren’t real—can still be true.

You can find out about all Round House Theatre productions on their website. RHT is streaming Homebound, an original webseries that explores life under Stay-at-Home orders in the Nation’s Capital. The ten-episode series is available to stream on their YouTube channel. Please consider making a donation to Round House Theatre online. 

THE RUDE MECHANICALS
You can find out about all Rude Mechanicals offerings on their website.

SANDY SPRING THEATRE GROUP
Sandy Spring Theatre Group presents Jose & Maria (An Old Story for New Times) by Dwayne Yancey.
Sun, Dec 5th, 2021 @1:00pm & Sun, Dec 12th, 2021 @2:00pm.
​The performances will be live-streamed. Please check the virtual theater 15 minutes before showtime for the live link.

SCENA THEATRE
You can find all info about Scena Theatre events on their website.

SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY
You can find out about all Shakespeare Theatre Company streaming productions on their website.

SIGNATURE THEATRE
You can catch up with talented artists in The Signature Show. They have recently released the seventh episode of this free biweekly half-hour digital experience featuring performances by acclaimed artists, interviews, celebration of new musical voices and memories of Signature’s past and a glimpse into its future. All episodes can be found on Signature Theatre’s YouTube Channel @sigtheatre (YouTube.com/sigtheatre). View Episode 7 of The Signature Show at http://bit.ly/sigshow7 – Watch for a new show every other Thursday on their YouTube channel. Please consider making an online donation to Signature.

SILHOUETTE STAGES
Check the Silhouette Stages website for all event details.

SILVER SPRING STAGE
You can find info about all Silver Spring Stage events on their website.

SISTERS FREEHOLD
Sisters Freehold presents presents The Sleepover, an online, immersive production best experienced in your pajamas, November 11-December 18, 2021.

The Sleepover is an exploration of female gathering traditions and a one-of-a-kind theatrical event created just for you. Audiences are invited to attend a sleepover unlike any they’ve experienced before (and not just because this one takes place online). Limited to 8 attendees per performance, The Sleepover is intimate, interactive, and full of surprises. All are welcome. We’ll bring the secrets; you bring the snacks.

The Sleepover is part two of a larger project. In part one (funded in part by a Creativity Grant by the Maryland State Arts Council), offerings from across the globe were collected and organized as a digital community art project. Over 90 artists and non-artists ages 9 to 78 shared art & memories related to female gatherings; these were used as inspiration in the devising process and brought an international perspective to a local project.

Co-directed by Makeima Freeland and Ann Turiano (Artistic Directors of Sisters Freehold), The Sleepover is devised and performed by Hana Clarice, Molly Shayna Cohen, Holly Gibbs, Shana Herndon, and Jacqueline Youm. Production design by Rowan Suder, stage management by Annie Malady, and dramaturgy by Sian Edwards. Ticket prices range from $20-35 and can be purchased online at https://sleepover.brownpapertickets.com/. For more information, please visit https://www.sistersfreehold.org/sleepover. Recommended for ages 18+, Approximate run time: 90 minutes, no intermission.

Sisters Freehold is a new theatre company with a mission to grow Baltimore theatremakers. They create robust, supportive experiences for artists–with a focus on emerging BIPOC and female directors–through hands-on production opportunities and intentional theatremaking.

SOLAS NUA
Solas Nua’s events are all listed on their website. Please consider making a donation.

SPOOKY ACTION THEATER
You can find all streaming productions from Spooky Action Theater on their website.

STEP AFRIKA!
All event info is available on the Step Afrika! website.

STERLING PLAYMAKERS
You can find out about all virtual Sterling Playmakers events on their website.

STRATHMORE
All of Strathmore’s virtual offerings can be found here: https://www.strathmore.org/what-s-on/virtual-programs/ For more info on all programs, please visit the Strathmore website or their facebook page.

STUDIO ACTING CONSERVATORY
Studio Acting Conservatory offers online classes. This semester features classes on Irish playwrights and new workshops on the art of drag, executive public speaking, foundations of musical theater, self-taping for auditions, and devising theater today. Follow this link for info on Classes.

STUDIO THEATRE
You can find out about all Studio Theatre productions on their website.

SYNETIC THEATER
Synetic Theater‘s online productions on their new streaming platform include:

Dracula
The fan-favorite tale of terror and passion is now available only on Synetic Streaming! Take a trip down memory lane with this archival recording of the original 2005 production starring Paata Tsikurishvili as the devilish Count himself!

The Trial
Picture this: A 30-year-old man going about his day, when suddenly without cause or warning, he is arrested while at work. Two unidentified agents from an unknown agency arrest this man for an unspecified crime. Follow the struggles of “K” and his encounters with the invisible Law and the untouchable Court. Oh, and there are bugs. Lots of bugs. (Recommended for Ages 17 and up)

Hamlet
See the production that started it all! This first installment of Synetic’s wordless Shakespeare series was originally performed at the Church Street Theater with Paata Tsikurishvili in the role of Hamlet and Irina Tsikurishvili in the role of Ophelia. Inspired by Hamlet’s own last words of the play, this Helen Hayes award-winning production is a visceral, stripped down take on the story of Shakespeare’s tragic prince.

Richard 3.0
As our physical and cyber worlds become more entwined – our lives as a whole more automated and impersonal – do we lose connection and empathy? What happens when technology obscures our own humanity and the humanity of those around us? Highlighting the terrifying extremes made possible through the abuse of modern technology, the 14th installment in Paata Tsikurishvili’s Shakespeare Series explores King Richard III’s Machiavellian rise to power in a movement-driven and action-packed display of stunning physicality and powerful visuals.

The Tempest
When the magical and powerful Prospera creates a sea storm, she gets more than she bargained for as romantic drama, deception, and quests for vengeance emerge from the depths. In Synetic’s production, a 1200-square-foot pool takes center stage, providing a dynamic and dazzling medium through which to bring Shakespeare’s characters to emotional life. This recording was originally intended for archival purposes. We are thrilled to offer you a glimpse into our archives and the chance to relive amazing theatrical experiences! Please enjoy the show!

Beauty and the Beast
This fresh adaptation of Beauty and the Beast is a sparkling and inspiring Gothic romance full of wonder, mystery, and redemption told through Synetic’s unique stage effects, puppetry and movement.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Synetic brings a mind-bending, cinematic style to Victor Hugo’s gothic, heartbreaking epic of inner beauty and undying loyalty. When the beguiling dancer Esmerelda captures the heart of the deformed bell-ringer Quasimodo, his adoptive father, the priest Frollo, decides he wants her for himself – plunging all of Paris into a spiral of riots, revolution, and murder.

The Phantom of the Opera
Gaston Leroux’s timeless supernatural classic gets a fresh update as Irina Tsikurishvili brings her captivating presence and virtuosic skill sets to the title character of The Phantom of the Opera in this all-new, movement-driven adaptation. When tragedy strikes, a talented but now scarred ballerina takes refuge deep beneath the Paris Opera House. Years later, she becomes enraptured with the ingenue Christine in the corp de ballet. Known only as the Phantom, she terrorizes the opera house and manipulates Christine, cultivating her talent and demanding she be cast in more prominent roles. Synetic’s adaptation of The Phantom of the Opera will honor the pathos and beauty of this classic French tale while examining longing, legacy, and the tragedy of unrealized dreams.

The Adventures of Peter Pan
Take flight to Neverland with Peter Pan, his Lost Boys and the Darling children! In this magical place filled with fairies, pirates, and mermaids, Peter Pan and crew will battle the delightfully sinister Captain Hook with acrobatics that will leave you on the edge of your seat!

THEATER ALLIANCE
You can find out about Theater Alliance events on their website.

THEATER J
Theater J presents Tuesdays with Morrie streaming online now. The play is based on the best-selling memoir of Mitch, a hard-driving sportswriter, and Morrie, his former professor living with ALS. This tender and profound play shows the two men reunite as Morrie faces his own mortality. Directed by Jenna Place, the piece is a beautiful lesson in humanity, compassion, and friendship.

The company also offers streaming tickets for The Kinsey Sicks Oy Vey in a Manger. The Kinsey Sicks are back! Full of their signature panache and perfect harmonies, these chicks with schticks are trying to sell off their manger – yes, that manger – before it’s foreclosed. Crises arise, secrets are revealed, Jewish-Gentile tensions surface, and mayhem ensues. Don’t miss America’s favorite Dragapella© Beautyshop Quartet in their triumphant return to Theater J.

Theater J is also offering a variety of online classes taught by awesome Theater J artists. Classes start on staggered dates. Check out all the offerings on their website.

THESHAREDSCREEN
You can find info about TheSharedScreen productions on their website.

THUNDEROUS PRODUCTIONS
You can find all info about Thunderous Productions shows on their website.

TONIC THEATER COMPANY
Tonic Theater Company has a full slate of digital offerings available, free of charge.

Keeping Live Theatre Alive, a series of brief readings by stars from theater, film, and TV, that will continue for the next several months. The readings bring the arts to people’s homes to highlight the importance of keeping local theater alive. The first installments include Tony Shalhoub, Kim Brockington, Dan Lauria, and Alfred Molina, among others.

Tonic will continue its programming in advance of its planned production of Reykjavik, by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes. The Makers: Reykjavik is a series of discussions about the Cold War and its legacy of nuclear weapons, features artists in conversation with the diplomats, policymakers, scientists, and others who shaped Cold War history. The Road To Reykjavik, the podcast is also available now. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to Tonic here.

TOO MUCH DAMN THEATER
All online offerings are available on their facebook page.

TRANSFORMATION THEATRE
All information about their readings is available on the Transformation Theatre website.

TWO STRIKES THEATRE COLLECTIVE
You can find info about all Two Strikes Theatre Collective productions on their website.

URBANARIAS
You can view more details on the UrbanArias site.

VIRTUAL REPERTORY THEATRE COLLECTIVE
Virtual Rep presents Tiny Tim’s Revolutionary Christmas Carol on 12/11 & 12/12. In this original adaptation of A Christmas Carol by Kari Kitts and Mitch Macdonald, we follow familiar characters as they navigate from the point of view of the littlest Cratchit.

THE WASHINGTON CHORUS
All event info is available at thewashingtonchorus.org.

WASHINGTON IMPROV THEATER
WIT is providing live streamed videos of their improv shows on their site. You can also check their Classes page for updated online offerings.

WASHINGTON PERFORMING ARTS
Washington Performing Arts will share programs on its websiteFacebook page, and YouTube channel. Find out more about productions on their website.

WASHINGTON STAGE GUILD
You can find out about Washington Stage Guild events on their website.

WASHINGTON REVELS
Washington Revels programming info is available on their website. Events also include the monthly Community Sing on the 21st of every month. Participation is free, and more details are at www.RevelsDC.org.

WE HAPPY FEW
We Happy Few Productions features a new horror audio drama, from horror master Edgar Allan Poe and, for the first time, an adaptation from another author, the hugely influential Charlotte Perkins Gilman. This third entry in the series features the lesser-known Poe story The Black Cat and Gilman’s most famous work, The Yellow Wallpaper. We hope you will enjoy these chilling stories with your friends and loved ones in the comfort of your homes.

A Midnight Dreary Episode 3: Etched in the Wall is composed of two stories. The first story, The Black Cat, describes a man driven by strange impulses and cruel obsessions, and the tragic consequences of his inscrutable urges. The second, The Yellow Wallpaper, is the story of a woman desperate for an escape from her thoughts but confined and all but abandoned in a hideous cell ‘for her health’, and the lengths her mind goes to find a way out. But that’s not all! In addition to the recordings, we will offer an optional “extras” box containing atmospheric, historic, and story-specific elements delivered right to the listener’s door. The extras are designed to heighten the home theatrical experience and encourage listeners to enjoy this event with family, roommates, or quarantine buddies.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS
A Midnight Dreary Episode 3: Etched in the Wall is directed by Des’ree Brown (GET THEE TO A NUNNERY). Adapted by Robert Pike (FRANKENSTEIN) and Paige O’Malley (TREASURE ISLAND). Features: Tẹmídayọ Amay, Isaiah Harvey, Paige O’Malley, and Gabby Wolfe (LOVERS’ VOWS). Produced by Jon Reynolds (SHERLOCK HOLMES). Production Manager: Sam Reilly. Sound Design: Robert Pike. Audience experience devised by Alex Turner, Stefany Pesta, Kerry McGee, Jon Reynolds, Paige O’Malley, Gabby Wolfe, & Keith Hock. Graphic Design: Kerry McGee, Alex Turner, & Stefany Pesta.

The company also brings you Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure of the Dancing Men. Presented as an audio drama, the mystery will be accompanied by a mail-out experience that puts you on the case with the famous detectives.  Examine the clues, read the dossiers, and step into the world of Sherlock Holmes and his partner Dr. John Watson as they take on one of their most dangerous and intriguing cases. When drawings of dancing men begin to appear mysteriously at Ridling Thorpe Manor, what first appears to be a practical joke becomes more serious, and ultimately more deadly. Sherlock and Watson must crack the code, catch the killer, and untangle a dangerous secret before it’s too late. See their website for more details, and to order now.

WHF also brings you four tales of terror spread over two audio broadcasts. In the first episode, enjoy the festival spirit as long as you dare with The Masque of the Red Death and The Cask of Amontillado. Episode two will take you to dark, confined spaces – both physical and mental – with The Tell-Tale Heart and The Premature Burial. Rent A Midnight Dreary Audio Drama here.

THE WELDERS
Keep in touch with The Welders on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

WOLF TRAP
Wolf Trap Opera has launched a new streaming platform that includes a 2019 version of Ariadne auf Naxos, and an audio recording of the 2018 performance of Bernstein’s Songfest in collaboration with the National Orchestral Institute + Festival, and their friends at Naxos. Please consider making a donation to Wolf Trap.

WOOLLY MAMMOTH THEATRE COMPANY
See the Woolly Mammoth website for all events.

WORKHOUSE ARTS CENTER
You can find all Workhouse Arts Center event info on their website.

YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS’ THEATER
Young Playwrights’ Theater brings you Play Writing Workshops for Adult Writers. Learn more and enroll today: https://bit.ly/theplaywrightslab

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