Venues keep rolling with virtual performances

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

As more venues reopen, 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 videos 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 January 14, 2022.

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.’

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.

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 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 Theater offers “OUT & ABOUT,” an online festival of LGBTQ+ themed, play readings. All productions are available to stream now – check their website for details.

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

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 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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

You can find out about all Arts on the Green events on their website.

You can find out about all Arts on the Horizon productions on their website.

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

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

Best Medicine Rep presents their Free Play Reading series online.

January 31, 2022, 7pm
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
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
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
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 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’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’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.

GMU’s Center for the Arts is offering paid digital performances. Click for details.

The Clarice will be producing online performances. You can watch online when they are available via their Vimeo site.

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

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

You can find all info about CATF on their website.

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

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

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

Details about all events can be found on their website.

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

You can find out about all Encore Creativity for Older Adults Encore Creativity for Older Adults programs on their website.

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 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.

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.

Folger Consort event info is on their website.

Ford’s Theatre virtual event info is available on their website.

You can find all event info from The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington DC on their website at

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.

You can find info about Georgetown’s online events on their facebook page.


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

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.

You can find all info about The Hylton Performing Arts Center on their website.


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 or by contacting the Registrar at 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.

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 offers In Place via a streaming video on demand. Donate here to view the performance.

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 has online classes available in yoga, tap, and belly dance. You can find out info about all classes on their website.


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

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.

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

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

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

Psalmayene 24 in ‘Dear Mapel.’

Mosaic Theater Company presents Dear Mapel streaming 2/2 – 2/13.

Written and performed by Psalmayene 24, a preeminent voice in hip hop theater and Mosaic’s Andrew W. Mellon playwright-in-residence, this joyfully energetic coming of age story takes viewers from Park Slope, Brooklyn to Washington, DC, on a journey through Psalm’s adolescence and major life milestones which are often accentuated by the absence of his father, Mapel. Through a series of letters, both real and imagined, we explore the power of the written word to connect us with our loved ones, our past and our future.

Inventive, auteur director Natsu Onoda Power, “a motivational dynamo” who often enchants audiences with wonderful works of technical magic, will create “an island in a river of memories” through the use of live video projection and inventive prop design. Accenting this “solo show in poetry” are the percussive stylings of Jabari Exum, a Peabody Institute alum and the drummer and movement coach on Marvel’s Black Panther films whose music adds a depth and richness to this world premiere production. Content Transparency: This production contains discussions and depictions of sex and grief, as well as instances of racism and racist language.


  • Available February 2 – 13, 2022

  • Once you hit “play,” 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.

  • Video FAQ Information

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

Rapid Lemon Productions brings you a season virtually and in person. Virtual Productions Include:

Dead and Breathing by Chisa Hutchinson
March 11–27, 2022

Cranky old Carolyn Whitlock has been in hospice for far too long and just wants to die already. But she’ll have to work harder than she ever has in her privileged life to convince her oversharing and very Christian nurse to help her end it. Through surprising humor and persistent questioning, Dead and Breathing investigates morality, mortality, and the intense tug-of-war between the right to die with dignity and the idea of life as a gift. This Baltimore-premiere is directed by Noah Silas. Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.(

Her, Across the River by Hope Villanueva
June 10–26, 2022

An American woman on an escape from reality in Bangkok befriends a novice Buddhist monk. As they work through their wounds together, their lost loved ones journey on in the spirit world, all trying to achieve some level of peace and maybe even enlightenment. Told thru movement in a magical realism frame, this play explores the journey from grief to the start of healing. CJay Philip directs this important world premiere.

Variations on Change
by local playwrights
September 16 – October 2, 2022

The winning theme of last year’s audience vote was CHANGE! Join us for a select group of world premiere ten-minute plays by local authors, and vote to pick the theme for Variations 2023.

You can find out about all productions on their website.

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

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

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. 

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

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.

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

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

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 ( View Episode 7 of The Signature Show at – Watch for a new show every other Thursday on their YouTube channel. Please consider making an online donation to Signature.

Check the Silhouette Stages website for all event details.

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

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 For more information, please visit 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’s events are all listed on their website. Please consider making a donation.

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

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

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

All of Strathmore’s virtual offerings can be found here: For more info on all programs, please visit the Strathmore website or their facebook page.

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.

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

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

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)

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!

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

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.

You can find info about TheSharedScreen productions on their website.

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

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.

All online offerings are available on their facebook page.

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

You can find info about all Two Strikes Theatre Collective productions on their website.

You can view more details on the UrbanArias site.

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.

All event info is available at

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 will share programs on its websiteFacebook page, and YouTube channel. Find out more about productions on their website.

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

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

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.

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.

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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.

See the Woolly Mammoth website for all events.

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

Young Playwrights’ Theater brings you Play Writing Workshops for Adult Writers. Learn more and enroll today:



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