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Arena Stage temporarily furloughs a majority of its staff

Arena Stage announced on Saturday, March 28th that it will temporarily furlough the majority of its staff starting on April 13th. 88 employees will...

Financial help for theaters and individuals to offset COVID-19 losses

During these difficult, uncertain times of the COVID-19 pandemic, we at DCMTA want to inform the theater community about financial relief that becomes available...

Artists Who Inspire! #2: Deb Sivigny

Welcome to the second installment of Artists Who Inspire! During this unprecedented shutdown of live theater, DCMTA will use this space to lift up...

COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund established for Washington theater community

As the world reels from the COVID-19 global pandemic, the Washington theater community— both institutions and individuals — alongside other entertainment and freelance industries,...

Artists Who Inspire #1: Tia Shearer Bassett

Welcome to the first installment of Artists Who Inspire! During this unprecedented shutdown of live theater, DCMTA will use this space to lift up...

Online offerings from theaters during Coronavirus closures

One by one, theaters announced late last week that they would be closed for the foreseeable future in compliance with Coronavirus recommendations. It is...

An open letter to the DMV theater community

As passionate theater lovers and as members of the DC Metro Theater Arts leadership team, we applaud the DMV theaters that have announced closure...

Here’s what’s canceled and postponed in DC-area theater amid Coronavirus pandemic

The following theaters have announced changes to their programming as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. If you have tickets to a show, please...

Whitney White on directing James Baldwin’s classic ‘The Amen Corner’ at...

In 1955 James Baldwin had just turned 30 and had written a play about a storefront church in Harlem that he could not get...

Olney Theatre Center’s ‘The Amateurs’ is a comedy of ‘epidemic’ proportions

There is nothing like a good old-fashioned plague to get you pondering life’s big questions: the Bubonic Plague, the AIDS Crisis, COVID-19, really any...

A harrowing ‘Pass Over’ powerfully performed at Studio Theatre

There is a drama on stage right now at Studio Theatre—Pass Over by Antoinette Nwandu—so harrowing it will stop your heart. In it, Christopher...

Monumental Theatre Company’s ‘Head Over Heels’ is a toe-tapping celebration of...

After receiving a foreboding prophecy of loss and destruction, the King of Arcadia is determined to outwit the gods and save his kingdom’s “beat.”...

Behind the lines: A pre-opening peek at 4615 Theatre’s ‘Museum 2040’

When Jordan Friend, the highly inventive founder of 4615 Theatre Company, invited me to attend a rehearsal of Museum 2040 a few weeks ago,...

“I want to make space for women who make mistakes”: A...

Dani Stoller's world-premiere comedy Easy Women Smoking Loose Cigarettes is funny and witty and in its own quirky way quite deep. Plus it puts...

J’Nai Bridges’ debut in ‘Samson and Delilah’ is a dream come...

When J’Nai Bridges made her triumphant debut in Camille Saint-Saëns’ Samson and Delilah Sunday night, it was the fulfillment of a dream. The young mezzo-soprano’s...

Theater Alliance’s heartrending ‘This Bitter Earth’ portrays two gay men in...

A poetic and politically charged same-gender-loving love story, This Bitter Earth by Harrison David Rivers—now playing in a powerfully moving production at Theater Alliance—strips...

All under one roof in Signature Theatre’s ‘Easy Women Smoking Loose...

Marian’s cheery Florida home - an over-decorated retirement nest she shares with second hubby Richard - has become a tropical haven for two adolescents...

Shakespeare Theatre stages a stunning ‘Timon of Athens’ for modern audiences

Among Shakespeare’s plays are a special few whose relevance waxes and wanes with the times. They disappear from the stage for years, only to...

Nu Sass’s world premiere of ‘Weep’ is an arresting, unflinching peek...

Trigger warning. Nu Sass’s world premiere of Weep is an arresting, unflinching peek into complicated lives with emotionally charged scenes and character collisions. It...

Actor Mikéah Jennings unpacks his powerful performance in ‘Shipwreck’ at Woolly...

Anne Washburn's Shipwreck: A History Play About 2017 is an epic, scorching, and surreal satire of white liberalism in the era of Trump. It...

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