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Mosaic Theater Company promises provocative 2020–2021 season

In the face of global crisis and economic uncertainty, Mosaic Theater Company of DC draws inspiration for its new season from a nucleus of...

Local playwrights write short scripts you can download for free

In the wake of COVID-19 theater closures, DC's Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Baltimore Center Stage, Connecticut's Long Wharf Theatre, The Public Theater of NYC,...

Meet the winners in American Pops Orchestra’s ‘Voices of Tomorrow’ competition

"What a fantastic NextGen competition, the talent was exceptional! I'm happy to say that we had an unprecedented amount of participation, both in viewers and votes....

Round House Theatre premieres ‘Homebound’ web series

Round House Theatre is making streaming news with their project Homebound, a new web series bringing together DC-area playwrights, actors, and designers to explore...

Quotidian Theatre Company to close, a casualty of COVID-19

Those of us in the arts are all getting used to a new normal. Unfortunately, a return to any kind of normal will not...

Shakespeare Theatre Company hosts ‘Twelfth Night’ viewing party

Shakespeare Theatre Company invites audiences to celebrate William Shakespeare’s birthday by attending a viewing party of the National Theatre of London’s 2017 production of Twelfth...

The Pandemic Players offer a helping hand to Baltimore theaters

It is said that the best actors know how to improvise—and a group of DMV-area performers is doing just that, by forming a fully...

DCMTA Spring 2020 Staff Favorites: Outstanding Community Theater Productions, Performances,...

Normally we who cover theater for DC Metro Theater Arts collect our favorites as the year draws to a close, but this has not...

Mosaic Theater welcomes Psalmayene 24 as playwright-in-residence

Mosaic Theater Company and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation have announced the illustrious recipient of their National Playwright Residency Program Grant—Veteran DC playwright, director,...

World’s largest celebration of Shakespeare to mark the Bard’s birthday

The Folger Shakespeare Library is partnering with the Royal Shakespeare Company and Shakespeare Birthplace Trust for the world's largest celebration of Shakespeare—inviting audiences all...

When theaters reopen, will DMV audiences return? Survey says it’s iffy.

What follows is sobering news about the challenges ahead for the DMV theater community. We at DC Metro Theater Arts share this information in...

Round House Theatre announces full 2020–2021 season

Round House Theatre Artistic Director Ryan Rilette and Managing Director Ed Zakreski recently announced the six shows that will constitute Round House Theatre’s 43rd...

Arts Barn previews compelling 2020–2021 season

Arts On The Green, the organization that provides indispensable arts programming at a collection of venues on the beautiful Gaithersburg campus, has recently offered...

Fade to black: Coronavirus closures force local theaters to rethink their...

This article originally appeared in the April issue of District Fray Magazine. It is reprinted here with permission.  The paint was still drying on the...

1st Stage announces dynamic 2020–2021 season

1st Stage, a vibrant professional company in Tysons, Virginia, recently announced their dynamic 2020-2021 season. This 13-year-old organization has grown from a grassroots collective...

DCMTA Spring 2020 Staff Favorites: Outstanding Design Elements in Professional Productions

Normally we who cover theater for DC Metro Theater Arts collect our favorites as the year draws to a close, but this has not...

Full schedule of Quarantine Fest live play readings

Quarantine Fest—an all-day marathon of live readings of flash-created 10-minute plays—livestreams Sunday, April 19, 2020, with 26 new plays from Adventure Theatre MTC and...

UrbanArias’ new chamber opera ‘Glory Denied’ now streaming for free

The critically acclaimed production of Glory Denied from UrbanArias will stream until April 16, 2020. The streaming is viewable for free here on Vimeo...

DCMTA Spring 2020 Staff Favorites: Outstanding Performances in a Professional Production

Normally we who cover theater for DC Metro Theater Arts collect our favorites as the year draws to a close, but this has not...

Julianne Brienza announces “with agony” this year’s Fringe Festival is off

  By Julianne Brienza Founding Director, Captial Fringe  When planning began for the fifteenth annual Fringe Festival, no one could have imagined a pandemic with such fast,...