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Calendar: Play Readings, Workshops, and Theater Occasions within the DMV

Prologue Theatre presents a studying of Monsters by Michael Mobley on Friday, Might 19 and Saturday, Might 20 as a part of its FOREWORD New Works Sequence. Chosen playwrights are paired with a inventive group of artists, together with a director, performers, and dramaturg, to work collectively for 2 weeks on their script after which current a studying to our neighborhood. Extra info will be discovered right here.

Prologue Theatre presents a studying of A Wake At Singh’s by Aeneas Hemphill on Friday, Might 5 and Saturday, Might 6 as a part of its FOREWORD New Works Sequence. Chosen playwrights are paired with a inventive group of artists, together with a director, performers, and dramaturg, to work collectively for 2 weeks on their script after which current a studying to our neighborhood. Extra info will be discovered right here.

UrbanArias presents a staged studying of the brand new musical Inbox Zero by the acclaimed composer and librettist group Peter Hilliard and Matt Boresi. Inbox Zero will probably be carried out on Might 4, 2023, at 8 PM at Keegan Theatre in Washington, D.C. (1742 Church St NW). Inbox Zero is the story of Jackie, a person whose need for financial achieve supersedes his understanding of human nature. As he struggles to supply for his spouse and little one, an web rip-off captures his creativeness and a focus, and he’s quickly embroiled in an imagined worldwide intrigue that convinces him to empty the household checking account in hopes of a million-dollar get-rich-quick scheme. The monodrama options baritone Keith Phares, with members of the Inscape Orchestra performed by UrbanArias Inventive Director Robert Wooden. Dennis Whitehead Darling directs. Tickets can be found right here ($25).

Fickle Theatre Firm, (a brand new firm to the DMV) is producing a workshop manufacturing of Joan at Woolly Mammoth’s Rehearsal Corridor on April twenty fourth at 7:30 PM. Joan is a musical with a ebook, music, and lyrics by Al Carmines. Carmines was a five-time Obie Award winner and an enormous determine of the Off-off-Broadway motion of the ’60s and ’70s. This would be the first manufacturing of the not often produced work since 1975. Ticket particulars coming shortly.

Prologue Theatre presents a studying of The Brehon by Eoin Carney on Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22 as a part of its FOREWORD New Works Sequence. Chosen playwrights are paired with a inventive group of artists, together with a director, performers, and dramaturg, to work collectively for 2 weeks on their script after which current a studying to our neighborhood. Extra info will be discovered right here.

Enviornment Stage, Angels in America Half Two: Perestroika, a studying. Along with its absolutely staged manufacturing of Angels in America, Half One: Millennium Approaches, Enviornment Stage can even host a one-night-only studying of Angels in America, Half Two: Perestroika, on Monday, April 17, at 7:00 p.m. in its Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle, that will probably be free and open to the general public. Extra info, together with the right way to RSVP, will probably be shared at a later date.

Rorschach Theatre publicizes staged readings of three new performs for the 2023 Magic in Tough Areas New Play Lab. American Dream by Trish Cole directed by Rebecca Rovezzi on April 1, 2023, at 2:30 PM; Even When the World Burns I Am Nonetheless With You by Elizabeth Shannon, directed by Madeleine Regina on April 2, 2023, at 2:30 PM; and Human Museum by Miyoko Conley, directed by Randy Baker on April 2, 2023, at 7:30 PM. Every public staged studying, will embody a designer’s presentation of a theoretical design and a post-show dialogue with the playwright, director, and performers. The staged readings return to the Atlas Performing Arts Middle for the primary time since 2019, and happen on the set of Rorschach’s upcoming manufacturing, Generally the Rain, Generally the Sea, which itself was workshopped in 2022’s Magic in Tough Areas. Launched in 2018, Magic in Tough Areas develops new performs that make the most of magic realism or in any other case current “unimaginable” theatre. The readings are free and tickets will be bought right here.

Woolly Mammoth Theatre presents “The Jungle VR Expertise,” a free, VR expertise of the Calais refugee camp, the neighborhood that impressed the manufacturing of The Jungle which is enjoying at Shakespeare Theatre Firm (March 28-April 16 in a joint manufacturing with Woolly Mammoth). Oculus headsets out there at Woolly Mammoth provide a 360-degree VR expertise of the quick movie: Residence: Aamir. Residence: Aamir is a collaboration between the Nationwide Theatre, Encompass Imaginative and prescient, and Room One. Directed by Rufus Norris, Director of the Nationwide Theatre, Toby Coffey, Head of Digital Growth for the Nationwide Theatre, and Erfan Saadati of Encompass Imaginative and prescient, the movie follows 22-year-old Aamir, who begins a journey throughout Sudan, Libya, the Mediterranean, Italy, and France while escaping the specter of homicide in Sudan. Superior reservations for a 30-minute time slot (5 areas open at every time) are extremely advisable. The VR Expertise is out there on April 1, 2, 8, and 15 from 2:30-6:30. Additional info will be discovered right here.

Strolling Shadows Readers Theatre presents Spittles, a brand new play by Maximilian Gill, streaming Friday, March 31 at 8 PM. Plot abstract: Tracy has one dream: Make it large enjoying nation music. She is all set for an essential audition at Spittles, her native nation and western bar in southern Maine. Sadly, the venue has been remade right into a heavy steel bar in a single day. Now Tracy has a possible catastrophe on her arms as her model of acoustic string music is not going to go over properly with an viewers anticipating head-banging steel. Tickets will be purchases right here ($10-$50).

Molly’s Salon: Tazewell Thompson, Monday, March 13, 7-8 PM. Throughout her ultimate months as Enviornment Stage inventive director, Molly Smith will sit down – stay and in individual – with the business’s brightest thinkers, creators, and doers for intimate conversations about theater’s previous, current, and future. Whereas the conversations are free and open to the general public, tickets have to be reserved prematurely right here.

Psalm’s Salon at Studio Theatre will characteristic Ben’s Chili Bowl and the artists behind Clyde’s on Monday, March thirteenth at 7:30 PM. Psalm’s Salons spotlight the work of Black creatives, sign increase native and Black-owned companies, sit back to stay music, and promote a way of neighborhood. At this Salon, Psalmayene 24 will probably be speaking with among the solid and crew of Studio’s present manufacturing, Lynn Nottage’s Clyde’s, together with director Candis C. Jones, costume designer Danielle Preston, and solid members Dee Dee Batteast (Clyde) and Kashayna Johnson (Letitia). This occasion is free and no registration is required. Extra particulars are right here.

Rorschach Theatre invitations the general public to a web-based salon with John Fenn from the American Folklife Middle on Monday, March 13 from 7-8 PM on Zoom. The occasion is a part of Rorschach’s Psychogeographies Undertaking: Dissonant Metropolis which digs into the historical past of music in DC. Chapter 3 takes us into the world of ethnomusicologist Alice C. Fletcher and the event on which she made the primary recording of an Arirang (Korean Folksong) carried out by a gaggle of younger Korean males inflicting fairly a stir at Howard College in 1896. Be a part of the discuss on zoom right here.

Strolling Shadow Readers Theatre presents is that this all there may be by Dave Osmundsen on Friday, February twenty fourth at 8 pm. Synopsis: Jamie, a non-binary Autistic lesbian, reveals up at their aunt Theresa’s residence one evening after a contentious battle with their mom Barb. Over the following few days, these three, together with Theresa’s Autistic boyfriend Tyson, confront the place they’ve been, the place they’re, and the place they’re going. This can be a digital occasion. For tickets ($10-$50) or info, go on-line.

Spooky Motion Theatre presents The Magician’s Daughter by Lila Rose Kaplan on February thirteenth at 7:00 PM. Synopsis: The Magician Prospero and his daughter Miranda dazzle their audiences till the day Miranda quits. A magical, fantastical, shape-shifting, Shakespeare-meets-Kafka method to the hero(ine)’s journey, the place the road between actuality and phantasm is fluid and a real metamorphosis lies at its coronary heart: the arc of a parent-child relationship, and all of the shifting identities that come throughout that journey. Directed by Acadia Barrengos. For extra info, go on-line.

Signature Theatre presents Bother (on the Vista View Cellular Residence Estates) written and directed by Audrey Cefaly on Monday, February 6, 2023, at 7 PM
In small-town Alabama, ex-Mill employee Euba desperately doesn’t need the party her mom insists on throwing for her. On the eve of the celebration with their mutual buddies, underlying tensions erupt to the floor on this stunning and compassionate dramedy of generational scars and the sophisticated relationship between moms and daughters. Admission is free. For extra info, go on-line.

Spooky Motion Theatre presents Daybreak by Tuyết Thị Phạm, directed by Raymond Caldwell on February 6 at 7:00 PM.
In opposition to the scarring trauma of historic violence, a mom and daughter navigate their very own legacy of affection and loss. Mary, a first-generation Cambodian American, struggles with guilt, anger, and grief as she wrestles along with her dad and mom’ experiences—and contrasting faiths—as survivors of the Khmer Rouge. She in the end should discover a solution to reconcile her personal beliefs with theirs to discover a path to therapeutic.  (Inventive Director of Theater Alliance) Admission is free. For extra info, go on-line.

Finest Drugs Rep: February 5, 2023 at 2:30 PM.
Simply in time for Valentine’s Day comes eight quick performs about love – between lovers, buddies, neighbors, and livestock. That is a part of our free play studying sequence sponsored by the Nora Roberts Basis. Admission is free. No tickets required. written by Mark Harvey Levine and directed by Mia Amado. For extra info, go on-line. ($0)

January 29-February 4
Ford’s Theatre: Legacy Commissions is described as a brand new inventive initiative for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and Folks of Colour) playwrights that can broaden the American theatre canon. The Ford’s Theatre Legacy Commissions are designed to function an inventive incubator for tales about social justice and racial historical past and discover the numerous experiences of underrepresented characters and lesser-known historic figures and their contributions to American life. This 12 months’s commissions will obtain the next preliminary readings. All occasions are free. To register, go on-line. ($0)

  • One thing Shifting: A Meditation on Maynard by Pearl Cleage with path by Seema Sueko (Feb 2 and Feb 4 at 7:30 pm)
  • Blackbox by Rickerby Hinds; Directed by Thomas F. DeFrantz (Feb 4 at 2:30 pm)
  • Younger and Simply by Dominic Taylor; Directed by Donald Douglass (Feb 3 at 7:30 pm)

January 22-28
Flying V will current a workshop efficiency of Vanishing Woman, a brand new musical with music and lyrics by William Yaneth and ebook by Hope Villanueva. Vanishing Woman tells the story of Luciana, a vibrant faculty pupil with electricity-related superpowers. The workshop will probably be offered on the Silver Spring Black Field Theater. For tickets and extra info, go on-line. (from $5)

Strolling Shadows Readers Theater hosts a month-to-month digital staged play studying through zoom. January’s studying will probably be Reality Be Informed by Playwright Invoice Cameron, streaming one evening solely on Friday, January twenty seventh at 8 PM EST. To register, go on-line. ($10)

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Firm: A part of Woolly Mammoth’s “Mammoth Showcase: An Interdisciplinary Gathering of Native Artists,” a studying of Ady by Rhiana Yazzie who will probably be joined by Regina Victor to current her two-person play that explores the collision of Navajo life and sexuality on this play about real-life muse, Ady Fidelin, a Caribbean dancer and solely Black lady residing in amongst the artists of the surrealist motion in France. For extra info, go on-line. (Free)

January 15-21
Folger Theatre: The Studying Room is a brand new play competition impressed by and in dialog with Shakespeare. This 12 months’s inaugural competition contains 4 premiere performs and 6 conversations:

  • Hamlet: This radical bilingual reimagining of Shakespeare’s Hamlet created by Reynaldo Piniella and Emily Lyon, with translation by Christin Eve Cato, takes us to the streets of El Barrio as Shakespeare’s textual content is infused with the Spanish spoken within the streets of present-day New York Metropolis. (Jan 19 at 7:30 pm)
  • Our Verse in Time to Come: by Malik Work and Karen Ann Daniels, in collaboration with and directed by Devin E. Haqq. An growing older emcee, affectionately often called SOS, will get out of jail after 25 years solely to be identified with early-onset dementia. (Jan 20, 7:30 pm)
  • Julius X: by Al Letson, directed by Nicole Brewer. Set in 1965, Julius X amalgamates the lives of Julius Caesar and slain civil rights chief Malcolm X, weaving the textual content of Shakespeare with bits of African mythology and efficiency poetry. (Jan 21, 2:00 pm)
  • A Room within the Fortress: by Lauren Gunderson, directed by Eddie DeHais. A Room within the Fortress finds Ophelia, her handmaid, and her Queen Gertrude on the opposite finish of a wild prince’s antics and realizing simply how harmful life on this fortress has turn into. (Jan 21, 7:30 pm)For extra info, go on-line ($25 for all 4 readings, $50 all-access go)

Mosaic Theater‘s ongoing Catalyst Competition returns in January with a two-night presentation of Max and Willy’s Final Giggle by Jake Broder and Conor Duffy, with path by Tony Award nominee Sheryl Kaller. When German cabaret stars Max Ehrlich and Willy Rosen arrived on the Westerbork Transit Camp in 1942, the star-struck commandant stated, “A prepare leaves right here for Auschwitz each Tuesday morning. Should you do a cabaret efficiency on Monday nights, it can carry morale. And when you’re humorous, you received’t need to get on the prepare!” In order that they had been humorous. For extra info or to purchase tickets, go on-line. (Jan 19-20, $15)



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