Photo by DJ Corey Photography

Matthew R. Wilson, Jessica Lefkow, Ethan Miller and Teresa Castracane in 1st Stage's Swimming With Whales

Photo by Stan Barouh

Nora Achrati, Dina Soltan, Elan Zafir and Hadi Tabbal in Mosaic Theater Company's The Vagrant Trilogy

Photo by Teresa Wood

Josh Adams, Drew Kopas and Tyler Herman in Theater J's Trayf

Photo by Kaley Etzkorn

Rick Hammerly, Zack Powell and Dezi Bing in Round House Theatre's The Legend of Georgia McBride

Photo by Joshua McKerrow

Bethany Mayo and Clay Vanderbeek in Annapolis Shakespeare Company's The Miser.

Photo by Teresa Wood

Glenn Fitzgerald, Naomi Jacobson, Maulik Pancholy and Greg Mullavey in Studio Theatre's The Remains

Photo by Scott Suchman

Alexandra Silber and the cast of Shakespeare Theatre Company's Camelot

Photo by Scott Suchman

Jon Hudson Odom and James Crichton in Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company's Botticelli in the Fire

Photo by C. Stanley Photography

Shanta Parasuraman, John Loughney, Josh Sticklin and Brianna Letourneau in Keegan Theatre's Other Life Forms

Photo by C. Stanley Photography

Aramie Payton, Joseph Monroe Webb, Darrell Purcell Jr, Lamont Walker II, Malik Akil, C.K. Edwards, DeWitt Fleming, Jr., Jonathan Adriel in Signature Theatre's The Scottsboro Boys

Photo by Margot Schulman

Aaron Shields, Brigid Cleary, Danny Bernardy, Soneka Anderson in Shear Madness at The Kennedy Center.

Photo by Shalev Weinstein

The cast of GALA Hispanic Theatre's Dancing in my Cockroach Killers

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Allyson Boate, Christopher Henley and Miles Folley in WSC Avant Bard's The Tempest

  • For the final weekends of its production of THE TEMPEST, Avant Bard's "Welcome Tempest-Tossed Campaign" commits to donating 1/2 of all full-price ticket proceeds to RAICES Texas (www.raicestexas.org) to provide legal and educational services to refugees and immigrants at the southern border, including removal defense, services for DACA candidates, and services for unaccompanied children. General admission: $30 Fridays; $35 Saturday evenings and Sundays.

  • Keegan Theatre’s Boiler Room Series continues on Sun, July 8 at 3pm or 7:30pm for a special Boiler Maker event: Plays at the Boiling Point – New Voices Sampler Festival. If you missed any of their new works staged readings this season, the new voices festival is your chance to get a taste of all the new play development work that Keegan’s Boiler Room Series has been up to in its inaugural year. Selected scenes will be fully staged and presented as part of the festival, and we’ll feature a post-show discussion with all 5 playwrights. Tickets $20

  • Mosaic Theater Company's Special Event Presentation: The Till Trilogy by Ifa Bayeza continues with Part 2, "benevolence" on June 18 @ 7pm, followed by Part 3 "That Summer in Sumner" on June 25 @ 7pm at the Atlas performing Arts Center. Tickets $15.

  • Join Olney Theatre for
    "Behind-the-Scenes: From the Bronx to the Battery to Broadway" Sat, June 23 at 5pm, in conjunction with their production of On the Town (June 20-July 22). $5 for theatre professionals • $10 for general public •Free for Olney members. Janet McKinney the Gershwin Trust Archivist at the Library of Congress Music Division speaks about the genesis of On The Town, the genius of Leonard Bernstein and Jerome Robbins' collaboration, present performances of cut songs along with scans of discarded lyric drafts and other original documents from the LOC collection.

  • Spooky Action Theater holds their next New Works in Action Workshop Production of "The Demon Hunter" by Nat Cassidy on June 23 (8pm) & 24 (3pm). FREE-to-attend, make reservations to ensure seats. A troubled boy grows dangerously obsessed with creatures of darkness. A mysterious street magician perfects a devastating new trick. And a single mother near the breaking point meets with a new therapist in order to better understand the terrifying thoughts that have begun to possess her.

  • LiveArtDC presents their 5TH ANNUAL 24 Hour Playmaking Fundraiser Event, LiveArt in a Day June 16 7-10pm. On Friday, the 5 playwrights will each be randomly assigned a director, 5 actors, a prop, and a DC Metro themed element. Then they have until Saturday morning to turn around a script, then the shows hit the stage at Source Theatre. GENERAL ADMISSION – $25 plus other ways to support and get some extras

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