Photo by C. Stanley Photography

Claire Schoonover and Deb Gottesman in The Keegan Theatre's Ripcord

Photo by Ryan Maxwell

Sabrina Mandell, Gwen Grastorf and Sarah Olmsted Thomas in Happenstance Theater's Pantheon

Photo by the Puppet Co

the Puppet Co.'s production of Cinderella

Photo by Jeri Tidwell Photography

Nicki Elledge and Matt Hirsh in Toby's Dinner Theatre's Grease

Photo by DJ Corey Photography

Hannah Sweet, Elliott Kashner and Thais Menendez in WSC Avant Bard's A Misanthrope

Photo by Stan Barouh

Alexander Strain in Studio Theatre's Showroom festival presentation of Olney Theatre Center's Every Brilliant Thing

Photo by Julieta Cervantes

Betty Buckley and the cast of the national tour of Hello, Dolly! at The Kennedy Center

Photo by Lock and Company

Wood Van Meter, Morgan Kelleher and Robert Mintz in NextStop Theatre Company's Singin' in the Rain

Photo by Richard Anderson

Kelvin Roston Jr. in Mosaic Theater Companies co-production of Twisted Melodies

Photo by Tony Hitchcock

Aubri O'Connor and Rebecca Ellis in Nu Sass Productions' Gwen & Ida: The Object is of No Importance

Photo by Teresa Castracane Photography

Jenna Sokolowski, Matthew Marcus and Al Twanmo in Spooky Action Theater's The Oldest Boy

Photo by Jae Yi Photography

Gori Olofun and Robert Sheire in Scena Theatre's The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

Photo by Noah Taylor

Candice Shedd-Thompson, Joshua Simon and Eleanor Todd in Creative Cauldron's Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Photo by C. Stanley Photography

Eric Swartz, Melissa Carter, Eirin Stevenson, Nistan Scharf, Mason Catharini and Acacia Danielson in Pointless Theatre's Forest Treás

Photo by Margot Schulman

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

Photo by Kaley Etzkorn

Craig Wallace and Holly Twyford in Round House Theatre's A Doll's House, Part 2

Photo by Jeremy Daniel

Jack Falahee, Blake Anthony Morris and Aimé Donna Kelly in The Kennedy Center's Byhalia, Mississippi

Photo by Joan Marcus

The cast of the national tour of Falsettos at The Kennedy Center

Photo by Teresa Castracane Photography

Jonathan David Martin and Tim Getman in Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company's Describe the Night

Photo by Christopher Mueller

Drew Drake, Jonathan Mosley Perry, Iyona Blake and Ines Nassara in Signature Theatre's Spunk

  • On June 24, Nu Sass' production of Howard Zinn's "Marx in Soho" returns for one performance featuring Mary Myers' Helen Hayes nominated performance.Tickets $20. The time is now. The place is here. Karl Marx is back from the dead. And he's got some things to say.

  • Visit Studio Theatre this summer for "Showroom," a curated performance series in the summertime spirit—with spirits. The series includes:
    EVERY BRILLIANT THING - thru July 7, DIANA OH IN CONCERT - June 28 & 29, SPOKAOKE - July 6 & 7, MORTIFIED - July 13 at 7pm/9pm, BRIGHT COLORS AND BOLD PATTERNS - July 9-28. EVERY BRILLIANT THING, Studio's presentation of Olney Theatre Center's hit production, is a play about depression, resilience, and the lengths we will go to for those we love—told in collaboration with the audience.

  • Eight Nights, a new play by Jennifer Maisel, directed by Theater J's Artistic Director Adam Immerwahr, and featuring a cast of Theater J favorites, is being given a staged reading at City Winery on June 24 at 7pm (doors at 6pm). “8 Nights of Eight Nights” is a series of staged readings of Eight Nights on eight different nights in eight different cities, to raise funds and awareness for HIAS in the wake of the Tree of Life shooting in Pittsburgh, and to stand with all those who are persecuted on the basis of race or religion the world over.

  • Convergence Theatre is back with their critically acclaimed production of "Guerrilla Theatre Works: A New Nation" to Northern Virginia. June 21 & 22 at 7:30pm. Admission is FREE (donations gratefully accepted). Also, June 29 at the One Journey Festival at the Washington National Cathedral. "A New Nation" probes responses to the immigration crisis in the US and current perceptions of the stranger, amplifying diverse voices to challenge fear and strengthen our sense of home.

  • Wit's End Puppets presents "Malevolent Creatures, a puppet triptych, "3 stories inspired by British folklore, retold with puppets and actors to comment on the world today. Tix $15, June 20 & 21 at 8pm at GALA Hispanic Theatre. For ages 13+.

  • Rorschach Theatre's Klecksography returns Sat, June 22, at Atlas Performing Arts Center (5pm, 7pm, or 9pm performances). What started out as a smattering of short-play showcases in 2007 has morphed into an annual one-day extravaganza featuring 6 area theater companies and over 60 performers and creative professionals. The event is inspired by Hermann Rorschach's famous ink-blot test: All of the artists will base their play/film on a single, distinctive piece of visual art and have 1 week to create it. The resulting showcase features 12 plays and 6 films from Rorschach Theatre, Theater Alliance, Solas Nua, Longacre Lea, Flying V, and We Happy Few, American University.


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Actor and performer GWEN GRASTORF has performed with DC-area companies including Taffety Punk, Constellation Theatre Company, and Faction of Fools, but she's best-known as a long-time member of the whimsical...

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LYNN SHARP SPEARS is a Jack-of-all-trades. Her extensive career in theater and television has seen her take on every role, from performer to teacher, designer to director. If you caught her rollicking turn as Mother...

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KELLY COLBURN loves her job--and all of the jobs she's ever done, for that matter, from mucking out barns to working on Blue Man Group shows. Colburn is now a director and multimedia designer and with...