Photo by Ryan Maxwell Photography

Ricky Drummond in Rorschach Theatre's The Toxic Avenger: The Musical

Photo by Stan Barouh

Karmine Alers and Valeria Morales in Olney Theatre Center's Miss You Like Hell

Photo by Cameron Whitman

Regina Aquino, Brian Mani and Ami Brabson in Folger Theatre's The Merry Wives of Windsor

Photo by Jeri Tidwell Photography

Matt Hirsh and DeCarlo Raspberry in Toby's Dinner Theatre's Kinky Boots

Photo by Claire Kimball

Brendan Edward Kennedy, Michael Bannigan Jr., Ian Blackwell Rogers in Brave Spirits Theatre's Henry the Fourth, Part 1

Photo by Scott Suchman

Jonathan David Martin and Laura C. Harris in Ford's Theatre's Silent Sky


Victor Shargai, Board Chair and Theater Philanthropist (1936-2019)

Photo by C. Stanley Photography

Andrea Harris Smith and Justin Weaks in Studio Theatre's Pipeline

Photo by C. Stanley Photography

Evan Daves and the cast of Round House Theatre's Spring Awakening

Photo by Stan Weinstein

Joel Hernández Lara, Luz Nicolás and Ariel Texido in GALA Hispanic Theatre's Exquisita Agonía (Exquisite Agony)

Photo by Claire Kimball

Duane Richards and Gary Dubreuil in Brave Spirits Theatre's Shakespeare's Histories Cycle, Richard the Second

Photo by Margot Schulman

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

Photo by Teresa Castracane Photography

Jaysen Wright and Clayton Pelham, Jr. in Olney Theatre Center & 1st Stage's The Royale

Photo by Cameron Whitman

John Jones and Vishwas in The Keegan Theatre's Boy

Photo by Elizabeth Kemmerer

Elizabeth Darby and Claire Derriennic in Best Medicine Rep's Comedy of Venice

Photo by Christopher Mueller

Solea Pfeiffer in Signature Theatre's Gun & Powder

Photo by Margot Schulman

Haysam Kadri, Mirian Katrib and Hend Ayoub in Arena Stage's A Thousand Splendid Suns

  • In conjunction with its production of James Baldwin's THE AMEN CORNER, Shakespeare Theatre Company is also presenting "Amen, Baldwin! A Living Celebration" events into March. On Feb. 19 (5:30pm), attend the free Bookends event - chat with STC’s staff about the playwright, the play’s historical context, the director’s vision, attend the show (tickets not included), meet the actors after the show. Also upcoming: Weary Blues: Sermons & Blues, A Langston Hughes Birthday Celebration Feb 26, an artist panel March 2 at Center for Hellenic Studies discussing Baldwin's legacy, STC's Book Club focusing on Baldwin's 'Go Tell it on the Mountain' March 3 (6pm), the Sons of Baldwin performance Feb. 21 (7:20pm) at Harman Hall and others.

  • Theater J presents a Pay-What-You-Choose preview February 19 at 7:30pm of Anna Ziegler's THE WANDERERS. Purchase in advance online & choose your price or purchase on the day of the performance in person (walk up sales begin 1 hour before the performance start time, cash only, and limit of two tickets per person). Production runs thru March 15.

  • Angel Rose Artist Collective presents a staged reading of "The Kind Mother (in spite of herself)" by Petrona Xemi Tapepechul, directed by Ahanu Tapepechul - Tues, February 25, 7-9pm - an adaptation of classical commedia dell'arte stories, centering and uplifting the Trans BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Person of Color) Community. This comedy features the classical stock characters, an array of contemporary Trans jokes, drag king pandemonium & a strong love for BIPOC communities surviving white supremacy. Tickets: $10 pre-order, $15 at the door. Trans & Intersex BIPOC get in FREE.

  • Join Keegan Theatre for the matinee performance of Anna Ziegler’s BOY on Sun, February 16 and stay for the FREE post-show discussion immediately following - features special guests Dr. Kathryn Van Eck, a clinical psychologist at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and at the Emerge Gender and Sexuality Clinic for Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults at Johns Hopkins University; Paula M. Neira, the Clinical Program Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Transgender Health; and Susan Marie Rhea, director of BOY and artistic director of the Keegan Theatre. BOY runs until March 7.

  • Mosaic TheaterCompany's "Pilgrims Musa & Sheri in the New World" closes February 16. Check out the show and the discussion after the Thurs, February 13, 8pm show: "The Baggage We Carry: Unpacking Our History" moderated by Salma Zohdi, production dramaturg with panelist April Sizemore-Barber, assistant professor of the practice in the Women's and Gender Studies Program and Mohammed Arafat, Palestinian Journalist and Poet.

  • In conjunction with Olney Theatre Center's production of the musical "Miss You Like Hell", they're offering a FREE concert by the composer/lyricist of the show, Erin McKeown on February 15 at 5pm. Tickets are free with pre-registration. Miss You Like Hell runs til March 1.


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