SUBMITTING YOUR PROPOSAL

The black box theater at DCAC provides an essential platform for local, national and international theatre groups, musicians and performance artists. Perfect for intimate performances, the theater is a rough but ready space with lights, sound and a modest backstage. Full length plays eligible for Helen Hays nominations, find-your-own-venue DC Fringe performances, monthly showcases, poetry readings, stand-up comedy, improv shows, independent film screenings, CD release parties, and anything else people will sit down and watch are presented in our theater. We offer regular shows at 7:30, matinees on Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00 as well as 10:00 late shows on Fridays and Saturdays. Our space can also be rented for rehearsals, auditions and photo shoots.

The theater is small, so everyone who uses it must be mindful of the others who use the space. All sets and props must be struck at the end of each performance to ensure that everyone has the same access to the full and open space. Performances are listed on our website and included in all of our regular press materials. Applications are accepted year-round, but for best selection plan ahead.

Performance Slots:
7:30 pm Wednesday through Sunday (usage time 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm)
10:00 pm on Friday and/or Saturday (usage time 9:30 pm - 12:00 am)
3:00 pm on Saturday and/or Sunday (usage time 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm)

Rental Rates Per Slot:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30 pm, Friday and Saturday at 10:00 pm
Flat fee: $225 ($195 for DCAC members), artist keeps 100% of the box office, or
Split: $155 ($125 for DCAC members) plus 30% of box office to DCAC, 70% to artist

Wednesday at 7:30 pm, Saturday at 3:00 pm, Sunday at 3:00 pm or 7:30 pm
Flat fee: $175 ($145 for DCAC members), artist keeps 100% of the box office, or
Split: $130 ($100 for DCAC members) plus 30% of box office to DCAC, 70% to artist

Rehearsal rate is $20 per hour for groups performing at DCAC and DCAC members, $30 per hour for others. Rehearsals must take place outside of the regular performance slots unless arrangements have been made.

 


Need a quick bulleted list of how to rent our theater? Check out our Steps for Renting

Questions? They're likely answered in our Theater Manual

Ready to send in your proposal? We require our Performance Proposal Form

 

Submissions may be emailed to bmurphy@dcartscenter.org


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