Laugh Index Theater: Threes Company
January 23, 2019

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Laugh Index Theatre Presents: Threes Company

January 23, 2019

Wednesday at 8pm
Online Pre-Sale: $10 General / $8 DCAC Members
Door: $15 General / $12 DCAC Members

LIT knows the rules of comedy, and they’re bringing you the power of three. Three types of comedy. One Show. Come on and knock at our door….

Tickets available here. 

In Your Ear
January 20, 2019

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In Your Ear

January 20

Sunday at 3 pm
$5 General/ FREE for DCAC Members

Ok, friends, In Your Ear has some heavy hitters coming to our nation’s capital. Join us in 2019 for a wonderful afternoon of poetry.

Please join us to hear poetry by Barbara Henning, Maureen Owen, Terence Winch & Erika Howsare  & more!

We’ll head to Songbyrd after the reading for a drink, coffee, and/or food.

Each month In Your Ear features reading and performances by different sets of poets who draw on an avant-garde tradition. Curated by Bevil Townsend with social media coordinated by K. Lorraine Graham.

In Your Ear poetry series is generously sponsored by Bridge Street Books.

Tickets available at the door.

Lush: Reinvention
January 18 – April 7, 2019

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Lush: Reinvention
January 18, 2019 – April 7, 2019

Opening Reception:  Friday, February 15, 7-9pm 
Closing Reception: Sunday, April 7, 5pm Artist & Curator Talk

Artist:  Wayson R. Jones
Curator: Eames Armstrong

Lush: Reinvention presents a small new body of richly textured and brilliantly colored paintings. A departure from Jones’ extensive grayscale work, the introduction of vivid color is a new dialect in his personal visual language. Themes of weight, presence, and beauty emerge through abstraction.

Image: Wayson R. Jones, Meadows, 2018, (detail) Extra-course pumice gel, acrylic, Flashe on wood panel, 6”x6”x1.5” . 

Rainbow Theatre Project: Jeffrey
January 17–February 10, 2019

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Rainbow Theatre Project:

Jeffrey

by paul rudnick

director: robert mintz

January 17–February 10, 2019

$35 General/ $30 for DCAC Members

When did we begin to remember to laugh and celebrate life? Jeffrey is a young New Yorker who says he wants love, but is afraid of making a commitment. He is surrounded by friends who, in their own unique, outrageous and stylish way, tell him to live for the present and let the future take care of itself.

Tickets available here. 

Naked Girls Reading: Come Into My Parlor
January 11, 2019

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Naked Girls Reading Presents:
Come Into My Parlor

January 11, 2019

Friday at 10pm
Online Pre-Sale: $22, Door: $27

Start 2019 off with a rousing good time: velvet tortures, lustful yearnings, and maybe even a salacious rendezvous or two. Come Into My Parlor features DCs official Naked Girls Cherokee Rose, Alice Darling and special guests Mindi Mimosa and original cast member Andre Shakti performing an aural assortment of erotica to warm your chilly January bones. Let Naked Girls Reading help you make sexiness and intelligence your resolution!

Tickets available here. 

Chinese Menu: Home for the Holidays
December 23, 2018

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Chinese Menu: Home for the Holidays

December 23, 2018
Sunday at 7:30pm
$10 General / $8 Pre-Sale & Members

This annual show reunites some of DC’s most fun and accomplished ex-pats with some of the most fun players here in town. Tickets available soon but mark your calendar and don’t miss: Stephanie Anderson, Patrick Gantz, Erica Geiser, Rachel Showalter, Shawn Westfall, Eva Lewis, Mikael Johnson & Joe Randazzo

More to come!
(Cast subject to change)

Tickets available here.

Laugh Index Theatre: HOT SPOT
December 22 & 29, 2018

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Laugh Index Theatre Presents:
HOT SPOT

December 22 & 29, 2018

Saturday at 8pm
Online Pre-Sale: $10 General / $8 DCAC Members
Door: $15 General / $12 DCAC Members

One night only!  It’s LIT’s musical comedy show! You’ll hear funny songs from our Laugh Index Players plus you’ll see them perform musical improv and musical sketch!  This show is so much fun it will hit your hot spot!  There will also be a jam at the end of the show! The 10 pm show features special guest Julian Stern.

Tickets available here. 

LIT: A Hot & Sweaty Holiday 
December 22, 2018

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Laugh Index Theatre Presents:
A Hot & Sweaty Holiday 

December 22, 2018

Saturday at 3pm & 5pm
Online Pre-Sale: $20, Door: $25

Nine times the charm and holiday spirit of its predecessors, the ninth annual “A Hot & Sweaty Holiday” will have nine times the laughs! You’ll laugh so hard you’ll sweat the holiday pounds away, and your ticket purchase will help Bread for the City.

Each show is ninety minutes long with no intermission.

Tickets available here. 

Gutenberg! The Musical!
Dec. 11 & Jan 4

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Presented by Landless Theatre Company Gutenberg! The Musical! and A Verry Merry Children’s Scientology Pageant

December 11­ January 4, Thursday ­ Saturday , 7:30 PM , Sunday at 3:00 PM

$25 / $18 DCAC Members (at the door)www.landlesstheatrecompany.orgEncore Performances of two favorite from Landless Theatre’s 2007 Season!

In Your Ear
December 16, 2018

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In Your Ear

December 16

Sunday at 3 pm
$5 General/ FREE for DCAC Members

Merry Christmas! In Your Ear will do an old fashioned group reading this December.

Please join us to hear poetry by Rod Smith, Buck Downs, Leslie Bumstead, Phyllis Rosenzwieg, Hope LeGro, Jennifer DePalma, Casey Smith & more!

We’ll head to Songbyrd after the reading to grab a bite and a pint.

Each month In Your Ear features reading and performances by different sets of poets who draw on an avant-garde tradition. Curated by Bevil Townsend with social media coordinated by K. Lorraine Graham.

In Your Ear poetry series is generously sponsored by Bridge Street Books.

Tickets available here. 

AnyStage Theater: Watergate…With Puppets!
November 30 – December 15, 2018

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AnyStage Theater:

Watergate…With Puppets!

Starring Melissa Carter, Sheryl Mebane, Alec Scheller, and Zachery Smith
Written By John-Nicholas Walsh; Movement Directed By Marshall Betz; Directed By John-Nicholas Walsh and Kirsten Grady

November 30-December 2, 2018
Friday-Sunday at 7:30pm

December 14 & 15
Friday at 7:30pm
Saturday at 3pm & 7:30pm

$15 General/ $12 for DCAC Members

Yep, it’s exactly what it sounds like. AnyStage Theater presents the story of Nixon’s last days in the White House- featuring puppets, humans, and a giant rubber fish! Watergate… With Puppets! is not affiliated with (or supported by) The Jim Henson Company, The Muppets, or Sesame Street. Visit AnyStageDC.com to learn more.

Tickets available here. 

Camille Roberts and Friends
December 13, 2018

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Camille Roberts and Friends

December 13

Thursday at 7:30pm
$5 General/ $3 for DCAC Members

A night of stand up from three up and coming in the DMV: Camille Roberts, Sarah Roche, and Katie McKelvie 

Tickets available at the door. h

Vincent
March 4 ­- March 28

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By Leonard Nimoy , Directed by B. Stanley and Theatre Du Jour, Performed by B. Stanley

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 7:30 pm

$20, $15 for DCAC membersFor Reservations: Call DCAC at 202­462­7833

One of the most beloved artists of the past century, it is largely forgotten that van Gogh’s legacy was notalways that of an artistic genius. In the one­man play “Vincent”, Theo van Gogh revisits the turbulent life ofhis brother, offering insight into the world of the tormented artist. Set in Paris 1890, only a week after hisbrother’s dramatic death, Theo appeals to an audience of van Gogh’s contemporaries who have written thepainter off as an insane fool. The result is a moving effort to rescue his brother’s legacy, transforming himfrom a madman into a beloved brother and misunderstood talent.

Based on the play “Van Gogh” by Phillip Stevens, Leonard Nimoy wrote “Vincent” using the hundreds ofletters Theo and Vincent exchanged during their lives. B. Stanley, as Theo, recreates the world of themisunderstood genius in a poignant and intimate meditation on the life of the gifted painter. The show offersan evening of laughter, tears and insight into van Gogh’s passion and suffering, while considering themeaning of art and artistry in a world where success is judged in terms of sales, by which measure vanGogh fell short during his lifetime.

The DC Center: DC Queer Theatre Festival
December 7 & 8, 2018

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The DC Center: 

DC Queer Theatre Festival

December 7 & 8, 2018
Friday at 7:30pm
Saturday at 3pm & 7:30pm

$20 General/ $15 for DCAC Members

Founded in 2012, the DC Queer Theatre Festival is dedicated to unleashing and celebrating the underrepresented voices and diversity of our artists, audiences, and area.By featuring new plays with themes relevant to the DC area and local artists with roots in the community, the DC Queer Theatre Festival combines quality theatre with activism and charity. The 2012 and 2013 DC Queer Theatre Festivals partnered with The DC Center for the LGBT Community, raising money for and awareness of the essential services The DC Center provides to the LGBTQ communities in Washington, DC.

Our mission is to unleash and celebrate the underrepresented voices and diversity of our artists, audiences, and community.

Tickets available here.

Black Artists of DC (BADC)
December 7, 2018 – January 13, 2019

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Making an Impact: Mentoring in Real Life 
December 7, 2018 – January 13, 2019

Opening Reception: Friday, December 7, 7-9pm
Closing Reception: Sunday, January 13, 5pm

Artist Mentors: Alonzo Davis, Amber Robles-Gordon, Al Burts
Artist Mentees: Asha Elana Casey, Kayla Beyer, Thelia Burts

Making an Impact: Mentoring in Real Life celebrates the value of mentoring through the work of three artist mentorship pairings. Spanning painting, mixed media, drawing, and carved wood, the exhibition is an opportunity to see how each mentor’s knowledge and experience has helped to guide and shape their mentee to reach greater heights. Mentors allow the mentees to see the hope inside themselves.

Image: Alonzo Davis with Kayla Beyer, Social Justice Project, 2017-2019
Ballistic vests and mixed media, worn in live performance interventions

Rainbow Theatre Project: A Deafening Sound
November 23 & 24, 2018

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Rainbow Theatre Project:

A Deafening Sound

a cabaret directed & performed by Jeffrey Higgins

November 23 & 24, 2018
Friday & Saturday at 7:30pm

$35 General/ $30 for DCAC Members

On November 8th, 2015 Jeffrey Higgins was fired from his singing job in the Archdiocese of Washington for being a gay, married man. After a short battle with the Church, Jeffrey left music behind, finding it too painful to relive his sacking with every note he sang. A Deafening Soundis his return to the musical world. Using music from several genres, Jeffrey will tell a deeply personal story of shame, depression, love, and the climb back to stable ground.

Tickets available here. 

 

Chinese Menu: Luke Null season 43 of SNL
October 28, 2018

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Chinese Menu March

October 28, 2018
Sunday at 10pm
$10 General / $8 Pre-Sale & Members

For those of you that don’t know, Chinese Menu Comedy put on a rock star mash up improv show for about 10 years. The show was a great outlet for old school players unable to commit to the grind of the improv style dues to geography or kids. We also enjoyed folding in newer players on the scene and giving hundreds of people in the community a chance to get together and play. Sometimes with some of the biggest out of town names in improv. We stopped our monthly show in the spring but we left the door open for “big deal or special occasion” shows. We think this one qualifies.
Luke Null (Saturday Night Live season 43 cast member and Chicago improviser) is in town and jumping on the Menu. Some great people are coming out to play with him.
The (tentative) cast includes:

– Luke Null (IO alum and season 43 cast member of SNL. loves the Bengals. from Cincinnati. great eyes.

– Denny Johnson (nice. pure joy. except when he’s not. Menu hall of Famer, Commonwealth alum, currently killing it with To Be Frank)

– Katie Carson Phillips (161 Alum, 1/3 of the all time great team, that person that we wish were available more. Biscuitville, pure joy. on our Mount Rushmore of DC improvisers)

– Jules Duffy (Chicago trained. Commonwealth alum. one of the smartest players around. so damn nice. until you’re a jerk)

– Donna Steele (RVA alum. plays with everyone. coaches everyone, takes great photos. very nice but will not hesitate to have a hard chat with you. sneaky young)

– Mikael Johnson (gadfly. one of the best teachers ever. Menu Hall Of Famer. honest to a fault. great dad. curious facial hair)

– Colin Murchie (161 Alum, “nobody has more vocabulary instantly available”- Shawn Westfall. intimidatingly smart. ju-jitsu devotee. elaborate scene painter. Also sneaky young.

– Justine Hipsky (Part of the Hellcat mob. educator. woke AF. cool pets. intimidatingly cool boyfriend.)

– Dan Milliken (IMusical mainstay, great coach, extraordinary server, looks bad in drag but is handsome AF

– Dots Thomas (plays with GUS, super handsome, loves BBQ, Naval officer, smarter than most.

– Pete Bergen- (whatever)

We have some invites out and will report back with a ticket link once the cast is filled out!
Until then plan on staying up a little later on the 28th!

Tickets available here.

WIT Presents: Road Show 
October 25 – November 18, 2018

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Washington Improv Theatre Presents:
Road Show 

October 25 – November 18
Thursdays – Sundays at 7:30pm

October 27 & November 3
Saturday at 10pm

November 9 – 17
Saturday & Sunday at 10pm

Online Pre-Sale: $12 General / $10 DCAC Members
Door: $15 General / $12 DCAC Members

What will happen at the WIT Road Show? Your guess is as good as ours! WIT’s company ensembles and special guests take over DC Arts Center in Adams Morgan with our thrilling, unpredictable performances! Each show’s line-up is unique and every performance is one-of-a-kind.

Tickets & more info available here. 

In Your Ear: Julie Carr, Chris Nelson, & Edwin Torres
November 18, 2018

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In Your Ear

November 18
Sunday at 3 pm
$5 General/ FREE for DCAC Members

Please join us for In Your Ear’s November reading & please hang out for Drinks / Coffee afterwards at Songbyrd

Julie Carr’s most recent books are Objects from a Borrowed Confession and the essay collection, Someone Shot My Book. A mixed-genre work, Real Life: An Installation, is due out in 2018. She lives in Denver where she helps to run Counterpath and teaches at the University of Colorado in Boulder.

Chris Nealon is Professor of English at Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of two books of criticism, Foundlings: Lesbian and Gay Historical Emotion before Stonewall (Duke, 2001) and The Matter of Capital: Poetry and Crisis in The American Century (Harvard, 2011), and three books of poetry: The Joyous Age (Black Square Editions, 2004), Plummet (Edge Books, 2009) and Heteronomy (Edge, 2014). He recently completed a new manuscript, The Shore. He is currently at work on a critique of academic antihumanism. He lives in Washington, DC.

Edwin Torres is a New York City native and the author of eight books of poetry including, Ameriscopia (University of Arizona Press), The PoPedology of an Ambient Language (Atelos Books), and most recently XoeteoX: the infinite word object (Wave Books). Anthologies include: American Poets in the 21st Century (Vol. 4): Global Poetics, Who Will Speak For America, and Aloud: Voices From The Nuyorican Poets Café. His current 4-year project has been editing The Body In Language: An Anthology, forthcoming in 2019 from Counterpath Press.

In Your Ear poetry series is generously sponsored by Bridge Street Books.

Tickets available here.