Swipe Right For Comedy
March 23 & 24, 2018

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Swipe Right For Comedy

March 23 & 24, 2018
Friday and Saturday at 10pm
$15 General/ $12 DCAC Members at door

Swipe Right For Comedy is a place to go for an hour and laugh at the folly of life.  A place to put your proverbial feet up–although you can’t in reality. The seats are not built for that.

Tickets available here.

 

Laugh Index Theatre Presents: In the Hot Seat
March 11, 2018

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Laugh Index Theatre Presents:
In the Hot Seat

March 11
April 8

Sunday at 8pm
Pre-Sale: $10 / $8 DCAC Members
Door: $15 / $13 DCAC Members

In the Hot Seat is LIT’s monthly comedy variety show featuring comedy ensemble, Hot & Sweaty, on Sunday nights in Adams Morgan.  Hot & Sweaty performs all types of comedy:  improv, sketch, stand-up.  They also love to invie one willing audience member on stage.  Are you ready for the hot seat?

Tickets available here. 

 

FEMIN-EDY & DUDE-EDY
March 10, 2018

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Laugh Index Theatre Presents:
FEMIN-EDY & DUDE-EDY

March 10, 2018
Saturday at 10pm
Online Pre-Sale: $10 / $8 DCAC Members
Door: $15 / $12 DCAC Members

The Battle of the Sexes Just Got LIT! Laugh Index Theatre presents two segments in one show to answer one timeless question:  Who’s Funnier  Men or Women? The FEMIN-EDY segment features stand-up comediennes & sketch artists, femme fatale improvisers and musical improvisers.  The DUDE-EDY segment showcases the dudes in stand-up, sketch, improv and musical improv.  After the show, there’s a BATTLE OF THE SEXES IMPROV JAM with the performers in the show.

Tickets available here. 

LETTERS TO MOM: Prints by EJ Montgomery
March 9 – April 8, 2018

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LETTERS TO MOM: Prints by EJ Montgomery
March 9 – April 8, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, March 9, 7-9pm
Artist Talk: Sunday, March 18, 5pm

Curated by Susan J. Goldman
Founding Director of Lily Press®

A selected timeline of monotypes, etchings, and screenprints representing the breadth of EJ Montgomery’s artistic career from past to present. Drawing on her practice of metalsmithing, textile design, photography, and painting, EJ Montgomery’s highly sensitive prints evoke themes of memory, through use of evocative automatic writing, calligraphic marks, and strokes of swirling lines. Color overlays, playful shapes, and textured etched surfaces in her painterly compositions are inspired by her love of world travel, music, and naturalistic formations in nature.

Evangeline Juliet (EJ) Montgomery, born 1933 in New York City, has had many roles in American culture, particularly as part of the multi-faceted story of African American art history. EJ has been indefatigable in helping to develop a network of artists and scholars throughout the Diaspora. For 25 years representing the Cultural Programs Office, U.S. State Department, EJ helped to advance the careers of numerous emerging and mature artists. She has initiated groundbreaking museum initiatives, exhibitions, and collections. For the past 40 years, EJ has been upfront and behind the scenes in all ways and more. She has had numerous solo shows and actively continues to produce new work at Lily Press®.

Image: EJ Montgomery, Letters to Mom, 2010, monotype with intaglio, 20”x16” image, 30”x22” paper, edition: 4/5

Naked Girls Reading: True Crime
March 9, 2018

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Naked Girls Reading Presents:
True Crime 

March 9, 2018
Friday at 10pm
At the door: $27 General/ $22 DCAC Members and Presale

Join us, crime enthusiasts, through stories sordid and dark as we detail true crime stories of the serial killers and psychopaths that hold our attentions from across the globe. Cherokee Rose returns to our muderino home the DC Arts Center with Alice Darling, Cherie Sweetbottom and GiGi Holliday.

Seating is limited, so advanced ticketing is suggested.

Tickets available here.

 

The Wheel Theatre Company: A Burial Place
March 8 – 17, 2018

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The Wheel Theatre Company:
A Burial Place 

By: Owen Panettieri
Directed by: Elizabeth Floyd

March 8 – 16, 2018
Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm
March 17
Saturday at 3pm

$20 General / $15 DCAC Members at door

Following a rough sophomore year at college, Emmett, Colby and Marcus were hoping to reunite at home for a fun night of beers and laughs at their annual summer sleepover. Instead, they come back to find their town at the epicenter of a major police investigation. A gruesome discovery out in the woods where they used to play has resulted in public outrage and a growing list of unanswered questions. What’s been found out there could be connected to an incident involving Marcus from years earlier, but if the boys go in search of the truth now, it may only pull them apart forever. Some secrets, no matter how far you push them down, never find a place to rest.

Tickets available here.

In Your Ear
February 18, 2018

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In Your Ear

February 18 , 2018
Sunday at 3 pm
$5 General/ FREE for DCAC Members

Each month In Your Ear features reading and performances by different sets of poets who draw on an avant-garde tradition. Curated by Meg Ronan and Mike Walsh. Participants will include Sally Wen Mao, A.L. Nielsen, and Wesley Rothman.

Sally Wen Mao is the author of Mad Honey Symposium (Alice James Books, 2014). Her second book, Oculus, is forthcoming from Graywolf Press in 2019. Her work has won a 2017 Pushcart Prize and is published or forthcoming in A Public SpacePoetryBlack Warrior ReviewGuernicaThe Missouri ReviewTin HouseThe Best of the Net 2014 and The Best American Poetry 2013, among others. The recipient of fellowships and scholarships from Kundiman, the New York Public Library Cullman Center, and Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Mao holds an M.F.A. from Cornell University. She is the 2017-2018 Jenny McKean Writer in Washington at the George Washington University.

A.L. Nielsen’s new book of poetry is Tray, from Make Now Books. Nielsen was the first recipient of D.C.’s Larry Neal Award for poetry, and has since published the books Heat Strings, Evacuation Routes, VEXT, Mixage, Stepping Razor, Mantic Semantic and A Brand New Beggar. A graduate of the University of the District of Columbia and George Washington University, he is currently the Kelly Professor of American Literature at the Pennsylvania State University. His critical works include Reading Race, Writing between the Lines, C.L.R. James: A Critical Introduction, Black Chant and Integral Music. With Lauri Ramey, he has co-edited two anthologies ofinnovative poetry by African American writers. Among other awards, he has been presented the SAMLA Studies Prize, the Kayden Prize, an American Book Award and The Josephine Miles Award. His poetry has appeared inboth Best American Poems and Best American Experimental Writing.

Wesley Rothman is the author of SUBWOOFER (New Issues 2017). Recipient of a Vermont Studio Center fellowship, his poems and criticism have appeared in Boston ReviewCallaloo, CrazyhorseHarvard ReviewNew England ReviewPoetry Northwest, Prairie SchoonerSouthern Humanities Review, and The Golden Shovel Anthology, among other venues. He serves as a Teaching Artist for the National Gallery of Art and is pursuing a doctorate in literature.

Tickets available here. 

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

Laugh Index Theatre: I Heart Improv
February 14, 2018

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Laugh Index Theatre Presents:
I Heart Improv 

February 14, 2018 

Wednesday at 8 pm
Online Pre-Sale: $10 General / $8 DCAC Members
Door: $15 General / $12 DCAC Members
Admission is *FREE* if you bring a handmade valentine addressed to no one in particular

Time to put away the high-calorie chocolates, mixed tapes and lame greeting cards.  Steer clear of those once-you’ve-seen-one-you’ve-seen-them-all romantic comedies.  This Valentines Day, listen to your heart and its one true desire — the desire laugh like no one’s watching.  “i heart improv” will fulfill this desire and introduce you to a new passion:  improv comedy. The show will be filled with made-up love songs, a dating game & made-up relationships where s/he said “yes and.”  The commitment is only for one night, but it’s a night you’ll always remember. 

Tickets available here. 

Laugh Index Theatre Presents: In the Hot Seat
2018

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Laugh Index Theatre Presents:
In the Hot Seat

Sundays at 8pm

February 11 
March 11 
April 8

Pre-Sale: $10 / $8 DCAC Members
Door: $15 / $13 DCAC Members

In the Hot Seat is LIT’s monthly comedy variety show featuring comedy ensemble, Hot & Sweaty, on Sunday nights in Adams Morgan.  Hot & Sweaty performs all types of comedy:  improv, sketch, stand-up.  They also love to invie one willing audience member on stage.  Are you ready for the hot seat?

Tickets available here. 

Another Dimension
February 9 – April 22, 2018

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Another Dimension
February 9 – April 22, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, February 9, 7-9pm
Happy Hour Reception: Wednesday, March 28, 6-8pm
Closing Reception: Sunday, April 22, 5pm

Curated by: Philip Barlow & Chandi Kelley

Amy Boone-McCreesh, April Camlin, Gene Davis, Mary Early, Carol Brown Goldberg, Bridget Sue Lambert, Antonio McAfee, Maggie Michael, Brandon Morse, W.C. Richardson, Robin Rose, Foon Sham, Renee Stout, Noelle Tan, Dan Treado, Yuriko Yamaguchi

Another Dimension is an invitational exhibition for which the curators have asked artists in the District-Maryland-Virginia area to create “nano” artwork in the style of the work the artist typically makes. The largest dimension of work when ready for display cannot be more than 6 inches.

Image: Foon Sham, Decagon, 2017 5.5”x5”x6, misc hard wood

dcac’s nano gallery is located within the main gallery and is dedicated to presenting miniature and smaller works in an exhibition setting.

Naked Girls Reading: Come into my Parlor
February 9, 2018

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Naked Girls Reading Presents:
Come into my Parlor

February 9, 2018
Friday at 10pm
At the door: $27 General/ $22 DCAC Members and Presale

Join us as we start the year with our annual New Years tradition of salacious books, kinky authors and naked woman. It was such a rousing good time last year we had to bring it back to ring in 2018. Come Into My Parlor features DC official Naked Girls; Cherokee Rose, Cherie Sweetbottom, Alice Darling and a special guest performing an aural assortment of Erotica to warm those chilly January bones.

Tickets available here.

 

Rainbow Theatre Project: No Word in Guyanese for Me
February 8 – March 4, 2018

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Rainbow Theatre Project Presents:
No Word in Guyanese for Me
Part of the 2018 Women’s Voices Theater Festival 

February 8 – March 4, 2018
Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm
Sunday at 3pm or 7:30pm
Monday, February 19 at 7:30pm
$35 / $30 DCAC Members at the door

A gay Muslim’s journey to reconcile her faith and her sexuality.

Winner of the GLAAD Award, No Word in Guyanese for Me is a poetic, lyrical play, a beautiful exploration of religious and sexual identity. This is the journey of Hanna. From her childhood in Guyana to her adolescence in 9/11 New York City, from a disastrous arranged marriage to her sexual awakening, Hanna struggles to come to terms with her sexual identity, her devotion to her faith, and the right to be accepted for who she is, a gay Muslim. Written by Wendy Graf, directed by Julia Hurley, starring Ashley K. Nicholas.

Tickets available here.

It’s About That Time: Prints from Lily Press
February 2 – March 4, 2018

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It’s About That Time: Prints from Lily Press® 

Curated by Susan J. Goldman

February 2 – March 4, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, February 2, 7-9pm
Panel and Meet the Artists: Sunday, February 4, 2-3pm
JAZZ with Charlie Barnett, Pete Ostle, Vince McCool:
Sunday, February 4, 3-5pm
Closing Reception: Sunday, March 4, 5pm

Carol Barsha, Meaghan Busch, Elizabeth Catlett, Choco, Sheila Crider, Nina Chung Dwyer, Victor Ekpuk, Claudia Gibson-Hunter, Sam Gilliam, Susan J Goldman, Tom Green, Barbara Kerne, Gina Marie Lewis, Carrie Lingscheit, Matthew McLaughlin, Linn Meyers, EJ Montgomery, Jake Muirhead, Miriam Mörsel Nathan, Marti Patchell, Preston Sampson, Sargent/Thamm, Eve Stockton, Renee Stout, Sharon Wolpoff, Patricia Underwood

This exhibition presents a selection of ten years (2007-2017) of Lily Press® publications by artists from the greater Washington DC metropolitan area, across the country, and abroad. Lily Press® is a fine art printmaking atelier located in Rockville, Maryland, and was founded by Susan J. Goldman, artist and master printer. Working with Lily Press, artists explore monotype, relief, intaglio, screen print and digital processes using sustained traditions, while embracing new technologies and innovative processes.

Image: Victor Ekpuk, HIP SISTA, 2017, 30×22”, screen-print, Courtesy of Lily Press®

Laugh Index Theatre: Sketch Night
January 31 – May 23, 2018

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Laugh Index Theatre Presents:
Sketch Night

Wednesday at 8pm

January 31
February 28
March 28
April 25
May 23

Online Pre-Sale: $10 / $8 DCAC Members
Door: $15 / $12 DCAC Members

LIT’s Sketch Night is an entire show devoted to sketch comedy. Brought to you by both of LIT’s house teams, Separate Beds & The Employables, each month’s show is a different theme with new material.

Tickets available here. 

Rainbow Theatre Project: International Women’s Day Observance
January 22, 2018

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Rainbow Theatre Project Presents:
Eleanor and Marilyn 
& Power Down
Directed by Elizabeth Pringle 

January 22, 2018
Monday at 7:30pm
$15 / $12 DCAC Members at the door

Eleanor and Marilyn by Monica Regan. About a conversation between (you guessed it) Eleanor Roosevelt and Marilyn Monroe.

Power Down by Kate Colwell. About a woman navigating in a world of Al.

Tickets available here.

In Your Ear
Spring 2018

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In Your Ear

January 21
February 28
March 18
April 15
May 20

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

Each month In Your Ear features reading and performances by different sets of poets who draw on an avant-garde tradition. Curated by Meg Ronan and Mike Walsh.

Tickets available here. 

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

Purple Crayon Production: Love and Information
January 20, 2018

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Purple Crayon Production Presents:
Love and Information

January 20, 2018
Saturday at 3pm
$5 / $3 DCAC Members at the door

A​ ​series​ ​of​ ​vignettes​ ​that​ ​follows​ ​a​ ​multitude​ ​of​ ​day-to-day​ ​interactions,​ ​​Love​ ​and  Information​​ ​opens​ ​up​ ​a​ ​dialogue​ ​about​ ​the​ ​pain​ ​and​ ​love​ ​that​ ​is​ ​found​ ​in​ ​human  relationships.​ ​​ ​It​ ​also​ ​explores​ ​our​ ​relationships​ ​with​ ​knowledge,​ ​and​ ​how​ ​infinite  access​ ​to​ ​it​ ​shapes​ ​how​ ​we​ ​connect​ ​with​ ​one​ ​another.​ ​Although​ ​on​ ​the​ ​surface​ ​the  conversations​ ​may​ ​seem​ ​trivial,​ ​Churchill’s​ ​play​ ​celebrates​ ​the​ ​importance​ ​of  information​ ​in​ ​our​ ​everyday​ ​experiences.​ ​Whether​ ​mundane,​ ​crucial,​ ​or​ ​insignificant,  that​ ​information​ ​is​ ​constantly​ ​present​ ​and​ ​is​ ​what​ ​connects​ ​us​ ​to​ ​one​ ​another.​ ​​ ​Purple  Crayon​ ​Productions​ ​brings​ ​Churchill’s​ ​dialogues​ ​to​ ​life,​ ​asking​ ​the​ ​audience​ ​to​ ​reflect  on​ ​their​ ​own​ ​balancing​ ​act​ ​of​ ​knowing​ ​vast​ ​amounts​ ​of​ ​information​ ​while​ ​also​ ​begging  for​ ​more.​ Love​ ​and​ ​Information​​ ​is​ ​presented​ ​by​ ​special​ ​arrangements​ ​with​ ​SAMUEL  FRENCH,​ ​INC.

Tickets available here.

ArtWatch presents a Nasty Women Exhibition
January 19 – 28, 2018

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What Feminism Looks Like
ArtWatch presents a Nasty Women Exhibition
and Auction to benefit Planned Parenthood

January 19 – 28, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, January 19, 7pm-9pm
ArtWatch Talk and Reception: Sunday, January 28, 5pm

Curated by Erin Devine & Shante Bullock

Evie Altman, Marilyn Banner, Jessica Beels, Madison Bolls, Sue Bradford, Shante Bullock, Heidi Butler, Naomi Christianson, Lea Craigie-Marshall, Manal Deeb, Ashley Dequilla, Laura Elkins, Heloisa Escudero, Maureen S. Farrell, Victoria Ford, Mary Annella Frank, Mary Freedman, Katherine Giordano, Linda Hesh, Jackie Hoysted, Susan Jurow, Maria Karametou, Sally Kauffman, Kathryn McDonnell, Theresa Knight McFadden, Gail Rebhan, Cindy Renteria, Beverly Ress, Alexandra N. Sherman, Wendy Sittner, Miranda Spurley, Ann Stoddard, Kathy Turner, Ellyn Weiss, Helen Zughaib

Intersectional feminism is the current terminology that expresses the empowerment of women to effect change across a diverse range of issues: women’s health, racial and gendered violence, equality under the law, poverty, immigration and refugee rights, environmental protections, rights of indigenous communities, etc. It recognizes that true and effective change in the global sphere results from women’s organizing, joining all minority groups and inclusive of men in these efforts. An all woman exhibition, the artists included in What Feminism Looks Like will be asked to contribute works that address the range of these issues in various media.

Image: Katherine Giordano, Nasty Woman, 2017, oil on panel print, 16×20”

Laugh Index Theatre: Three’s Comedy
January 17 – May 16, 2018

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Laugh Index Theatre Presents:
Three’s Comedy

Wednesdays at 8pm

January 17, 24
February 21
March 14
April 11, 18

May 2, 9, 16

Online Pre-Sale: $10 / $8 DCAC Members
Door: $15 / $12 DCAC Members

We know the rules of comedy, and we’re bringing you the power of three. Three types of comedy. One show. Come on and knock at our door.

Tickets available here.

Laugh Index Theatre: Improv Wars
January 15 – May 21, 2018

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Laugh Index Theatre Presents:
Improv Wars

Mondays at 8pm

January 15, 22, 29
February 12, 26
March 26
April 9, 23, 30
May 7, 14, 21

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

Laugh Index Theatre – LIT’s IMPROV WARS is a friendly competition among improv troupes representing all factions of improv within the DC area. The audience votes for the winner. Both audience members and performers should prepare to enter a surprise-filled combat-zone where ANYTHING goes. After all, this is war.

All matches, team stats, rules and all things IMPROV WARS can be found at the LIT website: www.laughindextheatre.com

May the “yes and” be with you!

Tickets available here.