Chinese Menu: Comedy Birthday Show
May 10, 2019

posted in: theater-2019 | 0

Chinese Menu Comedy Birthday Show!

May 10, 2019 at 10PM

The best improvisers from DC and beyond play on the Menu. This time they are coming together to have fun and celebrate the birthday of Menu founder Pete Bergen. Pete wants to have fun and having a killer show with great people is as good a way to celebrate as any. Joining Peteon stage will be some of the best, including Greer Smith, Kate Symes, Joe Randazzo, Eva Lewis, Heather Moyer, Kathryn Carlsen, Caroline Petit, Mikael Johnson and more!

Tickets are available here

LGBTQ AF
April 28, 2019

posted in: theater-2019 | 0

LGBTQ AF

Hosted by Ryan McClure.
Booth Operator: Elizabeth Fulton

April 28, 2019 at 7:30pm

LGBTQ AF is having a bi-monthly live comedy show featuring the best LGBTQ-identifying stand-up, storytelling, improv, and sketch performers in the DMV area. Rising LGBTQ talent will also be spotlighted. This is the only regularly occurring comedy show in the DMV area with an all LGBTQ line-up.

The awesome April line-up features Geoff Corey – Storytelling, Jonathan Horsford – Stand-up, Ugh – Improv, Miranda Pennington – Stand-up, Joyce Rebar – Stand-up, The Plumbers – Improv and more!

Tickets are available here.

In Your Ear
April 21, 2019

posted in: theater-2019 | 0

In Your Ear

April 21, 2019 at 3:00PM

$5 at the door + Tips for the authors are appreciated // FREE to DCAC Members / Hang out at Songbyrd afterwards

Katy Bohinc is a poet and data scientist based in NYC. Publisher’s Weekly describes her most recent title, Scorpio (Miami University Press, 2018) as “an astute, witty, feminist collection.” She is also the author of Trinity Star Trinity (Scarlet Imprint, 2017) and Dear Alain (Tender Buttons Press, 2014).

Pamela Woolford is a filmmaker, writer, and performer whose work is especially concerned with the lives of black women and girls and others whose joy, history, and inner life are underexplored in American media and popular art. She has been a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award winner for screenwriting, a 2018 North Beach American Film Festival Jury Award winner for her film Generation, a 2018 Experimental Forum Honorary Mention Awardee for her “vision and the film’s unique contribution to cinema,” and a recipient of a 2018 Canada Shorts Award of Commendation, among other honors. She bases the script for Generation on her short story “Just After Supper,” nominated for a 2018 Pushcart Prize by novelist and Pushcart Prize editor Mark Wisniewski.

Washington D.C. native Morowa Yejide’s novel Time of the Locust was a 2012 finalist for the PEN/Bellwether Prize and the 2015 PEN/Bingham award, and was a 2015 NAACP Image Award Nominee for Outstanding Literary Work. Her stories have appeared in the Adirondack Review, the Istanbul Review, and others. Her short story “Tokyo Chocolate” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize, anthologized by Britain’s best of the Willesden Herald, and praised by the Japan Times. She is a PEN/Faulkner Writers in Schools and Hurston/Wright Foundation Workshop author. She lives in the D.C. area with her husband and three sons. Her next novel is forthcoming through Akashic Books.

Tickets are available here.

Life Advice: A Sketch Comedy Show
April 19 – 20, 2019

posted in: theater-2019 | 0

Life Advice: A Sketch Comedy Show

April 19 – 20, 2019

Door: $15 General / $10 DCAC Members

Oh man is this sketch comedy like you’ve never seen it before.  Funny and irreverent.  Not the kind of comedy your grandma likes.  It’s the kind your crazy great aunt likes. Dark comedy exploring the (un)importance of men. Join us, will you?

Tickets are available here.

Naked Girls Reading: A Night At The Movies
April 12, 2019

posted in: theater-2019 | 0

Naked Girls Reading: A Night At The Movies

Friday, April 12 at 7:30 pm 

$25 General/ $20 for DCAC Members

Who doesn’t love a good movie? Your resident Naked Girls are no different. However, they are far fonder of the tales, legends, graphics, and novels that brought these Hollywood blockbusters into existence. Join us as we pop some popcorn and enjoy an all-new evening of in-the-buff readings exclusively at The Sexology Institute! $15 single ticket, $25 couple’s ticket, and receive 20% off purchases.

Tickets are available here.

Laugh Index Theatre
April 10 – 27, 2019

posted in: theater-2019 | 0

House Comics Show: April 10, 2019 at 8:00PM

IMPROV WARS: April 13, 2019 at 3:00PM

Sketch Night:  April 24, 2019 at 8:00PM

FEMIN-EDY & DUDE-EDY: April 26 & 27, 2019 at 10:00PM

Laugh Index Theatre is your one-stop shop for your comedy needs offering a variety of comedy shows and classes in stand-up, improv, sketch, & storytelling.

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

Tickets are available here

Annika B. Lewis: Oppressive Mechanics
April 7 – 8, 2019

posted in: theater-2019 | 0

Annika B. Lewis: Oppressive Mechanics

A collaboration with DC Arts Center, The Danish Embassy and The Swedish Embassy. Supported by Kassandra Production and The Danish Arts Foundation

Sunday, April 7 at 7:30 pm; Monday, April 8 at 7:30 pm

$15 General/ $12 for DCAC Members

Welcome to this work-in-progress and ARTivistic encounter where everything can happen!

You are invited as guests to feast on dismantling oppressive mechanics.
Together, we will explore possible strategies through an artistic creative dialogue regarding these questions:
How can we change from exploitation to respect, from narcissism to empathy, from destruction to creativity, from pain to pleasure, from consumption to generosity, from oppression to freedom?

Oppressive Mechanics is initiated by the Scandinavian-American performance artist Annika B. Lewis in a co-creation with DC based fine artist Anna U Davis, sex educator Laura Zam, multi-talented musician Jamal Gray, Baltimore based dance artist Vincent Thomas, and guests.

Tickets are available here.

Rainbow Theatre Project: Clothes For A Summer Hotel
April 4 – 28, 2019

posted in: theater-2019 | 0

Rainbow Theatre Project: Clothes For A Summer Hotel

Directed by Greg Stevens.

April 4, 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, & 28, 2019 at 7:30PM

Door: $35 General / $28 DCAC Members

The Rainbow Theatre Project presents Clothes for a Summer Hotel, by legendary writer Tennessee Williams. Clothes for a Summer Hotel is Tennessee Williams’ evocative “ghost play” about the tumultuous marriage and creative lives of Zelda & Scott Fitzgerald. Filled with music and dance of the jazz age, the play fuses the past and the present in a theatrical tour-de-force as Zelda and Scott re-visit their youth and the ghosts of characters (including Ernest Hemingway) who helped shape their existence.

Tickets are available here.

Laugh Index Theatre
March 20-31, 2019

posted in: theater-2019 | 0

House Comics Show: March 20, 2019 at 8:00PM & March 31, 2019 at 8:00PM

IMPROV WARS: March 23, 2019 at 3:00PM

Sketch Night: March 27, 2019 at 8:00PM

Laugh Index Theatre is your one-stop shop for your comedy needs offering a variety of comedy shows and classes in stand-up, improv, sketch, & storytelling.

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

Tickets are available here

In Your Ear
March 17, 2019

posted in: theater-2019 | 0

In Your Ear

March 17, 2019 at 3:00PM

$5 at the Door/ Free to DCAC Members

Hang out at Songbyrd afterwards

Erin Dorney is the author of “I Am Not Famous Anymore: Poems after Shia LaBeouf” (Mason Jar Press, June 2018). She is the recipient of a 2017 Artist Career Development Grant from the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council/McKnight Foundation; a 2017 Emerging Artist Residency at Tofte Lake Center; a 2016 Spruceton Inn Artist Residency; and was the first Modern Worker: Writer in Residence at Modern Art in Lancaster, PA. Erin’s recent projects include “Cento Box” for Container’s Multitudes series & “The Hidden Museum, 2018”, a collaborative conceptual art installation on display at the Susquehanna Art Museum. Erin is cofounder of FEAR NO LIT and volunteers with VIDA: Women in Literary Arts.

Buck Downs’s latest book is a selected poems, Unintended Empire: 1989-2012, just out from Furniture Press Books. He lives in the neighborhood east of Capitol Hill known as Stadium City and works as a writer and writing coach.

Laura Eve Engel is the author of Things That Go (Octopus Books). The recipient of fellowships from the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing and the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, her work can be found in The Awl, Best American Poetry, Boston Review, The Nation, PEN AmericaTin House and elsewhere. She’s in a band called The Old Year with Washington DC-area musician Paul Erik Lipp.

Mathias Svalina is the author of five books, most recently The Wine-Dark Sea from Sidebrow Books. He is a founding editor of Octopus Books & runs a Dream Delivery Service (dreamdeliveryservice.com).

Josh Todarello is a writer, translator,  and PhD student in German Studies at Johns Hopkins. He lives in Baltimore.

Tickets available to the door.

The Wheel Theatre Company: The Seagull
March 14 – 30, 2019

posted in: theater-2019 | 0

The Wheel Theatre Company: Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull

Adapted & Directed by Jack Read

March 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 at 7:30 pm; March 30 at 3:00 pm

$20 General/ $15 for DCAC Members

On a summer’s evening, at a makeshift theater by a lake, a young writer’s new work is performed. In the wake of its spectacular failure, its audience – all connected by love – confront their own regret, grief, mortality, pettiness and loneliness. The Wheel Theatre Company’s new adaptation of Chekhov’s comedy is an ode to our first drafts and our failures, to our most bewildering infatuations, to our futile, comic search for reason and to our inexplicable ability to endure.

Tickets are available here

Naked Girls Reading: The Occult Edition!
March 9, 2019

posted in: theater-2019 | 0

Naked Girls Reading: The Occult Edition!

March 9, 2019

Saturday at 7:00PM

Online Pre-Sale/DCAC Members: $22; Door: $27

Gather around the cauldron, coven. We’re dusting off our spell books, ripping off our robes, and solemnly swearing that we are up to no good. It’s Naked Girls Reading: The Occult Edition! March 9th at the DC Arts Center, join us as we welcome our new Naked Girl, Callie Pigeon, for an evil evening of witchcraft and bitchery; a séance of storytelling, sorcery and sisterhood not to be missed.

Tickets available here.

Laugh Index Theatre: Three’s Company
March 6, 2019

posted in: theater-2019 | 0

Laugh Index Theatre Presents: Three’s Company

March 6, 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 are available here

Next Stop: North Korea
March 1 – 24, 2019

posted in: theater-2019 | 0

Next Stop: North Korea

March 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 16, 17, & 24, 2019

Door: $20 General / $16 DCAC Members

Written and Performed by John Feffer; Directed by Angela Kay Pirko

How far would you travel to help other people? How many compromises would you make?

In this new one-man show, acclaimed playwright and performer John Feffer brings audiences as close to North Korea as they can get without a visa and an airplane ticket. Based on his visits to the country and the work he did there, Feffer explores the challenges of doing good in a morally ambiguous environment. He takes you inside Kim Il Sung’s mausoleum, up and down the Tower of the Juche Idea, out to the North Korean countryside, and into the hearts and minds of North Koreans themselves. Follow along with this “brilliant writer and performer” (Washington City Paper) as he brings you on an alternately funny, sobering, and thrilling trip of a lifetime.

Tickets are available here

Laugh Index Theatre: House Comics Show
February 28, 2019

posted in: theater-2019 | 0

Laugh Index Theatre: House Comics Show

February 28, 2019

LIT’s monthly stand alone stand-up comedy show features its House Comics. CAST: Jennifer Amo, Laurent Amzallag, Doug Francken, Edward Francis Lee, Katie McKelvie, Ben Nemceff, Rashee Raj, Robert Rowlett, and Hedi Sandberg.

LIT’s Stand-Up 101 and Stand-Up 201 students will also be performing!

Tickets available here.

Laugh Index Theatre: Sketch Night
February 27, 2019

posted in: theater-2019 | 0

Laugh Index Theatre Presents: Sketch Night

February 27, 2019

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

LIT’s Sketch Night is every month on Wednesday, and it’s an entire show devoted to sketch comedy in Adams Morgan. Brought to you by both of LIT’s house teams, Separate Beds and Hot & Sweaty, each month’s show is a different theme with new material.

Tickets available here.

Landless Theatre Company: Puffs
February 22 – March 30, 2019

posted in: theater-2019 | 0


Landless Theatre Company: Puffs

February 22, 2019

February 23; March 1, 2, 8, 9, 23 & 30, 2019

Door: $50 General / $40 DCAC Members

PUFFS – PUFFS or SEVEN INCREASINGLY EVENTFUL YEARS AT A CERTAIN SCHOOL OF MAGIC AND MAGIC by Matt Cox. For seven years a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs… who just happened to be there too. A tale for anyone who has never been destined to save the world. Playing in rep with THE DOYLE AND DEBBIE SHOW.

Tickets are available here

In Your Ear
February 17, 2019

posted in: theater-2019 | 0

In Your Ear

February 17, 2019 at 3:00PM

$5 at the door + tips are encouraged for the authors/ Free for DCAC members

Come hang out afterwards at Songbyrd

Dora Malech is the author of Stet, selected by Susan Stewart for the Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets and published by Princeton University Press in 2018. Her two previous books of poetry are Say So (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2011) and Shore Ordered Ocean (The Waywiser Press, 2009). Her poems have appeared in publications that include The New Yorker, Poetry, The Best American Poetry, Poetry London, The Kenyon Review, Lana Turner, and Tin House. Her visual art has appeared or is forthcoming in publications that include Poetry, Poetry Northwest, and Pinwheel. She is the recipient of awards that include an Amy Clampitt Residency Award from the Amy Clampitt Foundation, a Writers’ Fellowship from the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, a Ruth Lilly Poetry Award from the Poetry Foundation, and a Mary Sawyers Baker Award from the William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland, where she is an assistant professor in The Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University.

Allison Titus is the author most recently of SOB STORY (Barrelhouse) and The True Book of Animal Homes (Saturnalia Books). She embroiders erasures from discarded library books and with the poet Ashley Capps is at work on The New Sent(i)ence project. She teaches in the low-res MFA program at New England College.

Anne-Adele Wight is the author of An Internet of Containment, just released by Blazevox. She has three other books: The Age of Greenhouses, Opera House Arterial, and Sidestep Catapult, all from BlazeVOX. Anne-Adele lives and writes in Philadelphia. She has read extensively there and in other cities and her work has been published internationally.

Tickets available at the door.

Landless Theatre Company: The Doyle and Debbie Show
February 16 – March 29, 2019

posted in: theater-2019 | 0

Landless Theatre Company: The Doyle and Debbie Show

February 16, 2019

March 15, 16, 22 & 29, 2019

Door: $50 General / $40 DCAC Members

THE DOYLE AND DEBBIE SHOW by Bruce Arntson is a sublime parody, simultaneously lampooning and idolizing country music’s tradition of iconic duos and their subsequent battle of the sexes. The production is directed by John Sadowsky (Gutenberg! The Musical!) and features Landless familiars Andrew Lloyd Baughman (Sweeney Todd) and Karissa Swanigan-Upchurch (High Fidelity). Playing in rep with PUFFS – PUFFS or SEVEN INCREASINGLY EVENTFUL YEARS AT A CERTAIN SCHOOL OF MAGIC AND MAGIC.

Tickets are available here

Laugh Index Theatre: Three’s Company
February 6, 2019

posted in: theater-2019 | 0

Laugh Index Theatre Presents: Three’s Company

February 6, 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