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 @ 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.

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: Improv Wars
January 15 – May 21, 2018

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Laugh Index Theatre Presents:
Improv Wars

February 26
March 12, 26

April 9, 23, 30
May 7, 14, 21

Mondays at 8 pm
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. 

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

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Laugh Index Theatre Presents:
Sketch Night

February 28
March 28
April 25
May 23
Wednesday at 8pm
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. 

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

Online Pre-Sale: $20 General
Door: $20 General / $15 DCAC Members

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.