How To Elope In The Most Expensive Way Possible
March 6th & 7th, 13th & 14th (POSTPONED)

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How To Elope In The Most Expensive Way Possible

On the day of their big wedding in front of all their loved ones, Katie and Chris suddenly realize: They hate all of their loved ones. At the last second, they bail out of the church and begin an elopement road trip to Atlantic City with the only friends they have left: a not-so-lovable nerd and a fabulously queer agent of chaos. Starring Kate McGowan, Keegan Patterson, Marty Bernier and Brock Switzer, How To Elope In The Most Expensive Way Possible is the proudly weird cousin of Netflix rom-coms

Saturday, March 6th at 7:30pm

Sunday, March 7th at 3pm

Saturday, March 13th at 7:30pm  POSTPONED

Saturday, March 14th at 3pm & 7:30pm   POSTPONED

Tickets: $15 General / $12 DCAC Members         Purchase Tickets Here

***IN ACCORDANCE WITH CDC PROTOCOL CONCERNING  THE COVID-19 VIRUS, ALL PERFORMANCES THIS WEEKEND HAVE BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  PLEASE CHECK BACK AT DCARTSCENTER.ORG FOR FUTURE INFORMATION***

In Your Ear
March 15, 2020 (POSTPONED)

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In Your Ear Reading Series

Sunday, March 15th at 3pm  POSTPONED

Poets: Jenn DePalma, Olatunde Osinaike
Fiction: Aleyna Rentz

$5 at the door // free to DCAC members // hangout at Songbyrd after the reading

***IN ACCORDANCE WITH CDC PROTOCOL CONCERNING  THE COVID-19 VIRUS, ALL PERFORMANCES THIS WEEKEND HAVE BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  PLEASE CHECK BACK AT DCARTSCENTER.ORG FOR FUTURE INFORMATION***

Cogent Theater Collective Presents:
Closer
March 20th – March 29th

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Cogent Theater Collective Presents: Closer  written by Patrick Marber

Directed by David Dieudonne
Produced by Diego Maramba

March 20th – March 29th  POSTPONED

Tickets: $25 General / $20 DCAC Members

Purchase Tickets Here

 

Four lives intertwine over the course of four and a half years in this densely plotted, stinging look at modern love and betrayal. Love and sex are like politics: it’s not what you say that matters, still less what you mean, but what you do.

 

***IN ACCORDANCE WITH CDC PROTOCOL CONCERNING  THE COVID-19 VIRUS, ALL PERFORMANCES THIS WEEKEND HAVE BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  PLEASE CHECK BACK AT DCARTSCENTER.ORG FOR FUTURE INFORMATION***

Wonderbolt!
Friday, April 3rd

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Fri, April 3, 2020

7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. POSTPONED

Wonderbolt! is a fast-paced, interactive comedy show. Starring some of DC’s best improvisers and helmed by UCB and Boom Chicago veteran Josh Rachford, Wonderbolt! will zap you with delight.

Door: $20 General / $16 DCAC Members

Purchase Tickets Here

***IN ACCORDANCE WITH CDC PROTOCOL CONCERNING  THE COVID-19 VIRUS, ALL PERFORMANCES THIS WEEKEND HAVE BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  PLEASE CHECK BACK AT DCARTSCENTER.ORG FOR FUTURE INFORMATION***

 

LGBTQ AF

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LGBTQ AF  

Saturday, April 4th at 7:30pm.  POSTPONED

Door: $13 General / $10.50 DCAC Members

Purchase Tickets Here

Hosted and produced by Ryan McClure, LGBTQ AF is a live comedy show featuring the best stand-up, storytelling, sketch, and improv performers in the DMV who are LGBTQ. It is the only live comedy show in the District with an all LGBTQ line-up. LGBTQ AF has been featured on WETA, a PBS member television station, as a part of Pride Month 2019 programming.

The line-up for the April LGBTQ AF show features:

Barbara Cook (stand-up comedy)
Carlic Huynh (stand-up comedy)
Mariah Barber (stand-up comedy)
Oona MacDougall (musical comedy)
Beverly “Miss Chocolate” White (stand-up comedy)
The Bechdelprov Project (improv comedy)

LGBTQ AF believes that its performers’ experience, creativity, and labor is worth compensation. Accordingly, LGBTQ AF shares the profit from each show with its performers. It is one of the few live comedy shows in the District that pays each performer. Therefore, each ticket sale directly benefits queer comedy and queer artists.

The Performers

Beverly “Miss Chocolate” White

Beverly “Miss Chocolate” White has been a comedian all her life. Making people laugh at themselves makes her laugh her head off. She has wanted to be a comedian for as long as she can remember, but didnt want to go against her parents wishes and “make a fool of yourself.” When she got older and they were no longer here to tell her what to do, she said, “what the heck, I’m going to make people laugh before they start laughing at me.” She knew this is what God wanted her to do – to make His people laugh.

Since then she has performed up and down the east coast; from DC to New York, from Baltimore to Philly, and from Atlanta to Memphis. She has been invited to speak at numerous motivational conferences concerning self-esteem in young people and her greatest passions – speaking on Women’s Heart Health, LBGTQ Advocacy, and Domestic Violence Awareness. With her comedy shows, she has raised money for various causes such as HIV/AIDS, Domestic Violence and the Angel Tree Project- a non-profit organization for children whose parents are incarcerated. Her philosophy on life is: “it’s just comedy – life is hard enough.”

Oona MacDougall

Oona MacDougall is a comedian and artist that combines her musical inclinations with narrative to over-analyze herself, and the world around her, but in a fun, self-effacing way! Instagram: @bigfootbjorge

Mariah Barber

Mariah Barber is a queer, disabled black poet hailing from the South. She is a public health professional, podcaster, blogger, teaching artist, and founder of Beyond Your Definition, LLC, a cultural competency consulting firm focused on training about unheard voices through spoken word poetry. She has performed across the country and was the inaugural college unions poetry haiku slam champion. Mariah has a passion for activism and working with youth – catch her hosting at Busboys and Poet’s college night. Instagram: @beyondyourdefinition

The Bechdelprov Project

The Bechdelprov Project is an improv team of queer women who believe “the future is female.”

***IN ACCORDANCE WITH CDC PROTOCOL CONCERNING  THE COVID-19 VIRUS, ALL PERFORMANCES THIS WEEKEND HAVE BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  PLEASE CHECK BACK AT DCARTSCENTER.ORG FOR FUTURE INFORMATION***

 

 

Nano Gallery: Talismans
Small works by Joanne Kent
February 28th – May 18th

Talismans

work by Joanne Kent
February 28, 2020 – May 17, 2020

Reception with the artist: March 13, 2020, 7-9pm  POSTPONED

Talismans invite us on a path to introspection, to meditate and to conjure. Any object made with specific intentions can serve as such. Because art is imbued with the energy of its making, it can act as talismans and energize the space it inhabits. The sculpted and textured hues of the small works in this show are organic and visceral, and hopefully will assist the viewer in a reconnection with and respect for the manifested power contained in art and the nuanced abstractions of nature’s and life’s bits and pieces.

Kent, a Minnesota native, holds an MFA from the University of  Minnesota. She has been living and working in DC for several decades. Her work is mostly heavily impastoed and reductive in nature, crossing the lines between painting and sculpture.  In addition to oil paint on canvas, this show contains several of her constructed wall sculptures. Her work is non narrative and focuses on the intrinsic qualities of the materials and its materiality, in addition to the process of making the work, which often takes months or even years to complete. 

***IN ACCORDANCE WITH CDC PROTOCOL CONCERNING  THE COVID-19 VIRUS, THIS RECEPTION WITH THE ARTIST HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. OUR GALLERY HOWEVER, WILL REMAIN DURING OUR REGULAR HOURS 2-7PM, WEDS-SUN.  PLEASE CHECK BACK AT DCARTSCENTER.ORG FOR FUTURE INFORMATION***

Joey Maranto Presents: Shepherds Gone Wild,
September 29, 2019

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Joey Maranto Presents: Shepherds Gone Wild

September 29, 2019 at 3:00PM

$5 general public / $3 DCAC members

Time runs out on four; washed up, middle-aged comedian’s Hollywood dreams when their Christian employer cancels their kids television show. Wanting to go out on their terms, they get “creative” with their Christmas show. No harm in that…right?

 

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!

Laugh Index Theatre: Three’s Comedy
November 7, 2018

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Laugh Index Theatre Presents:
Three’s Comedy

Wednesdays at 8pm

August 22
September 5, 12
October 3, 10
November 7
December 5, 19 

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
November 12, 2018

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Laugh Index Theatre Presents:
Improv Wars

Mondays at 8 pm

August 20
September 3, 10, 24
October1, 8, 15, 22, 29 
November 5, 12
December 3, 10

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
November 28, 2018

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Laugh Index Theatre Presents:
Sketch Night

Wednesday at 8pm

August 29
September 26
October 24
November 28

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. 

Laugh Index Theatre: Sketch Night
November 28, 2018

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Laugh Index Theatre 

Wednesday at 8pm

Sketch Night: November 28

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.

Slash Run Fundraiser

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Support DCAC at Slash/Run!

JUNE 7, 2017
5 pm – 9 pm

Have a burger and a beer at Slash/Run, DC’s best hair metal-inspired bar, and support DCAC, DC’s best hair metal-friendly non-profit gallery and theater! 10% of the bar’s proceeds from 5-9 will go to DCAC. Extra DC love to the attendee who can spot the iconic Adams Morgan paraphernalia on the wall!

Slash/Run is located at:
201 Upshur St. NW
Washington DC, 20011

Laugh Index Theatre: Three’s Comedy,
November 2, November 9, December 7, 2016

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Laugh Index Theatre Presents:
Three’s Comedy

November 2, November 9, December 7, 2016
Online Pre-Sale: $5 General / $3 DCAC Members
Door: $10 General / $8 DCAC Members

Laugh Index Theatre LIT knows 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: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1149281

Laugh Index Theatre: Improv Wars,
August – October 2016

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Laugh Index Theatre Presents:
Improv Wars

August 22, August 29, September 12, September 19, September 26, October 3, October 10, October 24, 2016
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: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/833561

Laugh Index Theatre: Improv Wars,
October 19 – November 16, 2015

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Laugh Index Theatre Presents:
Improv Wars

October 19, October 26, November 2, November 9, November 16, 2015
$10 / $8 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 surprise­filled combat­zone where ANYTHING goes. After all, this is war.

The first match of the 2015­-16 season will be Monday, August 24th at 7:30 pm in Adams Morgan, where current Best Of IMPROV WARS champions, Door #3, will face of with Helper Pony.

Non­Member tickets are two­for­$15 or $10 online until 5 pm the day of the show, and $15, CASH ONLY, for a single ticket at the door.

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: ​www.laughindextheatre.com

Non Serviam: New Directions In Graphic Design,
September 14th, 2013

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Non Serviam: New Directions In Graphic Design

September 14, 2013

Six contemporary DC area graphic designers bring their innovative artwork to DCAC. DC Arts Center (DCAC) is pleased to announce the opening of Non Serviam: New Directions in Graphic Design. The exhibition featuring six contemporary artists who are graphic designers; Benjamin Critton, Anther Kiley, the collaborative team of Keetra Dean Dixon and J.K. Keller, Martin Venezky and Carolyn V. Marsden; and is curated by Jessica K. Pavone and mentored by Professor and Artist Helen Frederick. The exhibit is presented in conjunction with DCAC’s Curatorial Initiative Program and continues through Sunday, Oct. 13.

These featured artists create works that blur the lines between traditional definitions of design and fine art. Their oeuvres move beyond functionality and the traditional client-designer relationship into the realms of individual and personal expression. As stated by curator Pavone, “They expand and radicalize their field, rebuking the strictures of functionality.”

The exhibition features compelling works that fuse typography and image in a variety of print media including “old school” letterpress, offset, lithograph, web, risograph, and 3-D printing.

The Artist Martin Venezky is the mastermind behind Appetite Engineers, a small international recognized design firm based in San Francisco. Benjamin Critton is an American designer and Art Director based in Brooklyn, NY, who works in both the fields of design and academia. The collaborative team of Keetra Dean Dixon and J.K. Keller received their undergraduate degrees from the Minneapolis College Art with MFAs from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. Ms. Dixon’s work is part of the Design collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Mr. Keller’s video works have been exhibited nationally and internationally. Carolyn V. Marsden holds degrees from University of New Mexico and Dartmouth, and was a graphic designer for Boston Magazine. Anther Kiley, a native of Boston, is a graphic designer who teaches at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Panel Discussion, Sunday, Sept. 22 at 5 pm Graphic Designers Keetra Deen Dixon, Anther Kiley and Javier Lopez will join writer, curator and graphic designer Ellen Lupton. Lupton heads Graphic Design at the Maryland Institute College of Art’s MFA program. Participants will discuss the changing role of their medium, including the notion of authorship, the need to move past “service” thinking and the importance the recent book The Designer as Author, Producer, Activist, Entrepreneur, Curator & Collaborator by Steven McCarthy.
Gallery hours: Wednesday through Sunday from 2-7PM, and later when there is a theater performance.

For information call 202-462-7833 or go to www.dcartscenter.org.