written and performed by ANU YADAV
directed and developed by PATRICK CROWLEY
co-produced with DOG & PONY DC
based on the housing struggle of Friends and Residents of Arthur Capper/Carrollsburg
OCTOBER 20-23, 2015
From the writer and performer of the 2013 sold-out hit, Meena's Dream, 'Capers is a stirring blend of theater, documentary and activism. It's a one-woman show based on the stories of families at DC's Arthur Capper/Carrollsburg public housing projects - nicknamed 'Capers - who protested the government-funded demolition of their neighborhood. Since 2004, 'Capers has toured nationally to over 5,500 people and was included as required course curriculum for the 11th grade at DC's Bell Multicultural High School, as well as course reading at American University, University of Maryland, and University of Michigan. Returning to the piece after over 10 years, 'Capers looks at how a changing city affects the lives of those within it.
a love story by JOHNNA ADAMS
directed by AMBER MCGINNIS JACKSON
featuring LAURA C. HARRIS and DANIEL COREY
OCTOBER 29-NOVEMBER 21, 2015
Max and Whitney live in their own, imaginary worlds. They are both patients in a clinical trial experimenting with a new drug – a treatment that will cure them of their schizophrenic dreams and flights of fancy – that will make them functioning members of society. As the pills take effect their fantasies fade. Amidst their struggles to preserve their illusions they fall in love. Max and Whitney must choose between a love that is real and the worlds that they have built.
by MARTIN MCDONAGH
directed by YURY URNOV
featuring MABOUD EBRAHIMZADEH, JAMES KONICEK, and BRADLEY FOSTER SMITH
MARCH 10-APRIL 2, 2016
With echoes of Stoppard, Kafka, and the Brothers Grimm, The Pillowman centers on a writer in an unnamed totalitarian state who is being interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories and their similarities to a series of child murders. The result is an urgent work of theatrical bravura and an unflinching examination of the very nature and purpose of art.
a NATIONAL NEW PLAY NETWORK rolling world premiere
by STEVE YOCKEY
directed by MICHAEL DOVE
starring HOLLY TWYFORD
MAY 19-JUNE 11, 2016
Years of success, meticulous planning, and an eye for detail have in no way prepared Vivienne Avery for her mother's slide into the grip of dementia. Initially hiding behind insomnia-fueled baking and a polite smile, stories about her mother leave Vivienne's inner turmoil quietly laid bare in a juxtaposition of stories, theatrical gestures, and a childlike Alzheimer's "creation myth."