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Vivian's Music 1969
Jul
27
2:00 PM14:00

Vivian's Music 1969

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Based on true events, Vivian's Music 1969, is about a bubbly 14-year-old bundle of energy named Vivian, the mysterious jazz legend Luigi Wells, and the racial tensions of a segregated American city in 1969 that all combine in this fantasia on, race, music, and family. Vivian is shot in the back of the head during a protest by a white cop inciting one of the worst race riots the United States has ever seen. This fantasia for two actors gives Vivian a life, a family, a love of music, and a reason to live; the jazz legend whos back in the neighborhood might be her real father. Can they find each other, before the city explodes?

Edinburgh Fringe Festival review: "A moment of theatrical brilliance." Gareth Vile, The List.

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Vivian's Music 1969
Jul
27
6:00 PM18:00

Vivian's Music 1969

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Based on true events, Vivian's Music 1969, is about a bubbly 14-year-old bundle of energy named Vivian, the mysterious jazz legend Luigi Wells, and the racial tensions of a segregated American city in 1969 that all combine in this fantasia on, race, music, and family. Vivian is shot in the back of the head during a protest by a white cop inciting one of the worst race riots the United States has ever seen. This fantasia for two actors gives Vivian a life, a family, a love of music, and a reason to live; the jazz legend whos back in the neighborhood might be her real father. Can they find each other, before the city explodes?

Edinburgh Fringe Festival review: "A moment of theatrical brilliance." Gareth Vile, The List.

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Vivian's Music 1969
Jul
27
7:30 PM19:30

Vivian's Music 1969

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Based on true events, Vivian's Music 1969, is about a bubbly 14-year-old bundle of energy named Vivian, the mysterious jazz legend Luigi Wells, and the racial tensions of a segregated American city in 1969 that all combine in this fantasia on, race, music, and family. Vivian is shot in the back of the head during a protest by a white cop inciting one of the worst race riots the United States has ever seen. This fantasia for two actors gives Vivian a life, a family, a love of music, and a reason to live; the jazz legend whos back in the neighborhood might be her real father. Can they find each other, before the city explodes?

Edinburgh Fringe Festival review: "A moment of theatrical brilliance." Gareth Vile, The List.

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Vivian's Music 1969
Jul
28
2:00 PM14:00

Vivian's Music 1969

EssentialArtWEB-2.jpg

Based on true events, Vivian's Music 1969, is about a bubbly 14-year-old bundle of energy named Vivian, the mysterious jazz legend Luigi Wells, and the racial tensions of a segregated American city in 1969 that all combine in this fantasia on, race, music, and family. Vivian is shot in the back of the head during a protest by a white cop inciting one of the worst race riots the United States has ever seen. This fantasia for two actors gives Vivian a life, a family, a love of music, and a reason to live; the jazz legend whos back in the neighborhood might be her real father. Can they find each other, before the city explodes?

Edinburgh Fringe Festival review: "A moment of theatrical brilliance." Gareth Vile, The List.

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Kojo in Your Community: Entrepreneurship East of the River
Jul
30
6:00 PM18:00

Kojo in Your Community: Entrepreneurship East of the River

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What does it take to open a business in a neighborhood that some residents feel has traditionally lacked shops, restaurants and entertainment? 

As development ramps up East of the River -- a new sports and entertainment arena in Congress Heights, Busboys and Poets in Anacostia, along with smaller local businesses -- are longtime business owners, new entrepreneurs, and job seekers able to take advantage of the new growth? What are the businesses that are setting up shop -- and will they serve the community surrounding them? 

Join Kojo Nnamdi to talk about the landscape of local businesses, jobs and entrepreneurship in Ward 8. 

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. | Recording will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m.

An edited recording of the event will air on WAMU 88.5 FM later in the week.

Anacostia Playhouse 
2020 Shannon Pl SE, Washington, DC 20020, access transportation and parking here.

Please Note: Seating is limited. Registration strongly recommended — we do welcome walk-ins, but cannot guarantee a seat.

Questions? Contact us on social media @kojoshow or email: mbarthel@wamu.org.

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Monday Night Music featuring The Fuss
Jul
22
7:00 PM19:00

Monday Night Music featuring The Fuss

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Because there’s never enough music, Anacostia Playhouse is excited to announce a new series, Monday Night Music. While the actors have their night off, we’re going to bring some wonderful local talent to the Playhouse Stage. Please mark your calendars now for:

The Fuss is a dynamic ska, rocksteady, and early reggae band from Washington, D.C. Their sound pays tribute to the music of 1960’s Jamaica and the British Mod scene, while putting modern slant on these timeless styles. The group is comprised of 3-part harmonies, a 3-piece horn section, and 4-piece rhythm section.

Since the band formed in 2014 and they’ve had the pleasure of sharing the stage with bands such as The Skatalites, The Toasters, The Pietasters, Eastern Standard Time, The Interrupters, Save Ferris, Steady 45’s, and many more.

The Fuss’s first full-length album “Ourselves” is now available on LP, CD, and Cassette at www.thefussdc.com.

Co hosted with @thefussdc

Members

Andi Leo – Lead Vocals;

Adam Grise – Trumpet;

Julia Robey Christian – Keyboards, Vocals;

Megan Nortrup – Sax, Vocals;

Michael Corvasce – Guitar;

John Buck – Bass, Vocals;

Keith Duncan – Trombone;

Cati Sesana – Drums.

For Pay What You Can tickets, click here.

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Shakespeare for the Young presents Adventures In Arden
Jun
8
10:00 AM10:00

Shakespeare for the Young presents Adventures In Arden

Based on Shakespeare’s As You Like ItAdventures in Arden been created by Shakespeare For The Young as an interactive show for 3 to 10 year olds.

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Children are introduced to a puppet of William Shakespeare, who helps start the story. Large bodied puppets, small hand-held puppets, and shadow puppets help tell the story of unkindness turned to love. Set in Africa, the story takes place in both city and country, in particular in the healing forest of Arden where love between two people blossoms and forgiveness between two sets of brothers takes place. Aided by interactive play with the audience, the actors engage children’s imaginations through Shakespeare’s words, using music of many African instruments as an additional medium. A short workshop for the children follows the play. Children use their bodies and voices to explore the rhythms and beats they heard in Shakespeare’s language during the play.

This is a free event open to the public.

June 8 @ 10:00 Anacostia Playhouse

For more information on Shakespeare for the Young, click here. 

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Auditions for A Nite At The Dew Drop Inn
Jun
2
5:00 PM17:00

Auditions for A Nite At The Dew Drop Inn

nacostia Playhouse is casting for A Nite at the Dew Drop Inn

A Nite at the Dew Drop Inn is a musical celebration and tribute to the “Juke Joint”. These iconic nightspots were known for Good Food, Music, Drinking and Gambling for African Americans that were not permitted to attend white establishments due to Jim Crow laws. This cabaret-style presentation highlights themes of Love Found, Love Lost and to Love Again. It features songs made famous by Big Mama Thorton, Fats Waller, Etta James, and Dinah Washington just to name a few.

Seeking singer/actor, singer/musician and singer/dancer types (piano, drums, bass or guitar). This group of performers forms the Juke Joint house band. This is a PAID opportunity.

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Auditions for A Nite At The Dew Drop Inn
May
29
5:00 PM17:00

Auditions for A Nite At The Dew Drop Inn

nacostia Playhouse is casting for A Nite at the Dew Drop Inn

A Nite at the Dew Drop Inn is a musical celebration and tribute to the “Juke Joint”. These iconic nightspots were known for Good Food, Music, Drinking and Gambling for African Americans that were not permitted to attend white establishments due to Jim Crow laws. This cabaret-style presentation highlights themes of Love Found, Love Lost and to Love Again. It features songs made famous by Big Mama Thorton, Fats Waller, Etta James, and Dinah Washington just to name a few.

Seeking singer/actor, singer/musician and singer/dancer types (piano, drums, bass or guitar). This group of performers forms the Juke Joint house band. This is a PAID opportunity.

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Klytmnestra: An Epic Slam Poem
May
25
8:00 PM20:00

Klytmnestra: An Epic Slam Poem

A priestess enters a cemetery suffused with the shades and apparitions of black culture. Yet she conjures the spirits of a different sort—Orestes, Iphigenia, and Klytmnestra. This dynamic one-woman slam poem is a saga of strong women, the men who seek to destroy them, and the dangerous extremes this kind of society can reach if left unchecked. Fusing Kabuki, African dance, and Greek myth, Theater Alliance’s Klytmnestra: An Epic Slam Poem is a dynamic retelling of the classic tale written to vindicate a mother slain by her own son’s hand.

May 21- June 16, 2019
Anacostia Playhouse
2020 Shannon Place SE

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Klytmnestra: An Epic Slam Poem
May
25
2:00 PM14:00

Klytmnestra: An Epic Slam Poem

A priestess enters a cemetery suffused with the shades and apparitions of black culture. Yet she conjures the spirits of a different sort—Orestes, Iphigenia, and Klytmnestra. This dynamic one-woman slam poem is a saga of strong women, the men who seek to destroy them, and the dangerous extremes this kind of society can reach if left unchecked. Fusing Kabuki, African dance, and Greek myth, Theater Alliance’s Klytmnestra: An Epic Slam Poem is a dynamic retelling of the classic tale written to vindicate a mother slain by her own son’s hand.

May 21- June 16, 2019
Anacostia Playhouse
2020 Shannon Place SE

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Klytmnestra: An Epic Slam Poem (Press Opening)
May
24
8:00 PM20:00

Klytmnestra: An Epic Slam Poem (Press Opening)

A priestess enters a cemetery suffused with the shades and apparitions of black culture. Yet she conjures the spirits of a different sort—Orestes, Iphigenia, and Klytmnestra. This dynamic one-woman slam poem is a saga of strong women, the men who seek to destroy them, and the dangerous extremes this kind of society can reach if left unchecked. Fusing Kabuki, African dance, and Greek myth, Theater Alliance’s Klytmnestra: An Epic Slam Poem is a dynamic retelling of the classic tale written to vindicate a mother slain by her own son’s hand.

May 21- June 16, 2019
Anacostia Playhouse
2020 Shannon Place SE

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Klytmnestra: An Epic Slam Poem (Opening Night)
May
23
8:00 PM20:00

Klytmnestra: An Epic Slam Poem (Opening Night)

A priestess enters a cemetery suffused with the shades and apparitions of black culture. Yet she conjures the spirits of a different sort—Orestes, Iphigenia, and Klytmnestra. This dynamic one-woman slam poem is a saga of strong women, the men who seek to destroy them, and the dangerous extremes this kind of society can reach if left unchecked. Fusing Kabuki, African dance, and Greek myth, Theater Alliance’s Klytmnestra: An Epic Slam Poem is a dynamic retelling of the classic tale written to vindicate a mother slain by her own son’s hand.

May 21- June 16, 2019
Anacostia Playhouse
2020 Shannon Place SE

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Klytmnestra: An Epic Slam Poem (Preview)
May
22
8:00 PM20:00

Klytmnestra: An Epic Slam Poem (Preview)

A priestess enters a cemetery suffused with the shades and apparitions of black culture. Yet she conjures the spirits of a different sort—Orestes, Iphigenia, and Klytmnestra. This dynamic one-woman slam poem is a saga of strong women, the men who seek to destroy them, and the dangerous extremes this kind of society can reach if left unchecked. Fusing Kabuki, African dance, and Greek myth, Theater Alliance’s Klytmnestra: An Epic Slam Poem is a dynamic retelling of the classic tale written to vindicate a mother slain by her own son’s hand.

May 21- June 16, 2019
Anacostia Playhouse
2020 Shannon Place SE

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Klytmnestra: An Epic Slam Poem (Preview)
May
21
8:00 PM20:00

Klytmnestra: An Epic Slam Poem (Preview)

A priestess enters a cemetery suffused with the shades and apparitions of black culture. Yet she conjures the spirits of a different sort—Orestes, Iphigenia, and Klytmnestra. This dynamic one-woman slam poem is a saga of strong women, the men who seek to destroy them, and the dangerous extremes this kind of society can reach if left unchecked. Fusing Kabuki, African dance, and Greek myth, Theater Alliance’s Klytmnestra: An Epic Slam Poem is a dynamic retelling of the classic tale written to vindicate a mother slain by her own son’s hand.

May 21- June 16, 2019
Anacostia Playhouse
2020 Shannon Place SE

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Shakespeare For The Young presents Adventures in Arden
May
11
10:00 AM10:00

Shakespeare For The Young presents Adventures in Arden

Based on Shakespeare’s As You Like ItAdventures in Arden been created by Shakespeare For The Young as an interactive show for 3 to 10 year olds.

Children are introduced to a puppet of William Shakespeare, who helps start the story. Large bodied puppets, small hand-held puppets, and shadow puppets help tell the story of unkindness turned to love. Set in Africa, the story takes place in both city and country, in particular in the healing forest of Arden where love between two people blossoms and forgiveness between two sets of brothers takes place. Aided by interactive play with the audience, the actors engage children’s imaginations through Shakespeare’s words, using music of many African instruments as an additional medium. A short workshop for the children follows the play. Children use their bodies and voices to explore the rhythms and beats they heard in Shakespeare’s language during the play.

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Anacostia Playhouse presents The Rainbow Fish Musical
Apr
28
2:00 PM14:00

Anacostia Playhouse presents The Rainbow Fish Musical

The  Anacostia Playhouse is excited to present its youth acting ensemble in The Rainbow Fish Musical, written by Austin Zumbro, and directed by Sisi Reid.

Come meet a charming school of fish and sea-creature characters who admire the famous Rainbow Fish, the most beautiful fish in all the ocean.  When Rainbow Fish refuses to share its vibrant, shimmering scales the whole ocean seems to turn against the vain creature. Very unhappy about this, the Rainbow Fish seeks out the wise Octopus who helps the young fish learn that it’s far better to be admired for being kind than for being beautiful. This production will feature musical numbers, dancing, and incredibly fun costumes!.

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Anacostia Playhouse presents The Rainbow Fish Musical
Apr
27
7:30 PM19:30

Anacostia Playhouse presents The Rainbow Fish Musical

The  Anacostia Playhouse is excited to present its youth acting ensemble in The Rainbow Fish Musical, written by Austin Zumbro, and directed by Sisi Reid.

Come meet a charming school of fish and sea-creature characters who admire the famous Rainbow Fish, the most beautiful fish in all the ocean.  When Rainbow Fish refuses to share its vibrant, shimmering scales the whole ocean seems to turn against the vain creature. Very unhappy about this, the Rainbow Fish seeks out the wise Octopus who helps the young fish learn that it’s far better to be admired for being kind than for being beautiful. This production will feature musical numbers, dancing, and incredibly fun costumes!.

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Anacostia Playhouse presents The Rainbow Fish Musical
Apr
27
2:00 PM14:00

Anacostia Playhouse presents The Rainbow Fish Musical

The  Anacostia Playhouse is excited to present its youth acting ensemble in The Rainbow Fish Musical, written by Austin Zumbro, and directed by Sisi Reid.

Come meet a charming school of fish and sea-creature characters who admire the famous Rainbow Fish, the most beautiful fish in all the ocean.  When Rainbow Fish refuses to share its vibrant, shimmering scales the whole ocean seems to turn against the vain creature. Very unhappy about this, the Rainbow Fish seeks out the wise Octopus who helps the young fish learn that it’s far better to be admired for being kind than for being beautiful. This production will feature musical numbers, dancing, and incredibly fun costumes!.

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Anacostia Playhouse presents The Rainbow Fish Musical
Apr
26
7:30 PM19:30

Anacostia Playhouse presents The Rainbow Fish Musical

The  Anacostia Playhouse is excited to present its youth acting ensemble in The Rainbow Fish Musical, written by Austin Zumbro, and directed by Sisi Reid.

Come meet a charming school of fish and sea-creature characters who admire the famous Rainbow Fish, the most beautiful fish in all the ocean.  When Rainbow Fish refuses to share its vibrant, shimmering scales the whole ocean seems to turn against the vain creature. Very unhappy about this, the Rainbow Fish seeks out the wise Octopus who helps the young fish learn that it’s far better to be admired for being kind than for being beautiful. This production will feature musical numbers, dancing, and incredibly fun costumes!.

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Anacostia Playhouse presents The Rainbow Fish Musical
Apr
25
7:30 PM19:30

Anacostia Playhouse presents The Rainbow Fish Musical

The  Anacostia Playhouse is excited to present its youth acting ensemble in The Rainbow Fish Musical, written by Austin Zumbro, and directed by Sisi Reid.

Come meet a charming school of fish and sea-creature characters who admire the famous Rainbow Fish, the most beautiful fish in all the ocean.  When Rainbow Fish refuses to share its vibrant, shimmering scales the whole ocean seems to turn against the vain creature. Very unhappy about this, the Rainbow Fish seeks out the wise Octopus who helps the young fish learn that it’s far better to be admired for being kind than for being beautiful. This production will feature musical numbers, dancing, and incredibly fun costumes!.

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Shakespeare For The Young presents Adventures in Arden
Apr
6
10:00 AM10:00

Shakespeare For The Young presents Adventures in Arden

Based on Shakespeare’s As You Like ItAdventures in Arden been created by Shakespeare For The Young as an interactive show for 3 to 10 year olds.

Children are introduced to a puppet of William Shakespeare, who helps start the story. Large bodied puppets, small hand-held puppets, and shadow puppets help tell the story of unkindness turned to love. Set in Africa, the story takes place in both city and country, in particular in the healing forest of Arden where love between two people blossoms and forgiveness between two sets of brothers takes place. Aided by interactive play with the audience, the actors engage children’s imaginations through Shakespeare’s words, using music of many African instruments as an additional medium. A short workshop for the children follows the play. Children use their bodies and voices to explore the rhythms and beats they heard in Shakespeare’s language during the play.

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Mayor Bowser presents DC Cultural Plan
Apr
4
6:00 PM18:00

Mayor Bowser presents DC Cultural Plan

From go-go to street art to murals and jazz – DC has always been and will always be a leader in the arts. Come learn about DC’s cultural plan - providing a path for inclusive, cultural innovation!

To request a reasonable accommodation please contact Kali Wasenko at kali.wasenko@dc.gov or (202) 724-5613.

Please note that space is limited and admission to the event will be on a first come, first served basis. RSVPs are for internal tracking purposes and may not guarantee admittance.

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Shakespeare For The Young presents Adventures in Arden
Mar
9
10:00 AM10:00

Shakespeare For The Young presents Adventures in Arden

Based on Shakespeare’s As You Like ItAdventures in Arden been created by Shakespeare For The Young as an interactive show for 3 to 10 year olds.

Children are introduced to a puppet of William Shakespeare, who helps start the story. Large bodied puppets, small hand-held puppets, and shadow puppets help tell the story of unkindness turned to love. Set in Africa, the story takes place in both city and country, in particular in the healing forest of Arden where love between two people blossoms and forgiveness between two sets of brothers takes place. Aided by interactive play with the audience, the actors engage children’s imaginations through Shakespeare’s words, using music of many African instruments as an additional medium. A short workshop for the children follows the play. Children use their bodies and voices to explore the rhythms and beats they heard in Shakespeare’s language during the play.

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Capital City Symphony: That String Thing!
Mar
2
10:30 AM10:30

Capital City Symphony: That String Thing!

Meet a quartet of string-playing members of the symphony orchestra through this engaging, educational and intimate program for young people.  Learn about the music they play and hear the beautiful sounds come to life. Then, join us for an instrument petting zoo to meet the musicians and see their instruments up close!

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The Rainbow Fish Youth Auditions
Feb
25
5:00 PM17:00

The Rainbow Fish Youth Auditions

Anacostia Playhouse announces youth auditions for its youth production of THE RAINBOW FISH

Anacostia Playhouse is producing the musical The Rainbow Fish, written by Austin Zumbro, adapted from the book written and illustrated by Marcus Pfister. This production will be directed by Sisi Reid with music direction by Daniel Flores.

We are casting children 7-14.

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American Moor
Feb
3
3:00 PM15:00

American Moor

Playwright/performer, Keith Hamilton Cobb directed by Drama Desk nominee, Kim Weild , uses his love of language and 30 years of experience in the American theatre to explore Shakespeare, race, and America, not necessarily in that order.  His 85-minute award-winning play, American Moor, that considers the dilemma of a seasoned African-American thespian auditioning for a role fraught with racial animus, Othello, is an unapologetic peer into a hindering industry irony that stands as metaphor for our most pressing societal condition: a white culture dictating rules of conduct to a non-white one from an often inadvertent place of privilege.  Cobb, with a facility for poetry entertains, and with the pathos of a veteran tragedian engages while asking questions that demand answers, and answering questions that too seldom get asked.

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American Moor
Feb
2
8:00 PM20:00

American Moor

Playwright/performer, Keith Hamilton Cobb directed by Drama Desk nominee, Kim Weild , uses his love of language and 30 years of experience in the American theatre to explore Shakespeare, race, and America, not necessarily in that order.  His 85-minute award-winning play, American Moor, that considers the dilemma of a seasoned African-American thespian auditioning for a role fraught with racial animus, Othello, is an unapologetic peer into a hindering industry irony that stands as metaphor for our most pressing societal condition: a white culture dictating rules of conduct to a non-white one from an often inadvertent place of privilege.  Cobb, with a facility for poetry entertains, and with the pathos of a veteran tragedian engages while asking questions that demand answers, and answering questions that too seldom get asked.

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American Moor
Feb
1
8:00 PM20:00

American Moor

Playwright/performer, Keith Hamilton Cobb directed by Drama Desk nominee, Kim Weild , uses his love of language and 30 years of experience in the American theatre to explore Shakespeare, race, and America, not necessarily in that order.  His 85-minute award-winning play, American Moor, that considers the dilemma of a seasoned African-American thespian auditioning for a role fraught with racial animus, Othello, is an unapologetic peer into a hindering industry irony that stands as metaphor for our most pressing societal condition: a white culture dictating rules of conduct to a non-white one from an often inadvertent place of privilege.  Cobb, with a facility for poetry entertains, and with the pathos of a veteran tragedian engages while asking questions that demand answers, and answering questions that too seldom get asked.

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American Moor
Jan
31
8:00 PM20:00

American Moor

Playwright/performer, Keith Hamilton Cobb directed by Drama Desk nominee, Kim Weild , uses his love of language and 30 years of experience in the American theatre to explore Shakespeare, race, and America, not necessarily in that order.  His 85-minute award-winning play, American Moor, that considers the dilemma of a seasoned African-American thespian auditioning for a role fraught with racial animus, Othello, is an unapologetic peer into a hindering industry irony that stands as metaphor for our most pressing societal condition: a white culture dictating rules of conduct to a non-white one from an often inadvertent place of privilege.  Cobb, with a facility for poetry entertains, and with the pathos of a veteran tragedian engages while asking questions that demand answers, and answering questions that too seldom get asked.

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Monday Night Music featuring Ja Sun
Jan
28
8:00 PM20:00

Monday Night Music featuring Ja Sun

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Mark Your Calendars!

Because there’s never enough music, Anacostia Playhouse is excited to announce a new series, Monday Night Music. While the actors have their night off, we’re going to bring some wonderful local talent to the Playhouse Stage. Please mark your calendars now for:

January 28, 2019
Jay Sun
Poetry as Music, a curated open mic night

8 PM, for tickets click here.

Details to come but mark your calendars so you don’t miss this special night.

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American Moor
Jan
27
3:00 PM15:00

American Moor

Playwright/performer, Keith Hamilton Cobb directed by Drama Desk nominee, Kim Weild , uses his love of language and 30 years of experience in the American theatre to explore Shakespeare, race, and America, not necessarily in that order.  His 85-minute award-winning play, American Moor, that considers the dilemma of a seasoned African-American thespian auditioning for a role fraught with racial animus, Othello, is an unapologetic peer into a hindering industry irony that stands as metaphor for our most pressing societal condition: a white culture dictating rules of conduct to a non-white one from an often inadvertent place of privilege.  Cobb, with a facility for poetry entertains, and with the pathos of a veteran tragedian engages while asking questions that demand answers, and answering questions that too seldom get asked.

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American Moor
Jan
26
8:00 PM20:00

American Moor

Playwright/performer, Keith Hamilton Cobb directed by Drama Desk nominee, Kim Weild , uses his love of language and 30 years of experience in the American theatre to explore Shakespeare, race, and America, not necessarily in that order.  His 85-minute award-winning play, American Moor, that considers the dilemma of a seasoned African-American thespian auditioning for a role fraught with racial animus, Othello, is an unapologetic peer into a hindering industry irony that stands as metaphor for our most pressing societal condition: a white culture dictating rules of conduct to a non-white one from an often inadvertent place of privilege.  Cobb, with a facility for poetry entertains, and with the pathos of a veteran tragedian engages while asking questions that demand answers, and answering questions that too seldom get asked.

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American Moor
Jan
25
8:00 PM20:00

American Moor

Playwright/performer, Keith Hamilton Cobb directed by Drama Desk nominee, Kim Weild , uses his love of language and 30 years of experience in the American theatre to explore Shakespeare, race, and America, not necessarily in that order.  His 85-minute award-winning play, American Moor, that considers the dilemma of a seasoned African-American thespian auditioning for a role fraught with racial animus, Othello, is an unapologetic peer into a hindering industry irony that stands as metaphor for our most pressing societal condition: a white culture dictating rules of conduct to a non-white one from an often inadvertent place of privilege.  Cobb, with a facility for poetry entertains, and with the pathos of a veteran tragedian engages while asking questions that demand answers, and answering questions that too seldom get asked.

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American Moor
Jan
24
8:00 PM20:00

American Moor

Playwright/performer, Keith Hamilton Cobb directed by Drama Desk nominee, Kim Weild , uses his love of language and 30 years of experience in the American theatre to explore Shakespeare, race, and America, not necessarily in that order.  His 85-minute award-winning play, American Moor, that considers the dilemma of a seasoned African-American thespian auditioning for a role fraught with racial animus, Othello, is an unapologetic peer into a hindering industry irony that stands as metaphor for our most pressing societal condition: a white culture dictating rules of conduct to a non-white one from an often inadvertent place of privilege.  Cobb, with a facility for poetry entertains, and with the pathos of a veteran tragedian engages while asking questions that demand answers, and answering questions that too seldom get asked.

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