Use All Available Doors is a new play following a soon-to-be-decommissioned WMATA train car, a grieving operator re-evaluating her life’s path, and a revolving door of passengers as they travel the length of the Red Line, with vignettes performed between each stop. Vignettes include but are not limited to: a parade, a sing-a-long, and unsolicited foot washing (that one’s a true story).
The play aims to recreate the feeling of riding the Red Line, but that doesn’t mean Use All Available Doors is always realistic—true stories meet absurdity in this valentine to the DC Metro and its riders.
By S.J. Ewing
Transit is an original dance-theater work that asks–as we move through time–what bridges our intangible interior lives with the physically constructed environments we have built.
The piece uses motion capture technology to inform the animation of the projections which cover the interior of the tunnel surface. The dancers evoke our interior worlds while the tunnel walls, and the narrow and linear nature of the space evokes, the external world and our journey through it.
Transit is supported by CityDance. TRANSIT will be created and presented through a Performance, Event and Festival Grant from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and with the support of CityDance.
Fish gotta swim, birds gotta fly, and you gotta hear your favorite Kern tunes. Come to our cabaret of his stage & screen hits: Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, The Way You Look Tonight, Ol’ Man River, The Last Time I Saw Paris, They Didn’t Believe Me, many more!
In this time-traveling tragicomedy by acclaimed playwright Thorton Wilder (Our Town), follow the Antrobuses and their maid/seductress Sabina as they narrowly survive an Ice Age, and other catastrophes by - how else? - the skin of their teeth.
Seasonal Disorder features performances by all of WIT’s astounding company ensembles as well as a special production of Citizens’ Watch—a brooding murder mystery based on the TV series Broadchurch.
The line-up also includes a series of performances by Chicago duo GIRLish and a special New Year’s Eve spectacular!
The OPEN BOX Project will be a brand-new evening-length collaboration between Rogue Collective and Orange Grove Dance featuring compelling improvised music and movement scores. Performed in the vast tunnels of Dupont Underground, the architecture serves as rich inspiration for this interactive evening, which explores how space, material, light, and sound affect the experiences and actions of their inhabitants. Influenced by American minimalism and popular music the string players of Rogue Collective will blend their sounds and creations with the dynamic, virtuosic, and visually athletic choreography of Orange Grove Dance.
By Pocket Change Theatre Company
MuSEEum is an original work devised by Brittany Martz and the Pocket Change Theatre Company. A family gets lost in a museum and is surprised when the exhibits come to life! Pocket Change Resident Director Brittany Martz will devise this new, multilingual show with cast members Vivian Alvin, Klenn Harrigan, Paige O'Malley, Andrew Quilpa, and assistant director Rocio Medina. MuSEEum is puppet show, art history lesson, and slapstick comedy rolled into one that children will love!
By TBD Immersive
Set in the 2020s, In Cabaret We Trust tells the story of DC’s struggling Resistance Cabaret, fighting to stay alive in the capital of the populist-controlled Republic. Congress has revoked DC’s Home Rule, and an ultra-conservative lesbian Senator now controls the city. Under increasing pressure from her constituents to shut down the Cabaret the Senator has chosen tonight to make her big move. Can the Cabaret be saved?