I Killed My Mother
Sep
16
to Sep 30

I Killed My Mother

“Where does the light come from when it’s dark?” asks Bernadette, a fierce, bi-racial orphan girl who has survived abandon-ment at birth, abuse by institutions, and being marginalized by her society. Inspired by true events, this empowering coming of age story follows Bernadette as she conjures love, purpose, and hope from a barren landscape. This harrowing, hyper-poetic play explores how the most vulnerable need to become the most resilient.

Experience the DC premiere of this contemporary Hungarian - Romanian play which brings together a new, dynamic ensemble of local and international theater artists. Join us to meet playwright Andras Visky, the Tennessee Williams of Transylvania, who will be in attendance at select performances.

TICKETS & MORE INFO HERE: http://www.spookyaction.org/current-productions.html 

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HIR at Woolly Mammoth
May
22
to Jun 18

HIR at Woolly Mammoth

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HIR

MAY 22-JUNE 18, 2017

  • BY TAYLOR MAC
  • DIRECTED BY SHANA COOPER
  • DRAMATURGED BY OLIVIA HALLER

Isaac, a veteran, returns to his childhood home and discovers that his family’s been transformed. His timid mother, freed from the constraints of her marriage, has begun a crusade to subvert the patriarchy, and his sister is now a genderqueer anarchist who uses the pronouns ze and hir. Meanwhile, his abusive father now wears clown makeup and downs estrogen pills…against his will.

Obie Award-winner Taylor Mac’s “audacious, uproarious black comedy” (New York Times) flips the script on gender power dynamics and asks a key question: how do we heal when our politics divide us? It’s a sly kitchen-sink drama covered in glitter, and you’ll laugh your way through to an answer.

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Raising the Voice
Mar
29
7:00pm 7:00pm

Raising the Voice

Raising the Voice in a Culture of Violence is a joint performance and praxis event between Domestic Violence Resource Project and Convergence Theatre. This event uses applied theatre methods and performance practices to address issues of violence against women, particularly against women of color.

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The Future Is Female
Mar
22
8:00pm 8:00pm

The Future Is Female

The Future Is Female Festival invites individuals and theatre companies across the US to host productions or readings this March (2017) of ten-minute plays written by women of all backgrounds on the subject “the future is female,” and what that looks like and/or means to them.

All of the readings and shows will be performed under one unifying umbrella; by joining together in a shared festival happening simultaneously in numerous places, our voices will be louder. Instead of spending the month celebrating women’s history, we’ll celebrate women’s futures.

Nu Sass will be presenting several new 10 minute plays written by local DC female playwrights, directed by DC directors, and performed by DC actors. We invite you to join us for the this amazing night of new theater!

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Nu Drafts 2.0
Dec
5
7:00pm 7:00pm

Nu Drafts 2.0

6 DC emerging playwrights will see their words brought to life by 6
of DC's hottest directors. 14 actors will present the
plays in rep, giving you a chance to see all 6 plays in one night!

Plays are fully-staged, site-specific one-acts crafted to fit in each of our wonderful host bars. Each play is 10-30 minutes long, and two plays will be performed at each bar. Actors will perform the plays in rep every hour (giving a total of 3 performances each), while audiences move from one bar to the next. Full schedule will be published soon, so that you can plan your evening!

Following the shows, join us for an after party at one of our host bars!

This is a PWYC, non-ticketed event. Proceeds go towards Nu Sass' participation in the second Women’s Voices Theatre Festival. 
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FOODSTUFFS by Rebecca Dzida
directed by Lou Clark

THE PRICE OF ART by Lindsay Adams
directed by Clare Shaffer

#TEAMPUSSY by Olivia Haller
directed by Rachael Murray

THE NEXT TABLE by Bridget Grace Sheaff
directed by Emily Sucher

THE BOTTLE by Mike Trottier
diected by Nick Martin

TWO ZOMBIES WALK INTO A BAR by Amanda Quain
directed by Caitlin Caplinger

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Witch
Oct
14
to Oct 30

Witch

Are witches born or made? Inspired by a Jacobean tragedy of an outsider, Witch reveals the powers that shape the fate of “invisible women” in our midst. Through the marriage of projections, poetry and physical language, Witch summons the damned from past and present, unleashing the demon in all of us.

Directed by Elena Velasco
Asst. Director – Alex Miltech IV

PRODUCTION TEAM
Philip da Costa, Olivia Haller, Emma Heck, Kateri Kuhn, Maureen O’Rourke, Ali Rocha, and Robert Schumacher

FEATURING THE PERFORMANCES OF
Chris Daileader, Darren Marquardt, Janani Ramachandran, Sharalys Silva, Stephanie Tomiko

PERFORMANCES
@ MEAD THEATRE LAB – 916 G St NW, Washington, DC 20004

October 14th thru 30th
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays @ 8pm
And Sundays @ 3pm

Special Performances
Preview Performances:
– Wednesday Oct. 12th @ 8pm
– Thursday Oct. 13th @ 8pm
Industry Night:
– Thursday Oct. 27th @ 8pm

Buy tickets here: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/963073

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One-Minute Play Festival
Jul
30
to Jul 31

One-Minute Play Festival

The One-­Minute Play Festival (#1MPF) is America’s largest and longest running grass roots theatre company, founded by Producing Artistic Director, Dominic D’Andrea. #1MPF is social barometer project, which investigates the zeitgeist of different communities through dialogue, consensus building, and a performance of 50-100 short moments generated by each community. #1MPF works in partnership with theatres and/or social organizations sharing playwright, educational, or community-specific missions across the country. The aim is to create locally sourced playwright-focused community events, with the goal of promoting the spirit of radical inclusion. #1MPF represents playwrights of different age, gender, race, cultures, and points of career. The work attempts to reflect the theatrical landscape of local artistic communities by creating a dialogue between the collective conscious and the individual voice.

Presented by Round House Theatre in Bethesda, MD.

Tickets here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1181570835226986/

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Guerrilla Theatre Works: At What Cost?
Jul
8
8:00pm 8:00pm

Guerrilla Theatre Works: At What Cost?

Guerrilla Theatre Works is a structure created by Convergence Theatre, using non-traditional forms of theatre to challenge social norms. GTW invites audiences to confront the looming question: What must one sacrifice in order to secure that elusive notion of “home?” Qué sacrificaría? Using verbal text from primary research sources, musical composition, stylized movement and soft design, Guerrilla Theatre Works provoke a visceral response to awaken the social conscience in all of us.

Presented as a part of NextStop Theatre Company's Dark Nights series.

Buy tickets here: http://www.nextstoptheatre.org/shows/convergence-theatre/

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Nu Drafts
Apr
26
7:00pm 7:00pm

Nu Drafts

You like theatre.
You like drinking.

Because all good stories start with a drink.

April 26, 2016
7p-11p
Little Miss Whiskey’s – 1104 H St NE
Vendetta – 1212 H St NE
Red Rocks – 1348 H St NE

6 DC emerging playwrights will see their words brought to life by 6 of DC’s hottest young directors. More than 20 actors will present the plays in rep, giving you a chance to see all 6 plays in one night!

ALL PERFORMANCES ARE FREE

http://www.nusass.com/future-shows/nu-drafts/

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At What Cost?
Mar
11
to Mar 12

At What Cost?

  • 1835 14th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20009 United States (map)
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Guerrilla Theatre Works' first installment! 
Performances on March 11th and March 12th @ 7:30PM

1835 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009
Second Floor
Open to all; donations suggested

Home is a word that appears simple to define, yet the complications surrounding the acquisition of “home” is one that plagues many. While war and conflict have long been a part of human history, the victims of violence have recently taken center stage in political and social arenas. Refugees are fleeing from all parts of the globe, escaping unstable governments and brutal conditionals that have overtaken a place that was once a haven. Here in the U.S., millennials are also facing the insecurity of home. Those who were taught by their elders that hard work ensured security, are forced to face the realities of a middle class that has shrunk to non-existence, and an economy that offers limited opportunities for the “American Dream.”
”At What Cost?” is a structure created by Convergence Theatre, using non-traditional forms of theatre to challenge social norms. This project invites audiences to confront the looming question: What must one sacrifice in order to secure that elusive notion of “home?” Using verbal text from primary research sources, adapted music composition, stylized movement language and soft design, "At What Cost?" provokes a visceral response to awaken the social conscience in all of us.

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