2019 - 2020 Season
DOG SEES GOD: CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE BLOCKHEAD
BY: BERT V. ROYAL
Performances: October 10 - November 3, 2019
Venue: Dance Loft on 14 - Upper 14th Street
When CB's dog dies from rabies, CB begins to question the existence of an afterlife. His best friend is too burnt out to provide any coherent speculation; his sister has gone goth; his ex-girlfriend has recently been institutionalized; and his other friends are too inebriated to give him any sort of solace. But a chance meeting with an artistic kid, the target of this group's bullying, offers CB a peace of mind and sets in motion a friendship that will push teen angst to the very limits. Drug use, suicide, eating disorders, teen violence, rebellion and sexual identity collide and careen toward an ending that's both haunting and hopeful.
RECENT TRAGIC EVENTS
BY: CRAIG WRIGHT
Performances: January 23 - February 16, 2020
Venue: Atlas Performing Arts Center - H Street NE
It is September 12th, 2001; the setting is the Minneapolis apartment of Waverly, a young advertising executive. Soon to venture on a blind date amidst the television news coverage of the September 11th attacks, Waverly becomes preoccupied when she discovers that her twin sister, Wendy, a student in New York, has not been heard from. Waverly reassures herself that Wendy had no reason to be at the World Trade Center. As the evening unfolds, Waverly and her blind date, Andrew, an airport bookstore manager, realize that they are connected by a succession of bizarre coincidences. As Waverly awaits word on Wendy, the date is complicated by visits from her crazed-musician neighbor, Ron, and his girlfriend, Nancy, and a startling visit from Waverly's great aunt, Joyce Carol Oates—played by a sock puppet.
BY: MIKE LEW
Performances: July 23 - August 16, 2020
Venue: Eastman Blackbox Theatre, Gallaudet University - 800 Florida Ave NE
Bike America is a wildly theatrical picaresque journey that crams the entire continent onto one stage. The play takes the audience on a cross-country bike trip from Boston to California, with stops in big cities and small towns along the way. Our feckless heroine Penny is looking to bring more meaning into her life, to find a lifestyle that suits her and a town that feels like a home...