Sep
4
8:00pm 8:00pm

Play/Ground Workshop Reading

Taffety Punk
at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts'

Page-to-Stage New Play Festival
on the Millennium Stage North

Play/Ground 
by Scott Rink

The ghosts of a childhood tragedy plague a woman into fragments. She makes one final attempt to confront her doubt and her guilt before she falls apart. 

Taffety Punk's Generator project presents this new script with text, movement, and dance in a live staging experiment. Get a real immersion in Taffety Punk's creative process with this collection of actors and dancers.

directed by Marcus Kyd
featuring company member Lise Bruneau
with choreography by Margot Greenlee

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Jun
8
to Jul 2

Still Life with Rocket

Tracy in Still Life with Rocket at Theater Alliance

Created and conceived by Mollye Maxner

"With Etta’s death rapidly approaching, her grown children return home, reviving the wild, reckless, and brutal games of their youth. When long-buried secrets are resurrected, the games become battles that threaten to tear the family apart. A raucous new performance event that blends theater, dance, and art installation, Still Life with Rocket delves into the fragmenting mind of a dying matriarch and the strength of the family she created."

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May
19
to May 21

Midsummer Magic

  • Atlas Performing Arts Center (map)
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Puck in Midsummer Magic with Shakespeare for the Young at the Atlas Performing Arts Center

"Shakespeare for the Young is designed to bring Shakespeare to young audiences. The target ages are 2-10. Puppeteers use the medium of puppetry in combination with the artists' voices to present the stories and poetry of Shakespeare. The goal is to provide children with a fun, interactive cultural experience that will encourage language growth, risk-taking creativity, and empathy for others. The puppeteers provide a workshop after the performance to help children explore their imaginations."

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Mar
16
to Apr 9

Mnemonic

Alice in Mnemonic with Theater Alliance

Devised by Complicité, Directed by Colin Hovde, Movement by Dody DiSanto

"The human story is the story of migration. Through potent physicality, inventive design, and striking visuals, Mnemonic reminds us of our interconnectedness in a world where people are still moving, whether by choice or circumstance. Theater Alliance's production will update the piece with American touchstones and 21st century technology, to highlight the universality and timelessness of the quest to learn where we are from and where we are going."

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The Trojan Women
Feb
15
to Mar 4

The Trojan Women

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Assistant Director of The Trojan Women with Taffety Punk's Riot Grrrls.

Written by Euripides, Translated by Edith Hamilton, Directed by Kelsey Mesa

"More than all the works in classical literature, this play is the first form of anti-war activism. Euripides' unique script focuses not on the heroes of war but on their victims. These are the people who are too often lost, even now, in our coverage of war. Even in times of peace, they walk among us privately enduring their loss and devastation. The Riot Grrrls, ever provocative theatre makers, choose this play to ask if we are willing to engage with the dispossessed."

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Jul
9
10:00am10:00am

Hillwood French Festival

Playing La Marquise in Hillwood's Annual French Festival

Happenstance Theater will bring the 18th-century French court to life in a short play in celebration of Bastille Day at the Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens. The play will be presented outdoors several times over the course of the day-long celebration. Other French Festival attractions include the New York Baroque Dance Company, Kevin Shannon on baroque guitar, Marjorie Merriweather Post's collection of 18th-century French decorative arts, and French language lessons led by L'Alliance Française de Washington.

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Jun
11
7:00pm 7:00pm

Too Like the Lightning

Taffety Punk Theatre Co and the Wolf Trap Opera Co will present Shakespeare's The Rape of Lucrece to raise awareness about violence against women. To open the show, dancer and performer Megan Adrielle and actress Teresa Spencer will be reading from Teresa's online project Too Like the Lightning, a collection of prose love poems written to and inspired by catcallers, followers-on-the-street, and other sundry unsavories:

Juliet says to her Romeo, "I have no joy of this contract tonight. / It is too rash, too unadvised, to sudden; / Too like the lightning, which doth cease to be / Ere one can say 'It lightens.'" So, too, are the brief love affairs that spark and fade between dudes hollering on the street and women who are just trying to get to work, goddammit. What to do with these ephemeral loves-that-might-have-been? Satirize them on the internet. Natch.

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