Join us in the magical forest for our first puppet show!

Join us in the magical forest for our first puppet show!

Anacostia Playhouse is excited to announce an event for the entire family! We are so happy to welcome Shakespeare For The Young and their puppet production of Midsummer Magic, which tells the fairy story from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Shakespeare for the Young is a theatrical company of puppeteers...
Two couples, two plays, two powerful stories...

Two couples, two plays, two powerful stories…

Anacostia Playhouse is proud to present two powerful, emotional plays in repertory this summer helmed by two of our favorite directors. Riches by Lee Blessing and directed by long-time friend, collaborator and colleague Paul Douglas Michnewicz, was first produced under the title War of the Roses (later to become a...
Two couples, two plays, two powerful stories...

Two couples, two plays, two powerful stories…

Anacostia Playhouse is proud to present two powerful, emotional plays in repertory this summer helmed by two of our favorite directors. Yellowman, by Dael Orlandersmith, will be directed by Thembi Duncan, an Anacostia Playhouse favorite. Yellowman is a memory play about an African American woman who dreams of a life...
Art-Drenaline Cafe Now Open for Pre-theater Fine Dining!

Art-Drenaline Cafe Now Open for Pre-theater Fine Dining!

Just around the corner in the Anacostia Arts Center at 1231 Good Hope Road, SE, is our newest neighborhood addition, the Art-Drenaline Cafe. Opening February 19, 2016, Art-Drenaline offers a fabulous fixed price pre-theater dinner menu and will get you in and out in time for curtain at the Playhouse....
Brick by Brick

Brick by Brick

Anacostia Playhouse is committed to bringing together the rich talent and culture East of the River and the performance community across DC. But to do that we need your help!
About the Anacostia Playhouse

About the Anacostia Playhouse

The H Street Playhouse opened its doors in July 2002 with a production of The Colored Museum. Now the Playhouse has reopened as The Anacostia Playhouse. The new theater at 2020 Shannon Place, SE, is located in a place of both rich history and great promise, much as H Street...
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Yellowman Post-show Talkbacks announced

Director Thembi Duncan has announced the addition of three Yellowman post-show discussions on the following dates: Saturday, July 30, matinee Thursday, August 11, 8pm Saturday, August 13, matinee Join Thembi and guest panelists in lively discussion of Dael Orlandersmith’s deeply moving play. If you haven’t bought your tickets, do it soon!
A wonderful opening for Yellowman!

A wonderful opening for Yellowman!

The rain stopped and the skies cleared just in time for us to welcome a theater full of friends both new and old for the opening of Yellowman, starring Stori Ayers and Justus Hammond and directed by Thembi Duncan. Kojo Nnamdi and wife Pam were in attendance and we’re excited to announce that Kojo has...
Riches is open. Yellowman coming up!

Riches is open. Yellowman coming up!

Lee Blessing’s Riches, under the direction of Paul Douglas Michnewicz, opened last weekend to lots of laughter from enthusiastic audiences. We had a terrific opening night party and we look forward to continuing the show July 20 as we alternate with Yellowman.  Come see it for the laughs and come see it for the costumes....

Please Note Riches Schedule Change!

The Pay What You Can Preview of Riches originally schedule for Thursday, July 7 has been canceled. There will be one PWYC Preview performance on Friday, July 8. In addition, all tickets for the 3pm matinee on Saturday, July 8, will also be PWYC. We apologize for the inconvenience. All other performances will take place...

Summer shows now on sale!

Summer is a great time to see great theater! Don’t miss Yellowman by Dael Orlandersmith, directed by Thembi Duncan and Riches by Lee Blessing directed by Paul Douglas Michnewwicz. The season opens with Riches on July 9 and Yellowman opens July 16. They run alternating weekends through August 14, Wednesday through Saturday at 8pm with...

A Standing Ovation Big Bad Wolf-style!

The weekend of May 19-22 was a wild and crazy time at the Anacostia Playhouse. 25 youngsters age 6-13 sang and danced (yes, at the same time), remembered their lines and entrances and basically brought the house down. All five performances were sold out and the final one was standing room only. Kudos to our...
Let's show this young cast our support!

Let’s show this young cast our support!

The Anacostia Playhouse’s first children’s production, The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf, is deep into rehearsal. This place rocks every Saturday morning with 50s-themed music courtesy of our wonderful music director, cool dance moves and lots of laughter as the jury sashays and the wolf pack howls. The judge bangs her gavel trying to...

“American Moor” by Keith Hamilton Cobb Induction into Folger Shakespeare Library Collection

Actor Keith Hamilton Cobb’s Play, American Moor Becomes Part of the Folger Shakespeare Library’s Permanent Collection in Washington, DC March 28 Cobb to Perform Award-Winning Solo Play at the University of Maryland March 29 The Anacostia Playhouse theater is celebrating last summer’s successful production of Keith Hamilton Cobb’s award-winning solo play, American Moor, and The...

American Moor’s Keith Hamilton Cobb wins the AUDELCO Solo Performance Award

We are beyond excited to share that Keith Hamilton Cobb has won the AUDELCO Solo Performance Award for his work American Moor. We hope you were able to see American Moor at the Playhouse earlier this year in July, and that you enjoyed it to the fullest. We are so excited to have been part of...

Colorblind: The Katrina Monologues Receives Wonderful Review

We hope many of you came out to see Colorblind: The Katrina Monologues this past Saturday! With two wonderful performances, Colorblind touched and deeply affected all who saw it. DC Metro Theater Arts has published a glowing review of Colorblind, and we are over joyed to share it with you! To read the review, please...
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