Chocolate Covered Ants Returns

Chocolate Covered Ants Returns

After a sold out run last fall, Restoration Stage’s Chocolate Covered Ants is returning for an encore run. Sulie Myrie and the rest of the show’s unbelievable cast are returning to tell this powerful story. Anacostia Playhouse is proud to partner in this production. In the words of artistic director...
Theater Alliance presents Brownsville Song!

Theater Alliance presents Brownsville Song!

Theater is excited to present the regional premiere of brownsville song (b-side for tray) By Kimber Lee Directed and Choreographed by Paige Hernandez Life in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn can feel predictable, and inevitable, but Tray has a way out. Then, when a senseless act of violence cuts his life...
Story District Comes to Anacostia!

Story District Comes to Anacostia!

Story District turns good stories into great performances ! Join Story District for FREE PERFORMANCE and INFO SESSION on Wednesday August 24 at 6:30 pm at the ANACOSTIA ARTS CENTER Take the stage with Story District to tell the true stories of YOUR life. Ward 7 and 8 residents are...
We'll return to the magical forest this fall!

We’ll return to the magical forest this fall!

This summer Anacostia Playhouse welcomed Shakespeare For The Young and their puppet production of Midsummer Magic, telling the fairy story from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Shakespeare for the Young is a theatrical company of puppeteers and designers dedicated to bringing Shakespeare to young children, ages 2 and up, in...
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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Summer season ends this weekend with Yellowman and Midsummer Magic Puppets

Anacostia Playhouse closes out its summer season this weekend with the final performances of Yellowman (through Sunday at 3pm) and Midsummer Magic, our magical puppet show by Shakespeare for the Young. It’s been a terrific run, with many new friends coming to the Playhouse to see Riches and Yellowman. Thanks and congratulations to our casts,...

They came, they saw, they liked!

Congratulations to the cast and crew of Yellowman for being recognized as Helen Hayes Recommended®. This is a great honor in our first year of eligibility and we are thrilled to see this incredible show and the hard work that went into it being validated. Yellowman wraps up its run next week, August 10-14. Please...

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...