The Washington Rogues present Alexandra Petri’s new comedy,  The Campsite Rule

The Washington Rogues present Alexandra Petri’s new comedy, The Campsite Rule

Inspired by the famous relationship rule of thumb coined by sex columnist Dan Savage, The Campsite Rule charts the course of career woman Susan and college freshman Lincoln’s unlikely romance. While visiting her alma mater, Susan meets the unusually charming and inexperienced Lincoln at a house party and fireworks ensue....
Dana Galloway returns to the Playhouse this October

Dana Galloway returns to the Playhouse this October

Dane Galloway presents the world premiere of his original one-man show: "Augustus the Sissy." An evening for the entire family – bring your kids (Ages 10+) and plan your night out east of the river with Augustus.
Opening this September: A Theater Alliance world premiere – "Spark"

Opening this September: A Theater Alliance world premiere – “Spark”

A Theater Alliance world premiere, this gritty, powerful drama tells the story of a veteran returning from war, her family, and their ongoing battle to overcome economic challenges, emotional conflict, and the spectre of war that haunts them.
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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Washington Post gives ‘Dissocia’ a rave review

“… the intensely funny and unsettling play that Theater Alliance has staged at the Anacostia Playhouse. Written by contemporary Scottish playwright Anthony Neilson — and ably directed here by Colin Hovde and Nathaniel Mendez — “Dissocia” piles quirk upon quirk, and disturbing detail upon disturbing detail, until the fever-dream storyline becomes just a touch exasperating....

Anacostia Playhouse Named One of WaPo’s Five “Intriguing Developments of 2013 in D.C. Theater”

From Peter Marks’ article: Had it up to here with the best-of-everything lists in multiples of five, 10 and 100? In lieu of another shout-out to the great nights and another shout-down of the benighted, what follows is a breakdown of some of the particularly encouraging trends and especially intriguing events in Washington theater, over...

Playhouse Owner Adele Robey Featured in Washington Post

Interview by Robin Rose Parker I went to Wilson High School, and to the best of my memory they had no theater program. But I joined the rec department up the street, and they used to have a one-act play festival here in D.C. I actually didn’t do anything for a long time until our...

See the Redskins and support the Playhouse

Thanks to a generous donation from Wiley Rein LLP, the Playhouse has the unique opportunity to send four of its fans to a Washington Redskins game! Check out our posts on Ebay and place a bid.    Here’s the item description as seen on Ebay: Two Loge level tickets for the Washington Redskins upcoming preseason game...
Come Listen - 2014 EAST RIVER JAZZFest

Come Listen – 2014 EAST RIVER JAZZFest

Cross the river for an unforgettable musical experience!

Get your tickets for the Anacostia Playhouse Birthday Celebration!

The Anacostia Playhouse is turning one year old! Come and celebrate with us as we showcase our artists present, past and future. And if you’ve never experienced a drum line, we’ve got the best! Members of the famous Ballou marching band will be on hand to get the joint rockin’ and kick off an evening...
Anacostia Playhouse Birthday Celebration

Anacostia Playhouse Birthday Celebration

The Anacostia Playhouse is turning one year old! Come and celebrate with us as we showcase our artists present, past and future. And if you’ve never experienced a drum line, we’ve got the best! Members of the famous Ballou marching band will be on hand to get the joint rockin’ and kick off an evening...
NOW through JUNE 28: Theater Alliance presents The Wonderful World of Dissocia

NOW through JUNE 28: Theater Alliance presents The Wonderful World of Dissocia

Lisa Jones has been feeling a bit off. One hour off, in fact; the hour she lost when her flight to London crossed the Greenwich meridian at the exact moment daylight savings time ended. To retrieve her wandering hour, Lisa must take a journey…to Dissocia, where cars fly, bears sing, and the Black Dog King...

Anacostia Playhouse Featured in Washington City Paper

If you haven’t picked up a copy of last week’s City Paper, get thee to the news stand and grab a copy. The entire issue centers on the relationship between the arts and economic development in Historic Anacostia. There are five great articles, one of which features the Anacostia Playhouse. Click here to read our...

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As we move forward with the build out of the Anacostia Playhouse, we’d love to stay in touch with you! Using social media? Join us on Facebook and Twitter. We will be posting an email list sign-up soon, but in the meantime if you’d like to be on the list, send your contact information to...