East of the River V-Day!

East of the River V-Day!

The second annual East of the River V-Day is happening Saturday, February 13, 2016. 1 night 2 shows 3 heart (voting) Please do not miss this opportunity to take part in art-activism. V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. V-Day is a catalyst that...
Art-Drenaline Cafe Opens February 19 for Pre-Theater Fine Dining!

Art-Drenaline Cafe Opens February 19 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....
Children’s Theater Auditions

Children’s Theater Auditions

  Val Cheatham’s Trial of the Big Bad Wolf The Musical Using music styles of the 1950s, The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf is a comic version of what might have happened if the Wolf had gone on trial for his offenses against the three little pigs.
Open Call - Auditions!

Open Call – Auditions!

Anacostia Playhouse presents: Yellowman Auditions to be held Saturday, February 13, 2016 Casting one man and one woman (African American): Alma: 35-50, medium-brown to dark in complexion, physically solid. Eugene:  40-55, very light-skinned, tall. Non Equity
Chocolate Covered Ants makes its DC debut at the Anacostia Playhouse!

Chocolate Covered Ants makes its DC debut at the Anacostia Playhouse!

Missed the two sold-out runs last fall?  Here’s your chance to see Restoration Stage, Inc.’s breakout production of Arena Stage Playwrights Arena Fellow Steven A. Butler Jr.’s Chocolate Covered Ants. Performances run from January 14, 2016 through February 7, 2016   About the Play Adrienne Taylor (Suli Myrie) is a professor at...
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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Snowzilla causes cancellation…

Because of ongoing transportation and safety issues caused by the blizzard of 2016 (we’re so over it!) the Wednesday, January 27 events at the Anacostia Playhouse are postponed. New dates will be announced soon. Stay tuned!

The snow is coming!

In advance of the impending snowstorm, the Anacostia Playhouse is closing at noon on Friday, January 22 and all productions and events are canceled through Sunday, January 24. For more information on the current production, Chocolate Covered Ants, including rescheduled shows and ticket exchanges, please call Restoration Stage at 202-714-0646 or visit their website at...

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...

Anacostia Playhouse hosts The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts D.C. Auditions!

The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts Audition Tour is coming to DC! Aspiring actors, bring the best you’ve got to NYCDA’s 2016 audition tour and you may be joining them in New York City next fall for an exciting, challenging and complete education in the film, television and theater business. Show your raw talent...

Get on the Wall!

We are caught up on our bricks and ready for more! Help support the Anacostia Playhouse by purchasing a brick on the outside right wall of our theater. Choose what you’d like your brick to say, and we’ll add it to the wall. Brick by Brick is a great way to show your support for the arts and the...

Anacostia Playhouse is Pleased to Receive…

The Creative Economy Award We are incredibly excited to announce that on May 1st  2015, the Anacostia Playhouse received the Creative Economy Award at the 5th Annual Congress Heights Great Streets Honors Awards ceremony. In recognition of our commitment to the arts and economic contribution to the Anacostia community, we were presented with this (see...

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...

Connect With Us!

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...

About the Anacostia Playhouse

The H Street Playhouse opened its doors in July 2002 with a production of The Colored Museum. Now the Playhouse is ready for a new chapter: In the spring of 2013 we will become The Anacostia Playhouse. The new theater (at 2020 Shannon Place, SE) is located in a place of both rich history and...