RUNNING NOW through JUNE 22

#solestories or play staged around a lot of feet.

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written by Renee Calarco // directed by Deborah Randall

featuring: Jasmine Brooks, Tina Kumpel, Claire Gallagher, Graham Pilato, and Jan Petkofsky

Venus Theatre opens its 68th Woman Empowering project, #solestories.

It began as an Instagram phenomenon...

What is #solestories? It’s a collaborative iteration. An experiment. Right now, it’s this play with these actors and this director and these designers. In this moment. You'll meet Vie and Lia. Two modern women in a modern relationship. You'll also meet a cast of characters in the form of an ensemble.

Maybe--in another iteration--it might be an exhibit. Or tiny, isolated bits of performance art. Or--who knows--maybe a film.


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March 22, 29, and April 5, 12

Iteration: Spotlight On Jane

Four Friday Performances with different scripts drafted by Deborah Randall, to be podcast and live streamed.

May 30 - June 23

Iteration: #solestories

www.reneecalarco.com/inprogress/solestories

Renee Calarco has been writing these short dialogues prompted by an image of feet taken on her commute to work.

August 5 - 9

Iteration: Summer Camp

A 5 day Camp for students ages 5-18. Campers will learn general tools of acting, apply their growing knowledge of story structure, and engage their imaginations to devise their own work of theatre. Mornings will be spent researching theatre through improv games and activities and afternoons will be spent devising.

Sept 19 - Oct 13

Iteration: The Finger by Doruntina Basha (Kosovo)

The Finger draws its impetus from a vacuum, from a family bereft, and the implacable dynamics between two women. In it, a disappearance calls for-and exacts-rituals in the gap between life and death. The Finger by Doruntina Basha

Nov 21-Dec 15

Iteration: The Powers That Be a Rock Opera

by Deborah Randall and Alan Scott

LoveShop!

Venus is launching a LoveShop! An empowerment workshop that leaves participants feeling revitalized. LoveShop is available for bookings all year round at Venus Theatre or in alternate locations. If you need to empower a group of people, please email.

deb@venustheatre.org

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Venus Theatre has a knack for finding new scripts that make you ache and ruminate all at once—appealing at once to emotion and intellect, deeply, endlessly.

Too Perfect for Words.
- Kelly McCorkendale, DC Theatre Scene
Legitimate Off-Off Broadway
— Washington Post

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VENUS THEATRE: BUILD A BRIDGE

Help us reach our first goal - raise artist stipends to $200.

Our people have given so much at Venus. We have produced SIXTY-SIX women empowering scripts and stand among the longest running women's theatre companies in the world. We think it's time we start paying our people more. No amount is to small and no amount is to large. 

We hope you will journey over this bridge with us. We've got some pretty big plans ahead. 


Photo by: Adam Lowe

Photo by: Adam Lowe

Photo by: Adam Lowe

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