- Living and Dying with Tricia McCauley -

september 20 - october 14, 2018

It is evocative; it is powerful; it is moving.

Venus Theatre: Living and Dying with Tricia McCauley, directed by Deborah Randall After a year and a half of PTSD recovery, Deb has begun to tell this story. Deciding not to allow the tragic loss of Tricia on December 25, 2016 to overshadow the brilliance of her spirit and vibrant life, Deb takes the stage. Tricia helped Deb develop several solo works over the 23 years of their friendship, Deb creates this one for her as an artistic monument to their joined laughter.

Solo/Tribute piece. Recommended for ages 13 and up.

Living and Dying with Tricia McCauley is a raw and personal journey through grief.

Susan Brall, DC Metro Theatre Arts

Randall shows that the constant and healing effects of our loved ones are still with us, no matter how horrifically they were snatched away. 

Debbie Minter Jackson, DC Theatre Scene

Randall founded Venus Theatre in 2000 specifically "to set flight to the voices of women and children" and the current performance, the first of the fall season, is an excellent fit.

David Sturm, Baltimore Sun

Opening November 15, 2018

Running on Glass by Cynthia Cooper

November 14 - December 9, 2018

A sports scholar entices her friend, a designer and running buddy, to help envision a pop-up museum about women in sports. Six characters from sports history come alive, along with the challenges and successes of diverse people in any field of endeavor. Told in monologues by the two performers, the stories include Althea Gibson, first person to break the color barrier in tennis; Gertrude Ederle, the first woman to swim the English Channel; Wilma Rudolph, an African-American Olympic runner who overcame childhood polio; Gretel Bergmann, a Jewish-German athlete used by the Nazis for propaganda; Babe Didrikson, one of the best all-round athletes of any gender, and Mamie 'Peanut' Johnson, a professional pitcher in the Negro Leagues. For ages 8 and up.

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



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

Our people have given so much at Venus. We have produced SIXTY-TWO 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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