Word Driven.  Audience Tested.

WOMEN'S VOICES THEATER FESTIVAL and FD Artistic Director Leslie Kobylinski featured in October's American Theater Magazine.


Steve Martin's hit play

​FD at THE ROSE recommends PICASSO AT THE THE LAPIN AGILE written by Steve Martin opening Jan 16 at The Keegan Theatre.  Directed by FD Playwright-in-Residence Chris Stezin, Martin takes us to a Parisian bar in 1904, where the young Picasso and Einsten are just a few years away from creations that will change the course of the 20th century. Mix in some chic girls, a savvy art dealer and a clever barkeep and the stage is set for the sublime and ridiculous.

Performances  Jan 16 - Feb 13

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 PRAY FOR THE DEAD          Photo Credit: Keith Bridges Media


The FIRST DRAFT Reading Series will present a brand new musical in the new year.  PRAY FOR THE DEAD by Gene Bruskin with music by Gene Bruskin and Tom Smerling is a musical tale of morgues, moguls and mutiny in the best of 'strike play' traditions.  Think Sweeney Todd meets Norma Rae in this dark comedy about despairing morgue workers facing collective calamity.  PRAY FOR THE DEAD was developed through FIRST DRAFT and will be directed by FD Artistic Associate Richard C. Washer.  FREE ADMISSION!

Jan 26  Arts Club of Washington, DC* (CANCELLED)

Feb 9  Theater-on-the-run, Arlington VA*(Reserved Seating Sold Out!)

Performances begin at 7:30pm

*Reserved seating for the Feb 9 performances of PRAY FOR THE DEAD is SOLD OUT.  There will be a limited number of unreserved walk-in first come seats available.

CANCELLED!  Jan 26 Arts Club Reading is cancelled due to weather related safety concerns

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