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An episodic drama of imitate stories about the fears and failures of love, family and human connection in a cynical world.  Open with Care by Keith Bridges, founder and artistic director of Charter Theatre.


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We're developing new plays & serving audiences who love them.  Through our free reading series, we hope to encourage audiences to explore, experience and engage in the wonderful world of live theater.  Glad you found us!

Next Up: Open with Care by Keith Bridges

Tues. April 8th & Tues. April 29th

Chris Stezin, Playwright-in-Residence

Chris Stezin is a writer and actor who lives in Northern Virginia.  His plays have been produced at Charter Theater - where he served as Associate Artistic Director for ten years - and other local theaters.   He has received commissions from the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, the University of Minnesota and the Guthrie Theater and has twice been nominated for the the Helen Hayes/Charles MacArthur Award for outstanding new play in Washington, DC.

Photo features: Bruce Rauscher, Raven Bonniwell (l to r)