Featured actors: Sun King Davis, Allyson Currin, Liz Mamana, Christ Stezin, Megan Graves (l to r) Photo Credit: Keith Bridges 

KEEGAN RE-OPENS

New Play World Premiere 

​The award-winning Keegan Theatre re-opened its doors to a newly renovated performance space and an explosive production of Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning classic CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF. Keegan's expanded 2015/16 Season includes the world premiere of THE DEALER OF BALLYNAFEIGH by Rosemary Jenkinson. This popular Keegan playwright will be part of DC's Women's Voices Theater Festival.  October/November 2015

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FIRST DRAFT AT THE WOMEN'S VOICES THEATER FESTIVAL

Inspired by true-to-life events surrounding the so-called flea market Renoir, STOLEN BEAUTY by DC playwright Leslie Kobylinski explores how the accidental discovery of an art masterpiece threatens to unhinge a family and destroy the lives of everyone involved.  This world premiere is part of DC's groundbreaking Women's Voices Theater Festival - a celebration of original works by female writers in more than 50 of the Washington region's professional theaters.  Free Admission.  Reservations Strongly Suggested.

Oct 6, 20 & Nov 2, 3 Multiple Venues

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COMEDY TO OPEN NEW SEASON 2015/16 

Labor Day Sept 7 Kick-Off 

The FIRST DRAFT Reading Series will kick off its 2015/16 season with IDDY & O by FD's Inaugural Playwright-in-Residence, Richard C. Washer with music by Alvin Smithson, at the 14th Annual Page-To-Stage Festival.  Set in a strange world where Greek Mythology meets Burlesque, a young woman joins a traveling troupe of performers only to find they are rehearsing a version of her life story.  IDDY & O is part of the MODERN GREEKS at THE ROSE new play series.

Monday, Sept 7 @ 8:30pm 

Millennium Stage North, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Free Admission.  No Reservations Needed.

Word Driven.  Audience Tested.

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STOLEN BEAUTY                   Photo Credit: Keith Bridges Media

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Essay Writing Challenge 

Every day THE ROSE THEATRE CO. posts a new photo with a challenge.  Within 24 hours write a short story of no more than 200 words based on the photo you see.  All entries will be eligible to win a chance to develop their story in to a full play with the team at FIRST DRAFT.  Click here to enter!