THEARC Theater, a project of Building Bridges Across the River, presents programming with a community focus toward bringing arts, education, and workforce training opportunities. The only 365-seat proscenium theater venue and black box which features the Frederick Douglass Animatron is sure to be your next venue home to create memories for a lifetime.
Updates on performances, programs, and special events listed below.
Celebrate Kwanzaa with Harambee and Lesole's Dance Project
Friday, December 28 | 11am – 2pm Bring the entire family for the museum’s annual Kwanzaa celebration program. Enjoy energetic and interactive introduction to Kwanzaa with Harambee, Baba Ras D. Additionally there will be a rhythmic dance extravaganza by LeSole Dance Project. The audience participatory program includes dancers, singers, music, colorful costumes, and lively characters designed for young children and adults alike. During the performance and afterwards, kids can also enjoy making Kwanzaa-inspired arts and crafts from a variety of materials. Workshops will be led by artist/educators Brian Barber and Alma Robinson. Free fun for the entire family!
iCAN Technical Theater Internship
The iCAN Interns are back for the Fall Session! Interns train at THEARC Theater and Black Box on the weekend and work productions to enhance their skills in the production arts. Training for the programs begins October 6th-December 2nd. Productions & Projects for the interns include: Taste of the Harvest (Oct. 13th) partnership with BBAR project 11th Street Bridge Park, William O. Lockridge Community Foundation's Dancing with The Scholars (Nov.10th), Once On This Island partnership with SEED School of Washington Falcon Theatre Company (December 6th-8th).
Views From Forever
The viral sensations Alfred Duncan and Sherrell Duncan, known together as Forever Duncan, are opening up their play Views From Forever at THEARC DC on Jan. 26, 2019. The Duncans dominated the internet in October 2016 when Alfred proposed to Sherrell at 11 a.m. and surprised her with a wedding on the same day at 5 p.m. With the hashtag #ForeverDuncan, their story reached millions and provided them with platforms to inspire and showcase bold love like the play will. Views From Forever stars Alfred and Sherrell portraying older, amplified versions of themselves taking a relatable and comedic look at love, trust and intimacy in relationships. “My wife and I are blessed to be able to enjoy each other as we work to show people what love can look like and what it can produce,” said Alfred. “And this play allows us to take our message deeper and further than we ever have.”
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