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.
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).
The Baylor Project
The Baylor Project featuring Jean Baylor and Marcus Baylor highly anticipated collaboration is steeped in the heart and soul of Jazz. As the children of Pastors, Marcus and Jean’s musical roots were planted deep within the church, and it was there that the road was paved for the influence of gospel, blues, soul, and jazz to make it’s mark. Their debut CD “The Journey”, released on their own label, Be A Light, topped the Billboard Jazz Chart at Number 8.
The Black Love Experiencce
Originating from the masterminds behind Nubian Hueman, The Black Love Experience is a multi-sensory experience of artistry and inventiveness geared towards creatives, revolutionaries, kindred souls, and fearless visionaries celebrating ourselves under the canopy of all things Black. This event connects Black excellence and love through expressions of music, art, wellness, and creative commerce, but most of all it's good vibes and togetherness. A portion of our proceeds go towards organizations and schools in the Southeast Washington, DC community.
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