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.
WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES DOWN
WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES DOWN is a play-pageant-ritual-homegoing celebration in response to the physical and spiritual deaths of Black people as a result of racialized violence. Meant to disrupt the pervasiveness of anti-blackness and acknowledge the resilience of Black people throughout history, this theatrical work uses parody, song, and movement in a series of vignettes to create a space for catharsis, reflection, cleansing and healing. Boundaries blur as the audience is asked to not only observe the performance, but participate in the ritual as well. WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES DOWN will “move” throughout DC, beginning with venues operating at the intersection of black social and cultural life, before landing at Woolly in the fall of 2019. JOIN THE LOVE DRIVE https://www.woollymammoth.net/love-drive
Cultural DC's Mobile Art Gallery & Barbershop
As the centerpiece of CulturalDC’s 20th Anniversary Season, The Barbershop Project is a multidisciplinary arts activation inspired by the performance of styling, art of hair and shop culture. The project is centered around Mighty Mighty: an immersive art installation and fully-functional, fantastical barbershop in CulturalDC’s Mobile Art Gallery. Mighty Mighty is created by artist Devan Shimoyama, barber Kelly Gorsuch and furniture-maker Caleb Woodard. You can get a free haircut! Visit the Mobile Art Gallery or culturaldc.org to check the barbers’ schedule. Running May 4—August 24, 2019, the Project is hosted by Building Bridges Across the River, the Ward 8 nonprofit that manages THEARC: Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus. Throughout the summer, we’re partnering with THEARC residents, local organizations and DC artists to create fun, family-friendly programming like concerts, performances, poetry nights, artist workshops, podcasts and more.
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