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.
The DC Black Theatre & Arts Festival June 21, 2019-July 7, 2019
The DC Black Theatre & Arts Festival is a self-producing festival, where established and emerging artists can present their work. For some, applying is once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create, produce and perform a show. DCBTAF strives to encourage Artists in our Festival to give expression to their talents and develop their artistic freedom: without any barriers between their work and the audience. We want to empower the artists in our Festival to continue on as successful, independent producers and artist.
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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