Subscription Series

Studio’s Subscription Series is the core of our programming, offering an uncommonly rich repertoire of provocative contemporary writing from around the world and inventive stagings of contemporary classics. 

Torch Song Trilogy

Torch Song Trilogy

09/04/13 - 10/27/13

Unfolding with biting wit and startling poignancy, Torch Song Trilogy illuminates a defiant romantic’s quest for intimacy, honesty, and respect in a resistant world.

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The Apple Family Plays

The Apple Family Plays

11/13/13 - 01/05/14

Studio presents the first two plays in Richard Nelson’s quartet of plays about the Apple siblings and their extended family. Set at successive meals over the course of four years, the tensions and compromises, affections and resentments of the Apple Family’s personal lives play out against a rapidly changing America. Presented in rotating repertory.

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Tribes

Tribes

01/08/14 - 02/23/14

Billy, a young deaf man whose hearing family has never listened to him, comes to define his identity on his own terms in this sophisticated drama about family, belonging, and the limitations of language.

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Water By The Spoonful

Water By The Spoonful

03/05/14 - 04/13/14

A haunting and eloquent play about resilience, redemption, and families of both blood and choice. Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize.

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Cock

Cock

Begins 05/14/14

His boyfriend is ready to forgive and forget, but John thinks he may have just met the woman of his dreams. Mike Bartlett (Contractions) detonates the love triangle in this investigation of attraction, ambivalence, and commitment.

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Lab

Studio Lab presents scaled back productions of world premiere plays.
 

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Red Speedo

09/25/13 - 10/13/13

WORLD PREMIERE

A sharp and stylish play about sports, survival of the fittest, and the American dream of a level playing field—or leveling the playing field yourself.

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Special Events

Studio Special Events bring unique performances and one-of-a-kind events from around the world to DC. 

 

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The Night Watcher

10/23/13 - 11/17/13

Two-time Obie Award winner and Tony Award nominee Charlayne Woodard fuses ten vignettes of non-parental guidance into a radiant tour de force.

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Grounded

Begins 06/10/14

A sold-out hit at the Edinburgh Fringe, this gripping solo show explores the screened in, greyed-out, hyped-up world of remote warfare in an acclaimed production from London’s Gate Theatre.

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2ndStage

Studio’s playground for emerging artists, 2ndStage produces innovative and eclectic programming with shorter rehearsal periods and smaller budgets than our other productions, in the spirit of exuberance and experiment.

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Edgar & Annabel

12/11/13 - 01/12/14

US PREMIERE 

A dark and cheeky look at what the future might hold, featuring undercover agents, surveillance algorithms, and explosive karaoke.

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Moth

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US PREMIERE

A propulsive exploration—fast, funny, and devastating—of adolescent friendship and betrayal, an ecstatic vision and an unshakable loss from one of Australia’s most provocative young writers.

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Carrie the Musical

Begins 07/09/14

Carrie is lonely. Carrie is angry. Carrie will fit in. Whatever it costs.

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Next Performances:
Moth
  • 4/20/2014 7:00 PM
  • 4/23/2014 8:00 PM
  • 4/24/2014 8:00 PM