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Pride & Prejudice

Pride & Prejudice
by Jane Austen, adapted by Christina Calvit

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Directed by Madeleine Smith


A delightful adaptation of the story surrounding the Bennet sisters and their attempts to make their way in a society that deems them unsuitable. Our heroine, Lizzy, takes us along with her as she narrates the story while a chorus of townspeople help to create the atmosphere of gossip in which Lizzy and her family are attempting to hold their own. With a large cast and some intentional doubling of roles, this production promises to enchant Jane Austen lovers both on stage and off.

The Revolutionists

The Revolutionists
by Lauren Gunderson

Directed by Jen Katz

July 14 – 23, 2023

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Produced in partnership with the City of Gaithersburg.

To be presented at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn, 31 South Summit Avenue, Gaithersburg.

During the extremist insanity of the French Revolution, four women – the playwright Olympe de Gouges and her muses Charlotte Corday, Marie Antoinette, and Marianne Angelle – try to make sense of their world. Together they champion their own right to rebel, to doubt and flout the revolution that wants to consume them. They challenge false narratives and political unrest, as well as the difficulty of finding their place in a world turned against them. The play explores such themes as heeding the call to action, bravery in the face of certain death, and standing for what’s right despite the challenges and dangers of doing so. As women in our own time fight for their reproductive rights, for their rights to compete, to take part in the process, the fears, desires, and sacrifices of these women become relevant again.

Produced by Tristan Poje and Jasmine Gates

Olympe – Mary Wakefield
Charlotte – Emma Wesslund
Marie – Alex Greenberg
Marianne – Rachel Johnson

Production Team:
Assistant Director – Kirk Patton
Stage Manager – Jerry Callistein
Assistant Director/Assistant Stage Manager – Hamza Elnaggar
Lighting Designer – Steve Deming
Soud Designer – Lucien Reubens
Properties Designer – Karen Fleming
Costume Designer – Mary Wakefield
Dramaturgy – Jennifer Georgia
Stage Combat/Intimacy Coordinator – Julia Harris
Set Painting – McKenna Kelly
Set Building – Spencer Knoll
Hair/Make-up – Lauren Agresti


Blue Stockings

Blue Stockings
by Jessica Swale

Directed by Eleanor Tapscott

March 10 – April 1, 2023

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Set in Girton College, Cambridge in 1896, this story follows the efforts of four exceptional female undergraduates as they petition for the right to obtain a formal degree from the university following the completion of their studies. You know, the kind their male counterparts all get. With a title that underscores the context in which these women found themselves – “blue stockings” is a derogatory term used to denote female intellectuals – this play explores issues that were central tenets of feminism in the late nineteenth century, including sexual autonomy, equal rights to education, political enfranchisement, and female bicycle-riding. Issues that are almost all still relevant today.

Pride & Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice
by Jane Austen, adapted by Christina Calvit

Directed by Madeleine Smith

April 28 – May 14, 2023

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A delightful adaptation of the story surrounding the Bennet sisters and their attempts to make their way in a society that deems them unsuitable. Our heroine, Lizzy, takes us along with her as she narrates the story while a chorus of townspeople help to create the atmosphere of gossip in which Lizzy and her family are attempting to hold their own. With a large cast and some intentional doubling of roles, this production promises to enchant Jane Austen lovers both on stage and off.

Produced by Maura Suilebhan

Mr. Bennet – Tom Howley
Mrs. Bennet – Andrea Spitz
Elizabeth “Lizzy” Bennet – Katherine Leiden
Jane Bennet – Stephanie Dorius
Mary Bennet – Olivia SE Mitsos
Kitty Bennet, Miss Anne de Bourgh – Imaan Khan
Lydia Bennet – Amanda Dullin-Jones
Miss Caroline Bingley, Housekeeper – Annie McCrone
Mrs Louisa Bingley Hurst, Townsperson – Katie Anthony
Lady Catherine de Bourgh – Declan Cashman
Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy – Nicholas Temple
Mr. Charles Bingley – Judah Hoobler
Charlotte Lucas – Sarah Walsh
Mr. Collins, Mr. Hurst – Hart Wood
Mr. Wickham – Peter Moses
Mr. Denny, Townsperson – Patrick Cochran
Colonel Fitzwilliam, Colonel Forster, Townsperson – Doug Richesson
Mrs. Gardiner – Julie Zito
Mr. Gardiner, Sir William Lucas – Stewart Hickman
Townsperson – Amanda Jones
Townsperson – Cali Izzi

Production Team:
Stage Manager – Jen Katz
Choreographer – Stefan Sittig
Set Designer – Bridgid Kelly Burge
Master Carpenter – Douglas Becker
Set Painter – Gabrielle Hasenstab
Lighting Designer – Don Slater
Properties Designer – Johanna Arredondo
Assistant Properties Designer – Sydney Harris
Costume Designer – James Hoobler
Costume Designer – Nathaniel Cavin
Costume Builder – Nora Galil
Hair & Makeup Designer – Maureen Roult
Dramaturg – Maureen Roult
Dialect Coach – Gary Sullivan


by Christina Quintana

Directed by Atticus Cooper Boidy

January 27 – February 18, 2023

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Abigail Bauer is a New Orleans native. She lives with her long-term girlfriend, Josie Hernandez, a Nuyorican artist who is the furthest thing from a wallflower. When Abigail chooses to accept a job teaching U.S. History and Government at a conservative Catholic high school, she must also choose to step back into the closet, despite her girlfriend’s wishes and her own conflicted desires. Her professional ambitions and religious beliefs run a crash course against her personal relationships and internalized shame. Humor is found through anguish, thanks to the guidance Abigail receives from First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and Eleanor’s friend and lover of many years, Lorena Hickok. Together with these remarkable apparitions, the PA System in the school also steps in to shake her up and help her find the courage to embrace who she is and what she wants out of life. With the intersection of religion and sexuality along with an explicitly diverse cast of characters, this new play promises to become part of the canon of LGBTQ theater.

Native Gardens

Native Gardens
by Karen Zacarías

Directed by Matt Ripa

June 24-July 16, 2022

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In a story that playwright Zacarías has called “a love letter to our city in a sense,” Native Gardens both makes an audience from the DMV feel right at home while also challenging us with an intimate look at how border disputes are happening in our own backyards. Issues of race, class, privilege, gender, and age intersect as we spend time with Pablo & Tania, the young couple who have just moved into the neighborhood, and Virginia (Ginny) and Frank, the nearly retired couple who have lived there for decades. Good intentions come head-to-head with deeply entrenched beliefs in this brilliant comedy in which everything isn’t coming up roses.

Produced by Maura Suilebhan

Sarah Holt – Virginia Butley
Scott Holden – Frank Butley
Chris Galindo – Pablo Del Valle
Alexandra Bailey – Tania Del Valle
Layla Nabavi – Gardner/Ensemble
Diana Valle – Gardner/Ensemble

Production Team:
Stage Manager – Dana Maksymova
Asst. Stage Manager – Hamza Elnaggar
Set Designer – Leigh K. Rawls
Master Carpenter – Douglas Becker
Lighting Designer – Don Slater
Sound Designer – Matthew Datcher
Costume Designer – Stephanie Yee
Properties Designer – Katherine Offutt


by Patrick Marber

Directed by David Dieudonne

April 29-May 21, 2022

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Four lives intertwine over the course of four and a half years in this densely plotted, stinging look at modern love and betrayal. Dan, an obituary writer, meets Alice, a stripper, after an accident in the street. Eighteen months later, they are a couple, and Dan has written a novel inspired by Alice.

While posing for his book jacket cover, Dan meets Anna, a photographer. He pursues her, but she rejects his advances despite their mutual attraction. Larry, a dermatologist, “meets” Dan in an internet chat room. Dan, obsessing over Anna, pretends to be her and has cybersex with Larry. They arrange to meet the next day at an aquarium. Larry arrives and so too, coincidentally, does the real Anna. This sets up a series of pass-the-lover scenes in which this quartet struggle to find intimacy but can’t seem to get closer.

A co-production with Cogent Theater Collective.

This play includes frequent coarse and sexualized language, shaming, threats of violence, states of undress, and an act of domestic violence. If you have further questions about any content please contact our Production Team at CogentTheaterCollective@gmail.com.


Producer – Diego Maramba

Alice – Shana Laski
Dan – Matt Baughman
Larry – Matt J. Bannister
Anna – Marnie Kanarek


Back of the Throat

Back of the Throat
by Yussef El Guindi

Directed by Nicholas Bashour

March 11-April 2, 2022

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In this darkly comedic and politically charged play, the audience is invited to examine the balance between freedom and fear, and to question what they would be willing to sacrifice in exchange for feeling safe. With equal doses of intellect and humor, Back of the Throat devolves from a seemingly friendly visit by two government officials into an out-and-out inquisition. The story takes place in the home of Khaled, an Arab-American writer who is being accused of possible ties to terrorists. As the probe continues, and the officials reveal their “evidence,” – including testimonies from witnesses we encounter through flashbacks – are we being shown the truth? Or, rather, are we left with a different appreciation of what euphemisms like “person of interest” seek to obscure? Filtered through the lens of the Arab-American experience, Back of the Throat leaves the audience to question what it really means to be an American.

Content Advisory:
This play addresses racism, racial profiling, and terrorism and includes simulated physical violence and sexual intimacy.


Producer – Jackie Williams

Ramtin Vaziri – Khaled
Lena Winter – Shelly
Briana Cortesiano – Beth
Justin Bigelow – Carl
Drew Cannady – Bartlett
Caroline Adams – Jean
Hamza Elnaggar – Asfoor

Production Team:
Stage Manager – Denise Gilmore
Asst. Stage Manager – Michal Kaufer
Artistic Liaison – Jeff Mikoni
Set Designer/Master Carpenter – Jeffery Asjes
Lighting Designer – Don Slater
Sound Designer – Matthew Datcher
Costume Designer – Sara Collins
Props Designer – Karen Fleming
Intimacy Choreographer – Helen Aberger
Fight Choreographer – Bill Dunbar

Dead and Breathing – old

Dead and Breathing
by Chisa Hutchinson

Director TBA

April 29-May 22, 2022

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Cranky old Carolyn Whitlock has been in hospice for far too long and just wants to die already. But she’ll have to work harder than she ever has in her privileged life to convince her oversharing and very Christian nurse to help her end it. Through surprising humor and persistent questioning, Dead and Breathing investigates morality, mortality, and the intense tug-of-war between the right to die with dignity and the idea of life as a gift.

A Christmas Story

A Christmas Story

by Philip Grecian, based on the motion picture A Christmas Story, ©1983 Turner Entertainment Co., distributed by Warner Bros., written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown, and Bob Clark; and on the book In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash, by Jean Shepherd

Directed by Fred Zirm

December 10-19, 2021
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm
Sundays at 2pm

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This stage version of young Ralphie Parker’s great quest to ensure that a Red Ryder BB gun will await him under the Christmas tree was inspired by the movie cherished by so many. The memorable characters and setting are all there – it is Christmas time in the Midwest in the 1940s and Ralphie must grapple with bullies, friends, his little brother, parents, teachers, and even Santa Claus himself… all the moments your friends and family can’t wait to revisit year after year will be inventively brought to life on stage! With wonderful roles for actors who are both young and young-at-heart, this play promises to delight audiences of all ages while relishing the process of telling what some might argue is the greatest holiday classic of them all!

Producer – David Gross

Ralph – Brendan Murray
Ralphie Parker – Lucas Rahaim
Mother – Carey Bibb
The Old Man – Charles Blizzard
Randy – Harper Ruszkowski
Miss Shields – Nancy Somers
Esther Jane Alberry – Maya Hassenplug
Helen Weathers – Shia Ringold
Schwartz/Desperado1/Bumpus Hound/Tree – Larisa Jeffers
Flick/Desperado2/Bumpus Hound/Tree – Grady Webb
Scut Farkas/Black Bart/Bumpus Hound/Tree/Jungle Beast – Jesse Nuell
Radio Announcer/Policeman – Peter Orvetti
Fireman – Monica Coppola

Production Team:
Assistant Producer – Ruth Orland
Stage Manager – Dana Maksymova
Set Designer/Set Painter – Maggie Modig
Master Carpenter – Steve Leshin
Lighting Designer – Steven Deming
Sound Designer – Jeff Goldgeier
Properties and Set Dressing – Nancy Davis, Joy Wyne
Costumer Designer – Linda Swann
Costume Mistress – Monica Coppola
Choreography – Nancy Scales Harry
Fight Choreography – Justine Crimans
Fight Captain – Carey Bibb
Music – Arielle Bayer
Intimacy Choreographer – Helen Aberger
Backstage Manager – Peter Orvetti
Artistic Liaison – Jim Robertson