Rainbow Theatre Project

Our Stories. Our Voices. Our Time.

Slogan: Our Stories. Our Voices. Our Time.

Photo by M. V. Jantzen

2017–2018 Season

in residence at
DCAC
(District of Columbia Arts Center)

Reading

September 18, 2017

Blue Camp • by Tim Caggiano and Jack Calvin Hanna • Director: Christopher Janson

Tickets: $15

Blue Camp is a drama with humor that takes place on an Army base somewhere in the U.S. in the late summer of 1964, just prior to the Gulf of Tonkin incident. Soldiers accused of homosexuality are kept in the Blue Barracks awaiting discharge while criminal soldiers are kept in the Green Barracks. These are the days leading into the event known as the Vietnam War.

Monday at 7:30 p.m.

Reading

October 16, 2017

Kingdom of Earth • by Tennessee Williams • Director: Greg Stevens

Tickets: $15

Kingdom of Earth is a serio-comic play that focuses on Lot, a tubercular neurotic youth who is an impotent transvestite overly attached to the memory of his late mother. He has returned to his ancestral home, a decaying house on the edge of a river on the verge of overflowing, with his new bride Myrtle, a sometime prostitute and former showgirl. She dwells in a fantasy world of romantic illusions, one of which is to nurse Lot back to health so they can consummate their marriage, but soon discovers Lot only wants to use her to steal the deed to the property from his multiracial half-brother Chicken, who has lived on and farmed the property for years.

Monday at 7:30 p.m.

Production

February 5–March 4, 2018 (Women's Voices Theatre Festival)

No Word In Guyanese For Me • by Wendy Graf • Director: Julia Hurley • Cast: Ashley Nicholas

Tickets: $35

No Word in Guyanese for Me is a poetic and lyrical play that is beautiful exploration of religious and sexual identity. This is the journey of Hanna. From her childhood in Guyana to her adolescence in pre and post 9/11 New York City, from a disastrous arranged marriage to her sexual awakening, Hanna struggles to come to terms with her sexual identity, her devotion to her faith, and the right to be accepted for who she is, a gay Muslim.

Thursday–Saturday at 7:30pm,
Sunday at 3pm (except Sunday, 2/18 is at 7:30pm)
Monday, 2/19 at 7:30 p.m.

Production

April 5–29, 2018

The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe • by Jane Wagner • Director: Jeanette Buck

Tickets: $35

The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe is a poignant, sharp, and laugh-out-loud funny play that took Broadway by storm in 1985. A moving critique of modern society, this barbed but humane play continues to resonate with truth and accuracy.

Thursday–Saturday at 7:30pm,
Sunday at 3pm (except Sunday, 4/15 is at 7:30pm)
Monday, 4/16 at 7:30 p.m.

Quote for the 2017–2018 Season from the Artistic Director:

I'm very excited where Rainbow Theatre Project is right now as we head into our fifth season. It's a great honor to be among the small group of theatres being considered by the Helen Hayes Awards for the John Aniello Award for Outstanding Emerging Theatre Company. I am doubly excited by our upcoming move into our new home at the District of Columbia's Arts Center, commonly known as DCAC.

Our next season continues our goal to highlight new work along with the classics with a world premiere (Blue Camp), a Tennessee Williams classic (Kingdom of Earth), our first full production of a play from one of our many past staged readings (No Word in Guyanese for Me) and a revival of Jane Wagner's renown comedy (The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe).  I am particularly proud of our participation in the upcoming Women's Voices Theatre Festival with our production of Wendy Graf's No Word in Guyanese for Me.

I like to think that we might be a small theatre but we have big ambitions in our goals to represent our LGBTQ community.

-H. Lee Gable

Venue

DCAC (District of Columbia Arts Center)

DCAC

2438 18th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

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