Rainbow Theatre Project

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2014–2015 Season

Generation Q (concert readings)

Monday, October 20, 2014 at 7:30pm • Source *

The Betty & Veronica Plays (four short plays) • Playwright: Mary Steelsmith • Director: Star Johnson

Betty & Veronica

In this touching and revelatory series of short plays (Happy and Gay, Moon Dancers, Dancing with Ms. Liza and Dancing with Sherpas), playwright Mary Steelsmith trails friends Betty and Veronica over several decades as their relationship, and names, change right along with the times.


My Night with Rock Hudson (one act) • Playwright: David Csontos • Director: Christopher Janson

Rock Hudson

David Csontos shines the spotlight on awkward dates as two couples embark on a double date at a triple-feature. It would be a great evening except that one of the guys would rather be on a date with the other guy and the two girls would prefer to be alone.

Generation Q (concert readings)

Monday, November 17, 2014 at 7:30pm • Source *

I’m Just Saying • Playwright: Jeffrey Higgins • Director: Connor Hogan

I'm Just Saying

Jeffrey Higgins’ world-premiere I’m Just Saying features two guys, one gay and one straight, who are lifelong friends living together when one takes his relationship with his girlfriend to the next level. A duel of spoken and unspoken words breaks out showcasing that the labels used in the past are becoming obsolete for who we are today.


Swamp Gothic (short play) • Playwright: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa • Director: David A. Richardson

Swamp Gothic

Local favorite Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Say You Love Satan, 2014) offers up Swamp-Thing-Meets-Tennessee-Williams in Swamp Gothic. A handsome college student risks man-eating alligators, voodoo, zombies and an over-protective sister to find his equally handsome missing best friend.

Feature (with Brave Soul Collective)

November 21–22, 2014 at 8:00pm • Source *

WTF Happened to Baby Sister? • Playwright: Thembi Duncan • Director: James Foster, Jr.

WTF Happened To Baby Sister?

Written by Thembi Duncan, conceived and directed by James Foster, Jr., and inspired by Michael Sainte-Andress, an outrageous play featuring the Jenkins Sisters, glamorous drag ball icons, who’ve fallen on lean times. WTF provides a glimpse into Harlem’s House/Ball Community, with drag performances, comedy, tragedy, battles, bondage, murder AND a nod to more than one Diva of Old Hollywood.

Generation Q (concert readings)

Monday, February 9, 2015 at 7:30pm • Source *

How to Separate Your Soul from Your Body (in ten easy steps)Playwright: Bryna Turner • Director: Jay D. Brock

How to Separate Your Soul from Your Body

How to Separate Your Soul… is a metaphysical comedy from Bryne Turner about what it means to love, to learn and to fall apart. While Ramona is off being seduced, literally and figuratively, by the academic lures of her Master’s program, her partner Petra, an agoraphobic how-to blogger, begins an existential journey of her own with the help of a strange identity on the Internet.


A Quick Stop at the Florist (short play) • Playwright: Steven Kobar • Director: David A. Richardson

A Quick Stop at the Florist

The simple act of picking up wedding flowers turns into a verbal confrontation between two straight women over gay marriage in Steven Kobar’s A Quick Stop at the Florist.

Cabaret Show

Sunday, March 8 at 8:00pm • Bier Baron †

Torch: Songs from the Gay Life • Based on an idea by H. Lee Gable • Director: John Moletress


Music is the food for the soul. Judy Garland. Noel Coward. Cole Porter. Little Richard. David Bowie. The Village People. Bronski Beat. Boy George. ABBA. Donna Summer. Ricky Martin. Christian Chavez. These are just a few of the artists that provided the life soundtrack for so many in the LGBT community. Torch celebrates the songs we sang along with, danced to, made love by, and underscored our coming out.


June 4–8 & June 18–20 at 8:00 p.m., June 21 at 2:00 p.m. • FlashPoint ~

The Oldest Profession • Playwright: Paula Vogel • Director: Elizabeth Pringle

The Oldest Profession

It’s never too soon to start planning for retirement but as the Reagan era dawns, a group of Golden Girl-aged working girls must start facing the physical, financial, emotional and social realities of the Life. Can Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel’s non-traditional family of unconventional women learn a few new tricks to keep them ahead of the game in The Oldest Profession?


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1835 14th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009

~ FlashPoint


916 G St. NW
Washington, DC 20001

† Bier Baron

Bier Baron

1523 22nd St. NW
Washington, DC 20037

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