DC Black Pride Weekend LGBTQ+ Theater Showcase

Undercroft Theater 900 Massachusetts Ave NW., Washington, DC, United States

The African-American Collective Theater present a collection of short LGBTQ+ themed plays by their founding artistic director, Alan Sharpe. This series, which runs the gamut from drama to comedy puts Black Queer life on center stage. Tickets: $20–$30


Anacostia Arts Center 1231 Good Hope Rd., SE, Washington, DC, United States

Inspired by the murder of George Floyd and its impacts on Black and White American women, this play, funded by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, is the story of two longtime friends. Together, they open a cafe in a historic Black neighborhood in Pensacola, Florida, and must face stereotypes, deep-rooted perceptions, and […]

One in Two

Atlas Performing Arts Center 1333 H St. NE, Washington, DC, United States

Ryan Jamaal Swain (of Pose fame) stars alongside Michael Kevin Darnall and Justin Weaks in Raymond O. Caldwell's production of One in Two. By award-winning playwright Donja R. Love, this play finds three Black queer men in an ethereal waiting room where the audience joins them for a whimsical theatrical experiment that is equal parts harrowing, […]

One Jewish Boy

Theater J 1529 16th St. NW, Washington, DC, United States

When it opened in 2018, One Jewish Boy, an English play about anti-Semitism, ignited a storm of anti-Semitic reactions. The provocative, urgent play makes its U.S. premiere at Theater J this spring.



GALA Hispanic Theatre 3333 14th St. NW, United States

As poets, musicians, dancers, choreographers, and historians, Victoria and Nicomedes Santa Cruz led the resurgence of Afro-Peruvian arts in the 1960s. Celebrating the legacy of the Santa Cruz siblings in this musical revue that features their own original music and writing, Kumanana! shines a spotlight on the wealth of artistry from the Afro-Peruvian community. $25–$48.

Rock Paper Scissors

Atlas Performing Arts Center 1333 H St. NE, Washington, DC, United States

In Rock Paper Scissors, playwright Sisi Reid questions, interrogates, and explores her intersecting identities as a Black, queer woman. In her own words, the play is "a ritual dance language that is directly drawn from my personal journey of learning how to heal, love myself, and remember my divinity."

$20 – $40

soul divas reprise

Signature Theatre 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington, VA, United States

Back for a second act, this cabaret celebrates some of the very best voices and divas in modern music, from Aretha Franklin to Whitney Houston to Tina Turner. Tickets: $38


Anacostia Playhouse 2020 Shannon Pl. SE

It's the D.C. premiere of Verna Craighead Green's contemporary Gospel musical production following a young man on a path of self-discovery.

Cambodian Rock Band

Arena Stage 1101 6th St. SW, Washington, DC, United States

Arena kicks off its 2023-2024 season earlier than most and features the last selection of outgoing artistic director Molly Smith. Lauren Yee’s acclaimed "psychedelic theatrical extravaganza" opens. Set in 2008, a father-daughter duo are heading to Phnom Penh: she to prosecute a notorious Cambodian war criminal, he 30 years after escaping then-Communist rule.

Monsters of the American Cinema

Atlas Performing Arts Center 1333 H St. NE, Washington, DC, United States

Produced by Prologue Theatre follows Remy Washington, a Black man grieving the death of his husband, and now both the owner of a drive-in movie theater and a caregiver to his late husband’s straight, White teenage son, Pup. As the two bond over their shared love of classic American monster movies, they must also grapple […]

Carrie: The Musical

Atlas Performing Arts Center 1333 H St. NE, Washington, DC, United States

Theatre Lab, with directors Aidan Quartana and Lucia LaNave, present one of the most famous prom stories off all times. Based on the novel by Stephen King, high school outcast Carrie discovers she has telekinetic powers. Bullied by her classmates, Carrie has little support at home, but things looks up when nice guy Tommy asks […]

Monumental Travesties

Atlas Performing Arts Center 1333 H St. NE, Washington, DC, United States

Kicking off Mosaic's 2023-24 season is the world premiere of local playwright Psalmayene 24’s comedy exploring race, memory, and the often privileged act of forgetting. Using the controversial Emancipation Memorial, Monumental Travesties, offers a headless Lincoln and an absurdist chain of events between Black and White neighbors.