It's time to re-open the house.
4615 Theatre will return to the stage in December with the Housewarming Theatre Festival, a sprawling celebration of the company’s resident artists. Featuring short plays, an all-new interactive piece, as well as musical performances and special guest engagements, the festival will take up the entire first floor of The Writer’s Center in Bethesda. Audiences will be able to choose their own path for the day, moving between multiple performance spaces to take in an array of programming, all led by and featuring resident artists, along with other frequent 4615 collaborators.
The inspiration for our theatre’s founding was a site-specific, roving production in multiple rooms of a house, back in 2013. Our namesake is the address of that house; a reference to the thrill of using an environment to its absolute fullest, asking the audience to take an active role in telling a story, and to our belief in treating every theatre-going experience like a house party. We are asking audiences to join with artists in making a space feel like home again. This feels like the perfect way to mark the start of our next chapter; revisiting our beginnings on a much bigger scale, and celebrating the community we’ve built since.
Part of the company’s rapid growth over the past few years has included the creation of a team of Resident Artists; DC-based performers, directors, designers, writers and more who have chosen to make 4615 a creative home. All of the works in Housewarming Theatre Festival involve at least one Resident Artist, either onstage or off, and many of the pieces are long-standing passion projects for those involved.
We have an incredible line-up of performers, writers, designers and directors ready to give you a taste of the creative spirit that won us the 2020 John Aniello Award for Outstanding Emerging Theater. Festival passes are available now, so gather your friends, bring a mask and get ready
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