Over the past year, we have all learned new ways to connect with what matters most to us. Theater J’s programs—classes, play readings, and more—went virtual, allowing us to continue fostering community with people near and far through theater. Now, we are eagerly anticipating and planning for a safe return to live, in-person programming in October 2021, entering our fourth decade of creating moving, funny, smart, provocative productions for the people who matter most to us: you.
While a lot has changed since last March, what will not change is our commitment to the health, safety, and comfort of our audience, staff, and artists. All activity at Theater J will be in accordance with regulations from the DC government and CDC. The Edlavitch DCJCC’s gym and preschool have been safely operating since Summer 2020, giving us ample opportunity to refine our health and safety measures. The Goldman Theater boasts a state-of-the-art HVAC system, including a dedicated outdoor air system that brings 100% fresh air into our auditorium.
We will launch our five-play season with a remount of Becoming Dr. Ruth by Mark St. Germain, starring Naomi Jacobson. This life-affirming story of a woman who kept her irrepressible joy through numerous life upheavals returns for a heart-warming evening of theater. Our season will close with the production currently scheduled for June 2021, Fires in the Mirror, conceived, written, and originally performed by Anna Deavere Smith and starring January LaVoy. The groundbreaking documentary play promises a tour-deforce solo performance and a timely examination of the intersections of race, color, and beliefs in the US.
We can’t wait to share the remainder of our season this summer, three plays we know you’re going to love, never-before-produced at Theater J.
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For our most up-to-date safety plans and information, visit theaterj.org/safetyguidelines