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We Happy Few Productions presents "CHALK"

At its simplest, CHALK is a story of motherhood. A wise judge draws a chalk circle on the ground to determine the true mother of a contested child. However, it's also a story about revolution and rebellion. It's about the choices we are forced to make for ourselves, for our families and for the causes we believe in. It's about the working class and the wealthy, justice and family, duty and survival. In an ever-changing world where nothing is black and white, how can we judge what's right?

Staged Reading of Thomas Geoghegan’s play MONTICELLO

Monticello has its premise in a historical fact: Thomas Jefferson did invite students from the University of Virginia to dine with him at Monticello. In 1826, the last year of Jefferson's life, Edgar Allan Poe enrolled at the university. What might have happened in an encounter between Jefferson and Poe? Geoghegan’s play – set on July 2, 1826, which was two days before the fiftieth anniversary of the Declaration of Independence – offers an answer.

Kokedama Workshop

Join us for Mimoza Design's Kokedama Workshop!  With its roots in the Japanese Bonsai tradition, Kokedama (“Koke” =Moss “Dama” = Ball) is a really intriguing way to grow and display many different types of plants. Instead of the traditional shallow dish, Kokedama have their roots enclosed in a beautiful moss form. It has been called “poor man’s bonsai” in the past. Traditionally, the Kokedama would be displayed in a shallow dish.

Suede in concert


Join CHAW as we welcome Suede back to DC--in her first area concert in eight years!  We are thrilled to announce that you have not one, but two CHAWsome opportunities to hear this talented performer, whom the press has compared to "Adele meets Diana Krall meets Bette Midler - sassy, smooth and intoxicating.”  And, as always at CHAW, lots of options to ensure that this program is as accessible as possible to as many music-lovers as possible!

Phaeton by Michael Milligan

Phaeton explores the distance between who we are, who we think we are, and who we can be. In this space lies the conflict  the inescapable and universal struggle  between the mundane and the divine, between complacency and hope, between fear and action. 

Who are you? Where do you come from? What are you driving toward? Do you understand your ideals? Do you fear your ideals? Do you fear liberation? How far would you go to renew the world?

Featuring Taffety Punk company members Dan Crane and Kimberly Gilbert, with James Flanagan as Phaeton, and guest artists Terence Aselford, Audrey Bertaux, Joe Brack, Julia Brandeberry, Karin Rosnizeck, Dawn Thomas, and Eva Wilhelm. Choreography by Kelly King. Music by Josh Taylor. Directed by Marcus Kyd.