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Don't forget to bring your CHAW theatre program to Ambar on 8th Street to enjoy 10% off your meal after the show!

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Taffety Punk

We Happy Few

The Coil Project

Faction of Fools

Light Switch Dance Theatre

CHAW’s theater also hosts a range of performances, recitals, lectures, rehearsals and classes.   This 55-seat black box features lighting, sound, projection, backstage storage, and is available for rental



Character Building: 

American Ensemble Theater announces a full production of a one-man musical for school and adult audiences adapted for the stage by Martin Blank: Character Building by Booker T. Washington. “This one-man musical is adapted from talks Dr. Washington gave his students at Tuskegee University,” stated AET Artistic Director Martin Blank. “What Dr. Washington gives is timeless wisdom for people of any age about how to have a productive life. AET is excited to present Character Building as part of Black History Month and to benefit CHAW, which does amazing community-based work, including bringing arts education to young people.”


·    Saturdays, February 3, 10, 17, and 24 at 1 pm 

All performances take place in the accolade-winning Black Box Theatre at CHAW, 545 7th St. SE, just a short walk from the Eastern Market Metro on the Orange/Blue/Silver lines. all tickets are pay what you will, and 100 percent benefits capitol hill arts workshop and their tuition assistance program, which allows low-income and homeless children the opportunity to make art! for tickets, call chaw at (202) 547-6839. more information is online at


TAffety PUnk: 

Mom Baby God- February 28- March 10

Take a cupcake, put on a name tag, and prepare to be thrown into the world of the Christian Right, where sexual purity workshops and anti-abortion rallies are sandwiched between karaoke sing-alongs, Christian EDM raves and pro-life slumber parties. An immersive dark comedy about American girl culture in the right-wing, written and performed by Madeline Joey Rose Burrows. 

Don Juan- April 7- April 21