REMEMBER: Today is Pay What You Can at the door. This deal lasts alllllll day!
NEED LAST MINUTE HOLIDAY SHOPPING? Visit our marketplace! RONNIE-X is selling clothing and accessories. You can get yourself or your loved one lessons from Studio Acting Conservatory or schedule an epic adventure with DM Jon Jon Johnson from Dun-Dun-Dungeons. All this + a whole slew of theater companies with great, upcoming work to learn about and get tickets for.
See you there!
It is our LAST day celebrating the Housewarming Theatre Festival!
🎄 Get some holiday shopping done at our Marketplace. RONNI-X will be there selling designs. Gift your loved ones with classes at Studio Acting Conservatory! Purchase a site-specific theatre experience with Rorschach Theatre!
🙋🏽♀️ Once the events have started, join Jordanna Hernandez for an artist Q&A right after her play, “Por Lo Que Soy,” finishes!
🎫 And lastly, tomorrow is a PWYC pass day! If you missed a show you really wanted to see, you have one more chance to catch it.
Wow! Today’s a busy, jam-packed day!
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--->>>On Saturday, August 28th at 11am, join local leaders, designers, and artists for a ribbon cutting to open our new home. Throughout the afternoon, explore our unique building and view the Last Supper mural by artist Akili Ron Anderson.
11AM – Ribbon cutting ceremony outside on the Conservatory plaza
Until 4PM – Public viewing of our building and the Last Supper mural
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The Studio Acting Conservatory invites you to the grand opening of their brand new home in Columbia Heights! See the rediscovered mural by !
Fall classes start 9/7 at Studio Acting Conservatory, the DC company that has provided 12,000 theater artists with professional training! And you can be a part of the legacy, too! Registration is open NOW for curriculums including acting, directing, character, voice, movement, improvisation, musical theater, and much more. Call 202-232-0714 TODAY or see
"Now painted a vivid red, the color recalls the image of barns in rural Scandinavia. Fittingly, the main entrance of Studio Acting Conservatory - perched on the second floor and reached by way of a steep slatted staircase - is modelled on an actual barn door." Click for the in-depth feature from Ravelle Brickman!
For almost 50 years, Studio Acting Conservatory has provided rigorous professional training to over 12,000 theater artists. And you can be a part of the legacy, too! Registration is open NOW for classes - study acting, directing, character, voice, movement, improvisation, musical theater, and much more. Call 202-232-0714 TODAY or see
So much included - details on her show opening Roundhouse Theater Company "We're Gonna Die," her directorial debut in August, her first stab at playwrighting, and so much more! Also get the scoop on the upcoming TheatreWashington Summit coming Aug. 3-4! So much talent contained in one person! Paige Hernandez-Funn DC Metro Theater Arts Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Studio Acting Conservatory
Our podcast with the incredible actor/director/playwright Regina Aquino is now live -
All accounts closed, all reference to the show gone. All because of a faulty algorithm, faulty human understanding, or malicious intent. And no indication as to why OR a method to dispute this insanity.
I now fear for any artistic institution that _dares_ to put on a play critical of those two groups/entities mentioned above.
The Rude Mechanicals: News and Performances
Studio Acting Conservatory, Studio Theatre, Atlas Performing Arts Center, DC Arts Center, Arena Stage
I am the TD of the Rude Mechanicals.
Facebook just closed all the manager accounts of a theater troupe because in the description of the play being shown this weekend were the terms (munged for safety): anonymous letter between P and R, and the name of the 45th person to hold a certain office.
tonight, my very first original script and film ever will screen as the final project for the directing class i took under the guidance of my mentor, Joy Zinoman, and with the financial support of a scholarship from Annexus Theatre Company and Solo HaileSelassie. you are cordially invited to view my class' work, beginning at 7pm. all you need is an internet connection to view the youtube link, its not a zoom meeting. my classmates are all wonderful, exceptional artists and the films this evening run 20mins or less.
i cannot believe the semester is over already. it truly feels like yesterday that i started this journey and i marveled at being in a classroom environment for the first time in 16 years. and yet, during this time this class has pushed me through so many blocks i had unknowingly set up for myself out of fear and insecurity. it challenged my very awareness of myself as an artist. last year i would have told you that i NEVER want to direct because its too much responsibility and that i was terrified of writing because its too personal - that i was an actor and only an actor.
this year, i can say i've directed 5 challenging projects featuring some of the finest actors to have ever performed in DC centering specifically on stories featuring BIPOC actors and/or playwrights, and that i've written something deeply vulnerable and revealing, which was filmed and produced in collaboration with brilliant performers and designers, that will be shared publicly tonight.
i am very proud of the work that i have done and the opportunity i have been given to grow further into my artistry. i could not have done it without the support of Joy Zinoman, Joe Graf, and Solo HaileSelassie. i'd like to thanks all the brilliant actors who allowed me the privilege to direct them in the following scenes:
JUNK by Ayad Akhtar
Kate Debelack, Billie Krishawn, and Whalen Jimmy
Marjorie Prime by Jordan Harrison
Katrina Clark and Maboud Ebrahimzadeh
Where Did We Sit On The Bus by Brian Quijada
Cry It Out by Molly Smith Metzler
Tony K Nam and Erika Rose
Shout out to Bee Quijada for allowing the special honor of working on his incredible, inspiring play that fueled my desire to write my final piece.
My final film is the beginning of what I hope will become a full 75 min theatrical script exploring the varying challenges of growing up as a 1st generation Filipinx-American, the undying quest for identity and community, and the power of performance. This first, raw draft was nurtured into creation with the constant support of a genius team: Roc Lee, Patrick Lord, Jeannette Christensen, and Whalen Jimmy. It was passionately performed by the incredibly talented and infectiously kind Justine Moral and my incredibly patient and loving and gorgeous and charming mother and daughter, Rose Aquino-Valeriano and RAR.
I am bereft of the words that would adequately convey my gratitude and love for all the people mentioned here. This semester has changed me as an artist but, more notably, as a human being. I am a better actor, writer, friend, mother, daughter, and collaborator for having taken this one directing class. This is a testament to the salvation found in creating art and theatre, to the power of seeking learning and growth, to the joy found in collaboration and community. And to think this journey began 20 years ago, when a 22 year old goth punk with spiky neon red hair clad in black, ratty threads sat angrily smoking a marlboro red on the curb of in front of the conservatory before my first class, and where Joy first laid eyes on me and thought "is THAT a student???" 🖤🖤🖤
If you ever had an inkling to just *try* acting, take a class with Studio Acting Conservatory. For 20 years it has, and still is, changing my life for the better.
FINAL SCENES are the capstone event for every class at Studio Acting Conservatory. Our graduation if you will. Do to the health crisis, we moved classes and FINAL SCENES to Zoom. The results are stellar. Check out this compilation. I’ll post the link so you can Zoom in next. Studio Acting Conservatory
For the first time in its 45-year history, Studio Acting Conservatory is offering its Summer Intensive Semester ONLINE. The adult program includes beginning acting classes and movement and voice classes beginning June 8th. To accommodate for the current times, all adult classes are 25% OFF, and the Young Actor Summer Intensive is tuition-free for all teens (ages 13-17). Unleash your creative potential through quality, rigorous, and time-honored training. Visit studioactingconservatory.org for more info and call 202.232.0714 to register today. Space is limited. See you online!
Joy Zinoman's Studio Acting Conservatory has found a new home in Columbia Heights.