3:30 PM15:30

The Welders: A Look Ahead at Page-to-Stage New Play Festival


Join The Welders at the Kennedy Center Atrium as we present a little bit of current projects and future projects. Welders 2.0 member Annalisa Dias will be sharing more about her ongoing emergent project series The Earth, That is Sufficient and Welders 3.0 members Jared Shamberger, Farah Lawal Harris, Cat Frost, Sisi Reid and myself will share excerpts of our upcoming performances. Q&A with Welders 3.0 to follow! FREE and open to the public. See you there!


Join more than 70 D.C.-area theater companies at the Kennedy Center for a series of free readings and open rehearsals of plays and musicals in development by local, regional, and national playwrights, librettists, and composers—some with scripts in hand, others almost fully staged.

Now entering its 18th year, Page-to-Stage was created to fill the Washington, D.C. theater community's need for an accessible space to perform and workshop new plays. During this festival, theater artists receive feedback and network with others, allowing them to refine their work and develop relationships that lead to later collaborations. The free performances reflect the dynamic make-up of all corners of the city, whether you are a newcomer or a veteran to theater.

This performance is featured as part of the Kennedy Center’s free daily performance series:

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6:30 PM18:30

Welders presents The Joint 2019: A Welders Art-House Party and Fundraiser


Rewind and get nostalgic with members of 1.0  
Push pause to spend time with the  members of  2.0 
Fast forward to a vision of the future with the members of 3.0

Get cozy at the art-house party of the year with all the members of The Welders 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0! 

The Joint will take over the rooms of the Rhizome art space, familiar to some as the setting of the 2017 environmental hit HELLO, MY NAME IS by Deb Sivigny. Throughout the house, installations, intimate performances, and interactive projects will delight attendees as they rewind to remember the past and fast forward to the future. 

Don't miss this spectacular event filled with connection, sneak peeks, and a celebration of three generations passing it on. Plus, the event will feature a fire pit, silent auction, tasty food, and music. 

Lets Pass It On together as we Play It Forward.

The full Rhizome space is not ADA compliant. However, the ground floor and one portable restroom will meet ADA standards. If you have specific accessibility questions or concerns, please contact us at

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to Mar 31

FRESHH Inc. Theatre presents 2019 Next to Kin One Act Festival: A Tribute to Octavia Butler


"Better to stay alive," I said. "At least while there's a chance to get free."

The "Next to Kin" One Act Play Festival continues our homage to "Kindred" by examining the lives and stories of Black women in the future. 

Due to last year's successful inaugural festival, FRESHH has decided to continue our focus on the belief that Black women have the tools and capacity to survive even the most turbulent of times and that we, indeed, make it to the "future." We know that despite systemic attempts to break and oppress Black women, we have the innate ability to not only survive but thrive, using our own creative genius.   

Using the work of Octavia Butler as inspiration, each playwright will work with a director and dramaturge to develop her work in connection to FRESHH's desire to redesign models of theatre in order to celebrate and uplift our own traditions and cultures.

When you buy tickets to the show, make sure to enter code: TESHONNE so they know who sent you :P

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to Nov 17

Anacostia Playhouse presents Visions/Revisions New Works Festival


I am so excited to announce that I will be directing for first time! Thank you to the Anacostia Playhouse for selecting me to direct staged readings of two 10-minute plays that engage the topic of an ever changing Anacostia neighborhood and the tensions that come with it!

from the Anacostia Playhouse website:

“Anacostia Playhouse is pleased to announce the winners of our first-ever new play festival, Visions/Revisions! Eight new and non-produced 10-minute plays have been selected and will be presented as staged readings with professional actors and directors.

These plays address the themes of deterioration and renovation, both physically and socially, over the course of Anacostia’s long history. Anacostia has undergone many physical and social changes from the time of the Nacochtank Native American settlement along the Anacostia River, to the founding of Union Town, to today. These submissions examine the impact of revisionist history on Anacostia and its residents.

This New Works Festival will be held November 15–17 at the Anacostia Playhouse located in historic Anacostia in Washington DC. The festival is an opportunity to introduce new playwrights to Washington’s theater community and establish relationships between writers, producers and directors.”

Learn more about the festival and Anacostia Playhouse!

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to Sep 3

Kennedy Center Page to Stage Festival



Saturday, September 1, 2018
Sunday, September 2, 2018
Monday, September 3, 2018

FREE! No tickets required, limited seating available.
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FRESHH Inc. Theatre will be among more than 60 D.C.-area theater companies at the Kennedy Center for a series of free readings and open rehearsals of plays and musicals in development by local, regional, and national playwrights, librettists, and composers--some with scripts in hand, others almost fully staged. My play, Afromemory, will be among a couple of the plays that FRESHH will be presenting at the festival. Stay tuned for more information about Page to Stage and the schedule of readings for Afromemory and other FRESHH readings.

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FRESHH Inc. Theatre - Next to Kin: One Act Festival
to Apr 29

FRESHH Inc. Theatre - Next to Kin: One Act Festival

A Tribute to Octavia Butler

This festival honors the work of Black female, award-winning speculative author, Octavia Butler with a series of short plays inspired by her work and style. I will be joining a group of emerging and illustrious playwrights in featuring my work in a two-night performance event at the Anacostia Arts Center. 

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Feminine Folklore: Anything In Between
to Mar 18

Feminine Folklore: Anything In Between

"In this installment of the shockingly real and hilarious devised theatre piece of Feminine Folklore, we are examining the theme of "Anything In Between" .In this topic we're exploring the taboos, assumptions, and stories about sex, marriage, dating and love from a range of Black women at various crossroads in their lives. This is an extremely interactive show and allows the audience to react and make their assumptions public. 

The begging question is how can we create spaces that don't assume and judge women based on who and how they love. How can we dismantle chauvinistic ideas that equate a woman's worth to her mate or her relationship status? From married to polyamorous from straight to gender fluid. This show checks all the boxes for anything and everything in between."

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