Theater: STUDIO THEATRE IN D.C. (Reopening Season 2021-22)

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by Lamont Williams on August 8, 2021

in Theater-Regional

D.C.’s Studio Theatre will begin its five-play 2021-2022 season in December with Flight, an epic story about two orphaned brothers, refugees who embark on a cross-continental odyssey from their native Syria, hoping to reach safety in the UK. Flight is an immersive installation created by Scottish innovators Vox Motus and designed by Jamie Harrison (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child  magic effects and illusions designer). In January, the Studio invites audiences back to the seats for the first time with White Noise, a provocative comedy about race, identity, and friendship by the legendary Suzan-Lori Parks (Topdog/Underdog, The America Play).

In spring, the brand-new Victor Shargai Theatre opens with People, Places & Things, Duncan Macmillan’s (Lungs) sweeping drama about an actress wrestling with addiction and clawing her way toward recovery. The flagship theatre will be completely reengineered to allow for a variety of seating configurations tailored to different productions and with state-of-the-art technology to enhance the work on stage. Other changes to the building include new public lounge areas, a café and bar, and refreshed façade that identifies Studio as a beacon for creativity on 14th Street. Another change to the exterior—a new valet parking option for patrons.

People, Places & Things is followed with the world premiere of John Proctor is the Villain, a post-#MeToo play about teenagers who start studying The Crucible and end up questioning all the ways they’ve been told that power has to operate. The season ends on a high note with 2021 Pulitzer Prize-winning The Hot Wing King, Katori Hall’s fresh and fierce comedy about dreams, deep frying your way to an all-star title, and the crew that makes the risks worthwhile.

Studio’s 2021-2022 SEASON
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An epic journey told in breathtaking miniature, theatrical installation Flight follows orphaned brothers on a cross-continental odyssey to freedom and safety.
In this bold drama from Pulitzer-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks, four thirtysomethings find their friendship pushed to its limits after embarking on a radical social experiment.
Emma is an actress with an addiction that’s trying to kill her. On a disorienting journey through rehab, she must decide if recovery—and the people, places, and things she’ll face there—are worth fighting for. A stunning spectacle from Duncan Macmillan (LungsEvery Brilliant Thing).
In this world premiere by a major new voice, students at Helen County High are dealing with sex ed, group projects for The Crucible, and a town scandal that might not be a total witch hunt after all.
A fierce, fresh comedy about frying your way to glory, celebrating who you are, and being crowned Memphis’ new Hot Wang King. Winner of the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
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Studio Theatre
1501 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
United States



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