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Unveiled on December 9, 2005, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' new 324-seat Family Theater provides a new home for world-class family theater performances for the nation's youth and continues the Kennedy Center's $125 million commitment to performing arts education for adults and children alike.

"This new venue" said Michael Kaiser, former Kennedy Center President, "expands the Kennedy Center's ability to produce and present excellent works for young people." The inauguration of the Kennedy Center's state of the art 324-seat Family Theater facility coincides with the 30th anniversary of the Kennedy Center's youth oriented Performances for Young Audiences series.

Designed by the architectural firm Richter Cornbrooks Gribble, Inc. of Baltimore, the new theater is located on the site formerly occupied by the AFI Film Theater. Its construction spanned 11 months, and incorporates the most modern theatrical innovations available, including: premium audio technologies; a computerized rigging system; and a digital video projection system.

Coming to the Family Theater :

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How Drama Presents: Fat Kids Are Harder To Kidnap


How Drama of Singapore
Fat Kids Are Harder To Kidnap

Since 2008, Fat Kids Are Harder To Kidnap has been entertaining audiences in Singapore with our quirky observations and wacky take on current affairs. Now, we're taking our playful, tongue-in-cheek show to the United States for the very first time! As always, we try our best to fit 31 plays into an hour, but you decide the order. This show, created by the Singapore theater group How Drama, isn't afraid to tackle the hard issues: technology, penguins, war, more penguins, and--since we are from Singapore--the ban on chewing gum. We'll be in Washington, DC at the Kennedy Center this summer, so swing by and say hi! 

Performance Timing: 1 hour, with no intermission