The Kennedy Center


Page-to-Stage New Play Festival - SUNDAY, SEP. 2 (17th Annual)

Sunday, September 2, 2018 6:00 PM

Page-to-Stage New Play Festival

Join 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. Highlights of Sunday include Synetic Theater's adaptation of Sleepy Hollow.

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The 17th Annual Page-to-Stage New Play Festival

Sunday, September 2, 6–7 p.m.

See schedule for Saturday and Monday
Create your own festival schedule.
Return to the Page-to-Stage festival page here.

Venues throughout the Kennedy Center
FREE! No tickets required, limited seating available.

Join 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. 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 year, Page-to-Stage embraces the Center’s season-long exploration of The Human Journey by tackling subjects such as migration, identity, and discovery. Participants include Theater Alliance of Washington, D.C., Mosaic Theater Company of D.C., African-American Collective Theater, and more. The Kennedy Center is also excited to welcome back Signature Theater for another season of celebrating local work.

Join the fun on Saturday with yoga in the morning and participatory performances throughout the weekend, including a live Hip Hop looping workshop with the creators of Kid Prince and Pablo.

Limited seating available on a first-come, first-served basis. 
General Admission seating opens approximately 30 minutes prior to each event.
Please Note: There is no free parking when attending free events.

Please see bottom of the page for full description of each work. Programs, artists, and schedules are subject to change without notice.


African-American Collective Theater (ACT); Alliance for New Music-Theatre; Ally Theatre Company; Arcturus Theater Company; Arts on the Horizon; ArtStream Inc; Baltimore Playwrights Festival; Best Medicine Rep; Brave Soul Collective; Bridge Club; Cage Free Voices Theatre; City Kids Theater; Collington Players; Crash of Rhinos; DayDreamers International; Faction of Fools; Federal Theatre Project First Draft at The Rose Theatre Co.; FRESHH Inc; GALA presents: Paso Nuevo Youth Performance Group; Georgetown University; GildaPapoose Collective; Guillotine Theatre JBE Productions; Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences; Liberated Muse Arts Group; Monumental Theatre Company; Mosaic Theater Company; National Conservancy of Dramatic Arts; One Off Productions; Open Circle Theatre Company; Openstage; Pipeline Playwrights; Playwrights Collaborative; Playwrights Group of Baltimore; Rorschach Theatre; Safe Streets Arts Foundation
Scena Theatre; Selah City Urban Theatre; Seventh Street Playhouse; Showcase on Main; Signature Theater; Soul-Satisfying Productions; Spooky Action Theater; Starting Gate Theatrical; Synetic Theater; The Apothetae; The Highwood Theatre;The Indian Ocean Theatre Company; The Lark Play Development Center; The Law Theater Project; The Welders; The Wheel Theatre Company; Theater Alliance; Tonic Theater Company; Too Much Damn (TMD) Theater; Unexpected Stage Company; University of Maryland—School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies; Unknown Penguin; Venus Theatre; Voices Unbarred; Washington Improv Theater; Washington Stage Guild; Washington Women in Theatre; We Happy Few; Who What Where Theater Collective; Wit’s End Puppets; Young Playwrights’ Theater (YPT).

Parental Advisory/Explicit Content Guide
L – Language; D – Drugs; S – Sex; M – Mature Themes; V – Violence 
FF – Family Friendly
PPD – Post-Performance Discussion

Schedule for Sunday, September 2

6 p.m.
Synetic Theater

Sleepy Hollow, 45 min. + PPD
Recommended for ages 13 and up.
Millennium Stage South [SV]


Synetic Theater: Sleepy Hollow by Nathan Weinberger, directed by Paata Tsikurishvili  

Synetic’s Adaption of the American Tale of Horror. Sleepy Hollow will feature Synetic’s unique style of storytelling, immersing audiences in the small New England town haunted by the Headless Horseman. Adventure, Horror. Recommended for ages 13 and up.