The Kennedy Center

Page to Stage Festival

Page to Stage 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 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.

Upcoming Events


Page-to-Stage New Play Festival - SATURDAY, SEP. 2 (16th Annual)

Sat, Sep 2, 2017, 10:30 AM

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 Saturday include a silly spin on fairytales, an imagined debate between abolitionists John Brown and Frederick Douglass, Kostume Karaoke, and more.


Page-to-Stage New Play Festival - SUNDAY, SEP. 3 (16th Annual)

Sun, Sep 3, 2017, 6:00 PM

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. A highlight of Sunday includes a dark comedy exploring women’s friendships, journeys, and reproductive choices.


Page-to-Stage New Play Festival - MONDAY, SEP. 4 (16th Annual)

Mon, Sep 4, 2017, 11:00 AM

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 Monday include an opera without music, a reimagining of the mythical character Medusa, a story of desegregating a private swim club, and more.