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Millennium Stage Schedule of Performances

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Performance Time: 6 p.m. Eastern, unless otherwise noted
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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Todd Burge [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]

Employing wry humor, dexterous guitar work, and drawing on a rich variety of life experiences, musician Todd Burge was recently described as “West Virginia’s premier songwriter” by NPR’s Mountain Stage host Larry Groce.



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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Tal National [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]

Tal National’s joyously hypnotic and highly unique West African guitar music is conveyed by lightning-fast rhythms and with a rotating cast of vocalists. Through their music, the history of Niger as a cultural crossroads on ancient trade routes comes alive. 




Thursday, September 3, 2015

Great American Songbook High School Competition [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Join the great American Songbook Ambassadors as they make their Kennedy Center debut and pay tribute to this iconic canon of music. Performers include the 2015 winner, Lucas Debard; 2014 winner Maddie Baillio; and 2013 winner Julia Goodwin with members of the American Pops Orchestra.


Friday, September 4, 2015

Loud Boyz [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
For the festival’s opening performance, the Kennedy Center rocks harder than ever with Loud Boyz. Formed in 2014 in Washington, D.C., Loud Boyz collide punk, hardcore, and garage rock in a way that Vice’s Noisey calls “the kind of music meant to be blared from rooftops.” Part of Finding a Line: Skateboarding, Music, and Media


Saturday, September 5, 2015

Washington Improv Theater [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
iMusical, the company’s longest running ensemble, ranges from the silly to the sublime, with something for hard-core improv and musical theater fans alike. iMusical combines long-form improvisation with modern musical theater to craft spontaneous musicals with integrity and fun.


Sunday, September 6, 2015

VSA Playwright Discovery [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
This performance recognizes the eight Senior Division (grades 10–12) winners of the VSA Playwright Discovery Competition. Excerpts of four scripts will be performed as staged readings. The VSA Playwright Discovery Competition invites middle and high school students with and without disabilities to examine the disability experience and express their views through the art of script writing. 

A Jean Kennedy Smith Arts and Disability Program.


Monday, September 7, 2015

Synetic Theater [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Synetic Theater Company presents a demonstration of the Synetic Technique followed by a few scenes from their upcoming production of Alice in Wonderland with a post-performance Q&A to follow. 


Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Dynasty Band [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
The D.C.-based, 13-piece ensemble, Darren Harper’s The Dynasty Band, takes the sounds of jazz, pop, R&B, big band, and call-and-response and uniquely infuses them with the syncopated rhythms of American, African, and Latin percussion that make up the backbone of D.C.’s own native Go-Go sound.


Sunday, September 13, 2015

123 Andres [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Details will be announced soon


Monday, September 14, 2015

Maurette Brown Clark [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Details will be announced soon


Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Andrea Assaf [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Part of the Womens Voices Theater Festival
Details will be announced soon


Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Sones De Mexico Ensemble [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Details to be announced soon


Thursday, September 17, 2015

Kate Berlant [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
IN THE TERRACE THEATER
Brooklyn-based comedian Kate Berlant performs in comedy festivals across the country and was recently profiled by the New York Times as a “magnetic improvisational comic” at the forefront of experimental comedy. John F. O’Donnell opens. This program contains mature themes and strong language. Note: this program will be streamed live but will not be archived. Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery starting at approximately 5:30 p.m., up to two tickets per person.


Saturday, September 19, 2015

Caroline Stephanie Clay [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]

Written and performed by Caroline Stephanie Clay, this performance is a look at the life of the 19th century sculptress. A rich celebration of artistic agency and freedom, emancipation, and the joys and challenges of creative genius. Her talents emerging in the days following the Civil War while a student at Oberlin College, Edmonia Lewis was an African American and Native American sculptor who worked for most of her career in Rome. Her work is known for incorporating themes relating to black and American Indian people into Neoclassical style sculpture. Part of the Women's Voices Theater Festival.




Monday, September 21, 2015

Paige Hernandez [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Colin Hovde
Caleen Sinnette Jennings
Anu Yadav
A FREE panel discussion with performance elements. Part of Millennium Stage.With an introduction by Kennedy Center President Deborah F. Rutter, the panel will be moderated by Jennifer Nelson. Panelists include: Michelle Banks, Thembi Duncan, Paige Hernandez, Colin Hovde, Caleen Sinnette Jennings, and Anu Yadav.
When you hear the word "woman", who first comes to mind? What does she look like? What does her family look like? Where is she from? Where does she live? Who does she love? What's important to her? What worries her? How often do you hear her story? Has she ever been asked to tell it? We invite the community to join theater professionals in a dialogue about making space for women's intersectional identities both onstage and behind the scenes



Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Words Beats & Life [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
This performance showcases some of the District’s most talented young DJs, MCs, poets, hip-hop dancers, and B-boy and B-girl apprentice students from the Words Beats & Life Academy. Presented in collaboration with Words Beats & Life.


Thursday, September 24, 2015

John Cohen [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Down Hill Strugglers
Jerron Paxton
Details will be announced soon


Monday, September 28, 2015

Ronee Penoi [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Alexandra Petri
Hannah Hessel Ratner
Rachel Hynes
Playwrights: Annalisa Dias, Rachel Hynes, Ronee Penoi, Alexandra Petri, Hannah Hessel Ratner
Showcase of work by the women of the 2nd generation of D.C.s own Playwrights' Collective, the Welders.
Part of the Women's Voices Theater Festival.


Wednesday, September 30, 2015

FRESHH Inc. [Add this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar.]
Part of the Women's Voices Theater Festival
Details will be announced soon


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