The Kennedy Center


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

Sunday, September 3, 2017 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. A highlight of Sunday includes a dark comedy exploring women’s friendships, journeys, and reproductive choices.

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The 16th Annual Page-to-Stage New Play Festival

Sunday, September 3, 6–7:30 p.m.

See schedule for Saturday and Monday.
View the festival overview, schedule, and venue map in our digital brochure.
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. Among the participants are Theater Alliance of Washington, D.C., African-American Collective Theater, Mosaic Theater Company of D.C., and interactive performances by dog & pony dc, Arts on the Horizon, and Naked Theatre Company. We also welcome Woolly Mammoth back to Page-to-Stage, and Ford’s Theater for the first time. Additional activities include a chance for patrons to perform on stage by reading scenes from festival participants’ plays during the day with Script Karaoke, and to rock the mic with Kostume Karaoke to cap off the festivities on Saturday and Monday nights.

This year’s Page-to-Stage is a part of the Kennedy Center’s Centennial Celebration of President John F. Kennedy’s 100th birthday, which occurred on May 29, 2017. Page-to-Stage puts an emphasis on Courage, one of the five ideals ascribed to President Kennedy.

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.

Adventure Theatre MTC; African-American Collective Theater (ACT); Ally Theatre Company; Arts on the Horizon; Arcturus Theater Company; Baltimore Playwrights Festival; Best Medicine Rep; Brave Soul Collective; Bridge Club: Writer's Collective; Catholic University of America; City Kids Theatre; CNU Initiative Student Theatre; Coppin Repertory Theatre; dog & pony dc; The Essential Theatre; Faction of Fools; Factory 449; First Draft at the Rose; Flying V; Ford's Theatre; Forum Theatre; FRESHH Inc. Theatre Company; Gang of Five; Georgetown University; Guillotine Theatre; The Highwood Theatre; The Indian Ocean Theatre Company; JBE Productions; Keegan Theatre; Kennedy Center Kenan Fellowship Program; The Law Theatre Project; Monumental Theatre Company; Mosaic Theater Company of DC; Naked Theatre Company; Nu Sass Productions; One Off Productions; OpenStage; Pallas Theatre Collective; Pinky Swear Productions; Pipeline Playwrights part of Thelma Theatre; Playwrights Collaborative; Playwrights Group of Baltimore; Safe Streets Arts Foundation; Scena Theatre; Seventh Street Playhouse; Synetic Theater; Taffety Punk Theatre Company; Theater Alliance of Washington DC; Theater Prometheus; Tonic Theater Company; Too Much Damn (TMD) Theater; Unexpected Stage Company; University of Maryland's Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies Department; Unknown Penguin; Venus Theatre Company; Washington Improv Theater (WIT); The Washington Rogues; Washington Stage Guild; We Happy Few Productions; The Welders; The Wheel Theatre Company; Wit's End Puppets; Woolly Mammoth.

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

Sunday, September 3

6 P.M.

Theatre Prometheus
Abortion Road Trip, 90 min.
Recommended for age 13 and up.
Millennium Stage North [LSM]



Theatre Prometheus: Abortion Road Trip by Rachel Lynett, directed by Tracey Erbacher
We all have baggage. Sisters Minnie and Lexa bring some of theirs on a road trip—they have hired a taxi driver to take them from Texas to New Mexico so Lexa can get an abortion. Along the way, Minnie and Lexa attempt to mend their relationship as sisters while the driver revisits her tumultuous relationship with her partner, Taylor. Winner of the Best Comedy award at the 2017 Capital Fringe Festival, this darkly comic production balances biting humor with heavy subject matter to reveal the deeply nuanced nature of women’s friendships, journeys, and reproductive choices. Comedy. Recommended for ages 13 and up. Explicit languages/themes.