Welcome to Open Circle Theatre

“He drew a circle to shut us out
Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout;
But love and I had the wit to win,
We drew a Circle that took him in.”

Edwin Markham
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Promoting employment in the arts for people with disabilities
and a more accessible community for all.
We stand, sit or crawl with Black Lives Matter

Woolly Mammoth Presents Open Circle's Reading of Teenage Dick by Mike Lew Directed by Monique Holt
Featuring: Suzanne Richard*, Susan Lynskey*, Christopher Imbrosciano*, Autumn Seavey-Hicks, Katrina Clark, Carl Williams, Thomas Dellamonica*, Neil Sprouse and (Stage Manager) Seth Betzler*
*Member of Actors’ Equity

Please join us for a special BENEFIT Virtual Performance on November 19 at 7:30 PM. 

Open Circle is thrilled to partner with WOOLLY MAMMOTH to bring you a virtual reading of this modern twist on Shakespeare’s RICHARD III.

All tax deductible donations you make will be distributed to the cast, stage manager, crew and Open Circle to help us weather this time of hardship until we can all be together in the theatres again.

The CARES ACT 2020 established a universal provision that allows you to deduct up to $300 as an above-the-line contribution.  Any individual who does not elect to itemize their 2020 deductions may take advantage of this opportunity to redeem from your gift.

Sign Language SymbolThis performance will be performed in English and American Sign Language.

Teenage Dick is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service.

This event is invitation only and space is limited!
Please contact us if you would like an invitation.

Please consider contributing to inclusive theatre by contributing to our much needed SUPPLY THE ACTORS FUND

Your contribution to this campaign will:
1) provide funding for rehearsal Interpreters to ensure our speakers of American Sign Language and English understand each other while they work
2) provide Actors online media kits so we can continue bring our theater to you!

We wish to express our gratitude to the Performers’ Unions:

**ACTORS’ EQUITY ASSOCIATION**
**AMERICAN GUILD OF MUSICAL ARTISTS
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** AMERICAN GUILD OF VARIETY ARTISTS **
** SAG-AFTRA **

through Theatre Authority, Inc. for their cooperation in permitting the Artists to appear on this program.


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OCT Shows and Events


Open Circle Theatre (OCT) is Washington DC’s first professional theatre dedicated to producing professional productions that integrate the considerable talents of artists with disabilities. OCT was formed by a group of people with and without disabilities, who possess professional theater experience, love of the theater, and a commitment to full access for all persons in every opportunity our community has to offer.


THIS SEASON IS MADE POSSIBLE BY THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF:
Paula Sweeney – Doretha Dixon – Monica Lijewski –
Dr. Kathryn T. Farley – Timothy Zimmerman

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Contact Us

Open Circle Theatre
(Office) 500 King Farm Blvd., #102
Rockville, MD 20850
Voice: 240/683-8934

Email: info@opencircletheatre.org


A STATEMENT FROM OPEN CIRCLE THEATRE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, ADVISORY COMPANY, AND ARTISTS

Open Circle Theatre acknowledges it has benefited from the historically centered focus of the disability rights community, the theater community, and the imbalance of influence accompanying that privilege. Here, and in all our work, we reaffirm our commitment to Anti-racist practices and policies. We join others around the world in strongly supporting the Black Lives Matter Movement and will strengthen our organization with members who bring lived experience of being, D/disabled, D/deaf, BIPOC, Women, and those who are LGBTQIAplus.

We at Open Circle are committed to Disability justice and to a vibrant radically inclusive inter-sectional space.

We at Open Circle are committed to Disability justice and to a vibrant radically inclusive inter-sectional space.

Land Acknowledgement

Open Circle acknowledges this theater and its theater spaces stand on occupied, unceded territory: the ancestral homeland of the NACOTCHTANK, whose descendants belong to the Piscataway peoples.