About Us:

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.

Our Mission
Open Circle Theatre is a place where artists with and without disabilities can be mentored, receive training, and have the opportunity to reach their professional potential. Open Circle Theatre utilizes the considerable talents of artists with disabilities to create professional theatrical productions and to provide
outreach and educational programs that serve to expand the cultural and vocational opportunities for the residents of the Washington, DC community, with particular attention to people with disabilities.

Our Vision
As a vibrant participant in the Washington, DC theater community, and as a national leader in promoting equal opportunities for people with disabilities in the Arts, Open Circle Theatre’s influence is significant in advancing the full integration of people with disabilities into both the theater and general
communities.

We operate on the premise that disability can enhance the artistic experience and inspire aesthetic innovation. Limitations exist in the mind, and through the arts, we strive to remove those limits.

Contact Us

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

Suzanne Richard,
Artistic Director:
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Open Circle Theatre is run entirely by volunteers. As a growing organization, we have a lot of work to do. Please share your time and talents with us. We’ll guarantee a really great volunteer experience.


Rob McQuay as Jesus and Cast in Jesus Christ Superstar

Suzanne and Dan in a scene from  Laughing Wild by Christopher Durang
Dan Via & Suzanne Richard battle it out over
tuna fish in
Open Circle's first production Laughing Wild by Christopher Durang.

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