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

Don’t Miss Teenage Dick!!!

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It’s finally here! Woolly Mammoth’s full, live, IN THE THEATRE production has opened. You may remember the live, online reading that Woolly helped Open Circle produce last winter as a fundraiser. Now you can see Woolly’s live production directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel of Mike Lew’s brilliant re-telling of Richard III set in a high school.

The show runs September 22, 2021 – October 17, 2021 so don’t miss it! For more info and how to get tickets go to https://www.woollymammoth.net/event/teenage-dick/. Please contact us if you are interested in a discount code for friends of Open Circle at open.circle.dc@gmail.com and please include “Discount for Teenage Dick” in the subject line.

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and a more accessible community for all.
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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.

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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


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.


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.