welcome to open circle theatre.

Open Circle Theatre is DC’s first professional theatre that promotes careers in the arts for people with disabilities.

We create from the principle that disability can enhance the artistic experience, expand aesthetic innovation, and influence a community to become accessible for all. Formed in 2003 by a group of people with and without disabilities, we value building a diverse community and celebrating the uniqueness of each person.

Welcome! The Hive is Open Circle is a community of disabled and deaf artists to:

  1. Support each other’s careers
  2. Grow our network of artists who identify as disabled and/or d/Deaf
  3. Generally have an awesome time together!

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Open Circle Theatre relies heavily on 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.

Contact Us

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

Email: info@opencircletheatre.org

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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


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.


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