Boiler Room Series

2019-20 Boiler Room Series Season

New Works Staged Reading

Join us at Keegan for a special Boiler Maker Staged Reading and Post-Show Discussion. Selected from hundreds of submissions, this play will be workshopped by Keegan’s Artistic Development Team and presented to the public as a FREE staged reading. Every staged reading is followed by a post-show discussion. Stay tuned for announcements of titles and casts!

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New Works Staged Reading

Join us at Keegan for a special Boiler Maker Staged Reading and Post-Show Discussion. Selected from hundreds of submissions, this play will be workshopped by Keegan’s Artistic Development Team and presented to the public as a FREE staged reading. Every staged reading is followed by a post-show discussion. Stay tuned for announcements of titles and casts!

LEARN MORE
New Works Staged Reading

Join us at Keegan for a special Boiler Maker Staged Reading and Post-Show Discussion. Selected from hundreds of submissions, this play will be workshopped by Keegan’s Artistic Development Team and presented to the public as a FREE staged reading. Every staged reading is followed by a post-show discussion. Stay tuned for announcements of titles and casts!

LEARN MORE

Past BRS Staged Readings

New Works Staged Readings

To Saints and Stars
by Jordan Ramirez Puckett, directed by Josh Sticklin

Playwright in Residence Series, featuring Brandon McCoy

Tanner
directed by Cate Brewer

Getting In
directed by Matt Ripa

A Band in Search of a Name (a musical)
directed by Ricky Drummond

New Works Staged Readings

Up the Ladder, Down the Slide
by David Valdes Greenwood, directed by Josh Sticklin

Burst
by Rachel Bublitz, directed by Josh Sticklin

Little Wars
by Graziella Jackson, directed by Josh Sticklin

WOMXN on Fire Festival
10-Minute Plays

Got a Light?
by Jean Koppen, directed by Angelica Miguel

Now Casting
by Lilian Oben, directed by Moriamo Temidayo Akibu

Farewell Jupiter
by Jennifer Knight, directed by Kelsey Yudice

What It Means to Choke
by Graziella Jackson, directed by Sally Horton

By the Hand of a Woman
by Jennifer Clements, directed by Paige Washington

That’s Not What Happened
by Rebecca Talisman, directed by Chelsea Radigan

One-Act Plays

Temp
by Cara Gabriel, directed by Megan Thrift

Writer’s Block
by Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi, directed by Jasmine Hall

Floss
by Rachel Rios, directed by Lynn Sharp Spears

Self Portrait with Dirty Hair
by Jordan Ealey, directed by Manna-Symone Middlebrooks

Cabarets

Fire & Spice
featuring Linda Bard, Bianca Lipford, Shayla Lowe, Rachel Barlaam, Chani Wereley, Amanda Leigh Corbett, Jordan Lee, Lauren Farnell, Stephanie Wilson, and Sally Horton, music directed by Tiffany Underwood Holmes

Hard Times
featuring Chani Werely

American Bitch
featuring Beatrice Owens

New Works Staged Readings

Reason for Return
by DC Cathro, directed by Josh Sticklin

Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks
by Darren Donohue, directed by Josh Sticklin

From Gumbo to Mumbo
(co-produced with Keegan PLAY-RAH-KA)
by Drew Anderson and Dwayne Lawson-Brown, directed by Duane Richards

Fabulous Monsters
written by Diana Burbano with music collaboration by Moises Vazquez, directed by Cara Gabriel

Obessiah
by Suzanne Willett, directed by Josh Sticklin

WOMXN on Fire Festival
10-Minute Plays

What to Do When You’re Suicidal But You Can’t Fight Fascists When You’re Dead
by Natalie Ann Piegari, directed by Mitu Tiwari Raphael

Ten
by Graziella Jackson, directed by Amy Hard

I Don’t Know What’s Weird
by Olivia Haller, directed by Clancey Yovanovich

Pen and Paper
by Elizabeth Crino, directed by Medha Marsten

Women Wear White
by Lindsay Adams, directed by Ashleigh King

Here Again
by Shanta Parasuraman, directed by Aria Velz

Full-Length Solo Shows

Guilty
by Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi, directed by Danielle A. Drakes
featuring Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi

The Vagina Monologues
by Eve Ensler, directed by Dorothy Neumann
featuring Elaine Faye

Submit Your Play

Boiler Room Series is currently searching for new, full-length plays! From thousands of entries, four full-length plays will be selected to receive a workshop and free public staged reading as part of the New Works Staged Reading Series. Plus, all performances include post-show discussions, as part of the Boiler Room’s commitment to supporting these playwrights in their development of these exciting works.

BRS New Works Staged Readings: all playwrights find submission instructions and submit your new play here

Turning up the Heat for New Voices

The Boiler Room Series at Keegan, named after the old boiler room of the pre-renovation Keegan Theatre, is a bold programming initiative that focuses on the development of new works and the producing of unique performances.

The name speaks to the two-part mission: crank up the artistic heat on new works in progress and let loose the creative voices of tomorrow’s theatre.

Since its founding, Keegan has always been a supporter and producer of new works. In addition to fully producing 17 World Premieres, Keegan has workshopped many new works and played a critical developmental role in dozens of others. The Boiler Room Series amplifies those efforts by actively seeking artists and projects in international, national, and local searches for new plays and musicals.

And when it comes to producing innovative and bold theatre – Keegan is no stranger. By offering support and a stage for unique performances and performers, Keegan’s Boiler Room Series promotes the creative edge that’s driving theatre in DC and beyond to new and unexpected places.

Questions about the Boiler Room Series? Email BRS@keegantheatre.com

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