Atlas Performing Arts Center

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Atlas Performing Arts Center

A Perfect Balance

Kevin Reese's solo show draws inspiration from mobile inventor, Alexander Calder. At the Lab Theatre II.

Great Noise Ensemble

The ensemble kicks off its latest season with "Fear Nothing New."

QuinTango: Tango: Community Art for the Ages

The local group shares tango music and stories before a post-concert discussion on how art shapes communities.
9/24 - 9/26

Heidi Martin: Abbey!

At the Lab Theatre II.

Furia Flamenca Dance Co.: Cafe Flamenco

A traditional flamenco show featuring live accompaniment by guitarist Torcuato Zamora and percussionist Hector Coco Barez. At the Lab Theatre II.
9/4 - 10/4

Truth and Beauty Bombs: A Softer World

Rorschach Theatre presents creator/director Jenny McConnell Frederick's production based on Emily Horne and Joey Comeau's web comic. At the Lang Theatre.
10/6 - 10/10

Lady Lay

Scena Theatre presents Lydia Stryck's play about a German woman living in 1980s Berlin, whose life is changed after she discovers Bob Dylan's music. Part of the 2015 Women's Voices Theatre Festival. At the Lab Theatre II.
10/3 - 10/10

As One

UrbanArias's one act opera follows a transgender woman as she forms her identity and place in the world.
10/2 - 10/12

Stay Awake

Anything becomes possible for a child and her dog when they stay awake beyond bedtime. Best for ages 2 to 4.

Capital City Symphony

The group performs "An American Tale" with the premiere of Charlie Barnett's Mid-Century Mambo as well as works by Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein. At the Lang Theatre.
10/30 - 11/1

Fall Festival of South Asian Arts

The Dakshina/Daniel Phoenix Singh Dance Co. hosts its 12th annual festival with performances by local Indian dance schools, followed by performances by C.V. Chandrasekhar; Mallika Sarabhai; and Prashant Shah Arushi Mudgal.
11/6 - 11/7

The Voice of Anne Frank

Words from Anne Frank's diary are performed through dance, music and spoken word by Czech dancer Miřenka Čechova.
10/23 - 11/7


The Washington Improv Theatre presents a performance featuring its improvised slasher flick, "Die! Die! Die!"

Gay Men's Chorus of Washington

The chorus performs works by Sondheim, Sinatra and Streisand.
11/11 - 11/15

Arts on the Horizon: Point A to Point B

In this nonverbal production, two workers must get creative to solve a puzzle about a moving ball. Best for ages 2 to 5.

Capital City Symphony Family Concert

The program includes Bruce Adolphe's "Three Pieces for Kids and Chamber Orchestra." An instrument petting zoo will occur before and after the show.
10/29 - 11/29

Unexplored Interior (or this is Rwanda: the beginning and end of the earth)

Derek Goldman directs the Mosaic Theater Company first season at the Atlas begins with the world-premiere of Jay O. Sanders' play about an African NYU film student who returns to Rwanda to learn more about the horrors that ripped his family apart. At the Lang Theatre.

Joy Of Motion Dance Center: Fall Youth Co. Concert

A free concert to showcasing child performers in kindergarten through 5th grade.
12/12 - 12/20

Snow Day

A child enjoys her first snow day in this production by Arts on the Horizon. Best for ages 2 to 6.

B-FLY Backstage: Poetry

Poets share and discuss their works.
1/21/16 - 1/24/16


Claire Parson's Company presents an interactive show that exercises kids' senses. Best for ages 2 to 6.
1/6/16 - 1/24/16

Wrestling Jerusalem

Writer Aaron Davidman performs in the Mosaic Theater Company of DC's production of his story about a man struggling with the personal and historical complexities of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. At the Lang Theatre.

Neil Rolnick

The composer is joined by keyboardist Kathleen Supove and cellist Ashley Bathgate.
2/5/16 - 2/7/16

Carmen in Havana

A collaboration with The Washington Ballet's Studio Co. featuring scenes from Bizet's "Carmen" and Lecuona's "Maria la O.". At the Lang Theatre.

Aaron Diehl Trio

At the Lang Theatre.
1/23/16 - 2/14/16

I Shall Not Hate

Palestinian actor Gasan Abas stars an production about bout a Gaza fertility doctor who becomes an unlikely hero. Performed in Hebrew and Arabic, this Mosaic Theater Company of DC presentation is staged by Israeli director Shay Pitovsky.
12/16 - 12/22/16

The Gospel of LovingKindness

Jennifer L. Nelson directs the Mosaic Theater Company of DC's chamber production of Marcus Gardley's play about a 17-year-old boy from Chicago who is killed for his sneakers three weeks after singing for President Obama at the White House. At the Lab Theatre II.

Editorial Review

The center includes a studio for Joy of Motion Dance Center and serves as the home of African Continuum Theatre, a professional black theater company. Atlas Arts Partners will offer classes in dance, acting, music and creative writing. Small-scale productions in the lab theaters are planned to complement major offerings in the larger theaters.