1st Stage is a non-profit, professional theater in an emerging city and strives to provide a bridge between educational and professional theatre for young and emerging professional artists!  They encourage lifelong learning in the arts through fresh, imaginative interpretations of classic and contemporary theater works in a warm, welcoming and comfortable space. For more info, go to www.1ststagetysons.org!

Synetic Theater's mission is to be the premier American physical theater, fusing text, drama, movement, acrobatics, dance, and music!  The theater produces world-class theater for all ages and participates in many outreach programs.  For shows and classes, go to www.synetictheater.org for details!

The Washington Improv Theater brings hysterically funny and original performances as well as improv training to people who might otherwise might not get a chance to explore it.  For upcoming shows, classes, and more, check out www.washingtonimprovtheater.com for details!

Flashband events bring together a group of musicians who form new, temporary bands (Flashbands).  After a rehearsal period of a few weeks, the bands perform on stage for a one-night only show!  For info about upcoming events and shows, go to www.flashband.org!

The 9 Songwriter Series is a touring live music event based in DC, with each show featuring nine singer/songwriters to give audiences a varied listening experience.  The series has played in other cities such as NYC, Charlotte, and Philadelphia.  Go to www.wearethe9.com for more info!

District Improv's mission is to support and grow DC's long-form improv comedy scene and promote awareness of the District as a premier improv community.  Visit www.districtimprov.org for info on upcoming improv comedy shows and events!

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Story District's mission is to be a platform for diverse perspectives and serving as a pipeline and training ground fro new voices and talent in storytelling!  It focuses entirely on the cultivation of DC-area talent and the development of personal, true stories.  For more info and events, go to www.storydistrict.org!  

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Since 1934, The Little Theatre of Alexandria has put on over 300 productions and is the oldest award-winning theater in the Washington, DC, metro area!  It boasts an ambitious seven-show season, constantly striving to promote the arts from its historical location in Alexandria, Virginia.  Go to www.thelittletheatre.com for more info and upcoming productions!

Founded by DC improv/stand-up comedian Pete Bergen, Chinese Menu produces numerous comedy shows throughout the year, featuring many of the area's best comedy acts!  To date, the shows have featured over 100 performers from DC and other parts of the country.  For more info and upcoming shows, check out Chinese Menu Comedy on Facebook! 

Listen Local First is a DC-based music initiative, working with businesses and arts organizations in the District to create alternative avenues for music exploration!  Its goal is to highlight the talented and diverse music created around DC, while promoting relationships with the broader cultural and business community.  Go to www.listenlocalfirst.com for upcoming shows and features on local musicians!

MOVEIUS Contemporary Ballet was founded in 2010 to catalyze the creation and public presentation of innovative, accessible, and thoughtful ballet, and has garnered critical acclaim from various publications!  It has performed at a variety of houses in Maryland, DC, Virginia, and North Carolina.  To find out more and for upcoming productions, go to www.moveiusdance.org

Encore's mission is to build life-long appreciation for theatre by involving young people in all aspects of theater arts - onstage, backstage, in class, and in the audience!  By participating in live theatre, it strives to build problem-solving, teamwork, and self-confidence skills, and cultivate the next generation of art lovers.  For shows and classes, to go www.encorestageva.org!   

Capital Hill Arts Workshop provides arts education to children in the DC area through classes, performances, and exhibitions in visual and performing arts.  CHAW houses exciting performances year-round in its Black Box Theater and art exhibitions in its art gallery.  For more info about classes and upcoming events, check out www.chaw.org!

Capital Fringe infuses energy into performing arts in the DC area through its annual Fringe Festival and year-round Fringe Training Factory. Its programs ensure the growth and continued health of the regional performing arts community by helping artists become independent producers!  For details about programs and productions, go to www.capitalfringe.org!