A program of the Washington DC Jewish Community Center, Theater J’s diverse body of work features thematically linked festivals, including its ongoing “Voices From a Changing Middle East” series. It has produced world premieres by such authors as Wendy Wasserstein, Richard Greenberg, Thomas Keneally, Robert Brustein, Joyce Carol Oates, and Ariel Dorfman, as well as works by Stefanie Zadravec, Sam Forman, and other emerging playwrights.
Among the theater’s many initiatives are its Artistic Director’s Roundtables, Peace Cafés, Tea@2 (a monthly reading series), and the PASSPORTS education program. The company received a special citation in The Washington Post‘s “Best of 2009 Theater” list for its community inquiry in presenting a reading of Caryl Churchill’s Seven Jewish Children.
Theater J Information
- Public Transportation: Very good
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Performances/Programs: Performance schedule generally Tuesday–Sunday
- Ticket Prices: Vary based on program, half-price tickets for under-25s, discounts for seniors and Washington DCJCC members, limited number of Rush tickets sold half-hour before each performance, discounts for groups of 10 or more, shows available on Goldstar.com
- Subscriptions: Four-Show $155–$185 and Five-Show $90–$270; Flex packages: eight-ticket $310–$370, and 10-ticket $370–$440 available, subscription discounts for seniors and Washington DCJCC members. Benefits include unlimited ticket exchanges.