We have a passion for theater. The Atlas is home to theater companies throughout the region. The Atlas fosters and presents provocative theater by local artists. Throughout the year, the Atlas shows politically astute, radical theater. The Atlas supports and partners with DC theater-makers with its Resident Arts Partners including Mosaic Theater Company of DC.
It is September 12th, 2001; the setting is the Minneapolis apartment of Waverly, a young advertising executive. Soon to venture on a blind date amidst the television news coverage of the September 11th attacks, Waverly becomes preoccupied when she discovers that her twin sister, Wendy, a student in New York, has not been heard from.
Set in Cairo at the precipice of past, present, and future, audiences are introduced to a nameless Egyptian writer and trio of other characters as they are swept through a deeply personal mosaic. Illuminating the many aspects of life in a country in the midst of revolution, No Desert Roses highlights the multidimensional nature of struggle in the crux of atrocity.
In this drama, audiences are invited to see the world through the eyes of an Israeli couple and a Palestinian couple, both having suffered the tragic loss of a child. Fashioning this story as a searing cry for compassion in a reality that appears to offer none, Sobol presents us with a world where truth, regardless of belief, may be all that stands between us and a war without end.
From the author of The Admission and After the War. Maariv newspaper describes Lerner's latest work as "a daring theatrical attempt to deal with the complex situation making it difficult for IDF soldiers to preserve their humanity, while the country's political leadership prefers to bury its head in the sand." In the hours after an Israeli soldier is kidnapped in Gaza, an artillery reserve officer responds in accordance with military protocol. He is moved to confess to the damage he’s inflicted. The country’s institutions don’t want to hear.
Nellie and Amelia are two adventurous mice ready to explore the world beyond their little mouse-hole. They decide to go to the moon since it is cat-free and made entirely of delicious, mouth-watering cheese (so they have heard). In this interactive play, the audience becomes part of the story through multi-sensory activities. Join us as we all try to reach beyond the stars.
Follow a young woman’s adventures through modern dating and climate depression, whereby she tries to find a sense of community and forms a friendship with a climate refugee, falls in love with an activist, and dates a climate denier. This performance includes audience participation and a post-show artist talk-back.
Our Youth Summit concludes with an interactive, youth-led workshop of our Youth Summit performers and youth performing community, facilitated by City at Peace. Youth will explore and discuss challenging topics of racism, sexism, homophobia, adultism and more. Workshop facilitated by youth from City at Peace.
Audience members share topics weighing on their minds, and where they find lightness in their lives. Their responses inspire improvisers to create scenes and dialogue as dancers introduce choreography and create movement and patterns. Scenes influence dance and vice versa, as elements from each world cross over into the next. This show includes audience participation and post-show artist talk-back.
In the summer of 1968, liberal Gore Vidal and conservative William F. Buckley met for a series of debates that rocked America and defined the genre of punditry. Now, for one evening only, Vidal and Buckley meet in the Dismal Beyond (also known as the Richard Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, CA) to reprise their infamous debate.
In a collaboration with Mons Dansa Dance Company from Barcelona, Spain, we bring to life a dance-based show perfect for ages 1-5 that explores the many facets of creativity. A fun, interactive production that tells the story of two delightful creatures who live inside a wastepaper basket, Paper Dreams asks if our greatest mistakes can turn out to be our greatest ideas.
Sister Bear and Brother Bear are back from hibernation to take your little ones on an interactive journey through the seasons. Meet a curious butterfly, play in a rushing waterfall, and catch lightning bugs as the bears frolic through the forest in this unforgettable live theatre experience.