Workshop: Discussing Mental Health Awareness Through Theatre

The Highwood Theatre seeks to continue the conversation on mental health through an evening  - part workshop and part panel - dedicated to this important cause. The Requiem cast and crew, alongside the audience, will lead a discussion on mental health issues and the portrayal of mental illness in theatre. In addition, representatives from the Alzheimer's Association and the art therapy department at Create Arts Center will discuss the effects and prevalence of Alzheimer's Disease and emphasize healthy coping strategies for those that know of or are directly affected by mental illness. This event and The Requiem are part of the DC area-wide Women's Voices Theater Festival.

Monday, September 21 at 7:30 PM at The Highwood Theatre Silver Spring.  FREE admission.

The Kennedy Center's Page-to-Stage

Every year, The Kennedy Center hosts more than 40 D.C.-area theater companies in a series of free readings and open rehearsals of plays and musicals. This three-day event gives audiences a look at new works being prepared for Washington premieres in the 2015–2016 theater season.

This year, Highwood has been invited to participate in the 14th Annual Page-to-Stage Festival showcasing our Women's Voices Theatre Festival shows The Requiem and The Long Way Around. This FREE event is an exclusive opportunity for Highwood's community to get a sneak peek at these new works as well as hear from the playwrights, directors and actors, all in the beautiful setting of The Kennedy Center.

Highwood's session at Page-to-Stage will take place at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 5th in the South Atrium Foyer.

Women's Voices Theater Festival

This fall, more than 50 of the Washington, D.C. region’s professional theaters are joining together to produce the Women’s Voices Theater Festival. The Festival will be the largest collaboration of theater companies working simultaneously to produce original works by female writers in history. The goal is to highlight the scope of new plays being written by women, and the range of professional theater being produced in the nation’s capital.

Highwood is thrilled to be kicking off our 2015-2016 season with two productions in the Festival, The Requiem by Highwood student Madison Middleton and The Long Way Around by Julia Starr. We are very excited to be celebrating the work of these talented female artists, and we hope that you will join us at one or both of these excellent productions!



Do More 24 is just a few short weeks away. On Thursday, June 4th, thousands of people will join together to create positive change in our community.

Do More 24™ is a local movement that brings together nonprofit organizations, companies, and people committed to making a difference. Through focused online giving on June 4, 2015, Do More 24 provides the opportunity for people to create solutions to our region’s most difficult social challenges by determining which issues matter most to them and channeling their funding towards tackling those problems.

Powered by United Way of the National Capital Area, Do More 24 is a local movement that encourages donors to contribute to the causes and organizations closest to their hearts to solve our region’s most pressing challenges.

Last year, 11,000 Do More 24 donors contributed more than $1.1 million to participating nonprofits, which helped them to launch new programs, buy equipment, expand their services, hire staff and fill budget gaps. This year, we hope to help them do even more great work in the national capital area.

We know you’re excited and motivated for the big day!


Folger Shakespeare Festival

On Tuesday, May 19 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Highwood's cast of Much Ado About Nothing will perform at the Emily Jordan Folger Children’s Shakespeare Festival at the Folger Shakespeare Library.

Our Home School students were selected through an application process and wil present a shortened version of their production, alongside other schools and organizations.

Please join us and support our talented young Shakespeare actors!

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Do More 24

Do More 24 is just two weeks away and we can't wait! Mark your calendars for June 2nd, when over 600 nonprofits in our area will join forces to participate in a huge day of giving to local organizations to make our community a better place.

This year, Highwood will be raising money to fund our quickly expanding Highwood at School program that impacts thousands of students every year, but we'll need YOUR help to reach our goal! Visit to learn more!

Taste the World Fenton Village 2016

After an amazing experience last year​, Highwood is thrilled to be participating in the 2016 Taste the World in Fenton Village! Not familiar with Fenton Village? It's the vibrant, diverse neighborhood in downtown Silver Spring full of local restaurants, bars, cafes and businesses - including Highwood! And Taste the World is its annual restaurant crawl to showcase all the amazing cuisine this area has to offer.

Like last year, Highwood will provide free entertainment as festival attendees enjoy small dishes and beverages from local favorites. We are so excited to have the opportunity to perform again, so save the date for Sunday, May 15th from 1:00 - 5:00 PM, you won't want to miss this fantastic community event!

Barnes and Noble Bookfair Benefitting Highwood

Everyone's favorite bookstore Barnes and Noble is teaming up with The Highwood Theatre for an exciting bookfair event! 

On Saturday, April 9th, 2016 from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm​​ Highwood will be visiting the Bethesda Barnes and Noble store to spend time with our supporters, do some shopping and have a few special performances! Join us to browse the bestsellers, enjoy a latte and croissant from the cafe, or check out the new releases in the music section - all while helping Highwood! 

If you can't make this event, you can still support The Highwood Theatre by shopping at any Barnes & Noble store or on on April 9, 2016. A percentage of sales will go back to Highwood and help continue our high quality theatre activities for people of all ages and experience! 

Highwood's Annual Open House

Join us Saturday, March 5th for our Open House event for new and returning families to tour our facilities, meet our staff, learn about our Summer Programs and see a Highwood rehearsal in action!

This event is open to anyone in the community who would like to learn more about Highwood and all that we offer. The event will include refreshments and a raffle to win exciting prizes!

Holiday Highwood Stars

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Join us on Thursday, December 22nd at 8:00 pm for our 3rd annual holiday edition of the popular Fine Arts Nights as we celebrate the season of joy! Talented Highwood students and staff will share festive holiday tunes, musical performances, readings, dances, monologues and more! 

Want to join the performance line up? Email to be featured alongside other talented members of our community. Tickets for this unique holiday event are only $5 per person and are on sale now. Complimentary hot chocolate and a decorate-your-own-cookie station will be provided!"

Back-to-School Open House

Thinking about signing up for a Highwood production, class, private lesson or tech crew? Then you won't want to miss our Back-to-School event at The Highwood Theatre in downtown Silver Spring on Saturday, September 17th from 1:00 - 3:00 pm! 

You'll get a chance to see our ever-growing space, meet our incredible Teaching Artists, enjoy some refreshments and maybe even reconnect with some old friends! See you back at Highwood!

The Kennedy Center's Page-to-Stage Festival

Last fall, Highwood participated in The Kennedy Center's Page-to-Stage Festival for the first time (as part of the area-wide Women's Voices Theater Festival). We are proud to announce that Highwood will again be performing in the festival at the Kennedy Center next month! This year, our performance will be produced in collaboration with A. Mario Loiederman Middle School for the Creative and Performing Arts, our partner for the Wheaton Cultural Arts Project and this year's Open Source Theatre Project. 

Join us on Saturday, September 3rd from 1:00 - 2:30 pm at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage as students from Highwood and Loiederman Middle School present "The Students' Art Collaborative," a collection of short scenes, monologues, songs, and previews of the upcoming season!

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