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The Highwood Theatre
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McLean, VA 22101

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Highlights of our Current and 15/16 Season

Student Productions   

  • 2015-16 saw great growth in our Students’ Theatre, from our high-energy production of Hairspray and our home schoolers’ original play, Lights, Frenemies, Action, to our first Acting Intensive summer program and our emotional, high-tech production of Sunday in the Park with George.

  • The Requiem, written and performed by Highwood students for the area-wide Women’s Voices Theatre Festival in 2015, was named one of the top ten productions in the Festival, alongside the largest area theatres.

  • TheatreBloom dubbed our March student production of Cabaret “Stunning, stellar, and wonderfully engaging,” and our recent student-directed Tick, Tick . . . Boom! “a high-octane emotional journey” with “stellar talent.”

  • In December, we open our biggest student production ever ー Thoroughly Modern Millie ー featuring 24 student actors, plus student designers and technicians.

  • With our new space, we can further grow our productions both in number and in scope, continuing to ensure that each student receives the highest quality, individually-tailored experience, but also allowing them to delve deeper into learning about and developing their craft.

Professional Productions

  • Highwood’s September production of ‘Night, Mother, directed by an 11th grader and featuring two professional actors, was called an “unprecedented experience in live theatre” by DC Metro Theatre Arts.

  • Last year, our second production in the Women’s Voices Theatre Festival, The Long Way Around written by Highwood alum Julia Starr, was called “one of the best productions to hit DC stages this year.”

  • Our 3rd Annual Open Source Theatre Project, RIOT ー a unique production in which the audience interacted with actors through live social media feeds ー was described by one critic as “‘real time’ drama so exciting and original, so drop-dead funny and knock-out suspenseful, that I left the theater dazed and euphoric.”  

  • Our new space will showcase our professional production of the very funny Boeing, Boeing in February.

Highwood at School

  • Last year, Highwood worked in 23 area schools offering programs from technical theatre workshops and technical assistance, to TheatreFIT, productions, and dance classes.  

  • Local schools call Highwood their “guardian angels”; we pride ourselves on adapting to each individual school’s needs ー as one teacher put it, “Highwood is the first organization that approached me and asked ‘what do you need?’” We continually expand our outreach and provide low fee programming to underfunded schools and those with high concentrations of low income students.

  • With funding from Montgomery County, Highwood is mounting a co-production of James and the Giant Peach with Wheaton’s Loiederman Middle School. Highwood will bus over 1,600 Wheaton elementary school students to see the show, and 2,000 more will participate in theatre workshops designed and taught by Loiederman students and Highwood teaching artists.  

  • With our new space, we can continue to grow our popular school Technical Assistance Program and can welcome larger groups of students to Highwood for interactive field trips.


A Creative and Collaborative Space

  • Highwood continues to produce Improv Comedy Nights (resulting in our being named a “top comedy venue in DC” by Thrillist) and other student/professional Studio Events ー 95 such performances last season. And weekly BollyX classes and workshops at local nursing homes round out our unique TheatreFIT program.  With our new space we can more easily make performing and working space available to local artists for their creative endeavors.  


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