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terpreted and Captioned Events at the Kennedy Center

terpreted and Captioned Events at the Kennedy Center

To purchase tickets, call (202) 416-8528 (voice/relay); (202) 416-8524 (TTY). For more information and to find out when tickets go on sale, please visit .

Maximum India Festival


March 1 - 20, 2011 the Kennedy Center hosts the Maximum India Festival featuring the culture and art of India. Performances and events during the festival are not currently scheduled to be sign interpreted or captioned, so be sure to contact the Access Office to request sign interpretation or captioning for any performance or event you plan to attend!

For further information about Maximum India Festival events go to .

Kennedy Center Accessibility Office:

(202) 416-8727 (voice/relay)

(202) 416-8728 (TTY)

Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences

Sign language interpreting and/or captioning for Theater for Young Audiences performances is available upon request! To request interpreting or captioning, please contact the Accessibility Office, at least two weeks in advance, by phone at (202) 416-8727 (voice), (202) 416-8728 (TTY), or email at and the Kennedy Center will make every effort to accommodate the request.

For more information, or to access a complete list of the 2010-2011 Theater for Young Audiences Season, visit .

Doktor Kaboom!

April 1 - 10, 2011

Family Theater

Doktor Kaboom! takes audiences on an amazing educational tour of modern scientific methods, using comedy while demonstrating spectacular applications of the physical sciences.

Age 7+

D.C. Metropolitan Area

The Comedy of Errors

Folger Theatre

Captioned: Sunday, February 27 at 2:00 PM

A shipwreck, one of Shakespeare's favorite launching devices, starts off this comedy's craziness of coincidence and confusion. Antipholus and his servant Dromio journey from Syracuse in search of their long-lost, identically named twin brothers. Their arrival in Ephesus sets off a chain of mishaps as the twins are mistaken for each other, culminating in a climax of comedic chaos.

To purchase tickets, please visit or call the Box Office at (202) 544-7077.

Quest Visual Theatre Presents Mosaic

Atlas Performing Arts Center

Part of Intersections Arts Festival

Sunday, February 27 at 7:00 PM

Quest, one of the nation’s premier visual theatre companies, will present Mosaic, a play that explores the multiple ways that we are different, and how society responds to the expression of those differences.  Like all of Quest’s work, Mosaic emphasizes the potential for communication and connections between people - regardless of their language, background, or ability.  It has received popular acclaim with its performances in Austria, Australia, China and throughout the United States.

For information about buying tickets or learning more about the Intersections Festival, visit . For more information about Mosaic, visit .

Perseus Bayou

Imagination Stage

tepreted: Saturday, March 5 at 4:00 PM

Move over Percy Jackson, Perseus Bayou’s in town! To save his beloved homeland, Percy must journey to the edge of the known world, past giant alligators and swamp ghosts, to battle the evil snake-headed Medusa. This Helen Hayes Award-winning musical sets the Greek myth of Perseus in the Louisiana bayou for an epic, magical adventure. Enjoyed by ages 6+.

To order tickets, please call our Box Office at (301) 280-1660. Open daily from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

Wake Up Brother Bear

Imagination Stage

tepreted: Saturday, March 12 at 11:45 AM

Sitting on the floor around a circular playing area, children watch as Brother and Sister Bear follow a year through the seasons. Together we see a waterfall melt, meet a butterfly, chase an elusive fish and skate on an icy pond. In this piece devised by Imagination Stage, children are invited to join in the action with a bag of small props that help to create magical moments. Enjoyed by ages 1 to 5 years.

To order tickets, please call our Box Office at (301) 280-1660. Open daily from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Olney Theatre Center

teprreted: Thursday, March 10 at 8:00 PM

With "a crash of drums, a flash of light," Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat explodes on stage. This traditional biblical parable, written by the legendary theatrical team of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, unfolds in very untraditional musical ways.

To purchase tickets, please contact the Olney Theatre Box Office at (301) 924-3400 or visit online at .

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

CenterStage at Reston Community Center

terpreted: Saturday, March 12 at 8:00 PM

In this BEE-lightful musical comedy, six young people in the throes of puberty learn that winning isn’t everything, and losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser. In a tale of mirthful angst, the overachievers vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime - the one place where they can stand out and fit in - all at the same time.

Just before every performance,we will recruit 4 audience members to join the Spelling Bee to guarantee a new set of entertaining and unexpected circumstances, so start studying!

Tickets are may be purchased by calling (703) 476-4500 (press 3), or online at , or in person at the Reston Community Center Box Office.

The Chosen

Presented at Arena Stage, Produced by Theater J

Captioned: Thursday, March 17 at 8:00 PM

The much beloved novel of two boys, two fathers, and two very different Jewish communities in Williamsburgh, Brooklyn. Aaron Posner’s award-winning adaptation introduces us to two passionate, intelligent boys on opposite sides of a baseball game. When Reuven is injured by Danny’s errant pitch, a unique friendship is born. Theater J is thrilled to offer this 10th anniversary staging of its hit production as Arena Stage’s first local guest company in residence.

To purchase tickets, visit or call (202) 488-3300 for more information and to purchase tickets.

Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo

Arena Stage, Kogod Cradle

terpreted: Thursday, March 24 at 8:00 PM

American master Edward Albee has outdone himself once again with a riveting new drama that expands on The Zoo Story, the one-act that launched his career 50 years ago. In this meticulous and nuanced look at the lives of three New Yorkers, an everyday conversation between a husband and wife takes an unexpected turn into dangerously personal territory. The revelations and confrontations catapult them from their delicately balanced world onto life-changing paths. With the intensity and honesty for which Albee is known, At Home at the Zoo reveals the cutting truth about the razor’s edge of our humanity.

Groups of 10+ save!

To purchase tickets, visit , call the Sales Office at (202) 488-3300 (voice/relay), ( 202) 484-0247 (TTY), or e-mail for more information.

Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Arena Stage

terpreted: Thursday, March 31 at 8:00 PM

Interpreters: Janet Bailey & Hank Young

You're invited for drinks with George and Martha. As wickedly hilarious today as when it first shocked audiences, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is an ingeniously funny play that packs a helluva wallop. What starts as verbal sparring at an impromptu cocktail party, devolves into a no-holds-barred battle of wits and wills. With brilliant writing and some of the greatest characters ever created for the stage, Albee set a new standard for American theater with this sharp, vicious Molotov cocktail of a play. Starring Tony Award winner Tracy Letts and Amy Morton.

Groups of 10+ save!

To purchase tickets, visit , call the Sales Office at (202) 488-3300 (voice/relay), ( 202) 484-0247 (TTY), or e-mail for more information. 

Coming Soon to the Kennedy Center!


Eisenhower Theater

Sign-Interpreted: Tuesday, May 24 & Friday, May 27 at 7:30 PM

Director of Artistic Sign Language (DASL): Fred Beam

Captioned: Friday, June 3 at 7:30 PM & Sunday, June 5 at 1:30 PM

Winner of seven Tonys, Follies is one of James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim's greatest works. All of life's might-have-beens take center stage as two couples rehash past times and favorite songs amid the crumbling magnificence of their old theater.


Opera House

Sign-Interpreted: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 & Friday, July 29 at 7:30 PM

Director of Artistic Sign Language (DASL): Ernie Hairston

Captioned: Friday, June 17, 2011 at 7:30 PM; Friday, August 5 at 7:30 PM; Sunday, August 7 at 1:30 PM

Back by "popular" demand! The New York Times calls Wicked "the defining musical of the decade," and when it last played Washington in 2005, it broke box office records and sold out in record time.

Performances of Wicked will sell out. Tickets go on sale March 13, 2011 - put this date on your calendar and order tickets early!

Other Announcements

Career Opportunities in the Arts

Interested in careers in the arts? The Kennedy Center’s Opening Stages Facebook Fan page is loaded with career opportunity announcements such as:

  • Internships
  • Fellowships
  • Competitions
  • Auditions
  • Grants/Funding
  • Scholarships

Opening Stages was developed to provide students and individuals with disabilities with information and resources on career development opportunities. The Fan page will highlight current disability-specific and mainstream opportunities, as well as upcoming exhibitions and performances featuring artists with disabilities.

The Kennedy Center Opening Stages fan page is open to all. Please become a fan and spread the word to anyone interested in pursuing a career in the arts.

ASL at the NGA: An Introduction to the West Building Collection

Tours of the West Building collection are offered in American Sign Language (ASL) with voice interpretation into English on the second Sunday of each month at 1:00 PM, departing from the Rotunda on the West Building’s Main Floor. To learn more about this and other guided tours of the Gallery, please visit .

In addition to these regularly occurring tours, sign language interpreters and guides for visitors who are blind or have low vision are available by appointment for tours of the permanent collection as well as for special exhibitions. Please call (202) 842-6247 or the Gallery's Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) at (202) 842-6176 three weeks in advance for an appointment. Special headphones, which deliver full-frequency digital audio sound in a lightweight design, are available.

Printed scripts of all recorded tours are available for visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing, and free large-print brochures are available at the entrances to some of the special exhibitions. For more information, please visit .

National Gallery of Art Seeking Museum Guides Fluent in ASL

The National Gallery of Art (NGA) is currently looking for experienced guides knowledgeable in art history to lead monthly tours in American Sign Language (ASL) as part of the program ASL at the NGA: An Introduction to the West Building Collection. The West Building displays European and American art from the thirteenth to the early twentieth century. Masterpieces of Italian painting and sculpture, including the only painting by Leonardo da Vinci in the Western Hemisphere, join works by the Dutch masters, French impressionists, and American artists.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and references to:

National Gallery of Art

Attn: Lorena Baines, DET

2000B South Club Drive

Landover, MD 20785

The application deadline is March 11, 2011.

For more information please contact Lorena Baines via e-mail at or by phone at (202) 842-6905.

Learning ASL Through Stage Reading

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

When: Wednesdays, February 16 - March 16, 2011, 7 - 9:30 PM

Fee: $150

Instructor: Monique Holt

An unconventional approach to learning American Sign Language (ASL), using an unconventional adaptation of a classic play. This highly participatory instructional language course will be based around concepts and vocabulary used in the theatre world and incorporate cuttings from the script of Luis Alfaro's Oedipus el Rey. The class fee includes a ticket to see Woolly Mammoth's production of Oedipus el Rey.

For questions or more information, contact Rachel Grossman, Connectivity Director, at (202) 349-1284.

To register, visit or call our Box Office at (202) 393-3939.

LOWT Auditions

Mark your calendars!  The 2011 LOWT Auditions will be held February 28 - March 2 (10 AM - 5 PM each day) at Round House Theatre in Silver Spring.

For more details visit .

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