activism, creativity, dc theater

Feb. 19 – CALL TO (ACT)ION: National UBU ROI Bake-Off

We are excited to announce that we are paricipating in the National UBU ROI Bake-Off: a 48 hour playwriting and stage reading event based on a quickly written exercise, with required elements (or ingredients) on the assigned theme. The theme is inspired by the show Ubu Roi is “an inglorious slop-pail of a play” by Alfred Jarry. This event is a part of  a “…national grassroots movement [started by playwright Paula Vogel] to respond to our global crisis.”

  • We will be producing 8 stage readings of these short bake-off plays on:

  • This is a call for plays, actors, and audience/community members to attend and participate.

Ways to participate:

  • Writing: Please note all plays must be written within 48 hours and authors cannot start until
    Saturday, February 17 at 7pm.

    • We will to read the first 8 plays we receive that include all the required Bake-Off Ingredients. We will also announce once we received 8 plays. The # 8 was chosen to “play” off the years of 2 consecutive presidential terms. Email submissions to 
    • Please, no more than (8) characters to ensure we have enough people to read your play. Depending on the # of actors who volunteer that day, roles may be doubled.
    • Also, please include all required components/characters (ingredients in your play.)
    • We encourage everyone, not just playwrights, to write a play. This is a great opportunity for community members to participate.
  • Acting: Email us know if you’d like to act. All casting will happen on the spot for a blind reading that we will record live.
  • Creating Art: Anyone can submit. If you would like to make posters or other art that:
    • Protest Pa Ubu 45 <– required character or
    • Posters protesting protesters of Pa Ubu 45.
    • Think Innauguration /Women’s March Protest type posters or any other ideas you have.
    • We’d love to take photos of submitted art the day of the event and use them as potential props/backdrop for the reading.
    • Feel free to bring your art with you or send us a digital copy of them.
      ALL artists will be credited for their creations.
  • Being there: I just want to come: GREAT! We cannot wait to see you.
  • Please visit this link for more details:

    More about: What is a Bake-Off?

    A bake-off is a quickly written exercise on an assigned theme with assigned elements that folks do within a 48 hour period of time. It is a reaction to plays and works of art that are responding to another writer or artist, preferably centuries apart; the bake-off continues this conversation.  Usually, bake-offs have a group participating: when the 48 hour time period is up, the group gathers and reads the bake-offs. I usually offer a play and articles or films on the bake-off topic online. Participants are free to add their own research to the group: music, art, graphics, comic books, films, essays, etc.!

creativity, dc artists, dc playwrights, Uncategorized

Final Fall Fun! (In the works)

As autumn wraps up, we are preparing some new projects. Here’s a taste:

  • Devising a new play together based on ideas we will be pulling out of a hat soon. (Submissions are closed for this particular play.)
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  • Pre-production for new web series; details should be coming soon.
  • Pre-production for our next radio play series; theme to be revealed soon.
dc artists, movies

Our 48 Hour Film Low-Down

We had a load of fun participating as a new film-making team for the D.C. 48 Hour Horror Film Project.

Out of the 2 sub-genres we chose Cannibalism and produced a short film titled RARE.

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Synopsis: Seliyah, the CEO of a local business is hosting a cocktail party for her birthday. Everyone at party is in the business leadership and is a cannibal who have been inducted into her culinary palate. Newcommer to the business Carmen, who is hoping for a promotion, has been invited to be initaited into the ways of the business with the big wigs. But to be brought into the fold she must kill the main course with her wife Marie. But Marie has doubts about killing her live food. Carmen and Marie reach a boiling point in their relationship as they confront the steaks of their life and death task. This decision about what it means to be human and o be food is a turning point in their relationship, alters their lives forever.

  • To watch it click here
  • To see our trailer click here
  • To check out our behind the scenes video, click here.

Our Autumn Awesome & Peep into Winter

We are thrilled to share that we are participating in the
D.C. 48 Hour Hour Horror Film Project THIS weekend!!!

The screening will be on Halloween at the E St. Cinema at 9:15 p.m. We are scheduled in the same screening group as our friends in Liberated Muse. We also look forward to competing against the other talented teams including Marketa’s alma mater, the National Conservatory of the Dramatic Arts (“NCDA”).

Halloween Radio Play Poster2

We are also preparing to publish our Halloween Radio Play Series.

We hope you have a fun and spooky autumn with us.

And for your peep into winter; we are also in pre-production for a new web series; updates to come.

dc theater

Summer Breeze Round-up

Hey World!

TMD Theater has had an awesome and BUSSSSY summer.

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  • We recorded our first ever radio plays — click here to listen
  • We has a blast workshopping new plays & musicals at the Kennedy Center’s Page to Stage Festival (see photos above)
    • Thank you soooo much to all the artists who helped make these performances possible!!! 🙂
  • We introduced ourselves to Baltimore through Liberated Muse‘s C3: Creative Creatives Creating
  • We transitionined into Autumn via a listening party of our summer campfire radio plays