The Shakespeare Theatre Company is partnering with The Washington Examiner’s ARTS ON FOOT to present a Fall Arts Preview showcasing a variety of artistic offerings in Washington, D.C. The Washington Examiner’s ARTS ON FOOT enters its 19th year as a fall presentation of the arts, centered in the historic Penn Quarter neighborhood at 8th and F Streets.
The festival offers visual and performing arts, culture, cuisine and interactive experiences for all ages. Over 15 area theatres and performance groups will participate this year, including the Shakespeare Theatre Company, to foster connections between artists, performance groups and audiences and to display the work of local talent. ARTS ON FOOT Fall Arts Preview performances will take place on Saturday, September 10, 2011 from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F St., NW). Admission is free and on a first come, first served basis. Seating will begin at 12:00 p.m.
Coinciding with the ARTS ON FOOT Festival, the Fall Arts Preview at Sidney Harman Hall will consist of performances from various local performing arts organizations. Across six performance times, the Preview will present a wide array of theatre, dance, comedy and choral music on two stages. Many of the performances will consist of staged readings or previews from upcoming season performances.
Preview performances will begin at 12:30 p.m. in Sidney Harman Hall and will include a performance from FELA! presented by the Shakespeare Theatre Company, songs from Oklahoma! presented by Arena Stage and other theatre performances from Synetic Theater and Signature Theatre.
Beginning at 1:30 p.m., The Forum in Sidney Harman Hall will host Faction of Fools, Victoria Vox and Furia Flamenca-A Flamenco Dance Company. Performances will continue at 2:30 p.m. on the Sidney Harman Hall Mainstage with a theatre performance by Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company.
Other performances for the hour include the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program from the Washington National Opera and the Washington Ballet. At 3:30 p.m., the showcase continues in The Forum with a presentation from UrbanArias and Ballet Teatro Internacional. At 4:30 p.m., the Sidney Harman Hall Mainstage will feature theatrical performances from Ford’s Theatre and Theater J, as well as performances from Edwin Aparicio Flamenco, WPAS Men and Women of the Gospel Choir and Gay Men’s Chorus: Potomac Fever. The final showcase will begin at 5:30 p.m. in The Forum with mix of dance and theatre with Gala Hispanic Theatre, Forum Theatre and Eureka Dance.
The Fall Arts Preview at Sidney Harman Hall is funded by the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Washington Examiner’s ARTS ON FOOT sponsored by Wines of Argentina is Washington, D.C.’s premier fall festival that debuts the upcoming performing and visual arts season. The 19th annual free festival offers an interactive and cultural experience including a fine art market, crafts, theater, dance, music, film, cuisine and wine. Centered at 8th & F streets, NW, The Washington Examiner’s ARTS ON FOOT runs from Saturday, September 10, 2011 to Sunday, September 11, 2011. The festival is produced by the Downtown Business Improvement District and the Pennsylvania Quarter Neighborhood Association. ArtsOnFoot.org.
September 10, 2011 – 12:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St., NW
12:30 p.m. (Sidney Harman Hall Mainstage) – Shakespeare Theatre Company, Arena Stage, Synetic Theater, Signature Theatre.
1:30 p.m. (The Forum) – Faction of Fools, Furia Flamenca, Victoria Vox.
2:30 p.m. (Sidney Harman Hall Mainstage) – Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Washington National Opera- Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program, and The Washington Ballet.
3:30 p.m. (The Forum) – UrbanArias and Ballet Teatro Internacional.
4:30 p.m. (Sidney Harman Hall Mainstage) – Edwin Aparicio Flamenco, Washington Performing Arts Society’s Men and Women of the Gospel Choir (WPAS), Ford’s Theatre, Theater J, and Gay Men’s Chorus: Potomac Fever.
5:30 p.m. (The Forum) – Eureka Dance, Gala Hispanic Theatre, and Forum Theatre.
FREE but is first come, first served. Seating begins at 12:00 p.m.
Sidney Harman Hall is accessible to persons with disabilities, offering wheelchair-accessible seating and restrooms.
Paid parking is available at the LAZ garage located directly beneath the Sidney Harman Hall and AARP Headquarters block; enter from E or F streets between Sixth and Seventh Streets.
Gallery Pl-Chinatown station on the Red/Green/Yellow lines: Use the Arena/7th Street exit. Sidney Harman Hall is visible one block to your left.
Judiciary Square station on the Red line: use the F Street exit to the National Building Museum, turn left and walk 1 ½ blocks along F Street to 6th Street. For Further information, call Metro at 202.637.7000.
Paid parking is available at the LAZ garage located directly beneath the Sidney Harman Hall and AARP Headquarters block; enter from E or F streets between Sixth and Seventh streets.
*Thanks to STC’s hard-working Megan Griffin, who sent me this information.