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Virginia Premiere of “THE RIVER” opens January 20

Jez Butterworth's haunting and lyrical play THE RIVER runs in the Founders Theater January 20-February 11, 2023, directed by Robert Chapel.

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WATERWORKS: Call for New Works

WATERWORKS submissions are open! This month-long festival of new works puts the playwright center stage. We will be accepting submissions for our New Works categories through January 2, 2023.

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POETRY LIVE! Showcase

Two Nights of Theater and Poetry at Vault Virginia

The Playwrights’ Lab presents a staged reading of John Paul Mandryk’s new play "When Liberty Is Sieged" on Monday, December 5, and James Cole hosts POETRY LIVE! on Sunday, December 11.

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Waterworks Logo Design Contest

We are proud to partner with Bushman Dreyfus Architects to announce a logo design contest for the 2023 Waterworks Festival! The winning designer will receive a $250 prize and two All-Access Passes for the inaugural Waterworks Festival. Designs are due by Sunday, December 18, 2022.

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Soaring Musical “VIOLET” Arrives for the Holidays

The 2022/23 Transformations Season journeys forward with the award-winning musical VIOLET. This soaring musical pilgrimage features music by Jeanine Tesori, lyrics and book by Brian Crawley, and is based on “The Ugliest Pilgrim” by Doris Betts.

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“LOVE AND INFORMATION” Launches the 2022/23 Season

Caryl Churchill's intriguing brain-teaser of a play opens September 30, featuring 10 performers playing more than 100 characters.

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POETRY LIVE! returns to Vault Virginia

POETRY LIVE! returns to Vault Virginia on August 21, 2022. The poetry showcase is hosted by James Cole and features local poets Audrey Parks, Sara Robinson, Dr. Lesley Wheeler, and more!

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Adrienne Oliver Named Director of New Works

Oliver has been hired as the first director of new works, starting August 2022. She will curate and produce the inaugural WaterWorks Festival in 2023.

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Enchanting Teen Musical “INTO THE WOODS” Opens July 15

The Live Arts 2022 teen summer musical is Stephen Sondheim's Tony Award-winning magical gem INTO THE WOODS, directed by Jessica Harris.

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THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE production photo

2022/23 Transformations Season Announced

Provocative Dramedy, Award-Winning Musical, Regional Premiere, Family Drama, Solo Comedy, and New Works Festival. Season tickets on sale now!

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