LiveArt in a Day 2017

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LiveArtDC is thrilled to bring you our fourth annual 24 Hour Playmaking Fundraiser Event, LiveArt in a Day!

The Way it Works:

On Friday, March 31, at 6pm, the 4 playwrights will each be randomly assigned the following elements:

  • One director
  • Four actors
  • A prop
  • A DC landmark
And thus begins the festival! Playwrights have until Saturday morning to turn around a script, which is then given to their director and actors. Those teams then have roughly 9 hours to take the play from “words on a page” to “live performance.” At 7pm on April 1, 2017, the shows hit the stage for you, our audience!
LiveArtDC would like to thank our sponsors for this event: Anacostia Arts Center.


Emcee: Heather Whitpan

Playwrights: Thembi Duncan, Amanda Quain, Brittany Willis, Amanda Zietler

Directors: Cynthia Dorsey,  Sam Mauceri, Angela Pirko, Clare Shaffer

Actors: Sidney Davis, Belle Fomundam, Lee Gerstenhaber, Christopher Holbert, Hilary Kelly, Alani Kravitz, Karen Lawrence, Dallas Milholland, Aubri O’Connor, Jen Ring, Seth Rosenke, Devon Ross, Daniel Rovin, Tiffany Lyn Royster, Joshua Simon, Lorrie Smith, Christian Sullivan, Stephanie Tomiko, Baakari Wilder, Mackenzie Williams

Stage Manager: Laura Schlachtmeyer


Staff: Nick DePinto, Rachel Pendergrass, Kristina Zilli

Local Bands

Menage a Garage Christopher Poetry Man Fields emma g 1


Each $20 tickets grants one access to one of the performance times and all three of the bands!

April 1st at the beautiful Anacostia Arts Center.

Saturday, April 1, 2017
6 p.m. Musical Act: Menage A Garage
7 p.m. 1st Showing of Plays
8 p.m. Spoken Word Act: Christopher “Poetry Man” Fields
9 p.m. 2nd Showing of Plays
10 p.m. Musical Act: Emma G


Get There!

1231 Good Hope Road, SE Washington, DC 20020


  1. Take the Green Line to Anacostia Station.
  2. Walk along Howard RD and turn left onto Martin Luther King Ave SE.
  3. Walk down Martin Luther King Ave SE (about 7 blocks, 10min) and turn right onto Good Hope Road SE.

Metrobus Lines

  • 92 Good Hope RD SE & MLK Ave SE
  • 90 MLK Ave SE & U Street SE or Good Hope Road & 13th St.
  • P6 MLK Ave SE & U Street SE
  • B2 Good Hope RD & 13 Street SE or MLK Ave SE & W Street SE

Capital Bike Share Stations (map)

  • Good Hope Rd & 14th St SE
  • Good Hope Rd & MLK Ave SE

Silent Auction

restaurant gift certificate Petworth Citizen
restaurant gift certificate Slims Diner
shopping party Willow Boutique
birthday party event Labyrinth Games & Puzzles
show tickets Flying V Theatre
art Lorraine Imwold
art Joe Brack
show tickets LiveArtDC
show tickets LiveArtDC
crocheted masterpieces Rebecca Ellis
wine Black Ankle Vineyards
photography Shealyn Jae
art Brandi Schillace
service Fiddleheads Salon