We are happy to announce our 2025 Season!

DC Area Premiere! Perisphere Co-Artistic Director Gerrad Alex Taylor will direct The America Play, by Suzan-Lori Parks, with performances from January 31-February 15, 2025. Parks was the first African-American woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, for Topdog/Underdog in 2002, and Time Magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people of 2023The America Play centers around an African-American gravedigger and Abraham Lincoln impersonator and his estranged family. Parks found one of her early career successes in this play that explores the way Blackness is represented and erased in mainstream narratives of United States History.

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Another DC Area Premiere! Co-artistic director Lizzi Albert will direct Marie Antoinette: The Color of Flesh, by Joel Gross, which will run June 6-21, 2025. The Color of Flesh imagines a love triangle on the eve of the French Revolution between Marie Antoinette; Elisabeth Vigée le Brun, the beautiful, ambitious portrait painter who made her image famous; and the fictional Count Alexis de Ligne, whose enthusiastic embrace of revolutionary ideas spell disaster for the doomed Queen. 

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Both productions will perform in the Allan Lefcowitz Theater at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, where Perisphere will be in residence for the 2025 season. “The Writer’s Center is truly excited about this collaboration,” said Margaret Meleney, TWC’s Executive Director. We look forward to building a home for Perisphere in Bethesda and working with the outstanding team at The Writer’s Center to advance the arts in Montgomery County. 

We have officially closed the books on our 2024 Season, which included two acclaimed productions, new artistic leadership, and acquisition of a new permanent theater residence. Link to our 2024 Annual Report Pdf

Perisphere Theater is a Helen Hayes Award-winning professional theater based in Montgomery County, Maryland. We produce plays that examine the notion of history, focusing especially on the events, people, and points view that often get left out.

We are supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council



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