Check out our new website!

Posted February 25, 2012 by thewashingtonrogues
Categories: Uncategorized

We are happy to announce that our brand new website has gone live at! Big thanks go out to designer Jeff Rosen, who is officially joining the Rogues as our Director of Technology!

This blog isn’t going anywhere. In the future, the Rogues Blog will be used for more in-depth information on our upcoming projects, and commentary on the issues surrounding our shows. Thanks for joining us as we embark on a new era for our company. Look for official word about our 2012 productions coming very soon!

Announcing ROGUE ORIGINS, a Reading Series in Partnership With BloomBars

Posted February 8, 2012 by thewashingtonrogues
Categories: Rogue News, Rogue Origins

The Washington Rogues are proud to announce a new producing partnership with BloomBars, the renowned Columbia Heights community arts center.  This monthly series will bring staged readings pf new plays by exciting up-and-coming writers to the Columbia Heights neighborhood. The Rogues embrace BloomBars mission to create a safe space for all members of the community to enjoy the performing arts. Accepting this mission as a great challenge and opportunity, the Rogue Origins series will feature performances accessible to the whole family while still retaining our mission to present challenging, edgy works that will entertain and inspire.

Opening the series is Jennifer Lane’s The Would Be Room by Jennifer Lane, a bittersweet romance with a unique perspective on love, life, and what comes after. Star-crossed lovers Claire and Jonah meet in Limbo. But before they can move on they’ll need to confront the secrets of their past, paths untaken, and the depths of their feelings for each other.

A schedule of future readings in the Rogue Origins series will be released soon.

ROGUE ORIGINS: The Would-Be Room
By Jennifer Lane
Directed by Ryan S. Taylor
Date: February 17, 2012
Time: 8PM
BloomBars, 3222 11th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20010
Suggested Donation: $15.00

Runtime: Approximately 1 hour.

Cast: Luke Cieslewicz, Jennifer Ayn Knight, Rachel Manteuffel*, Neelam Patel, Chris Sellers, and Ali Walton*.

* Washington Rogue company member.

A Focus on Local Writers:

The ROGUE ORIGINS series will focus on on works by local playwrights, part of the Rogues’ continuing commitment to developing new plays within the local playwright community.  Writers from the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virgina are encouraged to submit their scripts to

About BloomBars:
BloomBars is turning a concept to unite communities through the arts into a model for energizing and inspiring communities to strive for personal and collective progress. Established in 2008 in Washington, DC’s burgeoning Columbia Heights neighborhood, BloomBars is driven by a volunteer team of artists, educators, and community and business leaders. Redefining the perception of a bar, BloomBars does not serve or allow alcohol on its premises fostering a safe and family-friendly environment.

The Rogues to Bring Staged Reading of Edward Albee’s “The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?” to Arena Stage March 20th and 21st!

Posted March 11, 2011 by thewashingtonrogues
Categories: Rogue News


The Washington Rogues are joining forces with DC’s legendary Arena Stage! We are honored to be  invited to take part in a celebration of one this countries most prominent artists.  We will present two staged readings of Albee’s Tony-winning masterpiece The Goat, or Who is Sylvia on Sunday, March 20th at 6:00 pm and Monday, March 21st at 8:30 pm in the Ammerman Rehearsal Hall at Arena Stage.

Over the course of March and April, Arena Stage will host a wide range of Washington theater companies, bringing to life the work of one of America’s most celebrated playwrights. More information about the Edward Albee Festival can be found here:



John Kevin Boggs (Martin)  is a local actor and storyteller last seen in Logic, Luck and Love and Showcase Showdown during the 2010 Capital Fringe Festival.  Recent credits include All That I Will Ever BeAutobahnTerrorism and TempOdyssey at Studio 2ndStage.  Other credits include Camille (Washington Shakespeare Company); Kid Simple (Forum Theatre), Gross Indecency and The Lazarus Syndrome (Theatre Alliance).  Kevin is also a faculty member for SpeakeasyDC and a frequent performer and sometimes host for their 2nd Tuesday OpenMic.

Rose McConnell (Stevie) was last seen on the DC stage as Oisie in Looking for the Pony at Venus Theatre.  Other recent projects include The Tea Party Project with the DC Theatre Collective as part of the Capital Fringe Festival. Other area credits include, Valparaiso and The Memorandum, both at Forum Theatre, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie at The Studio Theatre, Heartbreak House and Camille (Marguerite u/s) at Round House Theatre and Lulu Fabulous with Phoenix Theatre DC. Rose is a company member at Forum Theatre.

Frank Britton (Ross) is a graduate of and Faculty member at the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts. He has appeared with many area theatres, most recently in the title role of Richard III at Washington Shakespeare Company, Kafka’s Metamorphosis (Synetic Theater); The Miser (Washington Shakespeare Company, where he is an Acting Company Member); Lulu (Washington Shakespeare Co.); A Flea in Her Ear (Constellation Theatre Company); and Camille: A Tearjerker (Washington Shakespeare Co.). Other area credits include Orpheus Descending (Arena Stage); One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Round House Theatre); After The Flood, Accidental Death of an Anarchist (Rorschach Theatre); The Balcony, Mother Courage and Her Children (SCENA Theatre); Hedda Gabler, Caligula, Red Noses, Death and the King’s Horseman (Washington Shakespeare Co.); The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Helen Hayes nomination–Ensemble), Anouilh’s Antigone, Everyman (Forum Theatre); Temptation (Constellation Theatre Co.), The Tempest (as Caliban, Virginia Shakespeare Festival); Insurrection: Holding History (Helen Hayes nomination–Ensemble, Theater Alliance), and has also appeared with Venus Theatre, Tsunami Theatre Co., and Baltimore Shakespeare Festival.

Dylan Marron (Billy) is a writer and performer from New York City.  Recent appearances include: Lizardskin (New York Stage & Film Summer Festival 2005), After Ashley (Wesleyan University), Oh Dad, Poor Dad… (Wesleyan University), Eurydice (Wesleyan University), All That Was Left of Them (CapFringe 2009). Film: John (NEFF Jury Prize Winner). He is proud to be a member and co-founder of GoHorses with Jo Firestone.  Jo & Dylan are the creators and performers of Ridgefield Middle School Talent Nite, the 2010 Capital Fringe Festival Director’s Award Winner, and the upcoming Megan & David’s Original Low-Cost Creativity Workshop premiering at this summer’s Capital Fringe Festival. To learn more about Dylan/GoHorses/middle school/blogs, please visit

Chelsey Christensen (Stage Directions) is a local actress, model, and nonprofit associate.  Recent credits include The Solid Gold Cadillac at The Studio Theatre, staged readings of dirty (theHegira),  Darwin’s Cousin (The Inkwell), and Salvation Road (Active Cultures Theatre).  Other credits include Boeing Boeing (Okoboji Summer Theatre); Cabaret (Okoboji Summer Theatre), Taming of the Shrew (Macklanburg Playhouse).  She can be seen next in bobrauschenbergamerica at Forum Theatre in June.  Chelsey received her B.F.A. in Theatre Arts from Stephens College.  She has continued her training at The Studio Theatre Acting Conservatory.

Playwright: Edward Albee

Director: Ryan S. Taylor

Stage Manager: Lisa K. Blythe

Arena Stage Information:

Address: 1101 Sixth Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024

Phone: 202-554-9066(General), 202-488-3300(Sales)


In Which The Roster of Rogues Grows and Cryptic References are Made

Posted November 19, 2010 by thewashingtonrogues
Categories: Rogue News

The Washington Rogues are pleased to announce the newest addition to the company!

Chelsey Christensen has joined the Rogues as Communications Director and Social Media Maven.  After graduating with her B.F.A. in Theatre Arts from Stephens College, Chelsey moved to DC to begin her Development Apprenticeship with The Studio Theatre.  She currently uses her non-profit development and special event skills as the Membership Gifts Associate with Washington Performing Arts Society. Chelsey plunged herself into the theatre and social networking communities in DC and is ecstatic to combine those passions in her new role with the Rogues.   All press inquiries can be made to Chelsey at

The Rogues have many exciting announcements and collaborations to share in the coming weeks. Be sure to stay connected! Keep closer track on the Rogues path to theatrical domination by letting us know you like us on our Facebook group and by following our Twitter feed @WashingtonRogue for updates on events and ticket deals!

Closing night! Last chance to see EIGHT!

Posted August 14, 2010 by thewashingtonrogues
Categories: Uncategorized

After five great shows at the Fringe and an amazing run at the DCAC, our production of “Eight” has reached it’s final night! You have two more chances at 7:30 and 10pm. See the first show for $15 and come back at 10pm for just five more bucks!

Pay-What-You-Can performance of EIGHT Thursday night!

Posted August 12, 2010 by thewashingtonrogues
Categories: Uncategorized

Little reminder that tonight’s 7:30 pm show is certified pay-what-you-can! Come on out and catch EIGHT while you can!

Four more chances to see EIGHT! The final week starts Thursday!

Posted August 11, 2010 by thewashingtonrogues
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After an incredible, acclaimed run at the Capital Fringe Festival, and four amazing shows at the DCAC, our production of Ella Hickson’s remarkable EIGHT ends this Saturday! You only have four more chances to see the show DC Theater Scene called “brilliant”.  The Washington City Paper said “See it. Under no circumstances do you want to miss this.”

Take their advice! Call the DCAC at 202-462-7833 and reserve your seats now before they’re gone!

Special two-show deal tonight at DCAC!

Posted August 7, 2010 by thewashingtonrogues
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See EIGHT a second time for just five bucks! Anyone who sees tonight’s 7:30 PM show at DCAC can show their program at the box office and see the 10PM show for just five dollars! Did you see EIGHT at the fringe, or anytime this week? The deal still counts for you! Come see what you missed and experience a whole new night of theater for one low price! Call 202-462-7833 to reserve seats! Our 7:30 show is almost sold out!

Happy birthday to Megan “Mona” Graves! EIGHT opens at the DC Arts Center TONIGHT.

Posted August 5, 2010 by thewashingtonrogues
Categories: Eight

The extension of Ella Hickson’s EIGHT begins tonight with a special Pay-What-You-Can performance! Tonight at 7:30 PM!

See the Rogues in action: a video interview with the cast and crew of EIGHT!

Posted August 4, 2010 by thewashingtonrogues
Categories: Eight

We recently sat down with The Washington City Paper’s Chris Klimek. Insights and hilarity ensued.

By sheer coincidence it is also the esteemed Mr. Klimek’s birthday! And what’s this? It’s ALSO Joe “Danny” Thornhill’s birthday? Auspicious!