Jenna Berk as Annabella and Danny Cackley as Giovanni

The Washington Post “Brimming with sensationalistic material — with plotlines that touch not only on incest, but also conspiracies, betrayals, disguises, political corruption and shocking violence — the plays are striking and suspenseful.” DC Theatre Scene “Under the detailed and sensitive direction of BST artistic director Charlene V. Smith, ‘Tis Pity gallops along at a…

Roman mosaic, 2nd century CE, Palazzo Nuovo (Wikimedia Commons)

Say, pals, whaddya call a play not funny enough to be a comedy, not sad enough to be a tragedy? A history play! Just kidding. Mostly.* But really, you can put that old idea of tragicomedy in your pipe, because Beaumont and Fletcher fine-tuned a genre that deserves a better name. To get a sense…

Portrait of John Fletcher, Wikimedia Commons

As Brave Spirits Theatre prepares for our incest repertory of A King and No King with ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore, we’d love for our audience to get acquainted with the playwrights behind these stories … Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher (A King and No King, printed 1619) Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher are the…

Brave Spirits Theatre; photo by Claire Kimball

From the Bible and Oedipus Rex to Game of Thrones and Taboo, incestuous relationships have appeared throughout human history, literature, and popular culture. Though we may quickly assume its moral implications today, the legal and religious definitions of incest have had a complicated past … In classical societies like ancient Greece, marriage and sexual intercourse…

antony and cleopatra

Dates and Times: Sunday, April 3rd 1pm-8pm Washington, DC Tuesday, April 5th 7pm – 10pm Alexandria, VA Submit: To be considered for a slot, please send your electronic headshot and resume to auditions@bravespiritstheatre.com. If possible, please send in a single pdf file entitled Lastname_Firstname_2016. Please also include your availability/preference for the two audition dates. We regret…