Washington, DC Season in Review 2022-2023
The Till Trilogy: That Summer in Sumner by Ifa Bayeza
The Till Trilogy: That Summer in Sumner by Ifa Bayeza. Antonio Michael Woodard as Emmett Till. Photo by Teresa Castracane. Courtesy of Mosaic Theater Company.

Perhaps it is no surprise that Washington, DC—a monumental city inextricably linked to and defined by history—would be the crucible for new plays based on historical people, places, and events. Last season, the past came alive in several world premieres in the DMV (DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Here’s just a few:

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Donald Jolly
Donald Jolly

(he/they) is a playwright and third-generation DC native. A graduate of DC Public Schools, Dartmouth College, and the University of Southern California School of Dramatic Arts (MFA, Dramatic Writing), Jolly’s plays include bonded (L.A. Ovation and GLAAD Media Award nominations), Riot/Rebellion, and Baby Eyes.