Category Archives: Announcements

Mark Your Calendars for the “Sordid Lives” LiveStream Event!

By | May 24, 2020

May 31 Live Event Benefits Richmond Triangle Players Dear Friends,Richmond Triangle Players produced Del Shores’ hysterically funny cult classic Sordid Lives in one of our last seasons before we moved to our current venue, with an amazing cast of comedy veterans including Amy Berlin, Kathy Parker, Chris Hester, Leila Pendleton, Jennfier Frank Clevenger, and Kirk Morton.Del himself… Read More »

Longtime Richmond theater and arts critic Roy Proctor dies at 80

By | May 17, 2020

For a longtime theater and arts critic who wrote countless words, he wasted few of them when pondering his legacy. “I called the shots as I saw them,” Roy Proctor recalled in a 2018 interview with the Richmond Times-Dispatch. “I always tried to be fair.” And he lived up to the advice that he offered… Read More »

What’s Happening at CAT

By | May 17, 2020

HONKY TONK HISSY FIT by Jones, Hope, Wooten September 18 – October 3, 2020 Directed by Mike Fletcher CAT audiences were delighted with the Crumpler family and friends in Doublewide, Texas, and A Doublewide, Texas Christmas. By special arrangement with the authors, CAT is delighted to bring you the World Premiere of Honky Tonk Hissy Fit. The Doublewide, Texas,… Read More »

Celebrating the 45th Anniversary of the Founding of Theatre IV

By | May 17, 2020

Happy Anniversary, Theatre IV Phil Whiteway (left) and Bruce Miller Celebrating the 45th Anniversary of the Founding of Theatre IV When Barksdale Theatre and Theatre IV merged to form Virginia Rep in 2012, we became one of the largest performing arts organizations in Central Virginia. Now we look back 45 years to May 14, 1975, when Theatre IV… Read More »

ANIMAL CONTROL playwright Chandler Hubbard wins

By | May 17, 2020

Playwright Chandler Hubbard and his play ANIMAL CONTROL won a 2020 Steinberg/ATCA (American Theatre Critics Association) Citation. The annual award recognizes the best new plays that were professionally produced outside of New York City. Hubbard receives a $7,500 cash prize, as well as the recognition and opportunities that come from being included among these past… Read More »

A List Of Live Virtual Concerts To Watch During The Coronavirus Shutdown

By | May 3, 2020

Updated on May 3 11:45 a.m. ET. This is a living document, updated every day until it’s no longer needed: LIVE LINK As more festivals, performances and concerts are canceled due to the coronavirus shutdown, musicians of all stripes and sizes are taking to social and streaming platforms to play live for their fans. NPR… Read More »

How are things at Virginia Rep?

By | May 3, 2020

While there have been dark periods in the theatre industry before, COVID-19 may prove to be the greatest interruption any of us have faced. But we are busy preparing for your return. We are thankful to all of you who contribute to our nonprofit cause with your donations and your ticket purchases, and we’d like… Read More »

Legends at Home series will take its final bow

By | April 26, 2020

The Legends at Home series will take its final bow with 2 performances that include talented artists from Richmond, as well as natives from other parts of our country. RICHMOND ALL STARS Wednesday, April 29 12 pm & 7 pm Streaming on Facebook @RPAAlliance or our website at This one-hour special will include: – Tasha Anderson and Michael… Read More »

News from Firehouse

By | April 12, 2020

Dear Firehouse friend,On behalf of our staff, board, and artists I hope that you’re staying safe and healthy during this horrific and unprecedented time. Here’s a status report on what’s going on at Firehouse. Like all other performing arts institutions and public activities, we’ve halted operations and cancelled the rest of our 2019-2020 season. There… Read More »

Free online visual and performing arts experiences

By | April 4, 2020

Provided by U of R’s Modlin Center! While the Modlin Center may be closed, the show must go on. Below is an ever-growing list of organizations that are offering free online visual and performing arts experiences. If you have suggestions for this list, please email with the subject line Online Arts or tag us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with… Read More »

What’s Happening at CAT – Cancellations

By | April 4, 2020

To the Chamberlayne Actors Theatre community: Like the rest of you, we are watching the news regarding COVID-19 change daily. The most recent news is, of course, Governor Northam’s Executive Order to “stay at home.” This order extends through June 10, 2020. While most of us are already practicing social distancing, this new order means that… Read More »

Important Updates from Swift Creek Mill Theatre

By | March 29, 2020

From All of Us at the Mill, For more than 50 years, Swift Creek Mill Theatre has been a constant presence, bringing professional theatre to our region. In the course of a normal season, The Mill will employ 25 full- and part-time staff members, plus hundreds of actors, technicians, and designers. We will play host… Read More »