Dark Horse Theatre Company

Dark Horse Theatre Company

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Hanging out with the sheriff after a great show!
Look what I saw in Walmart...
I witnessed The Value of Moscow last night with my wife. Going to plays isn't really my thing, but I thoroughly enjoyed the show. The emotion felt raw and authentic. The small venue made me feel more immersed in the show, and added to the intensity. It was topped off with a few laugh out loud moments, which almost seemed inappropriate because of the dark nature of the story, but I couldn't help myself.
We saw the production of The Value of Moscow in LA. We loved it! It's original and funny (always a plus for a comedy). We'll be coming to Virginia this spring to see this production. We're looking forward to it!
Craving for Travel, break a leg!
We saw Craving for Travel last night and it was hilarious! The two actors were so talented--changing personas and using a number of really difficult accents. We laughed and laughed. The lighting and sound cues were on point and the whole show flowed so well. So glad we came across this hidden gem! Looking forward to more from Dark Horse.
Fantastic show tonight! I brought my mom and my sister, and they both loved it. I especially enjoyed the personal attention from Demont. ūüėÄ
Just wanted to to tell you how much we enjoyed Craving for Travel last night! It was an incredibly clever, fun, and entertaining show. We loved the set and were very impressed with the lead actors, the quality of the production and all the extra thought that was put into the rest of the event details. We also really enjoyed the bar, the live acoustic music and will definitely tell our friends! Such a great way to spend a ‚Äúdate night.‚ÄĚ Also recommend the Rail Stop up the street for dinner or drinks & apps before the show. Bravo!
Break legs cast & crew of Craving for Travel ūüíú
I know of a movie company titled DarkHorse one of many that a movie company that I worked for did sub-contract work for do you film your stage performances
We're in tech!!
So much fun today. Great show, Calamity!

Approachable. Professional. Theatre in Fauquier, Herndon, and Northern Virginia. Featuring mainstage productions, resident improv comedy group "Calamity Improv", education & children's theatre.

We run our race. Dark Horse Theatre Company, L.L.C. was founded in 2009 by Natasha Parnian and founding member Arianne’ Warner out of a mutual compulsion to produce challenging, collaborative, and daring theatrical work. They soon began work on the very first Dark Horse production Oleanna. At this time, the company was in residence at Artistree (later called The Artory) in Herndon, VA teaching classes and rehearsing. DHTC performed regularly at the DC Arts Center in Washington D.C. After many successful productions, the team decided to take a break from performances to regroup and focus mainly on workshops and education. In 2013, the company relocated to Fauquier County, VA. In 2018, Dark Horse began residence at Grace Church in The Plains. Calamity Improv was conceived and cast in August of 2018. In early 2019, we partnered with ArtsHerndon in efforts to share our work with even more Northern Virginia audiences. The company debuted IMPROVICON of Northern Virginia in June of 2019, which is now held bi-annually throughout Northern VA.

Mission: To make strong choices and have fun doing it. We strive to produce bold, imaginative, theatre in an accessible way. Being trailblazers by nature, we're not afraid to go off the beaten path. That's why we work on both new and established plays. We pledge to avoid the mundane and think outside of the black box. Dark Horse recruits the most hard working and committed talent, both onstage and off, while welcoming all who are willing to learn. We endeavor to create transformative experiences on both sides of the stage. It is a major priority to keep professional theatre inclusive. We accomplish this by keeping all tickets $20 or less, ensuring free parking at all venues, making each production experiential for the audience, holding occasional open rehearsals, and offering Q&A sessions with cast and crew after performances. Join us and raise the stakes on your theatre experience.

Operating as usual

This Saturday, 11/14 at 7:30pm. Socially distanced fun! Calamity Improv brings the best of improv comedy to the Arts Herndon stage. Seating is socially distanced and limited so book early !

Improv, sketch comedy, and classical theatre collide in this Wild West Show. It's like Whose Line is it Anyway meets SNL in The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly!

Tickets on sale now and at the door: http://www.darkhorseva.com

#darkhorseva #calamityimprov #dcarts #acreativedc #dctheatre #dctheatrescene #visitvirginia #improv #socialdistancing #liveshow #herndonva #herndon @patch @herndontheatre @artsherndon @herndoncommunitytv @herndonrocks

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World Premiere virtual play opens 11/7 FREE TICKETS, "Calamity Improv" returns to the stage.

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mailchi.mp The action of A Conversation Through the Bathroom Door  involves a young couple attempts to reevaluate their marriage in the wake of a personal tragedy. A seriocomedy about grief, FaceTime, and the dangers of too much red wine. The performance features a LIVE post-show Q&A with the cast and crew,

Just 2 days until the 11/7 8pm world premiere of "A Conversation Through the Bathroom Door" by (and starring) Amy Dellagiarino. Also featuring Monnie Aleahmad and Amy Benson. Tickets $0-$20 at http://www.darkhorseva.com #darkhorseva #dhbathroom #dhroguerunner #roguerunner #wine #bathroom #redwine #loss #miscarriage #marriage #married #playwrights #dctheatre #dctheatrescene #dcarts #acreativedc #visitvirginia #zoom #virtual

What's this about? Find out in a little over a week at the 11/7 8pm world premiere of "A Conversation Through the Bathroom Door" by (and starring) Amy Dellagiarino. Tickets $0-$20 at http://www.darkhorseva.com #darkhorseva #dhbathroom #dhroguerunner #roguerunner #wine #bathroom #2buckchuck #traderjoes #redwine #loss #miscarriage #marriage #married #playwrights #dctheatre #dctheatrescene #dcarts #acreativedc #visitvirginia #zoom #virtual

Was it all a dream?
Thank you for a wonderful run of "A Mid-Social Night's Distance". The cast and crew played to sold out crowds in the great town of Herndon! We are sad this one's over. Our very first community production during a pandemic is in the books. Here's Co-Producer, Scott D. Pafumi as Nick Bottom, awakening from Bottom's Dream. We've got more for you in the near future!
Stay tuned.
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[10/17/20]   We're wrapping up the Saturday matinee now! We've only got a few tickets remaining for tonight's 5pm show at @artsherndon Come see the Rude Mechanicals, Pick, and Sprite cause some mischief and mirth in an outdoor and socially distant way. The weather is beautiful. Bring your own chair and picnic. Have you gotten your tickets yet? Limited engagement and seating (60 per show)!
Reserve your tickets now at http://www.darkhorseva.com #darkhorseva #dhmidsocial #herndonva #herndon @northernvirginiamag @visitfairfax @visitvirginia #visitvirginia @artsherndon #shakespeare #williamshakespeare #dcarts #acreativedc #dctheatre #dctheatrescene #firsttoreturn #firstback

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FINAL WEEKEND for "A Mid-Social Night's Distance"!

FINAL WEEKEND for "A Mid-Social Night's Distance"! - https://mailchi.mp/a1464e813ac9/final-weekend-for-a-mid-social-nights-distance

mailchi.mp A Mid-Social Night's Distance opened to a sold out crowd last weekend at the ArtsHerndon lawn. Tickets for this outdoor, socially distant, adaptation of Shakespeare's Midsummer are selling fast. There are only 4 remaining performances. We must close this weekend. The weather looks perfect. Do come...

LAST CHANCE, HERNDON! Duke Theseus looks forward to welcoming you to "A Mid-Social Night's Distance" this weekend. Have you gotten your tickets yet? Limited engagement (4 remaining performances-including 2 newly added matinees) and seating (60 per show)! Saturday at 1pm and 5pm Sunday at 2pm and 5pm.
Reserve your tickets now at http://www.darkhorseva.com #darkhorseva #dhmidsocial #herndonva #herndon @northernvirginiamag @visitfairfax @visitvirginia #visitvirginia @artsherndon #shakespeare #williamshakespeare #dcarts #acreativedc #dctheatre #dctheatrescene #firsttoreturn #firstback #duke

Managing Artistic Director, Natasha Parnian, will be guest teaching tonight's online drama workshop in "Goals, Actioning, and Stake Raising-Making humans more human". It's free and open to all. Zoom, 7p-9p. Tuesday Night Drama Club

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A Mid-Social Night's Distance opens in Herndon TONIGHT!

A Mid-Social Night's Distance opens in Herndon TONIGHT! - https://mailchi.mp/4525e8bbdf3c/a-mid-social-nights-distance-opens-in-herndon-tonight

mailchi.mp We hope you will join us on the ArtsHerndon lawn for an abridged, outdoor, and socially distant Midsummer for the COVID times. This is Dark Horse's very first community production and features a cast of 30 adult and high school student actors. It is a VERY limited engagement with limited seating. ...

Junior directors at work on "A Mid-Social Night's Distance" opening THIS Saturday at 5pm. Have you gotten your tickets yet? Limited engagement (5 performances-including a newly added 1pm matinee) and seating (60 per show)!
Reserve your tickets now at http://www.darkhorseva.com #darkhorseva #dhmidsocial #theplains #theplainsva #herndonva #herndon @northernvirginiamag @visitfairfax @visitvirginia #visitvirginia @artsherndon #shakespeare #williamshakespeare #dcarts #acreativedc #dctheatre #dctheatrescene #takeyourchildtoworkday #kidsatwork #junior #directortraining #firsttoreturn #firstback

The Rude Mechanicals are gearing up for "A Mid-Social Night's Distance" just 1 week from today. Have you gotten your tickets yet? Limited engagement (5 performances) and seating (60 per show)!
Reserve your tickets now at http://www.darkhorseva.com Busy weekend at Dark Horse HQ! #darkhorseva #calamityimprov #dhmidsocial #theplains #theplainsva #herndonva #herndon @northernvirginiamag @visitfairfax @visitvirginia #visitvirginia @artsherndon #shakespeare #williamshakespeare #dcarts #acreativedc #dctheatre #dctheatrescene #three #moversandshakers #firsttoreturn #firstback

Congrats to our sister company on their first 100 followers!

WOW! We are excited to announce that our page has officially hit 100 followers! Thank you for supporting us, and we look forward to seeing you at our virtual reading on October 30th!

Thanks to @playhousetheatremarketing for a great roundtable discussion about women in theatre! Hope you caught the livestream! #darkhorseva #calamityimprov #live #livestream #womenintheatre #dctheatre #dcarts #acreativedc #dctheatrescene #visitvirginia #roundtable #discussion #learn #grow #collaboration

Today is the day! Our Managing Artistic Director, Natasha Parnian, will be one of the four panelists on the "Women in Theatre Speak" roundtable discussion at 3pm. If you register, you will be sent a link to view at anytime. This dynamic panel of theatre makers and thought leaders will talk about how changing times affect their perspectives and decisions. The Roundtable is free and open to all:  Register to watch at this link:  https://www.crowdcast.io/e/women-in-theatre-speak
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Our Managing Artistic Director, Natasha Parnian, will be one of the four panelists on the "Women in Theatre Speak" roundtable discussion this Tuesday 9/29 at 3pm. This dynamic panel of theatre makers and thought leaders will talk about how changing times affect their perspectives and decisions. The Roundtable is free and open to all:  Register to watch at this link:  https://www.crowdcast.io/e/women-in-theatre-speak
 #darkhorseva
#calamityimprov #womenintheatre #speakup #panelist #roundtable #discussion #femaleentrepreneur #colleagues @playhousetheatremarketing #dctheatre #dctheatrescene #dcarts #acreativedc #visitvirginia #director #stagedirector #theatre #crowdcast #livestream #opinion #opinions #thoughts #perspective #covid_19

WOO-HOO! We have 1,000 followers on Facebook! We can't thank you enough for being a part of our family. Without your support, we couldn't have weathered the past months of love entertainment closures. We look forward to seeing you or "seeing you" soon at one of our in person or virtual entertainment offerings.
#darkhorseva #calamityimprov #athousandfollowers #1000followers #thankyou #darkhorse #darkhorsefam #calamfam #growing #strong #womenownedbusiness #womanownedbusiness

Busy weekend at Dark Horse HQ! Calamity Improv welcomed 3 new folks to the town of Scriptless Gulch. Our outdoor "Midsummer" is up on its feet. Don't miss our very first community, "A Mid-Social Night's Distance", opening October 10 in Herndon. #darkhorseva #calamityimprov #dhmidsocial #theplains #theplainsva #herndonva #herndon @northernvirginiamag @visitfairfax @visitvirginia #visitvirginia @artsherndon #shakespeare #williamshakespeare #dcarts #acreativedc #dctheatre #dctheatrescene #three #moversandshakers #firsttoreturn #firstback

We've got a Dark Horse three-fer for you! Here are pics from our 3 productions/events currently in rehearsal. Can't wait to see you at our very first community production, "A Mid-Social Night's Distance", opening October 10 in Herndon. Our Rogue Runner Series continues at the world premiere or "A Conversation Through the Bathroom Door" opening 11/7 on Zoom. "Calamity Improv" returns to The Plains on Sat 10/3 evening. Come meet our new cast members. #darkhorseva #calamityimprov #dhmidsocial #dhroguerunner #dhbathroom #rogue #roguerunner #theplains #theplainsva #herndonva #herndon @northernvirginiamag @visitfairfax @visitvirginia #visitvirginia @artsherndon @amydee116 #shakespeare #williamshakespeare #dcarts #acreativedc #dctheatre #dctheatrescene #three #moversandshakers #lemonadeoutoflemons

We are off and running on our next Rogue Runner Series play. "Conversations Through the Bathroom Door" by (and starting) Amy Dellagiarino opens in November. #darkhorseva #roguerunner #rogue #dhbathroom #virtual #virtualentertainment #zoom #drama #relationship #bathroom #door #dctheatre #dctheatrescene #dcarts #acreativedc #visitvirginia

Had an awesome first rehearsal for "A Mid-Social Night's Distance" tonight. So excited to have all of these talented people in the Dark Horse stable. We will be in person beginning next week. Can't wait to get to work. #darkhorseva #dhmidsocial #shakespeare #williamshakespeare #midsummernightsdream #midsummer #herndonva #herndonva @artsherndon #dctheatre #dctheatrescene #dcarts #acreativedc #visitvirginia #community #mentor #mentorship #students #adults #wevegotitall #whatsinaname

Missing this show and this team. Can't wait to bring "Circle Mirror Transformation" to the stage in Spring 2021

Dark Horse Theatre Company

The role is cast

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Dark Horse Theatre Company is seeking submissions from actors for the role of Theseus in an upcoming outdoor/socially distant production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in Herndon, VA. Rehearsals will be 3x a week beginning tomorrow, Wed 9/9 at 5:30pm, Fridays are at the same time, Saturdays are at 3pm. Production opens for a short run Oct 10-11 and Oct 16-17. Interested actors, please email your headshot and resume to [email protected]

The next reading by our sister company!

Walking Shadow Readers Theatre is proud to present CLOSING ARGUMENT, a new play by John Scavone. Join us Friday, September 25th at 8:15 pm EST on our YouTube channel to watch a livestream of this exciting new work!

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Cancellation | Loudoun Arts Film Festival

Check out our own Joe Mayes of Calamity Improv in this film!

watch.eventive.org Fictional characters in a popular sitcom discover they are not real. Now the show, and their existence, is coming to an end... unless they can stop it.

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Abraham & God Play Ping Pong

An awesome debut by our sister company! Congrats to all involved.

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[08/29/20]   This role is cast
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Dark Horse Theatre Company is seeking submissions from actors for the role of Theseus in an upcoming outdoor/socially distant production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in Herndon, VA. Rehearsals will be 3x a week beginning tomorrow, Wed 9/9 at 5:30pm, Fridays are at the same time, Saturdays are at 3pm. Production opens for a short run Oct 10-11 and Oct 16-17. Interested actors, please email your headshot and resume to [email protected]

Check out this reading by our sister company!!

Join us on Friday, August 28th at 8:15 pm EST for a virtual reading of Abraham and God Play Ping Pong, a new play by @erin.m.g! We will be live-streaming the reading on our YouTube page (link in bio). See you there!

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Walking Shadow Readers Theatre

Casting Call!

Walking Shadow Readers Theatre is looking for an actress to read for Paula, a defense attorney in her late 30's/early 40's. Must be able to read as a lawyer, with strong emotional range and depth. We are considering all races and ethnicities for the role.

Walking Shadow Readers Theatre is an all-virtual theatre company, so the performance will be done from your home. Requirements are a computer with consistent internet access, ability to utilize the Zoom platform, and availability for two brief rehearsals to review the technical requirements of the reading. Final performance will be on the evening of Friday, September 25th. At this time, all roles are unpaid.

Walking Shadow Readers Theatre works with new and up-and-coming playwrights to develop their projects in a workshop-style setting. Our readings help give playwrights a chance to hear their words and characters out loud. The company members then provide playwrights with a 30‚Äď45-minute structured feedback session to help with future revisions of the play. The actors participate in the feedback session after the performance.

Please send headshots and resumes to [email protected].

Get ready, Herndon! Calamity Improv returns for a FREE Salty and Spicy outdoor/socially distanced show tonight at Artspace Herndon. Improv starts at 7:30pm! Bring your own chairs, masks, and a picnic if you'd like. Donations are accepted at http://www.darkhorseva.com and in person. See you there! #darkhorseva #calamityimprov #dctheatrescene #dctheatre #acreativedc #dcarts #visitvirginia @visitvirginia @visitfairfax @artsherndon @northernvirginiamag @dctheatrescene @herndontheatre @herndonrocks @herndon_parks #herndonva #herndon #theatre #improv #return

HERNDON! Come join us for a socially distant and outdoor night of improv comedy. "Calamity Improv" returns to ArtsHerndon on Saturday 8/8 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $0-$15 with ONLINE SALES ONLY! Donations also accepted in person or online. Bring your own chair, blanket, face covering, and picnic. Visit http://www.darkhorseva.com to get your tickets while they last!! #darkhorseva #calamityimprov #outdoors #socialdistancing #socialdistancing2020 #dcarts #dctheatrescene #dctheatre #acreativedc #visitvirginia @northernvirginiamag @artsherndon @herndontheatre #herndonva #herndon #nova #northernvirginia #comedy #improv #improvcomedy #wildwest #scriptless #scriptlessgulch #freeshow

Eid Mubarak to our friends who celebrate! #darkhorseva #calamityimprov #eid #eidmubarak #celebrate #celebration

It's here! Check out Saturday's live performance of "Spirit Seekers" by Amy Dellagiarino, now on YouTube. This original short play (40min), wrote intentionally for virtual performance, is a comedy about ghost hunters. Thank you to all of those who attended Saturday night. We hope you enjoy this recording and post show Q&A.
https://youtu.be/hPCDcKNzFTI
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