Dominion Stage is thrilled to announce the cast of The Bluest Eye, directed by Eleanore Tapscott.
Cyprina Stokley as Claudia
Khalia Muhammad as Frieda/Darlene
Bri Houtman as Maureen Peal
Crystal Arful-Addoh as Mrs.Breedlove and Woman #2
Tia Berry as Mama and Woman #1
Brooke West as Woman #3 and Little White Girl
Simone Jackson-Charles as Pecola
Melvin D. Smith as Daddy/Soaphead
Robert Freemon Smith as Cholly
Dominion Stage Statement on COVID-19 Protocols
Dominion Stage is committed to providing a safe environment for all cast, crew, and patrons. Therefore all activities sponsored by Dominion Stage will always adhere to the current COVID-19 safety protocols set forth by federal, state, and county guidance. In addition, Dominion Stage may choose to implement additional safety measures above and beyond the standard guidelines, if the Board of Directors deems it necessary to preserve the health and safety of all individuals engaged in our community. All safety protocols will be clearly communicated to all individuals attending any Dominion Stage function.
Given that current conditions are frequently evolving and changing, safety protocols may be added or changed at any time to remain in compliance with the highest standards of safety. In the event of a change to safety procedures, changes will be communicated promptly to all impacted individuals. All cast, crew, patrons, volunteers, guests, and others present at Dominion Stage sponsored activities will be required to adhere to all current safety protocols at all times, without exception. Dominion Stage encourages all members of our community to get the COVID-19 vaccination, however, vaccinated individuals will still be required to adhere to all safety protocols.
Information about current guidelines can be found at the following websites:
Centers for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Virginia Department of Health: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/
Arlington County Health Department: https://www.arlingtonva.us/covid-19/
Current Safety Guidelines for Auditions and Rehearsals:
Auditions, rehearsals, and other meetings may be conducted indoors.
Dominion Stage will follow current Arlington County guidelines regarding face masks and social distancing for auditions, rehearsals, meetings, and other gatherings.
Frequent hand washing is encouraged.
Current Safety Guidelines for performances:
The cast and crew are fully vaccinated. The cast will perform without masks. We will have limited seating to allow for social distancing. The audience will be asked to wear masks.
Deadline: August 15th, 2021
Dominion Stage is pleased to announce that we are hosting our second annual playwriting competition! To enrich our community and continue to be an inclusive place for new and continued education and personal development, we are looking for talented playwrights to submit their work.
Plays may be about any subject, but we are not looking for musicals at this time. The winner will have their play produced by Dominion Stage as an online or staged reading.
Participation is open to all ages.
By submitting an entry/entries, the playwright is granting permission to Dominion Stage to stage a script reading of their submission.
Entries should be an original unpublished work.
Entries must be an original full-length play that is no longer than 2 hours in length, OR a one-act play that is 60 minutes or shorter.
Submissions must be in PDF format.
Entries may be any genre EXCEPT musical.
Entries must be received by the deadline (August 15th, 2021) to be considered.
All entries are final.
Please submit the following to email@example.com with the subject line "Playwriting Submission - [Show Title]":
Your Phone Number:
What is the title of your work?
Please attach your file as a pdf
The dates suggested below are our current best guess as to when we might be able to present these productions. The health and safety of our patrons, casts, and crews will determine that schedule, and we will follow direction from our Arlington County hosts.
Since a group of neighbors formed a play-reading group in 1949, Dominion Stage has been a part of the Arlington community. We are Arlington's oldest community theatre. We seek stories that reflect everyone in our community, especially those not usually highlighted. To us, "Anything But Predictable" means you'll see stories about the good, the bad, the ugly, and even the undead. We've explored incest, suicide, drug abuse, mental illness, sexuality, prejudice, puppet sex, crime, and life in a trailer park, on a desert isle, in a locker room, and at a boarding school. Sometimes we're not the best choice for grandma or the kids, and we'll let you know. We ARE the best choice for theatre that makes you think, helps you understand, makes you laugh (frequently), makes you cry (sometimes), and celebrates the community we are all a part of.
Dominion Stage's current black-box home (the original library of Gunston Middle School) gives us space to present musicals with large casts and sets, as well as the intimacy necessary for more dramatic pieces and comedies. Seating configuration changes with each production, and audience members are rarely more than a few steps from the actors. There is plentiful free parking. Patrons enter via the main glass doors, pass Theatre One on the left, and follow the signs down the hall to Theatre Two, or may drive around the building to park closer to Theatre Two's entrance (look for the neon art). The closest Metro (though not walkable) is Pentagon City.
Dominion Stage is a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Federal ID number 52-1349392.