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Anything but predictable
Our 71st Season!

Covid-19 Protocols: Updates coming soon!

New Announcements!

Dominion Stage's 2nd Annual Playwriting Competition

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Entries should be an original unpublished work.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 info@dominionstage.org with the subject line "Playwriting Submission - [Show Title]":
Your Name:
Your Phone Number:
Your Email:
What is the title of your work?
Please attach your file as a pdf

New Website, Who Dis?

Dominion Stage's website was desperately due for a makeover.  As part of our commitment to the Arlington community, we approached the Arlington Career Center to see if there was a talented student willing to take on the project. Jeffrey Elkner of the ACC suggested Hisham Gagnon, "an extraordinary web development student in his senior year."   Since December, Hisham has proved to be indeed extraordinary, working with Dominion President Matthew Randall to create the magnificent new website you see before you, while juggling his own studies, JROTC, and college applications.  We couldn't be happier with the results!  Thank you to Jeffrey Elkner, for suggesting the perfect candidate, and to Hisham Gagnon, for your countless hours of effort, your talent, and your professionalism.  Read more about the collaborative process in our Newsletter (Coming soon)!

Upcoming Shows

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.

  • The Bluest Eye
    *Auditions will take place at a one time location in Vienna, VA on June 10th and 11th 2021. More details about auditions located on the AUDITIONS page.*

    August 6-21, 2021. Drama by Lydia R. Diamond from the novel by Toni Morrison. To be directed by Eleanore Tapscott.
  • Five Women Wearing the Same Dress
    November 5-20, 2021.  Comedy by Alan Ball.  To be directed by Danielle Guy.
  • Firebringer
    January 21-February 5, 2022. Music and Lyrics by Meredith Stepien & Mark Swiderski, Book by Nick Lang, Matt Lang & Brian Holden, Arranged by Clark Baxtresser & Pierce Siebers. To be directed by Michael Page, Music Director Chad Rabago.
  • [Title of Show]
    May 6-21, 2022. Music & Lyrics by Jeff Bowen, Book by Hunter Bell. To be directed by Kevin Sockwell, Music Director Matthew Dohm.

Who We Are

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.  

About Us ❯ Awards & Recognition ❯ Newsletter  ❯ 

Come find us

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.

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Dominion Stage is a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  Federal ID number 52-1349392.