It is now official. No Rules Theater Company will move its DC area performances from H Street Playhouse in Washington, DC to the ARK at Signature Theatre as part of a three year residency, the two companies announced today. The agreement includes office space, box office, and rehearsal space.
“I am thrilled and inspired by Signature helping to mentor No Rules Theatre Company through this residency,” said Brian Sutow. “This is a model I hope other companies around the country will adopt, as it seems like a brilliant, mutually beneficial way to help nurture future generations of theater artists and producers. We are incredibly grateful to have the trust and belief of Eric [Schaeffer] and Maggie [Boland]. Being in residence at Signature is bound to be a major step forward for No Rules as we continue to try to reach greater heights of creative excellence.”
At the same time, No Rules Theatre announced its next season, which begins at Signature on February 6, 2013 with Peter Shaffer’s Black Comedy, a world premiere of The Personal(s), adapted by No Rules’ Co-Artistic Director Brian Sutow from the film “Blind Date” on April 24, and The No Rules Show, which opens July 10. There are literally no rules to that nightly variety show: “From stage stars to politicians you never know who might show up or what might happen.”
No Rules Theatre, recipient of the 2011 John Aniello Award for Outstanding Emerging Theatre Company, is unique among Washington area companies in that it maintains two homes – here and in North Carolina. As part of their Winston-Salem season, No Rules will open The Fantasticks in November, and bring their two scripted shows to the Hanesbrands Theatre in Winston-Salem, NC. after their run closes at Signature.
No Rules Theatre Company had been performing at H Street Theatre, in Washington, DC, which itself will be moving to the Anacostia neighborhood in 2013.
Full details on the season are available on the No Rules Theatre site. For subscriptions to their season at Signature call 703 920-9771.
Great news! Kudos to both companies.