Tiny house plays: tickets available now!

A few weeks ago, we announced something we’re really, really excited about: the local playwrights and actors of Pinky Swear Productions taking over our lot this autumn for the first-ever Tiny House Plays: real theater taking place inside real tiny houses. Well, it’s a few weeks later, and tickets are NOW ON SALE, so go get ’em here.

Details!:

Pinky Swear Productions Presents: TINY HOUSE PLAYS

13 actors. 6 playwrights. 5 plays. 3 very small houses.

Set in and inspired by Boneyard Studios, a charming tiny house community in Washington, DC, these funny, poignant, sometimes provocative stories touch on the important questions: Is there an afterlife? Is gentrification bad? What do you do when the Grim Reaper comes to dinner and just won’t leave?

TINY HOUSE PLAYS invites the audience to travel from house to house, story to story, peeking in on neighbors as they live, love, break up, move on — and sometimes find themselves right back where they started.

***IMPORTANT***

Because of the unique nature of this production:

*NO WALK-UPS. All tickets must be purchased in advance.
*Please arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before the performance time.
*The location is outdoors and not wheelchair accessible. If you have mobility, allergy, or other concerns, please contact Pinky Swear before purchasing your ticket.
*Seating is not guaranteed. Some plays are standing room only.
*Parties may be split up.

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TINY HOUSE PLAYS

Concept and direction by Jessica Aimone*

With plays by Thembi Duncan, Ann Fraistat, Shawn Fraistat, Danielle Mohlman, Donna Rachelle, and Laura Zam

Featuring Nathan Alston, Clarissa Barton, Christian Campbell, Alexis Graves, Dexter Hamlett, Allyson Harkey,* Melissa Hmelnicky,* Georgia Mae Lively, Kevin O’Reilly, Lilian Oben, Stephanie Svec, Gray West, and Kimberlee Wolfson

* Pinky Swear Productions company member

September 27 – October 12
Saturdays and Sundays only
Showings at 1pm, 3pm, 6pm, and 8pm

Tickets are $20 a piece, and all proceeds go to the production company, six playwrights, and thirteen actors who have been working tirelessly (like, for at least the past six months) to bring this production to fruition. Please note that Boneyard Studios isn’t getting anything from this partnership beyond the privilege of being able to support local art, and the honor of having our tiny houses turned into tiny stages for the next month.

Hope to see you there! Once more, here’s that link.

Autumn events!

As the weather (maybe) cools and autumn quickly approaches, here’s a quick roundup of what’s going on at DC’s tiny house community over the next few months—

Near Northeast playing at a recent tiny house concert.

Near Northeast playing at a recent tiny house concert.

NOTE: While all Boneyard Studios events are (as always) free—though donations to support our featured local artists are greatly appreciated—the tiny house workshop and tiny house plays, facilitated by friends of the community, are charging admission to cover production costs.
 
Featuring Boy on the Wall, Takunda Matose, and Just Enough Education to DJ.
Show begins at 7PM. BYOB.
 
Weekend workshop hosted by architects, builders, and designers intimately involved in the creation of Boneyard Studios.
Workshop begins 8:30AM Saturday and takes place at Trinity University (with a visit to Boneyard Studios that afternoon)Limited to 30 participants.
 
Show begins at 6:30PM; BYOB.
 
Six local playwrights, five community-inspired plays, three tiny house stages.
Running 1PM, 3PM, 6PM, and 8PM every Saturday and Sunday. Tickets not yet on sale.
 
Our most popular and long-running event (over 5,000 served). Come tour the tiny houses in person, see the interiors, and chat with the designers and owners.
Houses open at 11AM.
 
Discuss simplicity in an enclave of tiny houses with the new Boneyard Studios book club. First reading: Leo Tolstoy, Family Happiness, available for free online or for Kindle.
Discussion begins at 3PM.
 
Featuring Catriona Sturton.
Show begins at 6PM; BYOB.
 
(All events are also posted to the Boneyard Studios Facebook and Google Calendar.)
 
Like what we’re offering and want to see more? Consider making a (much-appreciated!) donation to support Boneyard Studio’s expansion to bring even more local and creative and arts, architecture, and agriculture to the District. Or, bring your own creativity to Boneyard Studios: let us know if you’d like your art featured amongst the tiny houses, or are looking to use the space for a book reading, concert, poetry recital, seminar, or whatever else you can think of … it’s there for you to enjoy.
 
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Dee Williams discussing her ‘The Big Tiny’ memoir at a springtime book reading.

Tiny House Plays: coming Fall 2014 to a tiny house community near you

A few weeks back, we hinted at a big surprise coming to Boneyard Studios this fall. Here’s a little peek at what we have in store (be sure to follow Pinky Swear Productions to get the latest):

Six Playwrights. Five Plays. Three Tiny Houses. One Community. Pinky Swear Productions takes over Boneyard Studios this fall with Tiny House Plays.

Pinky Swear Productions is excited to announce a partnership with Boneyard Studios to produce Tiny House Plays, a series of short plays by six talented local playwrights.

Pinky Swear has long discussed the idea of producing site-​specific theatre in an alternative space. So when company member and veteran Pinky Swear director Jessica Aimone read an article about Boneyard Studios, she reached out to the tiny home owners. To our delight, they have enthusiastically embraced the opportunity to turn their tiny houses into tiny stages—and come fall 2014, audience members will join us on a journey from tiny house to tiny house, watching life unfold inside (and sometimes outside) each space.

For Tiny House Plays, Pinky Swear reached out to several local women playwrights and one brother/​sister team to pen short pieces on the theme of community, inspired by Boneyard Studios and the surrounding neighborhood. We are excited and proud to now announce our playwrights for Tiny House Plays: Thembi Duncan, Ann and Shawn Fraistat, Danielle Mohlman, Donna Reinhold, and Laura Zam. Together, they will create a shared world in which the characters’ stories are revealed simultaneously in each space.

Learn more at pinkyswear-productions.com. Tickets not available just yet, but stay tuned!

(As always, Boneyard Studios isn’t making any money from this partnership; we’re just looking to do what we can to promote local arts. To support our mission and our plans to expand to a new location where we can do even wilder and crazier things than bringing five plays to three tiny houses for twenty-five plus performances next month, consider donating here. Thanks!)