We are dog & pony dc, and we seek to upend the way theatre is created.

We believe in the power of collaboration, between artists and with the audience.

A highly interactive, necessarily exhaustive and inefficient process ensures the most enduring ideas reach their fullest potential. It’s the playfulness and generosity of our invitation to you which amplifies the impact of our work, together.

You complete us.


Sometimes you walk into a theater and by the time you get to your seat, you just know you’re going to have a good time…A Killing Game is tight and sharp…zippy and chaotic and manages to be both cynical and optimistic.
–The Cincinnati Enquirer, June 3 2013

David Lyman, reviewing for The Cincinnati Enquirer

We are delighted dog & pony dc has committed itself to the advocacy and support of Deaf talent, artists, and audiences. They are beginning to make great strides to increase the accessibility of their work, from creation through performance, and they are on their way to becoming a model for other professional theatre companies to emulate.

Ethan Sinnott, Program Director, Theatre and Dance; Associate Professor, Theatre, Gallaudet University

You won’t find Beertown on any map, but you’ll find the town’s essence in your heart as you struggle to figure out what items best tell your own story, and realize that memories change slightly each time you remember something, usually a result of twisting some of the details to create a supposedly better narrative. What starts out as a fun stay in a quirky little town ends up being surprisingly emotional.
–The News Record, March 9, 2016

Stephanie L. Smith, reviewing for The News Record

Think you’re too sophisticated to play along with an interactive theater company? Well, think again. The clever folks at Dog & Pony DC have collectively devised a theater piece about a small, fictional Midwestern town, and it requires much audience interaction. The result is so gently satiric and utterly involving that you’ll find yourself voting for and against issues before you even realize you’ve raised your hand.
–The Washington Post, November 14, 2011

Jane Horwitz, reviewing for The Washington Post

dog & pony dc posits theatre as an artistic democracy in which the actors serve as guides establishing the rules of play, but largely lets the audience fill in the details of the world of the show.

Shannon Davies Mancus, former ensemble member