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.

DustMask

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
Umbrella

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
Umbrella

…’A Killing Game’ is in part a lab experiment: By what means and to what degree can theater make use of an audience as a creative force? Unlike some ‘interactive’ events, in which actors jump off the stage and sit in playgoers’ laps or dragoon a spectator or two onto the stage for an anxious cameo in a short skit, ‘A Killing Game’ tries, with more trust in its customers, to upend the us-and-them aspect of theatergoing. It’s as if the troupe were saying, ‘Hey: Uncross your arms! We’re all on the same side!
–The Washington Post, July 21 2013

Peter Marks, reviewing for The Washington Post
PaniniPress

Gidon [my son] still talks about Beertown ALL THE TIME. Refers to it constantly. Very very impactful…

Martin Kaminer, audience member
PaniniPress

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