We are dog & pony dc, and we seek to reposition non-profit theatre companies in D.C. and across the country to be in service to their audiences and communities.

We’re a devised theatre ensemble. We create (“devise”) new plays and interactive experiences as a collective (“ensemble”) of hearing and Deaf artists.

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

We’re pro-innovation. We recognize innovation requires structure, chaos, and a leap of faith, so our process embraces them.

We approach all our work with a healthy mix of playfulness and generosity, as we believe that amplifies the impact of our work.

You complete us.

We are delighted dog & pony dc has committed itself to the advocacy and support of Deaf talent, artists, and audiences. Progress is seeing an ensemble of Deaf and hearing actors work as equals, with the Deaf actors free from meeting any pre-set criteria mandating that their characters be Deaf…instead of being reduced to novelties and/or tokens.

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

One of the best performative experiences I’ve had thus far.

Caitlin C., audience member regarding SEVEN AGES: YOUR LIFE THROUGH THE SENSES

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

Martin Kaminer, audience member

You all have hit upon a mode of development and production that successfully fosters a wide range of community dialogues about the nature of arts, culture, and society in a way that is thought-provoking, emotionally moving, and incredibly immersive.

David D. LaCroix, Ph.D., science and technology collaborator on Toast

Beertown is another amazing addition to dog & pony dc’s roster of plays that put you into the action in a fun and unique way, only to send you off afterwards having learned more about yourself and your friends and fellow citizens, perhaps more than you might have cared to. I would love to see this again with a different audience to see how the outcome changes.

Michael Boberg, audience member