We are dog & pony dc.

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

We’re pro-innovation and taking necessary leaps of faith.

We believe playfulness and generosity amplifies the impact of our work.

We seek to upend the way non-profit theatre is made and consumed, repositioning it in service to its audience and community

You complete us.

I felt valued as an audience member, I felt committed to the the rest of the audience and the cast, and I felt like I had experienced something I could ONLY have experienced in that room, on that night – how cool! That’s not an experience you get anywhere else!

Johanna Middleton, audience member

…’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

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

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

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