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 its audience and community.

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 appreciate dog & pony dc’s high artistic standards and aspiration to change the audience’s perception of its role in a theatrical experience.

Jill Strachan, Executive Director, Capital Hill Arts Workshop

See something different, see something new! Watch an audience and a professional cast of actors collide in fierce discussion and before you know it, you’ve been sucked in.

Alexandra Kesman, audience member

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

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

Martin Kaminer, audience member

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