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.

MysteryBox

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
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
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
Leatherman

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