dog & pony dc is a Washington, DC-based company founded in 2008 to overcome the separation between artist and audience. Our work is diverse in content, presentation, style, and how we integrate audience into the piece.

We have a passion for playfulness.

dog & pony dc artists are not simply theatre-makers; we are arts-based networkers, barrier removers, and community builders. Our approach to involving the audience in performance is both transparent and gradual, building trust and investment. Nothing is ever forced.

This had made us experts in putting roomfuls of strangers—wildly differing engagers—at ease, and inviting them to do just about anything—debate, dance, tweet, invent. And they do it.

Our ensemble engages with each other in an open collaboration throughout a shared devising and design process that is exhaustive and inefficient, because we believe the most enduring ideas are born and reach their full potential through that disruption.

We seek to upend the way theatre is created and produced, in DC and across the country, and the audience completes that collaboration.

Meet our ensemble members and Board of Directors. Reach out on social media and/or directly through email (first