Hot/Cold. Rough/Smooth. Push/Pull. Immerse yourself in a world of Capulet and Montague opposites in dog & pony dc’s next sensory-centered translation of Shakespeare, Party On. An activation of your senses of touch, smell, and taste, Party On places you at the heart of the theatrical experience and stretches your concept of what defines a play.

Party On is an intimate show, experienced by an audience of six people but accommodated for each individual. Party On has no auditory or visual elements, and so is neither captured nor interpreted. ASL interpreters will be positioned at the box office. Accessible to people with mobility restrictions. Recommended for ages 16+.

Thursday, September 28, 2017 8pm
Saturday, September 30, 2017 8pm
Sunday, October 1, 2017 2pm and 4pm
Elstad Auditorium @ Gallaudet University
Tickets $1-15

Directed by Lorraine Ressegger-Slone

Devised by Navid Azeez, Kala Granger, Tosin Olufolabi & Lorraine Ressegger-Slone

Performed by Navid Azeez, Jordana Fraider, Natasha Gallop, Kala Granger, Aarron Loggins, Elaine Yuko Qualter & Carol Spring

Click here for PDF of Program

Party On is part of dog & pony dc’s Sense-Able initiative and is linked with dog & pony dc’s participation in the DeafBlind Theatre Project.

This performance is supported in part by a grant for Shakespeare without Sight or Sound from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.



What should I wear?

Comfortable clothing that you can walk around, stand, and sit in. There is movement. Nothing will get you dirty. We don’t recommend stillettos.

If my mobility is restricted, can I still attend the show?

Yup! The venue is completely accessible and we can adjust the show to you. The core experience will remain.

I have food allergies, what should I do?

You can let us know in advance or when you arrive. We can adjust the show to you.

Can you tell me what I should expect?

The unexpected? To take a leap of faith? To do something different. Read Act 1 Scene 5 of Romeo & Juliet in advance if you want to know what our source text was. You can also watch this behind the scenes video from our first trial run of a Shakespeare without Sight or Sound show in fall 2016.

Anything else?

We will be documenting performances via video. By attending this experience, you acknowledge that your likeness may be captured in photographs and/or video and give permission for dog & pony dc to use these materials for non-commercial purposes, including marketing, promotion, publication, archival, and non-commercial broadcasts or webcasts.