Our upcoming season!


B&H is excited to announce our 2017 season!

Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare
Directed by Arielle Seidman
March 17-19

She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith
Director TBD
Auditions: Late April
Opens: July

Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare
Directed by Dan Clark
Auditions: July
Opens: September

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
Director TBD
Auditions: September
Opens: November/December

And a sneak peak of next season…

An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde
Director TBD
Auditions: Jan. 2018
Opens: March 2018

Interested in directing one of these shows? We are now accepting director’s applications. Please send an email to britchesandhose.managing@gmail.com for more information and a copy of the application. The deadline to submit your application is February 15th!

Much Ado About New Works


Britches and Hose has been having a busy winter!

Our 2016 New Works Festival, featuring nine never-before-seen short plays, was a hit! You can watch the performances for yourselves on YouTube here, and view a complete list of playwrights, directors, and cast members here. Please be advised that some plays contain strong language.

Auditions for our first production of 2017, Much Ado About Nothingwill be held Saturday, January 7th from 1:00-4:45 at Martha Washington Library in Alexandria. Much Ado About Nothing is romantic, clever, witty, features ridiculous vengeance plots, and is widely considered one of Shakespeare’s most appealing and approachable plays. Show dates are March 17-19.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Actors also have the option of presenting a prepared classical monologue (no more than two minutes, please). Resumes and headshots are welcome, but not required. You may arrive at any time within the 1:00 – 4:45 window, but be advised that we will not audition any actors who arrive after 4:45.

For more information (including rehearsal info), check the Facebook event, or contact director Arielle Seidman at britchesandhose.artistic@gmail.com with further questions.

One-Act Script Submissions


The Britches and Hose Theatre Company is excited to announce our upcoming New Works Festival! We are still nailing down dates and venues, but the festival will take place in early December 2016.

The NWF will consist entirely of original plays, and those plays could be written by you! Do you have a story in you that you’ve always wanted to tell ,or a script that you’re ready to have performed? Send us your scripts!

Scripts must meet the following requirements:

-An original script, not previously published
-Between 10 minutes long (usually about 5 pages) and 20 minutes long. Plays longer than 20 minutes will not be considered.
-Only one act – that is, one scene with no set changes
-Minimalist set: No flats or backdrops. We provide two 8-foot tables and plenty of chairs.
-Minimal lighting and sound requirements (this festival will take place at a public library)
-No more than a PG-13 rating, please.

All scripts must be approved by the board, based on the above requirements. Email your script to britchesandhose.artistic@gmail.com, and be sure to include the following information:

-Title of Play
-Your name, address, phone number, and email (if any)
-Choose one of the following:

  1. You want to direct your play yourself

  2. You have a director in mind (provide his/her contact information)

  3. You wish to have us select a director for you.

We are also looking for directors!

If you are interesting in directing one of our one act plays, send your name, address, phone number and email to us at britchesandhose.artistic@gmail.com. This will put you into our pool of available directors for this show. If you are selected to direct, you will be offered a selection of scripts to choose from.

The deadline for both scripts and directors applications is September 24, 2016.

Keep in mind that we will also need LOTS OF ACTORS. Audition time TBD – Stay tuned!

Medea Auditions!


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Auditions for Euripides’ Medea (show dates: September 23-25) will be held Saturday, July 23rd from 12:30-4:00 at Chantilly Regional Library, located at 4000 Stringfellow Rd in Chantilly, VA.

Previous B&H actors are also invited to attend auditions from 6:30-9:00 at Sunrise on Friday, July 22nd.

Callbacks if necessary will be held Sunday, July 24th.

Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Monologues are available here and sides are available here to review them beforehand. We will also have copies available at auditions. Brief prepared monologues from other Greek tragedies are welcome, but not required.

Check out the Facebook event for more information! If you have any further questions, please contact director Leandra Lynn at britchesandhose.managing@gmail.com.

Coming soon: Romeo and Juliet!


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There are just three weeks to go until our summer show: William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, directed by Stephanie Ramsey!

The classic tale of death-mark’d love runs Friday, July 15th through Saturday, July 16th. Please note that Saturday features both a 2:00 PM matinee and an 8:00 PM evening show.

We are excited to present this play in a new venue: 1st Stage Theater in McLean, VA! 1st Stage is Metro-accessible via the Silver Line. For more info, visit http://www.1ststagetysons.org/directions/#theater.

Tickets are $15 general admission and $10 for students, seniors, and military personnel with ID. Please note that we accept cash or check only.

Heartbreak House


We’re just three weeks away from our spring show, George Bernard Shaw’s Heartbreak House (directed by Dan Clark)!

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The show stars:

Mandi Ellis as Ellie Dunn
Alex Chappelle as Nurse Guinness
Gabriel Komisar as Captain Shotover
Betsy Ryan as Lady Utterword
Mary Burnett as Hesione Hushabye
Bob Rosenberg  as Mazzini Dunn
RC Castaneda as Hector Hushabye
Geoffrey Baskir as Boss Mangan
Marta Soto  as Randall Utterword
Lorenzo Soto as the Burglar

Show dates are April 22-24, with all performances at Green Hedges School in Vienna VA. Visit the Facebook event for more information!

Henry IV Opening Night!


Tonight is opening night for our rescheduled Henry IV, Part 1! Take THAT, blizzard!

Performances tonight and tomorrow (1/29-1/31) will take place at 8:00 PM at Green Acres Center (4401 Sideburn Rd, Fairfax, VA).

Sunday’s matinee will take place at 4:00 PM at Green Hedges School (415 Windover Ave, Vienna, VA).

Tickets are $10 at the door, and remember: cash or check only.