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, 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 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

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

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.


This weekend’s performances of Henry IV, Part 1 have been CANCELLED due to Winter Storm Jonas.
Performances have been rescheduled to NEXT WEEKEND: Jan. 29-31.
Jan. 29 and Jan. 30th will take place at 8:00 PM at Green Acres Hall in Fairfax, VA.
Jan. 31 will take place at 4:00 PM at our originally scheduled venue, Green Hedges School in Vienna.
We hope you will be able to join us, and stay safe in the meantime!

Henry IV cast list


We’re about a month into rehearsals for Henry IV, Part 1!

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Our wonderful cast, in order of appearance:

King Henry IV: Stephanie Ramsey
Poins/Lord John of Lancaster: Betsy Ryan
Earl of Westmoreland: Joseph Statkus
Sir Walter Blunt: Tom Barylski
Henry, Prince of Wales: Dave Joria
Sir John Falstaff: Jay Tilley
Thomas Percy, Earl of Worcester: Brianna Goode
Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland: Connie Ramsey
Henry Percy the younger, called Hotspur: Sarah Pfanz
Gadshill: Madeline Goshorn
Sir Michael/Chamberlain/Others: Leslie Barnett
Richard Scroop, Archbishop of York/Peto: Allie Vignoli
Bardolph: Marta Soto
Owen Glendower/Traveler: Gabriel Komisar
Lady Kate Percy: Elizabeth Weiss
Mistress Quickly, tavern hostess: Sallie Willows
Edmund Mortimer, Earl of March: Trey Gibson
Lady Mortimer: Leandra Lynn
Archibald, Earl of Douglas: Lorenzo Soto