April Events

April Means Showers...of Applause!

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Open House - Summer

Got questions about Traveling Players’ programs? Come meet us at the Open House! Artistic Director Jeanne Harrison and Thespian Director Morgan Shotwell will be there to answer your questions about our programs, sleepaway camps, and what makes Traveling Players joyous, artistically challenging, and a place for friendships to flourish!
Real Ladies of Loudoun County Spring Expo
  • When:
    • Sunday, April 7, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Where:
    • Claude Moore Rec Center, Sterling VA
Virtual Open House
  • When:
    • Monday, April 8, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      • On Zoom!
  • Who: ALL Traveling Players interested in Summer Camps & Conservatories! (New & Prospective)
    • Want to meet us before auditioning/interviewing? Come!
  • Zoom Registration Link
Capitol Hill Open House
  • When:
    • Wednesday, April 10, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Where:
    • Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church, Washington DC
More Info:
Summer 2024
Judith Walsh White - renowned theatre educator and playwright.
Walsh White and her husband, Chris, reading Eros & Psyche (our 2023 commission).

Orpheus & Eurydice - Reading

Hear renowned playwright Judith Walsh White read her latest play, Orpheus & Eurydice. The play is based on the Greek myth and written in contemporary language. Judith will be joined by her husband, Chris White and together they read all the roles.

  • When: Saturday, April 13, 4:00 - 5:00 pm
  • Where: Traveling Players Studio
  • Cost: Free! (please use link below to reserve your spot in advance)

Commissioned by Traveling Players for their Mythology Ensemble – a two-week sleepaway acting camp for kids in grades 4-6 – the story follows the “super star-crossed lovers” Orpheus and Eurydice.  Orpheus has been blessed with incredible musical talent - even the rocks and trees rejoice at the sound of his beautiful lyre.  Eurydice, a nymph who lives in the nearby forest, hears his song, and they fall deeply in love.  In a cruel twist of fate, Vee, a jealous viper, kills Eurydice for a chance at Orpheus.  The musician then gathers his courage and braves the Underworld to save his love.

Hades, the god of death, is reluctant to release sweet Eurydice from his Underworld, so he offers them a nearly impossible bargain: the young lovers can return to the land of the living, but they may not see or talk to one another while winding the paths of the Underworld until they have returned to Earth.  Love is built on trust.  If they can evade doubt, then maybe their true love can conquer death.

The first performance of Orpheus & Eurydice will take place this July.

Orpheus & Eurydice is the 10th script that Traveling Players has commissioned from award-winning playwright Judith Walsh White for our youngest performers.  Two of those ten scripts have subsequently been published, with Traveling Players performers listed as the original cast – an honor professional actors work their whole careers hoping to achieve. These plays have since received performances in Australia, Saudi Arabia, China, Canada, the UK, and Gibraltar, as well as throughout the US, including The Actor’s Theatre of Louisville.

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Community Conversation:
Embedded Bias in Classical Literature

Have you ever wondered how theatre artists keep classical work fresh and relevant for modern audiences? Let’s talk about it!

In this conversation, Ryan Fields (Shakespeare Ensemble Director) and Morgan Shotwell (Thespian Ensemble Director) will help you explore the ways theatre artists tackle the complex and sometimes hidden biases in classical theatre. How do we recognize them and adapt them for a modern audience?


  • Friday. April 26, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


  • Traveling Players Studio in Tysons Corner Center
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Girl Scout Badges

Spend a creative and fun-filled day with your troop playing theatre games and leave with TWO new patches on your vest!

  • Theatre Fun Patch
  • Playing the Past: Junior Badge

The day starts with warm ups and theatre games, as you learn about acting and improv. Then, build on those new skills to do acting scenes and design your own characters!

Your troop gets to choose the focus for the day – Spooky Witches or Greek Mythology!

Theatre is all about bonding and team building! Scouts will leave with fun memories and a better appreciation of all members of their troop.

Please note: There is an 8 scout minimum and a fee of $60 per scout.

Troop Leaders:
Contact Us to Schedule!
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Camp Auditions!

Don't miss out on your chance to join Traveling Players' Nationally Awarded Camps & Conservatories! Auditions in-person at our Studio in Tysons Corner Center.

All auditions are now on a rolling basis. Spots are filling quickly, so audition soon!

Summer 2024:
More Info

P.O. Box 1315
Great Falls, VA 22066


Traveling Players Studio
Tysons Corner Center – DL01
1961 Chain Bridge Road, Tysons, VA 22102

Traveling Players Ensemble is funded in part by ArtsFairfax and the Virginia Commission for the Arts, which receives support from the Virginia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
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