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Welcoming Fall 2021

Welcoming Fall 2021

A post by Roberta Gasbarre, Artistic Director
Hello to all! I’m so glad to be writing to wish you and your loved ones a happy, and I hope healthy, end of Summer.
And as the wheel of the year turns to Fall, Washington Revels looks toward traditions that celebrate

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Women of Washington Revels: Joan Burns

By Sarah Brodnax, Washington Revels Intern
Joan Burns was first introduced to Revels in the 1970s, when she received a vinyl record of an early Cambridge production. That record instantly became a family holiday favorite. So, when she saw an advertisement in 1983 promoting the very first Christmas Revels in DC, she knew she had to go. Since then, Joan has

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A New Home at Glen Echo!

A New Home at Glen Echo!

Posted by Washington Revels
We are thrilled to announce that more collaborations with Glen Echo Park are on the horizon. This August, Washington Revels moves into dedicated office space within the Park! With a conference area, kitchenette, and individual offices, our new suite has room for large meetings, group collaboration, and even small rehearsals. We will occupy this space for two years, providing stability as Revels emerges from the pandemic.

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Women of Washington Revels: Jo Rasi

Women of Washington Revels: Jo Rasi

By Rowyn Peel, Washington Revels Intern
Jo Rasi started working for Washington Revels in 2011, but she knew about it for even longer than she initially realized. She took her son, Nico, to see her friend and colleague, Steve Winick, perform in the Quebec Revels in 2008; but even earlier than that, her younger brother had performed in a Revels at the Emma Willard School when Jo was only five years old. In the lobby after the Quebec show, Jo heard Revelers singing the Boar’s Head Carol, which finally helped her realize it was the same Revels her brother had performed in: “I listened to that song here in DC and just felt this sense of everything coming together.”

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May 9 – Mother’s Day

May 9 – Mother’s Day

By Washington Revels May 9, 2021 In annual productions like The Christmas Revels and May Revels, “Stage Families” are an important part of the experience for both performers and audience members. For viewers, these families add to the creation of an onstage village, sharing in the moments,

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Women of Washington Revels: Mary Swope

By Sarah Brodnax, Washington Revels Intern
After seeing an early Revels show in Cambridge, Mary Swope figured she might audition to be in the cast at some point, but never imagined how tightly her life would become intertwined with Revels. In 1981, Jack Langstaff asked her to find a place in Washington, DC where Revels could perform. From then on, she “did everything in Revels that anyone could do”: office business

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News Release – Celebration of Spring

News Release – Celebration of Spring

Including Release & Production Photos For Immediate Release Washington Revels Re-Creates Outdoor May Day Festival as Virtual Celebration Glen Echo, MD, May 4, 2021 – Washington Revels captures the energy of an open-air festival of springtime music, dance, and stories with “Celebration of Spring!” Releasing on May

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April 21-22 – Earth Day

April 21-22 – Earth Day

Posted by Washington Revels
At Washington Revels, we celebrate the changing of the Seasons, and the many powerful and creative traditions that have grown up as people throughout time have used music, dance, and story to mark those changes throughout the year. On Earth Day, we reflect on the fragile systems that make the Seasons possible. And, since we’re Revelers, we

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