June 2 – June 24, 2023

Walking to Buchenwald
by Tom Jacobson
Directed by Brian Westerley

A soon-to-be-married couple, Schiller and Arjay, take Schiller’s parents on their first trip to Europe. Using his personal experience as a jumping off point, playwright Tom Jacobson takes the audience on an ominously comic journey during which guinea pigs play cricket, dead bodies talk, and the two couples learn what it means to be American in a world that no longer admires the U.S.



March 24 – April16, 2023
Noises Off
By Michael Frayn
Directed by Scott Spence
The Beck Center

September 23 – October 16, 2022
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime
adapted by Simon Stephens
directed by William Roudebush
The Beck Center

Recent…. (pre-pandemic)

November 5 – December 2, 2018

Woman of No Importance
by Oscar Wilde
directed by Robert McNamara

Catch Wilde’s rarely-performed, dark comedy of errors with an all-female cast.
Scena Theatre presents the timeless power struggle between guys and gals. Only we’ve re-set this brazen play against the backdrop of 1930s Hollywood when Tinsel Town was both American and British. See cads, scoundrels and vixens battle over who’s “in” and who’s “out”. Hilarity and mistaken identities ensue as only Wilde an craft it. And magical acting and staging unfold as only Scena can present it. If you loved our gender-bender hit, The Importance of Being Earnest, you’ll relish this delicious play!

September 8 – 23, 2018
Verdi’s name became the battle-cry of an entire revolution. Verdi and Shakespeare come together in this season-opener, a unique imagining of the Bard’s King Lear, alongside the composer’s towering Requiem. Heart-stopping melodies and breathtaking choruses reveal Verdi at the moment of his death, weighing fragments of his life, telling the story of the opera Lear which he never finished, and exploring the universal pains and joys of the aging process. Acclaimed conductor/composer/pianist Paul Leavitt and eight opera singers distill this music to its fiery spiritual core. Steven Scott Mazzola directs this world-premiere piece written by In Series Artistic Director Timothy Nelson. Sung in Latin & English with English dialogue.

March 12 – April 8, 2018
Three by Beckett:
Not I

written by Samuel Beckett 

directed by Robert McNamara
Come revel in a trio of classic, yet irreverent plays by the master of minimalism and theatre of the absurd, Samuel Beckett. These three short but powerful plays explore the nature of life in a complicated world and our place in the grander universe. This series will feature renowned DC-area actors including acclaimed actress & Helen Hayes Award-winner, Nanna Ingvarsson.

ATLAS Performing Arts Center, Lab I (1333 H St. NE, Washington, DC 20002)

Jan. 10th – Feb. 4th, 2018
by John Shand (Australia)
Winner of the Walkley Arts Journalism Award, Australia’s most prestigious arts writing award
directed by Robert McNamara
Scena Theatre performing at the Atlas Performing Arts Center

September 28 – October 21, 2017
Love and Information
by Caryl Churchill
directed by Michael Dove
Forum Theater at the Silver Spring Black Box Theatre

May 12 – Jun 4, 2017
Fear East the Soul
by Fassbinder
Directed by Robert McNamara
Scena Theatre performing at the Atlas Performing Arts Center

January 9 – February 5, 2017
Someone is Going to Come
by Jon Fosse
Directed by Robert McNamara
Scena Theatre performing at the Atlas Performing Arts Center