Gotta Go to the Source

The Source Theater Festival opens

Source Festival kicks off this Saturday, with a series of atypical theatrical events that include 10-minute plays, mashups, and Project 24/7, when performers collaborate with writers and choreographers to develop short pieces written, rehearsed and performed in one day.

Saturday's opening night includes an 8 p.m. reception and performances of "Steve" (a 10-minute play), "Listening" (a mashup created by video/sound artist Jeremy Haik, among others), and the one-act play "Beautiful American Soldier." Tickets for opening night are $125; the price helps defray the cost of running the festival. Call 202-315-1330 to purchase.

Opening night not quite your price point? Events run through July 12 at the Source Theater (1835 14th St. NW), and all other performances are just $18 each.

The fest's first week focuses on 10-minute plays, while the second is dedicated to mash-ups (described as artists set up on blind dates). The third and final week includes readings of full-length plays and one-act performances. Project 24/7 is July 29, with performances at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

See the full schedule here.

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