Welcome to the Jackson-Reed Theater Community

Fill out the Theater Program Sign-up Form to participate in any of this year’s theater programs.

“All the world’s a stage…”

Our program is designed with you in mind. Whether you are starting out fresh or bringing plenty of prior experience with you, Jackson-Reed Theater offers you opportunities to grow as performer and theater artist. Together, we strive to tell the diverse, passionate stories that are important and engaging to you and our community. Through a combination of school and student led programs, there is a space that is just right for you to grow.

Current Production

Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome! In here, Life is Beautiful!

Step into the dazzling and decadent Kit Kat Club - a risque destination filled with music, dancing, and colorful characters.  Set in 1930s Berlin, Cabaret tells the story of a young author searching for inspiration but discovers himself entrenched in one the darkest moments in history.

  • You may contact the box office, or donate to the Jackson-Reed Theater Program at Jackson-Reed Theater (scroll down).

On-Stage Seating Raffle: Each night we will be raffling off a select number of seats on stage, in The Kit-Kat Club,for people who want to be close to—even part of—the action. Raffle chances will be sold each night at the door.

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2023-2024 Season

Dates and Productions to be announced soon!

  • 24-Hour Plays
  • Mainstage Play – “She Kills Monsters”
  • Mainstage Musical – “Cabaret”
  • One-Act Festival (Jackson-Reed Players)
  • Player’s Show (Jackson-Reed Players)

Please indicate your interest by filling out the Theater Program Sign-Up Form.

If you are interested in joining the Stage Crew or Community Service hours fill out the Stage Crew Form.

Theater Contacts

Jackson-Reed Theater

Jackson-Reed Players

What the Press Says About Us

“The large tribe of talented singers and dancers all contributed in making the magic of musical theater at (Jackson-Reed) High School’s electric production of Hair.” -DC Metro

“The quality and depth of talent at (Jackson-Reed) is amazing and of much higher quality than one would expect of a high school production.” -DC Metro

“To see one of the cast members sing a song right next to you rather than on the stage, made the experience that much better. The immersive space made us feel like we were too, In the Woods” -The Beacon

What We Do
  • 24-Hour Plays - Brand new, original 10-minute plays that are written, rehearsed, and performed with in a 24-hour marathon.
  • Theater Workshops - Individual workshops throughout the year in acting, auditioning, song selection, song performance, dance, stage combat, and/or technical theater designed to prepare students for upcoming productions.
  • Mainstage Productions - Large, fully produced shows with larger casts, more production requirements, and performed in the Auditorium.
  • One-Act Festivals – Jackson-Reed Players produced night of student directed and performed one-act plays. Many of the plays are student written. Student written plays should be submitted to the Players in the Fall.
  • Players' Show – Fully produced shows by the Jackson-Reed Players. The choice of play, director, and designers is at the discretion of the student Players. Any Jackson-Reed student may audition or work backstage.

Recent theater department-led productions have included:

  • Into The Woods
  • And Then There Were None
  • Les Miserables
  • Working: A Musical
  • Rent
  • Matilda
  • Peter and the Starcatcher
  • Any Number Can Die
  • Romeo and Juliet.
  • Legally Blonde
  • Twelth Night

Recent student-led productions by the Jackson-Reed Players have included:

  • Everybody
  • Almost, Maine
  • Twelve Angry Jurors
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • Girls Like That

Check out the final rehearsal of Peter and the Starcatcher HERE!

Who Does What
Theater Curriculum
Audition Info & Tips

Past Productions

Jackson-Reed Theater's Fall Play presents “She Kills Monsters,” a dramatic comedy celebrating family, friendship, and the power of imagination. “She Kills Monsters” tells the story of Agnes Evans, the classic girl-next-door who stumbles upon the Dungeons & Dragons notebook of her deceased younger sister, Tilly. As Agnes immerses herself in her sister’s imaginary world, we join her on an action-packed adventure discovering demons, cheerleaders, and the spirit of sisterhood along the way.

“She Kills Monsters” is a must-see for fans of geek culture, 90's nostalgia, and anyone who's ever felt like they didn't belong.

*This production contains disturbing language, and mature themes including death, grief, bullying, violence, and sexuality. It may not be appropriate for younger audiences. (PG-13)

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