BUSTED opens this Thursday!

What happens when you mix inspiration, desperation and a deadline?

In spite of divorce, kids, job hunting, internet social media sites and other modern age distractions, Joan struggles for her artistic self-expression. When procrastination threatens her creativity, sanity and script, Joan’s life takes a sudden, comic twist. (65 minutes)

Tickets are now on sale for OutOftheBlackBox Theatre Company’s World Premiere production, BUSTED, at the 5th Anniversary Capital Fringe Festival.

We help open the Fringe Festival at the Warehouse on July 8th at 6pm, followed by five more performances:

* July 10th @ 6 pm
* July 14th @ 8 pm
* July 17th @ 3 pm
* July 20th @ 10:15 pm
* July 21st @ 6 pm

The link to purchase tickets: http://bit.ly/blcYQ3

Venue: Warehouse (1019 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001)

Show info is here: http://www.outoftheblackbox.org/2010-2011/Busted/index.shtml

On Friday, July 2nd, we were highlighted on page 18 in the Washington Post Weekend section, and we’ll be one of the cover stories in the Gazette this coming Thursday.

Don’t forget – you’ll need your button to Fringe! Just $5, good for discounts through the year. You can purchase yours when you buy your tickets to any Fringe show.

Follow us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/OutOftheBlackBox) or visit us on the web.

Hope to see you there!


Be a part of the 2009 Capitol Fringe Festival!

Sunday, April 12, 2009 (2-5pm), Tuesday, April 14, 2009 (7-9pm) and Thursday, April 16, 2009 (7-9pm)

For a truly out of the box experience, come audition for the original musical

The Devil’s Christmas Carol

a World Premiere performance at the Capital Fringe Festival, July 9-26th 2009.

Are you Emo Girl or Techno Guy?
We may have just the part for you.
Are you one of those people who sing opera in the shower?
Try out your pipes on some demanding (yet catchy) tunes and harmonies.

Great singers & non-singers, old & young, men, women, teenagers & children, come play with OutOftheBlackBox Theatre Company!

We’re looking for up to 18 actors of all shapes, sizes, ethnicities and ages. Non-Equity. All positions are unpaid.

Cold readings from the script.
Bring something to sing (no accompanist provided).
Be prepared to move!!!

2 Pinecrest Court
Greenbelt, MD 20770
(near Greenbelt Metro / C2 Bus)


For more information about auditions, visit our web page at:


Audition ADDED for The Devil’s Christmas Carol

Since the first audition falls on Easter, we’ve decided to go ahead and add one more, just in case Tuesday won’t work.

Now on Thursday, April 16, too – Same bat time, same bat channel.

For more info (or to download the updated flyer), go here:


Pass it on!!!

The Devil’s Christmas Carol
a World Premiere performance at the Capital Fringe Festival, July 9-26th 2009.

It’s about darn time! O2B2 rises again!

OutOftheBlackBox Theatre Company’s PLAY-READING SERIES makes its debut!

Come join us on Monday, February 2nd at 7PM as we read and discuss TINY TIM’S LAST CHRISTMAS (CAROL) a new musical written by Penny Martin, under consideration for entry in the 2009 DC Fringe Festival. It’s your chance to participate in theatre without the added stress of remembering your lines.

“Expect the unexpected in this musical story of lost souls who are condemned, for their mistakes, to perform “A Christmas Carol” in Hell until they get it right. If the show is REALLY good, some souls will get out. Honest!”

This event will take place in Old Greenbelt, close to the Green Line and Metrobus. Space is limited. To reserve your place, please contact us ASAP. Confirmation is first come, first served.

(Click the link above and fill out the form – location and confirmation will be sent when your reservation has been recorded.)

Please pass this info on to anyone you think might be interested! Not all roles require singing, so it’s open to everyone!


Details for Catch-22 Auditions posted! Mark your calendars and pass it on!

From da O2B2 BOD President!

Hi, everyone,

This is a reminder that the annual membership meeting of O2B2 will be held on Saturday, July 12, at 10am, at my house. Directions: [redacted – comment for more information!]

The primary business of the meeting is the election of Board members. Nominees for Board members are Bill Jones, Betsy Delaney, Greg Mangiapane, Sandra True, Lise Mendel-Kramer, Penny Martin, and Jo Rake.

I perform in Coriolanus at 2pm at Warehouse in DC, so I have to leave shortly after noon, but my wife Ginny says you can stay a while and chat after the meeting.

Good news: O2B2 was awarded a “Judges’ [Discretionary] Award of Excellence” for Then, Now, You at the NVTA Festival. Jo and Greg were the actors in it. We got a plaque that Betsy will bring to the meeting.

O2B2 has received approval to put on Catch-22 at Greenbelt Arts Center the weekends of June 5, 12, and 19 (though we may decide to make it only the last two weekends). I will direct. We will discuss details at the meeting.

Sorry about the short time slot for the meeting (I’ll have soft drinks available, though no lunch), but I’m pretty busy right now – I’m directing Measure For Measure at GAC, I’m playing Rev. Gardner in GAC’s Mrs. Warren’s Profession, I’m playing Citizen #3 in the Rude’s Coriolanus, and I’m producing a Children’s Theater version of Comedy Of Errors for Labor Day (when you take out the sex, you get just 20 minutes of slapstick and farce).

Bill Jones