"[Brave Spirits has a] kick-ass mission."
-- David Seigel, DCMTA


Performing in the DC Metropolitan area since 2011, and currently based at Convergence in Alexandria, Virginia, Brave Spirits Theatre is dedicated to plays from the era of verse and violence which contrast the baseness of humanity with the elegance of poetry. By staging dark, visceral, intimate productions of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, we strive to tear down the perception of these plays as proper and intellectual and instead use them to explore the boundaries of acceptable human behavior. Our four values are text, actor, women, and audience. To read more about how these values inform our work, check out our about page.

Brave Spirits Theatre is dedicated to not only Shakespeare, but to the other playwrights writing in the same era. We believe in exploring the theatrical power of forgotten works and sharing these rarely produced gems with our audience. Our 2014-15 season included two works fully staged for the first time in DC: Shakespeare and Fletcher's The Two Noble Kinsmen and Arden of Faversham, author(s) unknown. In the summer of 2015, at the Capital Fringe Festival, we produced Middleton and Dekker's The Bloody Banquet, unperformed professionally since the 1600's. The 2015-16 season closes out with our fourth DC professional premiere: Beaumont and Fletchers's The Maid's Tragedy.

"Washington is blessed to have young, creative,
multi-talented emerging companies like Brave Spirits here."
--Andrew White, MD Theatre Guide


April 25 Results from Spring2ACTion

"Through Alexandria make a jolly march!" On April 21, 2016, 88 donors came together to support the arts and helped Brave Spirits raise $1,962, money that will be instrumental in our ability to bring classical theatre to the residents of Alexandria and the surrounding areas. We also won an additional $250 prize for having the fourth most individual donors among first time participants. Thank you so much to everyone who made it possible!

April 20 BST joins Spring2ACTion

Brave Spirits Theatre is thrilled to be a part of the City of Alexandria's Spring2ACTion fundraiser.

What if we all gave on one day?

We can on Wednesday, April 20 for Spring2ACTion, Alexandria's Giving Day. Spring2ACTion is a 24-hour online event that provides a simple way to connect donors to the charitable causes they care about most and encourages them to take action. This virtual fundraising effort, hosted by ACT for Alexandria with the help of generous sponsors, will offer local nonprofits the chance to raise thousands of dollars for the benefit of all Alexandria.

Bring Alexandria to Alexandria.

By supporting Brave Spirits during Spring2ACTion, you will help us bring Alexandria, Egypt to Alexandria, VA with our fall production of William Shakespeare's epic love story Antony and Cleopatra. A tight ensemble will bring the antithetical worlds of Alexandria, Egypt and Rome, Italy to life through movement, music, and words. Antony and Cleopatra are torn between their duties to their countries and their love for each other. Soldiers die, citizens rebel, and nations fall, as Antony and Cleopatra's passion for each other has dire political consequences.