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Dark Horse Theatre Company

Dark Horse Theatre Company Approachable. Professional. Theatre in Fauquier, Herndon, and Northern Virginia. Featuring mainstage productions, resident improv comedy group "Calamity Improv", education & children's theatre.

We run our race. Dark Horse Theatre Company, L.L.C. was founded in 2009 out of a compulsion to produce challenging, collaborative, and daring theatrical work. They soon began work on the very first Dark Horse production Oleanna. At this time, the company was in residence at Artistree (later called The Artory) in Herndon, VA teaching classes and rehearsing. DHTC performed regularly at the DC Arts C

We run our race. Dark Horse Theatre Company, L.L.C. was founded in 2009 out of a compulsion to produce challenging, collaborative, and daring theatrical work. They soon began work on the very first Dark Horse production Oleanna. At this time, the company was in residence at Artistree (later called The Artory) in Herndon, VA teaching classes and rehearsing. DHTC performed regularly at the DC Arts C

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BELIEVE IT! Calamity: The Show is at ArtsHerndon THIS Saturday 11/12 at 7:30pm/Doors open at 7pm. Tickets at http://www....
11/07/2022
Dark Horse Theatre Company | Theatre Productions Plays Improv Comedy

BELIEVE IT! Calamity: The Show is at ArtsHerndon THIS Saturday 11/12 at 7:30pm/Doors open at 7pm. Tickets at http://www.darkhorseva.com

Professional theatre and events group serving Fauquier County, VA, Herndon, VA, and surrounding areas. Featuring Calamity Improv and high quality productions for adults & children. Classes and lessons for acting, technical theatre, youth, and internships. Dark Horse Theatre Company. Herndon, Warrent...

Thank you The Plains for a great time tonight. SUCH a fun show 🙂
11/06/2022

Thank you The Plains for a great time tonight. SUCH a fun show 🙂

Please come support our residence, doing important work in our community! We love our home at Grace in The Plains BECAUS...
11/03/2022

Please come support our residence, doing important work in our community! We love our home at Grace in The Plains BECAUSE all are welcome and safe to be, speak, and express themselves there.

FAUQUIER!!! We’re baaaaaack home to entertain you. Are you ready?! Calamity Improv returns to The Space at Grace in The ...
10/31/2022

FAUQUIER!!! We’re baaaaaack home to entertain you. Are you ready?! Calamity Improv returns to The Space at Grace in The Plains this Saturday 11/5 at 7:30pm!! Doors open at 7pm. Tickets at https://www.darkhorseva.com

FAUQUIER!! We’re baaaaaack home and ready to entertain you! Are you ready?! Calamity Improv returns to The Space at Grac...
10/30/2022
Dark Horse Theatre Company | Theatre Productions Plays Improv Comedy

FAUQUIER!! We’re baaaaaack home and ready to entertain you! Are you ready?! Calamity Improv returns to The Space at Grace this Saturday 11/5 at 7:30pm!! Doors open at 7pm. Tickets at https://www.darkhorseva.com

Professional theatre and events group serving Fauquier County, VA, Herndon, VA, and surrounding areas. Featuring Calamity Improv and high quality productions for adults & children. Classes and lessons for acting, technical theatre, youth, and internships. Dark Horse Theatre Company. Herndon, Warrent...

Make sure you check out this stunning art show at our home Grace in The Plains! Not to be missed!
10/16/2022

Make sure you check out this stunning art show at our home Grace in The Plains! Not to be missed!

Join us this year for our Piedmont Regional Art Show & Sale from October 28th - 30th. The Art Show Gala will be held on Friday, October 28 from 6:30pm until 8:30pm. On Saturday, October 29, the Art Show will be open from 10:00am until 6:00pm, and on Sunday, October 30, the Art Show will be open from 12:00pm noon until 4:00pm. We look forward to seeing you! https://www.piedmontartshow.org/

Check out our friends at Buckland Haunted Farm this Halloween season!!
09/25/2022

Check out our friends at Buckland Haunted Farm this Halloween season!!

Who’s ready for the Haunt season to start! We know we are! Opening weekend is this coming Friday, September 30th!

Come see us at ARTfactory in Manassas this Saturday at 7:30! A full line up of Calamity All Stars will be there :)
08/15/2022

Come see us at ARTfactory in Manassas this Saturday at 7:30! A full line up of Calamity All Stars will be there :)

Wrangle yourselves into a night full of fun at ARTfactory’s Calamity Improv on August 20 at 7:30pm 🤠

- Share some laughs with your best buds
- Join in on some audience activities
- Make your rounds to the cash bar if you’re 21+🍻

Tickets cost $20 and are available at VirginiaARTfactory.org/Tickets and (703) 330-2787. See ya there!

CASTING CALL!Calamity Improv is seeking actors (with or without Improv Comedy experience) to join our posse! Openness, s...
06/08/2022

CASTING CALL!
Calamity Improv is seeking actors (with or without Improv Comedy experience) to join our posse! Openness, sense of humor, excellent teamwork, and bravery are what we are looking for. We will train the right people. Interested?
Auditions are by appointment only on Sat . Please email [email protected] with a headshot or recent photo and resume (if you have one) to request an appointment.
More information on http://www.darkhorseva.com

YEEEHAW!  Calamity Improv returns to ArtsHerndon Saturday 6/11 at 7:30pm!! Doors open at 7pm. Tickets at http://www.dark...
06/06/2022
Dark Horse Theatre Company | Theatre Productions Plays Improv Comedy

YEEEHAW! Calamity Improv returns to ArtsHerndon Saturday 6/11 at 7:30pm!! Doors open at 7pm. Tickets at http://www.darkhorseva.com

Professional theatre and events group serving Fauquier County, VA, Herndon, VA, and surrounding areas. Featuring Calamity Improv and high quality productions for adults & children. Classes and lessons for acting, technical theatre, youth, and internships. Dark Horse Theatre Company. Herndon, Warrent...

Casting Call!!Calamity Improv is seeking actors (with or without Improv Comedy experience) to join our posse! Openness, ...
05/14/2022

Casting Call!!
Calamity Improv is seeking actors (with or without Improv Comedy experience) to join our posse! Openness, sense of humor, excellent teamwork, and bravery are what we are looking for. We will train the right people. Interested? Fill out our form at https://darkhorseva.typeform.com/to/BqRrgn?

More information on http://www.darkhorseva.com

Auditions are by appointment only. Please email [email protected] with a headshot or recent photo and resume (if you have one) to request an appointment.

Casting Call!!Calamity Improv is seeking actors (with or without Improv Comedy experience) to join our posse! Openness, ...
05/14/2022

Casting Call!!
Calamity Improv is seeking actors (with or without Improv Comedy experience) to join our posse! Openness, sense of humor, excellent teamwork, and bravery are what we are looking for. We will train the right people. Interested? Fill out our form at https://darkhorseva.typeform.com/to/BqRrgn?

More information on http://www.darkhorseva.com

Auditions are by appointment only. Please email [email protected] with a headshot or recent photo and resume (if you have one) to request an appointment.

We’re looking at you, Herndon!  Calamity Improv returns to ArtsHerndon Saturday 5/14 at 7:30pm!! Doors open at 7pm. Tick...
05/11/2022
Dark Horse Theatre Company | Theatre Productions Plays Improv Comedy

We’re looking at you, Herndon! Calamity Improv returns to ArtsHerndon Saturday 5/14 at 7:30pm!! Doors open at 7pm. Tickets at http://www.darkhorseva.com

Professional theatre and events group serving Fauquier County, VA, Herndon, VA, and surrounding areas. Featuring Calamity Improv and high quality productions for adults & children. Classes and lessons for acting, technical theatre, youth, and internships. Dark Horse Theatre Company. Herndon, Warrent...

Questionable at best! Calamity Improv returns to ArtsHerndon Saturday 4/9 at 7:30pm!! Doors open at 7pm. Tickets at http...
04/05/2022
Dark Horse Theatre Company | Theatre Productions Plays Improv Comedy

Questionable at best! Calamity Improv returns to ArtsHerndon Saturday 4/9 at 7:30pm!! Doors open at 7pm. Tickets at http://www.darkhorseva.com

Professional theatre and events group serving Fauquier County, VA, Herndon, VA, and surrounding areas. Featuring Calamity Improv and high quality productions for adults & children. Classes and lessons for acting, technical theatre, youth, and internships. Dark Horse Theatre Company. Herndon, Warrent...

Thanks to  and  for having  as the evening entertainment for the NWFCU young professionals event last Thursday night. We...
03/27/2022

Thanks to and for having as the evening entertainment for the NWFCU young professionals event last Thursday night. We had a blast!!

Calamity in Herndon tonight and Barrel Oak Winery NEXT Saturday. Circle Mirror Transformation in progress! - https://mai...
03/12/2022
Calamity in Herndon tonight and Barrel Oak Winery NEXT Saturday. Circle Mirror Transformation in progress!

Calamity in Herndon tonight and Barrel Oak Winery NEXT Saturday. Circle Mirror Transformation in progress! - https://mailchi.mp/b15eece64ec3/calamity-in-herndon-tonight-and-barrel-oak-winery-next-saturday-circle-mirror-transformation-in-progress

Don't miss our sharpest shootin' buckaroos mine for comedy GOLD tonight at 7:30pm at ArtsHerndon and next Saturday 3/19 at 6pm at Barrel Oak Winery. Remember, the show is different every time!

IT’S A KNOCKOUT!!! Calamity Improv returns to ArtsHerndon Saturday 3/12 at 7:30pm!! Doors open at 7pm. Tickets at http:/...
03/08/2022
Dark Horse Theatre Company | Theatre Productions Plays Improv Comedy

IT’S A KNOCKOUT!!! Calamity Improv returns to ArtsHerndon Saturday 3/12 at 7:30pm!! Doors open at 7pm. Tickets at http://www.darkhorseva.com

Professional theatre and events group serving Fauquier County, VA, Herndon, VA, and surrounding areas. Featuring Calamity Improv and high quality productions for adults & children. Classes and lessons for acting, technical theatre, youth, and internships. Dark Horse Theatre Company. Herndon, Warrent...

Congratulations to all of the teams at tonight’s Improv  competition at Oakton High School! It was a pleasure to judge y...
02/19/2022

Congratulations to all of the teams at tonight’s Improv competition at Oakton High School! It was a pleasure to judge your hard work this evening!

The secret is out! We’re romantics at heart
02/11/2022
Dark Horse Theatre Company | Theatre Productions Plays Improv Comedy

The secret is out! We’re romantics at heart

Professional theatre and events group serving Fauquier County, VA, Herndon, VA, and surrounding areas. Featuring Calamity Improv and high quality productions for adults & children. Classes and lessons for acting, technical theatre, youth, and internships. Dark Horse Theatre Company. Herndon, Warrent...

It was a grand night at the opera! Congratulations to our friends at  on a beautiful performance of “Amahl and the Night...
12/13/2021

It was a grand night at the opera! Congratulations to our friends at on a beautiful performance of “Amahl and the Night Visitors”. Proud to be co-residents at Grace in The Plains with this group of talented people. They have 1 more weekend of performances. Check it out if you can!

HO HO HERNDON! You’ve been oh so good this year. Therefore, Calamity Improv returns to ArtsHerndon tonight at 7:30pm!! T...
12/11/2021
Dark Horse Theatre Company | Theatre Productions Plays Improv Comedy

HO HO HERNDON! You’ve been oh so good this year. Therefore, Calamity Improv returns to ArtsHerndon tonight at 7:30pm!! Tickets at http://www.darkhorseva.com

Professional theatre and events group serving Fauquier County, VA, Herndon, VA, and surrounding areas. Featuring Calamity Improv and high quality productions for adults & children. Classes and lessons for acting, technical theatre, youth, and internships. Dark Horse Theatre Company. Herndon, Warrent...

Herndon, it’s time for some SERIOUS holiday cheer. Calamity Improv returns to ArtsHerndon SATURDAY 12/11 at 7:30pm!! Tic...
12/10/2021
Dark Horse Theatre Company | Theatre Productions Plays Improv Comedy

Herndon, it’s time for some SERIOUS holiday cheer. Calamity Improv returns to ArtsHerndon SATURDAY 12/11 at 7:30pm!! Tickets at http://www.darkhorseva.com

Professional theatre and events group serving Fauquier County, VA, Herndon, VA, and surrounding areas. Featuring Calamity Improv and high quality productions for adults & children. Classes and lessons for acting, technical theatre, youth, and internships. Dark Horse Theatre Company. Herndon, Warrent...

FAUQUIER! These turkeys are back in town Saturday night! The Plains hosts Calamity Improv! Show 11/27 at 7:30pm. Tickets...
11/23/2021
Dark Horse Theatre Company | Theatre Productions Plays Improv Comedy

FAUQUIER! These turkeys are back in town Saturday night! The Plains hosts Calamity Improv! Show 11/27 at 7:30pm. Tickets at http://www.darkhorseva.com and at the door! Come see your hometown comedy troupe in action :D

Professional theatre and events group serving Fauquier County, VA, Herndon, VA, and surrounding areas. Featuring Calamity Improv and high quality productions for adults & children. Classes and lessons for acting, technical theatre, youth, and internships. Dark Horse Theatre Company. Herndon, Warrent...

Calamity Improv had a GREAT time at the  production of “Tony ‘n Tina’s Wedding” Congrats to our own  and !
11/21/2021

Calamity Improv had a GREAT time at the production of “Tony ‘n Tina’s Wedding” Congrats to our own and !

Please support our wonderful residence Grace in The Plains if you are able!
11/10/2021
Thanksgiving Food Boxes

Please support our wonderful residence Grace in The Plains if you are able!

¿Le gustaría recibir una caja de comida en Acción de Gracias? Would you like to receive a box of food for Thanksgiving? Grace Episcopal Church en The Plains distribuirá cajas de comida el sábado 20 de noviembre, de 8 a.m. a 12 p.m. ¡Reserve su caja hoy! Grace Episcopal Church in The Plains wil...

Thanks for a great show Saturday night, Herndon!
11/09/2021

Thanks for a great show Saturday night, Herndon!

HERNDON! We’re looking at you! Calamity Improv returns to ArtsHerndon tonight at 7:30pm!! Tickets at http://www.darkhors...
11/06/2021

HERNDON! We’re looking at you! Calamity Improv returns to ArtsHerndon tonight at 7:30pm!! Tickets at http://www.darkhorseva.com

HERNDON! We’re looking at you! Calamity Improv returns to ArtsHerndon tonight at 7:30pm!! Tickets at http://www.darkhors...
10/09/2021
Dark Horse Theatre Company | Theatre Productions Plays Improv Comedy

HERNDON! We’re looking at you! Calamity Improv returns to ArtsHerndon tonight at 7:30pm!! Tickets at http://www.darkhorseva.com

Professional theatre and events group serving Fauquier County, VA, Herndon, VA, and surrounding areas. Featuring Calamity Improv and high quality productions for adults & children. Classes and lessons for acting, technical theatre, youth, and internships. Dark Horse Theatre Company. Herndon, Warrent...

We’re not joking. Calamity Improv returns to ArtsHerndon this Saturday night at 7:30pm!! Get your tickets now. http://ww...
10/07/2021
Dark Horse Theatre Company | Theatre Productions Plays Improv Comedy

We’re not joking. Calamity Improv returns to ArtsHerndon this Saturday night at 7:30pm!! Get your tickets now. http://www.darkhorseva.com

Professional theatre and events group serving Fauquier County, VA, Herndon, VA, and surrounding areas. Featuring Calamity Improv and high quality productions for adults & children. Classes and lessons for acting, technical theatre, youth, and internships. Dark Horse Theatre Company. Herndon, Warrent...

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750 Center Street
Herndon, VA
22712

General information

Currently in residence at Grace the Plains, in The Plains, VA

Telephone

(703) 537-1071

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Dark Horse Theatre Company, L.L.C. was founded in 2009 by Natasha Parnian and founding member Arianne’ Warner out of a mutual compulsion to produce challenging, collaborative, and daring theatrical work. They soon began work on the very first Dark Horse production Oleanna. At this time, the company was in residence at Artistree (later called The Artory) in Herndon, VA teaching classes and rehearsing. DHTC performed regularly at the DC Arts Center in Washington D.C. After many successful productions, the team decided to take a break from performances to regroup and focus mainly on workshops and education. In 2013, the company relocated to Fauquier County, VA. In 2018, Dark Horse began residence at Grace Church in The Plains. Calamity Improv was conceived and cast in August of 2018. In early 2019, we partnered with ArtsHerndon in efforts to share our work with even more Northern Virginia audiences. The company debuted IMPROVICON of Northern Virginia in June of 2019, which is now held bi-annually throughout Northern VA.

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We had a fantastic time at the event in our Huddersfield Centre today in collaboration with One Community Kirklees. Thank you to Dark Horse Theatre Company, Women Centre, One Nation, Project C**t Recovery, DASH Huddersfield, Martin House Children's Hospice, The Community Scheme, Cruse Bereavement Support and Luv2meetU for supporting the event.
The weather is nice, and outdoor theater is back! Earlier this month HCTV filmed a Herndon Community Arts Lab production of 12th Night or What You Will, a Shakespeare adaption for covid times!

If you missed the play or want to rewatch it, DVD copies are available for purchase for $15 (tax deductible).

This play starred actors from Dark Horse Theatre Company, and the Herndon High School Theatre program, and was performed on the Arts Herndon lawn.
😷🎭🎉Ready for a timely, Covid-friendly, cultural event? Enjoy a very modern take on Shakespeare in Dark Horse Theatre Company's outdoor production of A Mid-Social Night's Distance, live at the ArtsHerndon lawn (just 5 miles from us). Oct 10-11 & 17-18!
Knowing that theatergoers have been hungry for something new, Dark Horse Theatre Company has commissioned an original work, "Spirit Seekers," to be performed live before digital audiences and made available for streaming in a film version. Click to check out the article by David Siegel.
Hanging out with the sheriff after a great show!
Double Features! We've got them. See two shows with one ticket. Today's highlight is Ripper by Dark Horse Theatre Company and Abomination: Memoir of Ambiguity by Christian Pins Coen. 3 shows at Sly Grog Lounge: Fri. 5 pm, Sat. 9 pm, Sun. 6 pm (1/24-26). http://www.ashevillefringe.org/tickets/sly-grog-double2-sat
"Much like "The Laramie Project," the narrative unfolds through a series of recreated interview transcripts that were conducted by members of Tectonic Theater Project, with citizens of Laramie, Wyoming. 10 years after their initial interviews, citizens were asked about the continued impact that the murder of Matthew Shepard has had on their lives." - by Leandra Lynn @ Dark Horse Theatre Company
A great review of The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later. We're proud of Celia's participation in this important show making its area premier at Dark Horse Theatre Company. To our NOVA friends - come and support awesome professional theatre right here in your backyard. Playing through January.
Celia is very excited to be in Dark Horse Theatre Company 's production of The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later opening this weekend! Come out and see this important and thought provoking show.
Welcome 2020 with yoga, crafts, live music, or Dark Horse Theatre's The Laramie Project. Check it all out in this week's post.

https://piedmontlifestyle.com/community/whats-up-jan-1-7-2020/

Dark Horse Theatre Company Warrenton Wellness Kitchen Vint Hill Yoga Eclipse Restaurant Sports Bar & Billiards Old Bust Head Brewing Company Fauquier County Public Library
Dark Horse Theatre Company, TheatreWashington's newest member, kicks off 2020 with "The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later" in January. Writer David Siegel visited with Managing Artistic Director Natasha Parnian and members of the Dark Horse Theatre team. Click to check it out!
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