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presents a staged reading of

United We Dance

by Malcolm Pelles

directed by Mario Baldessari

PLEASE NOTE: This event has been rescheduled to March 16 due to the snowstorm cancelling the rehearsal for the project.
Join us for a staged reading of a new comedy from Malcolm Pelles.  Inspired by real events, “United We Dance” traces the comedic proceedings that unfold when the strippers at the “Bottoms Up” gentlemen’s club decide to unionize and fight for better working conditions.  (The story is loosely based on the Service Employees International Union’s efforts in the late 1990s to organize the workers at the Lusty Lady gentlemen’s club in San Francisco.)




Nora Achrati, Zach Brewster-Geisz, Liz Dutton, Shayla Garfield, Vaughn Irving, Brian Kraemer, Taylor Payne, Reginald Richard, Steven Soto and Kedren Spencer

►  Monday, March 16 @ 7:30 PM


Admission to the reading is free.  Seats can be reserved by sending an email to and providing your name and the number of tickets desired.  Doors open at 7 pm and refreshments will be available.


The staged reading is being held at the National Conservatory of Dramatic Art’s black-box theater.   Directions here.

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As an accredited actor-training academy, the Conservatory operates under the oversight of the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, and the US Department of Education; and its students are eligible to receive federal student loans and grants.  The Conservatory’s two-year, intensive, actor-training program – which is firmly rooted in the teachings of Michael Chekhov, Michel Saint-Denis and Constantin Stanislavsky – provides students with 1,800 hours of instruction, practice and rehearsal in 16 months.  The Conservatory’s faculty consists of actors, directors and playwrights who are actively employed in the DC-area theater and film community.  The Conservatory has been training people for careers in acting since 1975.

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