Now Playing

The National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts

presents a free sneak preview of

Songs and Scenes from
The Princess and the Pea
directed by Ray Ficca


Designed especially for Georgetown-neighborhood families

with children age 4-12

 Kaylynn Creighton as Princess Genevieve in THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA


Come join us for a fun, free, one-hour-long preview of an original adaptation of “The Princess and the Pea”!

The sneak preview consists of a selection of songs and scenes from an original adaptation of “The Princess and the Pea” – aimed at entertaining children age 4 to 12; and will be performed by Conservatory graduates participating in this year’s Actors Repertory Theater.  (Each preview will include a short briefing for parents by Conservatory President Ray Ficca to help gauge neighborhood interest in a professional children’s theater that offers performances and acting classes for youngsters.)

Ray Ficca:  “Just as many medical universities operate teaching hospitals, we are an acting conservatory considering offering a ‘teaching theater’ in 2015 – a theater where our graduates can continue to increase their expertise and experience performing in a professional children’s theater. At the same time, we would like to provide a valuable service to the families in our longtime 

Georgetown home, by offering performances and acting classes for children – which is a request we’ve received from our neighbors many times over the past 40 years.  This preview is a fun, free way of taking the pulse of neighborhood families and gauging their interest in children’s theater programming.” 


Saturday, November 8 @ 11:00 AM
Saturday, November 8 @ 1:30 PM

Kaylynn Creighton, Shayla Garfield, Davon Harris, Brian Kraemer, Ashley Lyles, Britney Mongold, Jonathan Palmer, Taylor Payne, Reginald Richard and Devon Ross. 

Detailed directions to the National Conservatory of Dramatic Art’s black-box theater can be found here.


ADMISSION IS FREE. Seating is limited. Reserve your seats by calling 202-333-2202 or emailing us at


Check this page regularly to keep up with all the exciting events from NCDA


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.

DC Commission on the Arts & HumanitiesFunded, in part, by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Join Our E-mail List