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Rep Stage Presents “LOVE/language,” a Virtual Theatre Event, March 26–29, 2021

World Premiere Highlights Original Work By Area Playwrights
An actress in the virtual theatre event.
Columbia, MD – Rep Stage, the professional regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College (HCC), opens its 28th season with a world premiere – “LOVE/language" – a collection of original works by regional area playwrights. From romantic love to self-love, from the love of family to love of our communities, we are all connected in some way through the language of one of humankind's most intimate emotions.
With deeply personal monologues, “LOVE/language” explores how love can help us connect and heal in a time when isolation and unrest affect our daily lives. “LOVE/language” looks at our heart's desire through the lens of 10 diverse playwrights from the Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia region. Rep Stage's fully produced theatre event of original commissioned works will be available for you to stream at your home.
“I wanted to create an event for this moment we find ourselves in and create an opportunity for local regional artists in our industry, who have been deeply affected by the pandemic. I truly believe that love creates empathy and change, and we need that so desperately right now." said Joseph W. Ritsch, Rep Stage's producing artistic director. "I am excited with how the playwrights took the prompt of ‘love’ and wrote about it in a deep and personal way.”
Tickets are now on sale for the opportunity to watch “LOVE/language” March 26–29, 2021. A single ticket is $15; a household ticket is $25. For tickets and additional information, visit or call the box office at 443-518-1500.
The box office staff are operating remotely, and campus access remains restricted to employees only. For assistance with your order, send an email to or you can call 443-518-1500. Please visit for the latest box office hours.
  • Tẹmídayọ Amay*
  • Regina Aquino*
  • Felicia Curry*
  • Alejandro Ruiz*
  • Garnet Williams


  • Playwrights: Bob Bartlett, Annalisa Dias, Dane Figueroa Edidi, Tracy Hall, Farah Lawal Harris,     Susan McCully, JR Nexus Russ, Deb Sivigny, Hope Villanueva, Britt A Willis
  • Co-Directors: Angelisa Gillyard and Joseph W. Ritsch
  • Original Music Composition: Sarah O’Halloran
  • Video Direction/Editing: Danielle Maloney/Dragon Digital Media
  • Stage Manager: Raine Bode*

* Members Actor’s Equity Association


Rep Stage, the professional regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College, produces engaging and evocative contemporary American classics and new works. Led by Producing Artistic Director Joseph W. Ritsch, Rep Stage is dedicated to collaborating with regional artists in its commitment to bringing richly diverse work to audiences. Recognized as a professional Washington, DC metropolitan area theatre company by Theatre Washington, Rep Stage has a proud history of Helen Hayes Award-winning productions and nominations over its 28 years. The theatre is a member of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance and Theatre Communications Group. Performances are made possible by Howard Arts Council, Maryland State Arts Council, Howard County and Maryland state governments, and generous individual donors.

Topics: Arts & Culture
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