Our mission at Quotidian Theatre Company is to find truth and beauty in the everyday, presenting plays in an understated, impressionistic style. This is a theatre that doesn't rely on special effects; just piercingly truthful acting and no-frills storytelling about the poetry of everyday life. By providing realistic situations and dialogue, Quotidian lets audiences witness events as if over a backyard fence or through an open window, thus illuminating the depth and dignity of ordinary human experience. Our "cornerstone" playwrights, Anton Chekhov, Horton Foote, and Conor McPherson do indeed share a number of traits beyond the obvious restraint and lack of traditional plots. One shared gift is the lyrical evocation of nature to remind the audience that human dramas are but brief episodes on a vast stage which will survive us all. This is a theatre of unanswered questions and "zero endings," much like life itself. The most successful productions of Chekhov, Foote, or McPherson are followed by animated lobby discussions regarding characters' actions and motivations. The playwright has held up a mirror to the audience and allowed then to experience the human spirit in all its frailty and perseverance.
All performances are held at The Writer's Center: 4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda, MD 20815. There is parking across the street (Saturdays/Sundays), and the theatre is just five blocks from the Bethesda Metro Station on the Red Line.
"Quotidian hasn't chosen its name by accident; it produces plays in which God is in the details." (DC Theatre Scene)
"Finding truth and beauty in the everyday."