Theater of the First Amendment Celebrates 20 Years with Night of Performances

Posted: April 28, 2010 at 1:03 am, Last Updated: April 27, 2010 at 3:49 pm

Mason’s Theater of the First Amendment (TFA) proudly presents “TFA Celebrates 20 Years: Only the Beginning,” a night of performances commemorating the company’s 20 years of professional theater in Fairfax, on Friday, April 30 at 8 p.m.

The event is open to the community and will be held in theSPACE, located at 3955 Chain Bridge Road in Fairfax.

The event is free to all, but reservations are recommended. E-mail to reserve seats. Free parking is available on site. The celebration is being held in conjunction with the City of Fairfax’s Spotlight on the Arts Festival.

The evening will feature a selection of scenes chosen from the many groundbreaking productions staged by TFA since 1990.

Scenes are drawn from the works of acclaimed playwrights Paul D’Andrea (“Two-Bit Taj Mahal”), Heather McDonald (“Dream of a Common Language”), Dianne McIntyre (“Open the Door, Virginia!”), Jennifer L. Nelson (“24, 7, 365”), Mary Hall Surface and David Maddox (“Sing Down the Moon”) and Karen Zacarías (“The Sins of Sor Juana”).

Theater of the First Amendment is a professional theater company in residence at Mason’s Center for the Arts.

TFA brings to the stage the best artists from the Washington metropolitan region and beyond. Theater of the First Amendment’s vision is to be a nationally recognized theater company, incubator for new play development and launch pad for new works onto the national stage and into the American lexicon.

Since 1990, TFA has produced 42 full productions and numerous staged readings of new work. Its productions have won 12 Helen Hayes Awards and earned 37 nominations.

For additional information about Theater of the First Amendment and “TFA Celebrates 20 Years: Only the Beginning,” please contact Managing Director Kevin Murray at 703-93-2195 or

TheSPACE is located in the Old Town Plaza retail complex. Free parking is available in the underground garage, accessible from either Chain Bridge Road or University Drive. Pedestrian entrance is on North Street, next to the fountain.

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