For nearly 10 years, the Camden Repertory Theatre Company has graced the DC Black Theatre & Arts Festival with amazing work! THIS YEAR WILL BE NO DIFFERENT - Camden rep is showing up and showing out with a re-imagining of The Princess and the Pea!


Camden Rep was founded by Desi Seck, in 2005 while working on her MFA at Sarah Lawrence College.  Desi noticed the urban female voice was missing from the theatrical canon. Upon returning to Camden, residents began building on her premonition expressing to her they were not welcome at the local university venues and did not have an artistic home nor outlet in Camden, thus leaving their stories untold. This prompted Desi to begin Camden Rep. After encouragement from her Executive Director at the Walt Whitman Arts Center, Pamela Bridgeforth, she branched out and launched Camden Rep initially under the umbrella of the Walt Whitman Arts Center. In 2008, the organization stepped out on faith, clipped their wings, and began soaring independently.


Join us this year for THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA!


When a prince sets out to find a princess to marry, he soon discovers this is not a simple task. There is no shortage of so-called princesses, but how can he tell whether or not they are what they claim to be?


Then one night a great storm rages, there comes a knock on the palace gate, and the prince’s life is never the same . . .

This exquisitely performance is retelling of the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale and takes audience to a beautiful African collage of color. Come see the story of a tiny pea that changed everything.


Get your tickets today!




Ticketing Information:  Two Shows!

Date: Saturday - July 6, 2019 @ Time: 2:00PM

Date: Sunday - July 7, 2019 @ Time: 2:00PM

Location: THEARC Theater - 1901 Mississippi Ave SE Washington, DC