Announcing our 20th Anniversary Season:

Our 20th Anniversary Season begins in Fall 2020 by looking back on Synetic’s game-changing 20-year history with a revival of 2011’s stunning and provocative take on King Lear. This highly-acclaimed seventh installment in the wordless Shakespeare series was honored with 15 Helen Hayes Award nominations, and The Washington Post called the sand-filled production a “spectral beauty.”

The 20th Anniversary Season continues, looking to the future through classic tales from the past with an adventure-filled adaptation of Robin Hood arriving in December followed in early 2021 by Poe, a gothic theatrical event inspired by the life and works of Edgar Allan Poe mounted in National Landing, the geographic midpoint between where he grew up in Richmond and where he died in Baltimore.

Finally, Synetic ramps up the celebration with a dazzling season finale worth waiting for – The Great Gatsby!

Renewals are open for 2019/20 Subscribers!


4-Show Subscription Premium (A+/A) Standard (B/C)
Previews $120 $96
Thu PM/Sat Mat $150 $120
Fri/Sat PM/Sun Mat $180 $150

In its 20th Anniversary season, Synetic is launching two programs to transform the way we develop our artists and artistic pipeline: Synetic: Next Generation and the Synetic Apprentice Company. Synetic: Next Generation is a new, comprehensive pipeline program focused on cultivating the next generation of leader creative team artistic staff (i.e. directors, choreographers, adapters, composer/sound editors) who can bring new ideas and vision while staying true to Synetic’s signature style. Synetic Apprentice Company is an accelerator program for early-career actors combining supporting and ensemble roles on our mainstage with training, masterclasses, and full integration into the operations of Synetic Theater.

We will round out the season with 1 or 2 presentations of incredible physical theater from around the region, country, and maybe even the world. As we aspire to be an American Center for Physical Theater, we will be a magnet for physical theater talent, and can’t wait to share this talent with the dedicated audience we’ve cultivated over the last 20 years.

Look for celebratory events for the 20th Anniversary season to be announced at a later date.