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This show closed on December 8, 2019

About Occupant

Facts are in dispute and words are in question in this late-career masterpiece by multiple Pulitzer Prize-winner Edward Albee ("Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?," "A Delicate Balance"). A little Jewish girl from Russia immigrated to the US and became the renowned sculptor, Louise Nevelson. In Albee’s "Occupant," she’s been invited to participate in an interview — from beyond the grave. Through her ups and downs, her contradictions and evasions, we witness the deep inner turmoil and intrepid triumphs of one of the 20th century’s greatest artistic minds. Starring audience-favorite Susan Rome, this surprising, touching, and delicious play is an unabashed exploration of how a pioneer for free-thinking women everywhere found her voice.

Audience talk-back session with the cast will take place immediately following the performance on Wednesday, 11/13 at 7:30pm.

Audience talk-back session with the show's creative team and art professionals will take place immediately after the following performances:

Sunday, 11/17 at 2pm

Sunday, 11/24 at 2pm

Open-captioned performance: Sunday, 11/24 at 7:30pm

Run Time

1hr 45min (Inc. Intermission)

Start Date

End Date

[The play] bows its head in awe and gratitude before the mysterious force of will that allows great artists to be.
The New York Times

Theater J

1529 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036

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