Announcing the World Premiere Staged Reading of RUSTBELT: 2014

World Premiere Staged Reading of
presented by 5th Wall Theatre
Play by Damon W. Arrington

Monday, November 20th, 2017
at The Hofheimer Building

2818 W Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23230

In RUSTBELT: 2014, a toxic spill serves as the stark backdrop to a love story set in ‘Chemical Valley’, and despite the heavy presence of the spill’s dangerous consequences, an unexpected humanity arises from the page.   Archetypes and anti-heroes wrestle with ideals, policy, community and corruption in this reading directed by Susan M. Gardner.  This work hopes to give voice to those in America living with inadequate drinking water, which disrupts a sense of place and shatters communities.

Damon W. Arrington, the playwright and a professional Landscape Designer, will present his design strategy for chemical superfund sites after the reading and will be taking questions from the community about the approach.


Tickets $12; Season Subscribers $10

Get your tickets to “Murder Ballad,” the first offering of 5th Wall’s 2017-2018 season!

presented by 5th Wall Theatre
Book and lyrics by Julia Jordan
Music and lyrics by Juliana Nash

October 26 – November 18, 2017
at Club Infuzion

1401 Roseneath Rd
Richmond, VA 23230

Lauded as a must-see theatre experience of 2013 following its Off-Broadway debut, “Murder Ballad” takes audiences into the dramatic tale of a love triangle gone wrong for Sara, an uptown girl who seems to have it all but whose downtown past lingers dangerously in front of her. Conceived by Jonathan Larson Award winner and two-time Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist, Julia Jordan, with book and lyrics by Jordan and music and lyrics by indie rock singer/songwriter, Juliana Nash, Murder Ballad is a steamy and fun thriller with a razor’s edge.

Originally performed in a bar with the audience immersed in the action, 5th Wall seeks to recreate this musical’s original level of immersion and by performing it at local Richmond venue Club Infuzion, allowing audience members to get up close and personal with this wickedly thrilling musical that brings a heat and intensity not soon forgotten.

DOORS OPEN AT 6:30 PM (food and drink service available)

Tickets $32; Students $15; Group rates available

Buy tickets to a single show, or purchase Season Subscription Tickets to see all four shows in our 2017-2018 season!


Meisner-Based Acting Classes Start Soon!

Join 5th Wall’s founding artistic director Carol Piersol for an exciting 8-week series of classes based on the Meisner Technique!  Sanford “Sandy” Meisner, a revered teacher of an acting technique that allows actors to “live truthfully under imaginary circumstances,” taught for many years at multiple theatres in New York City.  5th Wall’s immersive 8-week class is informed by Carol’s experiences as a student of Sandy’s during his time teaching acting at The Neighborhood Playhouse in New York.  If you’ve been looking for an opportunity to really dig into the craft of acting, this is the class you’ve been waiting for.  Classes begin October 16th.  Reserve your spot on Brown Paper Tickets by clicking below.