Personal stories, movement and visual art 
describe barriers experienced through career, racial, gender or ethnic prejudice. People speak of real-life experiences: a woman working in a male dominated career, an HIV positive young adult, a black woman and cultural assumptions, a Latino male delayed by police, disability and employment, biracial marriage, same-sex parenthood, legal immigration, asylum seekers leaving homeland behind. Some have met others who inspired a redirection of action or made barriers less significant. Threads of prejudice and isolation reside alongside the urge for belonging.
Set is by Scenic and Projections Designer for Theater and Opera, Jonathan Dahm Robertson.

This performance contains sensitive content.  Dimensions of diversity can include sex, race, age, national origin, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, physical ability, sexual orientation, faith and non-faith perspectives, socio-economic class, political ideology, family status, military experience, and communication style. The individual intersection of these experiences must be valued in our community.

VIP Night – New District Brewing Company – Apr 21
Talk-Back – Apr 28

April 13 – 28, 2018 – 7:30 pm
Theatre on the Run
3700 S Four Mile Run, Arlington

Date :




Complete Dogness
Incorporating spoken word, movement, music the story centers on a new puppy, Barky.  The puppy has some bad habits, but with the patience of family and friends, Barky discovers her ability to learn new tricks.
Prior to the show, opening performances by Perfect Pointe
April 28, 2018 – 4:00 pm
Theatre on the Run
3700 S Four Mile Run, Arlington
$15 Adult

$10 Child under 10 

$45 Family of 4 


Charlotte Hollister Annual Gala
a classy, fun filled evening of outdoor performances, food and amusements in support of Jane Franklin Dance 2018-19 Season of cutting-edge collaborations and wide-ranging community outreach.
Your ticket earns you access to the event’s outdoor performances of
Auto-Audio, a site specific romp to music by The Shadows featuring the surf guitar favorite “Apache.”  
Performances also include new work for Forty+ choreographed by Emily Crews.  Forty+ performs a varied repertory by multiple choreographers to celebrate the collective creativity of people past the age of 40.  
Fine performances await plus food and refreshment including a wine tasting and light supper.  A silent auction features items from dozens of local restaurants and retailers: Port City Brewing Company, Signature Theatre, Arena Stage, Wolf Trap, Lebanese Taverna, and many others.
June 9 – 7:00 pm
Arlington Arts Center
3550 Wilson Blvd, Arlington
$100 VIP

$60 (until May 20) Early Bird

$200 Group of 4 

$40 Student – phone 703-933-1111 to purchase

FEES – All ticket purchases made through Jane Franklin Dance are subject to a transaction fee. This applies to all credit/debit transactions whether in person, online, or over the phone.

EXCHANGES – Single tickets may be exchanged within 24 hours of the performance. Missed performances may not be exchanged.  All ticket purchases are non-refundable.