ExPats Theatre

Connecting people across cultures 

Christmas Eve

Runs March 17 – April 10, 2022 at the Atlas Performing Arts Center


This gripping thriller is set on Christmas Eve as a philosophy professor is stopped by a veteran law enforcement officer who accuses her of planting a bomb that will explode at midnight. The investigator confronts the professor with what he sees as incriminating evidence, which the accused dismisses as overly-aggressive law enforcement and paranoia about an academic who is critical about the government. The production raises important questions regarding terrorism, the rule of law, surveillance, civil liberties, and police conduct.


Features Stephen Patrick Martin and Yvonne Paretzky

Directed by Karin Rosnizeck

Set Design:  Nadir Bey

Stage Manager:  Laura Schlachtmeyer

D.C. Theatre Scene Profile

In this media profile by Keith Loria of DC Theatre Scene, Karin Rosnizeck discusses her vision of an internationally-oriented theater and why she started ExPats Theatre.

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Kojo Nnadmdi Interview (WAMU)

In her interview with Kojo Nnamdi of WAMU radio, Karin outlines why D.C. needs more theatrical productions that improve intercultural understanding and her goals with ExPats Theatre.

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Expats Theatre Founder Karin Rosnizeck is a theatre artist who has performed in numerous shows around D.C. With ExPats, she has directed Surfacing, Einstein’s Wife, and Pankrac ’45. Karin has translated several German language plays into English and brought several contemporary international plays to DC. Before coming to the US, she worked for more than a decade in transatlantic relations and cross-cultural dialogue. She holds an M.A. in American/English and French Literature from the University of Stuttgart in Germany. In 2021, she was named by DC Metro Theater Arts as one of DC’s top performers for her role in Pankrac ’45.

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