Founded in 2019 by Karin Rosnizeck, ExPats Theatre produces challenging plays by international playwrights that (1) reexamine historical narratives through feminist perspectives, (2) illuminate contemporary global socio-political issues, and (3) explore the human condition across cultures. By choosing work that encourages critical reflection, ExPats Theatre curates a platform for D.C. audience members to participate in an open exchange of dialogue and embrace diverse worldviews. 

Its first production “Surfacing” premiered at the Summer, 2019 Capital Fringe Festival and then had a full run at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Fall, 2019.

The Theatre followed that show with a production of “Einstein’s Wife” at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Spring, 2020. 

Its next show “Pankrac ’45” will run October 28 – November 21, 2021 at the Atlas Performing Arts Center.

ExPats is a 501 (c) 3 tax-exempt, non-profit organization under the US Internal Revenue Code. Your contributions are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Contributions can be made via PayPal, Venmo, Zelle, or check. For details, email us at

It is led by a board composed of Karin Rosnizeck (chair), Colin Davies, Emily Morrison, Yvonne Paretzky, and Darrell West.

We welcome diversity in all its forms and work with people from a variety of backgrounds based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, and other characteristics protected by U.S. law. We are proud to be an equal-opportunity organization that is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.

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