Anacostia Playhouse presents The Rainbow Fish Musical

The cast of the Rainbow Fish Musical

The cast of the Rainbow Fish Musical

(Washington, DC) The Anacostia Playhouse and their high-energy youth acting company The Rainbow Fish Musical, a fun musical adventure. Script, music, and lyrics by Austin Zumbro. Adapted from the book written and illustrated by Marcus Pfister. Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc., Denver, Colorado. 


The Rainbow Fish Musical introduces a charming school of fish and sea-creature characters who admire the famous Rainbow Fish, the most beautiful fish in all the ocean. When Rainbow Fish refuses to share its vibrant, shimmering scales the whole ocean seems to turn against the vain creature. Very unhappy about this, the Rainbow Fish seeks out the wise Octopus who helps the young fish learn that it’s far better to be admired for being kind than for being beautiful. This production will feature musical numbers, dancing, and incredibly fun costumes! 


Sisi Reid is a theatre artist from Wheaton, Maryland who practices theatre and performance as tools for collective liberation, healing, and youth empowerment. She received her Bachelor’s degree in theatre from University of Maryland, College Park where she developed her craft as a multidimensional storyteller. Sisi is a director, actor, playwright, spoken word performer, facilitator, teaching artist, and arts administrator. She has performed at various venues in the D.C. area, Michigan, and abroad in London and Brazil. Her local credits as an actor include work at: The National Portrait Gallery, The Smithsonian's Discovery Theatre, The Kennedy Center, Atlas Performing Arts Center, American University’s Katzen Arts Center, Mosaic Theatre, Theatre Alliance, and Young Playwright’s Theatre. Recently, Sisi directed two 10 minute plays for F.R.E.S.H.H Inc’s Next To Kin Festival and assistant directed Keith Hamilton Cobb’s American Moore directed by Kim Weild. She facilitates theatre workshops in prisons through University of Michigan’s Prison Creative Arts Project and the D.C. based organization, Voices Unbarred; teaches theatre with F.R.E.S.H.H Inc., an all Black girl/womxn hip-hop womanist based theatre company; and serves on the advisory board for the Pride Youth Theatre Alliance. The core of her creative practice is rooted in deconstructing silence and reclaiming space to see and be seen within community-ubuntu-. 


Assistant Director: Agyeiwaa Asante 

Music Director: Daniel Flores 

Choreographer: La’Nora Smith 

Set Design: Megan Holden 

Lighting Design: John Alexander 

Costume Design: Nora Dahlberg 

Stage Manager: Rachel Walsh 


As the successor to the H Street Playhouse, the Anacostia Playhouse’s mission has been to bring access to the arts to an area of Washington that has been traditionally underserved in all respects, especially the arts. The intent is not just to make theater available as an audience experience, but to create a space for making art. At the Playhouse we support emerging artists, especially those from the east of the river communities, with access to space to present their works; we involve community members in the making of theater; and we introduce youth to the benefits of the discipline of theater. As a both a presenting and producing organization we strive to have work in our space that addresses topics that spark conversations among different populations. 


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