Join us every Monday as we "Signal Boost" some of our favorite musical acts in the DMV and beyond. These online events are free, viewable on Facebook, YouTube, and our Blog–but they're only available online for one week. RSVP so you'll receive a reminder to watch when it premieres and a warning when we're about to take it offline.
These are free, online events, although the artists are all paid. Reserve a ticket to receive reminders, get updates, or make a (very optional, but encouraged) donation to support the program.
Watch this week's concert featuring Katie Chambers.
What is Signal Boost?
It's concerts, podcasts, and special events featuring new voices, familiar faces, and unique online experiences.
It's a series of weekly free, online concerts every Monday, beginning November 9 at 7:00 pm.
It's a new podcast, The Melissa Gilbert Learning Hour with new episodes every other week exploring the history of Olney Theatre Center through some of the famous actors who graced the stage during the Summer Stock era.
It's special online experiences with some of your favorite OTC people and some who will quickly become favorites.
Keep your antennae up, more exciting details to come soon!
Signal Boost is supported in part by Creative Sponsors Lois Taylor and Stephen Simpson.
Jade Jones is a theatre actor and singer, and a native to the DMV area. As a young girl she traveled alongside her mother and aunt, a dynamic gospel duo. Growing up, Jade found her passion performing in her church choir and high school theatre productions. Her musical influences include a wide range of genres and artists such as Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole, Gwen Stefani, Marvin Gaye, Sarah Vaughn, The Notorious B.I.G., Erykah Badu, Lil Wayne, and Elvis. Earlier this year, she appeared in the highly acclaimed production of James Baldwin's The Amen Corner at the Shakespeare Theatre Company of DC. Jade has tackled notorious musical theatre roles such as Sweeney Todd’s Mrs. Lovett, and Little Red Ridinghood from Into The Woods. In February Jade was nominated for not one but two Helen Hayes awards for her work in Into The Woods at Ford’s Theatre, and her portrayal of Nana in Round House Theatre’s production of School Girl’s Or; The African Mean Girls Play.
Jade also released her first EP this summer as artist Litty Official. If you want to explore more aspects of Jade’s musical talents, Litty Official’s EP “He Could Never” can be found on Spotify, Soundcloud and Apple Music. You can support her on Cashapp: $Jada0514 and on PayPal: JadeJonesDC@gmail.com
Katie Chambers may look familiar from her performance as the Ex-Girlfriend in the ensemble of OTC production of Once. Additional credits include OFF-BROADWAY: The Cave, A Folk Opera. REGIONAL: Woolly Mammoth Theater: An Octoroon; Imagination Stage: Wake Up, Brother Bear!; Keegan Theater: Bridges Of Madison County, Big Fish, Parade, Next To Normal; Red Branch Theatre: Bridges Of Madison County. TV: Whose Wedding Is It Anyways?!, I Want That: Tech Toys. EDUCATION: MM in Cello Performance from San Francisco Conservatory of Music, BM in Cello Performance from University of Maryland, College Park. Learn more about her work as a performer and educator on YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook.
Born in Baltimore and raised on the Chesapeake Bay, Amy Andrews was brought up on the sounds of Sinatra, Ella, The American Songbook, and Motown, but spent years training for a career in musical theatre before writing her own music and taking to the road. After an auspicious move to Atlanta, GA, which served as her home base for the better part of a decade, Amy is now based back home in the mid-Atlantic. A wildly talented artist known for brilliant performances, stunning vocals, and unassuming wit and candor on stage, Amy has received national (US) press, chatted with radio and tv hosts across the country (US), and toured extensively across the States, Canada, and the UK. You can listen to and/or purchase her albums on Apple Music, Bandcamp and Spotify.
Dubbed the “Hip-Hop Polymath” by the Washington Post, Dior Ashley Brown is a living legend. Her many creative roles are united by a single mission: to maintain the soul of music, empower all people, especially Black women and girls, and leave a legacy of positive change. Her latest single “Vernacular (RED/BLUE)” is hard-hitting, soft-centered, and unmistakably political – a bold call-to-action that treads down any attempts to use language as a way to divide and shut out others. At her core, Dior Ashley Brown is about changing atmospheres, breaking down barriers, and sparking a movement, revealing the ways diversity lends beauty and a greater understanding of what it means to be human. Check her out on Bandcamp, YouTube, and support her on Patreon.