The Fourth Estate

A show about the media, not about the news.

The Fourth Estate takes you behind the scenes of the news you know and love (and love to hate, and sometimes hate to know). Every night we explore a totally improvised story from the perspective of different news media formats: local and national television, newspapers, blogs, podcasts, talk radio, social media, and more.

We tell the story not only of the news—how it’s captured, reported, distorted, and consumed—but of the people on the front lines of the battle for journalistic integrity, the truth, and the perfect clickbait headline.

The cast of The Fourth Estate features improvisers who are also employees of media outlets like The Washington Post and FOX News as well as a cable news contributor.

Photo by Jeff Salmore. Design by Alex Kazanas.


$15 in advance; $20 at the door
Jan. 11 - 26

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Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H St NE

January 11, 2019 - 7:30 PM Latinx States of America + The Fourth Estate More Info
January 12, 2019 - 7:30 PM Bear Trap + The Fourth Estate More Info
January 18, 2019 - 7:30 PM Poetic Resistance + The Fourth Estate More Info
January 19, 2019 - 7:30 PM IRL + The Fourth Estate More Info
January 20, 2019 - 7:30 PM Childish Things + The Fourth Estate (with ASL interpretation!) More Info
January 25, 2019 - 7:30 PM Colossus + The Fourth Estate More Info
January 26, 2019 - 7:30 PM Lena Dunham + The Fourth Estate More Info