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Washington D.C.


District of Columbia (Washington D.C.)

All the City's a stage

The Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
The Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company was founded in Washington, DC in 1980. Today, Woolly Mammoth operates out of a 268-seat theatre and arts education complex at the corner of 7th and D Streets, NW in downtown Washington, DC. A pioneer in using theatre to reach out to the broader community, it was one of the first American arts organizations to offer "Pay-What-You-Can" performances to make theatre affordable to all. For more than two decades, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company has held its place at theatre's leading edge. It is widely considered Washington's most daring theatre company, as a regional and national leader in the development of new plays, and as one of the best known and most influential small theatres in America.www.woollymammoth.net.

The African Continuum Theatre Company
is a professional theatre company which works to illuminate the human condition and the African-American experience through a wide variety of productions, while serving as a training ground for emerging professionals. ACTCo is part of the Atlas Performing Arts Center. www.africancontinuumtheatre.org

H Street Playhouse
A 150-seat black box theatre, rehearsal studio and home of Gallery H, the H Street Playhouse is currently home to performances by the Theater Alliance - an organization spearheading an attempt to revitalize the area in Northeast Washington surround the Playhouse. Other companies presenting works at the H Street Playhouse include the African Continuum Theatre Company, Essential Theatre Company, Capital Renaissance Theatre and others. Soon, the H Street Playhouse will be available for all local artists and community organizations who wish to use the space for their work. www.hstreetplayhouse.com

Arena Stage
Arena Stage today stands as a flagship American theatre. It was the first not-for-profit theatre in the United States as well as a pioneer of the regional theater movement. It was the first regional theatre to transfer a production to Broadway, the first invited by the U.S. State Department to tour behind the Iron Curtain, and the first to receive a Tony Award outside of New York. While it typically produces American classics, Arena Stage premieres new American plays and supported works-in-progress. Nurturing artistic growth is one of the most admirable qualities about Washington theatre, and the Arena Stage is in the vanguard of helping sustain theatre appreciation. As the largest of the Washington, DC area's not-for-profit producing theatres, Arena Stage attracts an annual audience of more than 250,000 patrons and 25,000 students. Arena Stage has nearly completed its fundraising efforts for its new $120 million facility, which will be called the Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. The 24-hour theatre campus will delight Arena's patrons and other community groups with three theatres, multiple workspaces and artist apartments, enabling artists to live, work and perform in the same space. www.arenastage.org.

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