our history

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studio theatre

 

From its 1978 beginnings in a former hot dog cart warehouse to its place today as the arts anchor of a vibrant neighborhood, Studio Theatre has been committed to artistic excellence and the intimate relationship between actor and audience.

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Our mission

Studio Theatre produces exceptional contemporary theatre in deliberately intimate spaces, fostering a more thoughtful, more empathetic, and more connected community, in Washington DC and beyond.

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artistic initiatives

Studio’s Season is the centerpiece of our artistic initiatives, which also include a robust new works program and a variety of ways for audiences to engage with the plays, process, and people behind the work on our stages.

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ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

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David Muse

2018-2019 marks Muse’s ninth season as Artistic Director of Studio Theatre.  For Studio he has directed The Effect, The Father, Chimerica, Constellations, Murder Ballad, Cock, Tribes, The Real Thing, An Iliad, Dirt, Bachelorette, The Habit of Art, Venus in Fur, Circle Mirror Transformation, reasons to be pretty, Blackbird, Frozen, and The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow. Previously, he was Associate Artistic Director of Shakespeare Theatre Company, where he directed seven productions, including Henry V, Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, and Coriolanus. 

 

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Contact Us


Studio Theatre

1501 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005

Box Office

Phone: 202.332.3300

People


Artistic Director
David Muse

Production manager
Josh Escajeda

GENERAL MANAGER
Elisabeth Bayer

DIRECTOR OF INSTITUTIONAL ADVANCEMENT
Jeralynn Miller

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS
Kelly Nelson

ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Matt Torney

Literary Director
Adrien-Alice Hansel

Director of Design
Debra Booth

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education

 

Studio Theatre nurtures future generations of theatregoers and professionals through our student matinee program, our Apprenticeship and Internship Program, and rigorous training through The Studio Theatre Acting Conservatory.

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Facilities

 

Studio’s programming emphasizes the immediacy of the connection between actor and audience. The size, scale, and beauty of Studio’s four intimate performance spaces is central to Studio’s artistic identity and the experience we strive to give our audiences.

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community outreach

 

Studio is committed to keeping our work accessible to a broad cross section of our community, opening our doors to students and audiences across the region through a variety of outreach programs that reach more than 12,000 people a year. 

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work with us

 

From volunteer opportunities to auditions and apprenticeships, there’s always something going on at Studio—and many ways to be involved.

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production history

 

Since its first season in 1978, Studio has offered robust and resonant plays that explore the contemporary world. 

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Next Performances:
The Fall
  • 11/20/2018 7:30 PM
  • 11/21/2018 7:30 PM
  • 11/23/2018 7:30 PM
Cry It Out
  • 11/20/2018 8:00 PM
  • 11/21/2018 8:00 PM
  • 11/23/2018 8:00 PM