Studio has a history of rich partnerships with area organizations—we have shared space with the N Street Village, donated tickets to dozens of social service organizations, partnered with the Goethe-Institut to bring international critics and artists to our productions, and borrowed expertise from DC-based universities, think-tanks, and non-profits. Having seen the ongoing and reciprocal value of these collaborations, Studio has formalized a set of partner organizations with DC roots, charities, non-profits, cultural organizations, and universities whose missions and interests align with the content of our shows and with our interest in using daring productions of contemporary plays to investigate core questions of our culture.
In creating a formal network, Studio hopes to increase the reciprocal value of these relationships with our partner organizations and to help them harness the unique power of live theatre to illuminate multiple perspectives on issues of importance to them and their constituents. Theatre marries individual characters’ stories with the social, historical, or theoretical framework of a situation, crisis, or sociological phenomenon and provides a place for constituent members to experience the joy, amazement, and absorption of live performance while considering potentially contentious issues. Studio will lean on our partners for their expertise in best practices and as a source of experts for our public programming for a larger audience. These partners also help us develop new audiences, new donors and philanthropic opportunities, and a sense of synergy across DC organizations.
Beyond the transactional details of these partnerships, Studio’s hope is that the collaborations, our ongoing improvements in accessibility, and our thoughtful outreach to DC’s underserved communities will result in increased awareness of and involvement in the arts and an audience that feels welcome at all of our shows, regardless of content.
Studio Theatre is grateful to PEPCO, our Community Partnership sponsor for 2014.
Human Rights Campaign (HRC)
Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders (SMYAL)
Give an Hour
N Street Village
Gallaudet University Theatre Arts Department
Fourth Wall Gone