At the start of the 2015-2016 Season, a dynamic group of supporters came together to create the Artistic Director’s Circle, a membership program dedicated to supporting the creative vision of Studio Theatre.

Simply put, we would not be able to continue producing plays by today’s best writers with sophistication and style, alongside groundbreaking, risk-taking new works and stagings in our Studio X series, without the extraordinary generosity of this group of steadfast individuals.

By joining the Artistic Director’s Circle, you allow Studio to:
  • Make our off-subscription programming even more exciting by:
    • producing out-of-the-box immersive productions
    • presenting innovative work by artists and troupes from around the world
    • developing bold new projects with emerging writers and directors
  • Build a more robust new project development infrastructure that will allow Studio to commission a greater number and variety of artists and support them more richly with time, space, and experienced collaborators
  • Better compensate our most important personnel—the artists who create the work on our stages


By joining the Artistic Director’s Circle, you gain unprecedented access to the artists we work with. In recognition of your extraordinary commitment, we will work with you to create a tailored benefits package for the 2016-2017 season based on your level.

The Artistic Director’s Circle Giving Pyramid:

The Stage 4 Circle:  $15,000 - $29,999
The Metheny Circle:  $30,000 - $49,999
The Milton Circle:  $50,000 - $74,999
The Mead Circle:   $75,000+

Benefits of joining the Artistic Director’s Circle may include:

  • The opportunity to attach your name to the production of your choice as a sponsor or underwriter
  • Invitations to all opening night and preshow cocktail events
  • Special access to Studio artists, collaborators, and visiting guests
  • Unique opportunities to explore the artistic process at the Theatre
  • Complimentary rentals of our uniquely intimate spaces
  • Public recognition as a member of the Artistic Director’s Circle  displayed prominently in the lobby, in all main series programs, and on our website.
For a full listing of benefits at each level, please click here.


Thank you to our family of Artistic Director’s Circle members:

The Stage 4 Circle

Esthy and James Adler
Don and Nancy Bliss
Bruce Cohen
Judy and Steve Hopkins
John Horman and Toni Ritzenberg
Henry H. and Carol Brown Goldberg
Rick Kasten
Helen and David Kenney
Daniel and Theresa Schwartz
Mr. Craig Pascal and Mr. Victor Shargai
Mark Tushnet and Elizabeth Alexander
Irene and Alan Wurtzel

The Metheny Circle

Susan and Dixon L. Butler
Dr. Mark Epstein and Amoretta Hoeber
Stanley and Rosemary Marcuss
Virginia A. McArthur and E.C. Michael Higgins
Gerald and Laura Rosberg
Steve and Linda Skalet
Bobbi and Ralph Terkowitz

The Milton Circle

David and Jean Heilman Grier
Albert Lauber and Craig Hoffman
Joan and David Maxwell

The Mead Circle


How to join

Join this group of dedicated supporters by selecting "Artistic Director's Circle" as your gift designation when making a gift online.
Alternatively, contact Zack Lynch, Manager of Major Gifts,
by phone 202.232.7267 x370
or email zlynch@studiotheatre.org.

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Studio Theatre

Development Department
1501 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005

For Development inquiries, please call
202.232.7267 or email