The Artistic Director’s Circle is a dynamic group of individuals who support the artistic vision of Studio Theatre. Members understand the value of producing powerful contemporary work in intimate spaces and invest in Studio’s innovative projects and initiatives while receiving unparalleled access to the art. The benefit of being a member of this group allows for exclusive opportunities to experience our work unlike any other of our giving circles. As a part of Studio’s Artistic Director’s Circle, you automatically become a member of Inside Studio and will receive all benefits, as well as an invitation to the annual Artistic Director’s Circle Dinner and invitations to additional events with Studio’s artists and leadership.

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 you based on your level.

Production Sponsor

At this level, members will have the opportunity to support a show of their choice. Sponsors will receive recognition in the program of their selected show and can attend the first rehearsal and a technical rehearsal, and to meet with members of the artistic team of your sponsored production.


Underwriters will have their choice of a production or program to sponsor and receive recognition in the season brochure and event program; the opportunity to attend First Rehearsal events and one technical rehearsal; invitations to meet with members of the artistic team for their sponsored show; in addition to designing their own unique customized sponsorship engagement experience with Studio.

Exclusive Underwriter

Exclusive Underwriters are recognized as the sole sponsor of a production or program in the season brochure as well as in all production program publications during the season. For Exclusive Underwriters, we pull back the curtain even further, granting exclusive event and artist access as listed above for the Underwriter, as well as additional access during the technical creation as the production comes together; and finally having the option for further customizing of their own unique sponsorship engagement experience.

Season Sponsor

Members at this level will have the opportunity to provide support for an entire season of productions at Studio and will receive exclusive recognition for their seasonal support on all forms of marketing during the season. Members will receive invitations to all Artistic Director’s Circle engagement opportunities for all productions during the season and the opportunity to customize additional artistic engagements.


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

Season sponsor

EXCLUsive underwriter 

Susan and Dixon Butler
Dr. Mark Epstein and Amoretta Hoeber
David and Jean Heilman Grier
Albert G. Lauber and Craig Hoffman
Joan and David Maxwell
Teresa and Dan Schwartz


Bruce A. Cohen
Steve and Linda Skalet
Bobbi and Ralph Terkowitz
Amy Weinberg and Norbert Hornstein

production sponsor

Abramson Family Foundation
The Adler Family Fund
Trudy H. Clark
Sheryl and Rick Donaldson
Hope and Mark Foster
Jinny and Michael Goldstein
John and Meg Hauge
Judy and Steve Hopkins
Hal Jones and Anne-Lise Auclair-Jones
Rick Kasten
Helen and David Kenney
Stanley and Rosemary Marcuss
Nancy and Herbert Milstein
Mr. Craig Pascal and Mr. Victor Shargai
Mark Tushnet and Elizabeth Alexander

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 Bianca Beckham, Director of Development,
by phone 202.232.7267 x484
or email devo@studiotheatre.org.

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contact us

Studio Theatre

Development Department
1501 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005

For Development inquiries, please call
202.232.7267 or email