Studio Theatre is proud to be the preeminent home for contemporary playwrighting in our nation’s capital.

During this giving season, Studio is asking our theatre community to join us as a donor. With your additional support, you can help boost Studio’s commitment to fostering contemporary storytelling that is intimate, accessible, urgent, thoughtful, and entertaining.

Julia May Jonas, playwright of this year’s world premiere Problems Between Sisters, describes her recent collaboration with Studio’s artistic team like this:

“[The] attention, this mind-meld, is a rarity in the theater world, and I believe it comes from the quality that makes Studio Theatre so wonderful, which is its investment, understanding and attention to contemporary playwrights like myself—voices who are interested in celebrating and expanding the form of theater…”

Since 2014, Studio has premiered a new play as part of every season. With your support today, you help Studio continue to take responsible risks producing new playwrights, new work, and new ways of storytelling.

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As the year comes to an end, please consider supporting Studio where the following playwrights have chosen to make an artistic home:

Kimberly and director Taylor Reynolds at the reading of Saint Pigtail

Kimberly and director Taylor Reynolds at the reading of Saint Pigtail

Last year Studio produced the world premiere of Kimberly Belflower’s play John Proctor is the Villain, a play that has gone on to enjoy performances at universities around the country and a upcoming production at Boston’s Huntington Theatre Company. She is currently hard at work on her Studio-commissioned play Saint Pigtail.

James Ijames with the cast of FAT HAM

James Ijames and the cast of Studio's Fat Ham

James Ijames’ Studio-commissioned Good Bones had its world premiere this past spring at Studio. He also won a Pulitzer Prize for Fat Ham (also nominated for five Tony Awards), which is now playing through January in Studio’s Mead Theatre.

Julia May Jonas and David Muse

Julia May Jonas and Artistic Director David Muse

Julia May Jonas is a writer, director, and the founder of theatre company Nellie Tinder. Her play, Problems Between Sisters, is a response to True West, Sam Shepard’s surreal psychodrama, and will have its world premiere at Studio in May.