Both within and beyond their walls, for today and tomorrow, Washington area theatres create thousands of jobs for our community.
Thousands of theatre professionals — actors, designers, technicians, administrators, production personnel, maintenance, ushers, and support staff — make the Washington area their home and actively participate in the area’s economic cycle. So do the waiters in adjacent restaurants, attendants in nearby parking garages, distributors who supply theatre concession stands, and printers who produce playbills. And the social capital generated by these dedicated individuals contributes substantially to the quality of life throughout our area.
At theatreWashington, we strive to enrich and enhance today’s theatre professionals AND our community’s workforce of tomorrow. While we provide professional development opportunities, support services, and access to lifelong learning resources, we also have established an environment to foster ambition and direction, thus motivating the new generation of a creative workforce.
And when minds are fed, the body will be fed forever.
Taking Care of Our Own
An initiative to meet the critical need of providing Washington area theatre professionals with financial assistance in emergency situations.
An online database that seeks to connect artistic, technical, and administrative talent in the greater Washington region with those that want to hire them. Launching in phases, the first component of theatreWork - for actors and casting directors - will be available beginning in fall 2013.
theatreWashington Green Rooms
Regular networking opportunities to encourage mentorship and sharing of ideas between emerging and leading theatre professionals in a highly creative environment. Please visit our Special Events page to view upcoming Green Room events.
The Canadian/Washington Theatre Partnership
An annual cultural exchange offering Washington area Artistic Directors the opportunity to explore Canada’s innovative theatrical offerings during a week-long residency. Click here to learn more.
Intrinsic Impact Study
An unprecedented nationwide study of prestigious theatre companies, mentored regionally by theatreWashington, which resulted in a valuable tool to measure the powerful emotional impact of theatre.