Support Theatre Washington and support Washington theatre.

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I live and work in the Washington DC region. I want my family to experience all it has to offer. Our theatre industry is a community that I was proud to serve as a board member of Theatre Washington.
Todd Vassar
The Vassar Broermann Group

Support Theatre Washington


Your donation to Theatre Washington helps support our mission to work in partnership with the Washington, DC region’s dynamic professional theatre community of theatre-makers, institutions, and audiences to strengthen the theatrical workforce, cultivate and invigorate theatre-goers, and celebrate extraordinary theatre on Washington, DC-area stages. We have recently: 

  • Held our annual celebration of the Helen Hayes Awards in a virtual space, creating time and space for theatre-makers to be in community and celebrate their achievements and each other.
  • Engaged AROW (Abolishing Racism and Oppression in the Workplace), a program of Young Playwrights’ Theater, to lead over 35 partner theatres in a Community of Practice, examining how to establish antiracist and anti-oppressive values and put those values to practice in their work in the arts and our community.
  • Started a thoughtful restructuring of our volunteer model by evaluating our Board and committees structures. The goals and expected outcomes are to be more accessible, transparent, and reflective of anti-racist and anti-oppressive practices. 
  • Hosted and facilitated the annual Theatre Summit, virtually in 2021, to create and foster conversation, dialogue, and shared understanding between theatre-makers and theatre institutions. 
  • Raised over $600,000 for the Taking Care Fund, distributing over 600 grants to theatre-makers who found themselves out of work in 2020 and 2021.
  • Supported a united effort with over 30 theatres to provide the highest level of public safety for audiences, artists, staff, and volunteers as we return to live performance.


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Provide Grants to Theatre-Makers

The Taking Care Fund is open – for applications and donations – for as long as the community needs it, providing a continuous monthly grant cycle for local theatre-makers during this unprecedented period in our industry. Help meet our goal to raise one million dollars.

Theatre Washington is a 501c3 organization, the amount of your donation is tax-deductible.

Make a donation by mail, please send a check to: 

Theatre Washington
1825 Connecticut Ave NW
Suite 100
Washington, DC 20009

If you would like to donate a gift of stock, make a bequest or planned gift, or have any questions, please email Amy Austin.