Creating conversation, dialogue, and shared understanding between theatre-makers and theatre institutions and centering people.

The annual Theatre Summit is an opportunity for theatre makers in the Washington, D.C. region to convene, discuss, and collaborate. Held for the past four years with theatre creative and administrative leadership from 65 theatre organizations, the day-long conference is intended to create space to collectively build, grow, collaborate, and align resources. And as a time to discuss actionable ways for Washington theaters to prioritize equity, diversity, and inclusion as a community.

 

 

2020 Theatre Summit Co-Chairs Farah Lawal Harris and Jojo Ruf

2020 Theatre Summit Co-Chairs Farah Lawal Harris and Jojo Ruf

Lauren E. Turner, No Dream Deferred NOLA, Keynote Speaker, 2020 Summit

Lauren E. Turner, No Dream Deferred NOLA, Keynote Speaker, 2020 Summit

Bathsheba Smithen, Cage Free Voices, 2019 Summit

Bathsheba Smithen, Cage Free Voices, 2019 Summit

2021 Theatre Summit

The 2021 Theatre Summit will be offered as a two-day virtual event, and for the first time will be attended by both independent and institutional theatre-makers. The Theatre Summit Committee is working on the programming for the convening, for which themes will come from people who work in the Washington, D.C. area theatre community – actors, directors, designers, playwrights, dramaturgs, box office staff, producers, administrators, students, and interns. They have surveyed a broad representation of theatre makers and are currently determining the structure, themes, and sessions for the Summit, which will take place in 2021.

More information about registration is coming soon.

2021 Theatre Summit Committee

Regina Aquina, Co-Chair
Farah Lawal Harris, Co-Chair

Tẹmídayọ Amay
Raymond O. Caldwell
Jeannette Christensen
Shannon Dorsey
Maboud Ebrahimzadeh
Dane Figueroa Edidi
Jordana Hernandez
Benairen Kane
Keta Newborn
Scot Reese
JR “Nexus” Russ
Jefferson Russell
Ezra Tozian
Hope Villanueva
Petrona Xemi Tapepechui
Justin Weaks
Britt Willis

Questions? Email Amy Austin.