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Survey Shows Washington, DC Regional Theatregoers Are Not Yet Ready To Remove Their M Photo Survey Shows Washington, DC Regional Theatregoers Are Not Yet Ready To Remove Their Masks
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 29, 2022

Theatre Washington, the service organization for Washington, DC-area theatres, and Limelight Insights by Shugoll, a national marketing research company headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, conducted an online survey about whether regional theatre-goers want the current mask and vaccination requirements in theatres to end on April 30, 2022 or subsequent months.

BWW News: Survey Shows Washington, DC Regional Theatre-goers Are Not Yet Ready to Rem Photo BWW News: Survey Shows Washington, DC Regional Theatre-goers Are Not Yet Ready to Remove Their Masks
by BWW Staff - Mar 29, 2022

Theatre Washington, the service organization for Washington, DC-area theatres, and Limelight Insights by Shugoll, a national marketing research company headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, conducted an online survey about whether regional theatre-goers want the current mask and vaccination requirements in theatres to end on April 30, 2022. The study is based on 2,128 responses from DC area theatre-goers from March 14-March 17. Despite indoor mask and vaccination mandates terminating in many local jurisdictions, significantly more audience members respond negatively than positively about ending these requirements in theatres. Based on the survey results and in consultation with partner theatres, Theatre Washington has extended the Unified Mask and Vaccination Policy to April 30, 2022, and will be reviewing it further through the launch of the new season in August/September.

Nominations for the Inaugural Victor Shargai Leadership Award 
 Are Now Open Photo Nominations for the Inaugural Victor Shargai Leadership Award Are Now Open
by Stephi Wild - Feb 11, 2022

Theatre Washington has announced that nominations are open for a new award in honor of beloved DC-area theatre champion Victor Shargai. For more than 50 years, Shargai was an avid supporter of the Washington, DC region's theatre community and its artists.

Theatre Washington Announces Unified Extension of Covid-19 Safety Requirements at Are Photo Theatre Washington Announces Unified Extension of Covid-19 Safety Requirements at Area Theatres
by Stephi Wild - Jan 12, 2022

Theatre Washington, in coordination with their partner theatres, announces an extension and updates to the previously implemented policies requiring vaccination and mask-wearing at theatre venues across the Washington, DC region.

Ford's Theatre Audiences Raise $22k for Theatre Washington's Taking Care Fund Photo Ford's Theatre Audiences Raise $22k for Theatre Washington's Taking Care Fund
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 4, 2022

Ford’s Theatre Society announced that audiences and the company of A Christmas Carol raised $22,109.83 for Theatre Washington’s Taking Care Fund during performances of this season’s A Christmas Carol.

Ford's Theatre Society's A CHRISTMAS CAROL Partners with Theatre Washington on Donati Photo Ford's Theatre Society's A CHRISTMAS CAROL Partners with Theatre Washington on Donation Drive
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 29, 2021

Ford’s Theatre Society announced that the company of the 2021 production of A Christmas Carol has selected Theatre Washington’s Taking Care Fund as recipient of this year’s donation drive inspired by the themes of charity in Dickens’s holiday classic.

theatreWashington Announces Further Details for 2020 Helen Hayes Awards Photo theatreWashington Announces Further Details for 2020 Helen Hayes Awards
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 16, 2020

theatreWashington announces further details for the 36th annual Helen Hayes Awards, which were originally scheduled to take place at The Anthem on May 18, 2020.

Theatre Washington Launches Virtual Bucket Brigade Photo Theatre Washington Launches Virtual Bucket Brigade
by Mary Lincer - Mar 31, 2020

Theatre people pre-date the gig economy.  Itinerant performers entertained villages centuries before the first theatre building was constructed.  And Shakespeare's Globe Theatre often had to lay off the whole company because of epidemics of plague.  Now, in the Washington, DC area, ninety theatre companies have had to cease operations because of covid-19.  Many of those who work in them as actors, designers, lighting, sound, and costume staff, directors, and box office personnel do not have benefits such as sick leave and health insurancea?'they just get paid show to show.  Fifty productions had to be cancelled and twenty more, which were about to open, never will.

THE BAND'S VISIT, JITNEY, And More Nominated for 2020 Helen Hayes Awards Photo THE BAND'S VISIT, JITNEY, And More Nominated for 2020 Helen Hayes Awards
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 3, 2020

Tonight, at a celebration honoring theatre excellence on stages across the Washington area, theatre artists, administrators, patrons, and special guests gathered in the National Theatre's Helen Hayes Gallery for theatreWashington's announcement of nominees for the 36th Annual Helen Hayes Awards, which will be presented on Monday, May 18 at an event at the Anthem.

Washington Theatre to Honor Victor Shargai Photo Washington Theatre to Honor Victor Shargai
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 24, 2020

The Washington theatre community remains in mourning over the loss of Victor Shargai, long-time theatreWashington board chair, theater lover, and philanthropist, who passed away peacefully at home on December 24, 2019. For decades, Victor dedicated himself to celebrating theater artists and strengthening the theater institutions in the Washington D.C. region. As a champion and a supporter, he believed fervently in theater's power to transform lives and communities.