The Theatre Lab’s Dramathon, May 16 at 10:30 p.m. at Theater J, brings together Theatre Lab students and some of the Washington DC area’s best-known professional actors in staged readings of new short plays written by accomplished local playwrights, all for the benefit of The Theatre Lab’s scholarship fund. The actors scheduled to appear – many of them veterans of previous Dramathons – are: Sherri Edelen, Rick Foucheux, Deb Gottesman, Christopher Henley, Kathryn Kelley, Jennifer Mendenhall, Michael Russotto and Holly Twyford. They will be appearing in plays written by: Norman Allen, Bob Bartlett, Renee Calarco, Ally Currin, Caleen Sinette Jennings, Elizabeth Pringle, Gwydion Suilebhan and Laura Zam.
The Dramathon is a signature event of The Theatre Lab’s Send a Kid to Camp campaign. Volunteers raise money for the scholarship fund, and the top fundraisers earn a spot on stage next to the professionals. All the actors and playwrights are graciously donating their time for the event. And all funds raised and proceeds from ticket sales will go toward The Theatre Lab’s scholarship fund, which will provide $80,000 in scholarship assistance to send more than 90 low-income children and teens to its award-winning summer acting camps and musical theatre institutes. Since 2006, more than $400,000 in scholarship funds has been raised to help send kids to camp.
Tickets for the event are $15 each, and may be purchased online at www.theatrelab.org or by calling (202) 824-0449.