The Essential Theatre

  • DC


1231-B Good Hope Road, SE
United States

About Us

The Essential Theatre is a non-profit, professional theatre dedicated, but not limited to producing theatre reflective of the African-American experience that explores and celebrates America's rich, diverse cultural landscape.  Paramount to the company’s mission is the implementation of programs for youth in Washington , DC 's metropolitan area that promotes interdisciplinary education and positive levels of self esteem.  Founded in 1989, the company hosts a play development program, The Essential Theatre’s New Play Reading Series, the Children’s Program in Public Schools and the Women’s Works Program.  The company also maintains a relationship with area Social Services programs in an effort to provide job training opportunities. 

Institutional Objectives:

 *      To create new theatre audiences.

 *      To find, encourage and train new talent.

 *      To produce theatre entertainment with unique appeal.

 *      To provide all people in our community an outlet for creative expression.


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