“Theatre teaches us that we are not only all of who we are, but also all of who we could be.”
Buzz Mauro, Theatre Lab Co-Founder and Executive Director

Fund for Transformative Theatre Education

In celebration of its 25th Anniversary, The Theatre Lab has launched the Fund for Transformative Theatre Education, with an initial goal of raising $250,000 in 2017.

We invite you to invest in our vision for the future of theatre education in Washington, DC and in transformative theatre education experiences for all. Make a gift today.

Your support will allow us to expand our award-winning dramatic arts education and groundbreaking outreach programs for underserved communities by achieving the following goals:

Ensuring Excellence

The Theatre Lab is working to remain at the forefront of theatre education in DC by:

  • Building relationships with local public and public charter schools
  • Expanding programs to convenient satellite locations
  • Growing our scholarship fund to ensure talented individuals have access to exceptional arts training
  • Upgrading our main performance space



Expanding Opportunities

Over the next three years, we plan to increase the impact of our outreach work by:

  • Expanding our direct service Life Stories programs in the DC Metro area
  • Building the Life Stories Institute into a robust national dissemination model with an accessible e-learning platform
  • Exploring opportunities to integrate the dramatic arts into new communities, including refugee camps and college classrooms



Sustaining Impact

Finally, The Theatre Lab is planning for long-term impact that ensures the success of the organization through staff transitions, economic changes, and evolving infrastructure needs. For us, sustainable impact means:

  • Continuing to build our operating reserves
  • Creating a careful plan for leadership succession
  • Securing long-term leases for additional teaching and performance spaces that fit the organization’s diverse needs


Read the Fund for Transformative Theatre Education Case Statement 

For more information, to discuss planned giving, gifts of stocks and securities, or multi-year pledges, please contact Terah Herman, Program/Development Manager, at terah@theatrelab.org or 202-824-0449.

Thank you to our generous Fund for Transformative Theatre Education supporters:

Life Stories Champions ($50,000+): Brian Smith and Lisa Ziehmann

Leadership Circle

The Beech Street Foundation
MIchael Beriss
George and Phyllis Cohen
Bruce Cohen and Gabriel Catone
Julie Cohen and Paul Baratt
Lisa Dickey and Randi Barnes
Laura Einstein and Helene Madonick
Ken Gottesman and Melissa Feinberg
Michael and Roberta Gottesman
Barbara and Skip Halpern
Amy Jackson
Mickey MacIntyre
Mary Mitchelson
Robert Muse
Craig Pascal and Victor Shargai
Jerry Rehm
Alan Roth and Michael Rodgers
Joanne and Richard Rome
Marta Goldsmith and Gary Rosenthal
Deborah Rose
Rotberg Comens Booth Foundation
Megan Smith and Kara Swisher
Diane Willkens
Paul and Margot Zimmerman