Fund for Diversity in Theater: Grantees

As part of our 2016-2019 $1,000,000 commitment to engage and expand new voices and audiences in DC-area theaters, the Weissberg Foundation is pleased to support the following organizations:

Adventure Theatre MTC educates and inspires new generations of theater artists and audiences with exceptional theatrical experiences. Adventure Theatre MTC grew from a merger of Adventure Theatre (founded in 1951) and Musical Theater Center (founded in 1986) in 2012 and is located in Glen Echo Park (Glen Echo, MD) and The Wintergreen Plaza (Rockville, MD).

dog & pony dc is an ensemble of artists who devise performances that incorporate new ways for audiences to experience theatre. Committed to working together to develop a distinctive practice and body of work, the dog & pony dc ensemble shares a passion for asking difficult questions and using theatre to search for potential answers. dog & pony dc produces shows in nontraditional venues throughout the greater metropolitan DC.

Forum Theatre , founded in 2003 as a socially-minded ensemble, produces ambitious, challenging plays that engage with and are accessible to its community. Forum Theatre uses theatre to spark dialogue and strengthen community by producing adventurous work from – and for – a diversity of voices. Forum Theatre performs at the Silver Spring Black Box Theatre located in Silver Spring, MD.

GALA Hispanic Theatre develops, produces, and presents works that explore the breadth of Latino performing arts, striving to make this work accessible to the broadest possible audience and using theater as a vehicle for social change. GALA provides opportunities for Latino artists, educates and trains youth, and engages the community in an exchange of ideas and perspectives. Founded in 1976, GALA moved in 2005 into its permanent home in the historic Tivoli in the Columbia Heights neighborhood in Northwest DC.

Mosaic Theater Company – independent, intercultural, entertaining, and uncensored – is committed to making transformational, socially-relevant art, producing plays by authors on the front lines of conflict zones, and building a fusion community to engage with some of the most pressing issues of our times. Founded in 2014, Mosaic Theater is anchored at the Atlas Performing Arts Center on H Street in Northeast DC.

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company seeks to “ignite an explosive engagement between theatre artists and the community by developing, producing, and promoting new plays that explore the edges of theatrical style and human experience, and by implementing new ways to use the artistry of theatre to serve the people of Greater Washington, DC.” Founded in 1980, Woolly Mammoth is located in the Penn Quarter neighborhood of Northwest DC.