Studio Theatre (Washington, D.C.)

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The Studio Theatre
StudioTheatre logo.jpg
Theatre Logo
Formation1978
TypeTheatre group
PurposeContemporary Theatre
Location
  • 1501 14th Street NW, Washington DC
Artistic director(s)
David Muse
Notable members
Joy Zinoman, Founding Artistic Director
Websitehttp://www.studiotheatre.org/

The Studio Theatre is a non-profit theater production company located at 1501 14th Street NW, Washington DC in the 14th Street corridor of Washington, D.C. It produces contemporary plays in a four-stage complex. Stages include the Metheny, the Mead and Milton, and Stage 4, a black box.

History[edit]

Joy Zinoman, the Founding Artistic Director of the Studio Theatre, Washington D.C.
Exterior of the Studio Theatre in Washington DC, taken from the southwest corner of 14th & P streets NW during evening twilight

In 1988, the Studio Theatre started its "2nd Stage" production series to provide opportunities for emerging and established local and national artists to share their talents.[1]

Facilities[edit]

Studio Theatre contains three main venues: the Metheny, the Mead, and the Milton. All three are thrust stages and seat approximately 200 people each. They were designed by co-founder Russell Metheny "to foster an intimate connection between actor and audience".[2] The fourth venue, Stage 4, is a flexible black box theater, used primarily for the former Studio 2ndStage and most recently Studio X.

Notable events[edit]

The Washingtonian magazine, as part of its 50th anniversary commemoration, identified the Studio Theatre's move into its current space at 14th and P streets as one of "50 Moments That Shaped Washington, DC".[3]

Current production schedule[edit]

Main Series[edit]

Studio X[edit]

Special Remount[edit]

Awards[edit]

Studio Theatre has been nominated for a total of 321 Helen Hayes Awards, winning 65 awards.

2015 Helen Hayes Awards

2014 Helen Hayes Awards

  • The James MacArthur Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor, Resident Play - Ted van Griethuysen in The Apple Family Cycle

2013 Helen Hayes Awards

  • Outstanding Director, Resident Play - Christopher McElroen, Invisible Man
  • Outstanding Ensemble, Resident Play - Invisible Man
  • Outstanding Lighting Design, Resident Production - Mary Louise Geiger, Invisible Man

2012 Helen Hayes Awards

  • Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Play - Erica Sullivan in Venus in Fur
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor, Resident Musical - Matthew Delorenzo in POP!

Other activities[edit]

Notes[edit]

Studio Theatre is a Blue Star Theatre - part of a collaboration between the Theatre Communications Group and Blue Star Families offering discounted admission to all military personnel, their families and U.S. veterans.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.studiotheatre.org/second_stage/history.php
  2. ^ "Studio Theatre - Facilities". www.studiotheatre.org. Retrieved 2015-11-03.
  3. ^ "50 Moments That Shaped Washington, DC". Washingtonian Magazine. 30 September 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Blue Star Theatres". Theatre Communications Group. Archived from the original on 28 September 2012. Retrieved 1 June 2013.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 38°54′35.4″N 77°1′53.8″W / 38.909833°N 77.031611°W / 38.909833; -77.031611