Studio Theatre (Washington, D.C.)

Studio Theatre (Washington, D.C.) 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.HistoryIn 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.FacilitiesStudio 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". The fourth venue, Stage 4, is a flexible black box theater, used primarily for the former Studio 2ndStage and most recently Studio X.Theatrical focusThe theatre's mission statement is: "Studio Theatre is dedicated to the best in contemporary theatre, producing an uncommonly rich and wide-ranging repertoire of provocative new writing from around the world alongside unique special events and inventive stagings of contemporary classics. Devoted to artistic excellence, Studio Theatre strives to present audiences with extraordinary writing, sophisticated design, and stunning performance."With three ~200 seat performance spaces, the Studio Theatre audiences are always close to the actors. Founding artistic director Joy Zinoman has been quoted as saying "We want audiences to see them cry and laugh.... The audience is there to confront the actor. The actor is like the priest". She further explained that this intimacy between the actors and the audience is part of what makes Studio special.

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