A note from Lorraine Treanor, Editor of DC Theatre Scene
Today, I’ve been thinking of the astonishing work we’ve seen across our region’s stages in 2014. And I wanted to take a moment to ask you to think back on the highlights of your 2014 theatre year. What really touched you? What will you never forget?
I saw a number of productions this year that will stick with me for a very long time – a new play that I think will make quite an impact on the national scale, a musical that introduced me to some phenomenal new voices, and more bold, adventurous, and well-crafted productions than I can list here . . . from theatre companies of truly all shapes and sizes.
As you remember the works you’ve seen onstage, I hope you’re also reminded of the illuminating content that we offer to all theatre fans here on DC Theatre Scene. Our work, this and every year, is in service to the incredible productions, performers, designers, and audiences that make theatre happen on all of our local stages.
We connect out-of-town visitors with shows that change their perception of Washington, DC. (We do this for the locals, too.)
And we have become an important center for dialogues as Washington theatres find their way forward in this changing environment.
I feel lucky, and I hope you do too, to be a part of DC’s diverse and vibrant theatre community. Live theatre enriches our lives, feeds our souls, and challenges our minds.
Even if you’ve only attended one play, you are a part of our theatre community. Because as a theatre patron, you are integral to the success of live theatre. And you are just as integral to us. Like a play doesn’t happen without an audience, our website doesn’t thrive without you, our readers. You make what we do possible. And we are so, so grateful.
At this time, I hope you’ll consider making a small tax-deductible contribution to DC Theatre Scene. Think of it as a holiday gift, or a ticket to your next year of vibrant theatre coverage. We help connect theatres with the audiences who buy their tickets, but we do this entirely free of charge.
And while it’s incredibly fulfilling to know that we’re supporting the amazing work on our area’s stages, we want to continue our growth so we can best serve both the theatres and the people who love them.
So, if you are a frequent reader of DC Theatre Scene, if you have gone to shows based on our coverage, or if you are a theatre artist who has benefited from our website, we ask you to consider giving back in whatever way you can manage this holiday season.
A gift to DC Theatre Scene ensures that we can continue to connect you with the most comprehensive and dynamic theatre content available.
This past year alone, we provided you with 567 theatre reviews – spanning the entire Washington, DC region, Baltimore, and, on occasion, New York as well. We spoke with 168 theatre artists and shared these conversations with you in our features and interviews. Nowhere else can you find both the quantity and quality of information about our theatres and their work.
And we’re on track to do even more in 2015. But we need your help to get there.
Please consider making a gift to help make the next year the very best at DC Theatre Scene. If every reader gave just the value of a theatre ticket, we would be able to fund new staff positions and make our site more accessible for mobile users.
Thank you so much for being with us this year. From everyone at DC Theatre Scene, have a festive and restful holiday season, and we’ll see you online and in the theatre.
Editor, DC Theatre Scene