As reported by Prince of Petworth: “Today, December 26th, the day after Christmas, our friends at the Anacostia Playhouse came to work and discovered they had been robbed. Thieves broke in and stole several laptops and computers, a tablet, box office cash, blank checks and credit cards (which they quickly used to make unauthorized purchases). As if that wasn’t bad enough, the robbers used a crowbar and broke into locked cupboards and filing cabinets.
In addition to leaving destruction and heartbreak in their wake, the thieves caused thousands of dollars in damages and stolen property. The Anacostia Playhouse has a huge impact on Anacostia and DC’s arts’ scene but they are still a tiny Ward 8 nonprofit. This crime will have a substantial and devastating impact on their operations — just as the Playhouse is about to host rehearsals on their next production, American Moor (Jan 11 – Feb 3). The Anacostia Playhouse will need financial, logistical and community support in the coming days and weeks.”
Theater Alliance just sent out these details:
“Being a part of a community means being there for each other, in good times and in bad.
The burglars stole three Theater Alliance computers, as well as our safe, some credit cards, and an iPad. Possibly more is missing . . . we’re still taking inventory of what’s gone.
We were planning to ask for your generous year-end support to help make our upcoming leadership transition a smooth one. Now, as we face this unexpected stumbling block, we are counting on friends like you more than ever to help us recover swiftly and make next year a great one for Theater Alliance and our community.”
A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help both Theater Alliance and Anacostia Playhouse recover from this criminal act.