For the past 22 years, African Continuum has been more than just a theater company. It has given voice, respect, and honor to under-served populations through live performance and vibrant community engagement. The only African-American theater company in DC, ACTCo has produced over 35 professional productions, including seven world premieres – earning 17 Helen Hayes Award nominations and winning four awards. Complementing the full productions, ACTCo's Fresh Flavas program offers, at no cost to the public, readings of new works by playwrights of color. A brand new endeavor, Off The Circuit, brings live arts programming beyond the stage and right into schools and universities, senior centers, churches, and neighborhoods all around Washington. Community events, including a gospel concert and 1940's-style cabaret, enliven and energize the H Street NE corridor. Winner of two Mayor's Arts Awards and the Washington Post Award for Distinguished Service to the Theater Community, ACTCo is an invaluable and irreplaceable player in the DC theater scene. Let's give them an ovation!