Showcasing the talent of performing artists in DC, The In Series offers a unique blend of accessible and affordable chamber opera, Spanish Zarzuela (light opera), cabaret, and dance. Creating intimate environments in which to experience the arts, its "pocket-opera" programs present newly commissioned productions in English – and in Spanish for an ever-growing Latino population – and emphasize their relevance. Sharing music as a personal experience, telling stories of universal appeal in small chamber settings, and focusing on their human essence – all these open doors to new cultural connections for audience members. Free outreach events include kid-friendly introductions to opera, directors' salons with open rehearsals, and performances at assisted living centers. Now in its 36th season, and its ninth at Source, The In Series provides career-building jobs for 300+ artists and crew annually and welcomes audiences of over 6000+. Are you In?

Headquarters: DC-Ward 1

Where They Operate: DC-Citywide; U Street District; Columbia Heights; H Street Arts District

Age Groups Served: Youth (5-11); Adult (25-49); Seniors (50+)

Ethnic Groups Served: African American; Asian American; Caucasian; Latino/Hispanic

Population(s) Served: Men/Boys; Women/Girls; Students

Schools They Work In: Miner Elementary School; Plummer Elementary School; Wheatley; Fillmore Arts West; Key Elementary School; Creative Minds International PCS; EW Stokes PCS; Amidon-Bowen Elementary School

Awards & Recognition

Helen Hayes Tribute Award for Artistic Direction

Press

Budget (FY2016)

  • $3 million or higher
  • $1 million to $3 million
  • $500k to $1 million
  • The current budget for The In Series is: Less than $500k

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