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 universal relevance to our lives. 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. The 2013-14 season features a fresh English adaptation of Mozart's Abduction from the Seraglio set in the Wild West, a ballet-opera by Puccini, and a Cabaret Latino. Free outreach events include everything from kid-friendly introductions to opera for schoolchildren, to salon-style discussion-performances, to the DC Youth Bilingual Poetry Contest. Now in its 32nd season, and sixth year in residence at Source, the In Series is poised for growth – in audience, reach, and volume. 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


Budget (FY2012)

  • $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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