A theatre company that puts the process of creating theatre into the hands of young people, Encore has produced over 217 plays for over 375,000 audience members – and every role has been performed by an actor under the age of 18. A summer musical welcomes high school and college performers itching to return to their artistic home. Technical crew positions offer expert training in props, lighting, effects, and stage management. Year-round classes and a summer drama program help kids hone their skills, while older students hold coveted internships. Partnering with an affordable housing complex, a grocery distribution program, and a county office assisting homeless children, Encore offers movement and creative play, theater and craft activities, and creative arts summer camp – extending its good work into the community. Leadership, creativity, and teamwork are all part of the creative process. Ovation, please.
Headquarters: VA-Arlington County
Where They Operate: DC-Citywide; MD-Montgomery County; VA-Arlington County; VA-Fairfax County; VA-City of Alexandria; VA-City of Fairfax; VA-City of Falls Church
Age Groups Served: Youth (5-11); Pre-teen/teen (12-17); Young adult (18-24)
Ethnic Groups Served: African American; Asian American; Caucasian; Latino/Hispanic; Native American
Population(s) Served: Students
Schools They Work In: We work in the following Arlington County Public Schools:; Arlington Science Focus School; Jamestown Elementary School; Kenmore Middle School; Nottingham Elementary School; Taylor Elementary School; Thomas Jefferson Middle School; Tuckahoe Elementary School
Awards & Recognition
2007 - Elizabeth Campbell Award for Outstanding Community Arts Organization
- Encore Stage & Studio Announces Their Selection For 2014/2015 Catalogue For Philanthropy
Fri Jun 20 2014, Alexandria News
This award reflects Encore 's status as a highly effective local nonprofit, working to build a life-long appreciation for live theatre.
- $3 million or higher
- $1 million to $3 million
- The current budget for Encore Stage & Studio is: $500k to $1 million
- Less than $500k
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