Award-Winning Actors and Playwrights Help Send Kids to Camp in The Theatre Lab’s Dramathon
The Theatre Lab’s third annual Dramathon, TONIGHT April 26 at 10:30 p.m. at Theater J, will once again reward its top fundraisers with a night on stage, performing alongside some of the Washington DC area’s best-known professional actors in short plays written by accomplished local playwrights.
The actors scheduled to appear are: Kimberly Gilbert, Mitchell Hébert, Christopher Henley, John Lescault, Naomi Jacobson, Kim Schraf, Delia Taylor and Holly Twyford.
They will be appearing in plays written by: Bob Bartlett, Joe Calarco, Renee Calarco, Caleen Sinette Jennings, Kathryn O’Sullivan, Elizabeth Pringle, Mary Hall Surface, and Laura Zam.
The Dramathon is a signature event of The Theatre Lab’s Send a Kid to Camp campaign. Volunteers raise money for the scholarship fund, and the top fundraisers earn a spot on stage next to the professionals. All the actors and playwrights are graciously donating their time for the event. And all funds raised and proceeds from ticket sales will go toward The Theatre Lab’s scholarship fund, which will provide $80,000 in scholarship assistance to send more than 100 kids to its Summer Camp for Kids this year.
Tickets for the event are $15 each, and may be purchased online, or by calling (202) 824-0449.
The Theatre Lab is the largest independent theatre school in Washington, with classes for students of all ages and experience levels. The Theatre Lab is also well known for its community outreach, and has been recognized as one of the 50 top arts- and humanities- based programs in the country serving youth outside of school hours by the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities. The school offers hundreds of scholarships to children, teens, and adults who wouldn’t otherwise be able to study acting, as well as Life Stories, a groundbreaking program that brings the tools and techniques of storytelling and filmmaking to marginalized or disadvantaged groups of people.