Our 2017-2018 Season comes to a close this week! Check out the top ten highlights of the year: 

1. R.E. S. P. E. C. T.

Associate Artistic Director Kate Bryer wins two Helen Hayes Awards for Alice in Wonderland. All of Imagination Stage’s FY18 shows are Helen Hayes recommended!

2. Advocacy

Senator Chris Van Hollen invites ¡Oyeme! to perform on Capitol Hill; followed by a performance at Catholic University sponsored by a $25k grant from the Interamerican Development Bank. Plus, ¡Oyeme! is featured in an article in the American Theatre Magazine.

3. Financial Success

We enjoy the highest grossing year for education with the biggest summer camp numbers we’ve ever had!

4.  Student First

IStage Dance-Theatre travels to Italy to perform at an international festival. This is the first international trip for our students.

5. Honor

The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County awards Imagination Stage a bonus for good organizational management for the second year in a row.

6. Partnerships

We establish a new partnership with the DC Police Foundation which led to a week-long summer intensive complete with a mural created and donated to MPD and a performance with officers and youth.

7. Recognition

The Board recognizes Janet Stanford’s contribution to the organization by naming her Founding Artistic Director. She is invited as a special guest to deliver a speech on international commissions at the ASSITEJ Festival in Beijing, China.

8. New Commissions

The Princess & The Pauper: A Bollywood Tale surpasses box office goals and includes a Creative Conversation panel on South Asian representation, reaching new audience members.

9. New Look

After 15 years in Imagination Stage’s Bethesda home, a lobby and gallery renovation is made possible by a grant from Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, Comptroller Peter Franchot, and Treasurer Nancy Kopp. Construction started in August and will be completed in October 2018.

10. Arts Everywhere

Imagination Stage DC programming continues to expand. Imagination Stage educators are in 110 DC pre-K classrooms.

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