CulturalDC's Source Theatre


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Creative community and collaboration are crucial assets for emerging arts organizations and small businesses. As part of the residency program at a CulturalDC venue, companies learn from, and work alongside, their peers, unlocking ideas and creative potential. There are currently no Residencies available with CulturalDC.

The organizations below base their operations at Source as part of the Source Residency program operated by CulturalDC.



Constellation Theatre Company is dedicated to creating theatre that is epic, expansive and essential. Visionary, expressive design and elevated language are combined with heightened physical movement and ensemble acting techniques. Like bright lights in the dark sky, Constellation illuminates the human experience in ways that are powerful, dynamic and relevant today. 


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The In Series has over a 25-year history of offering a unique and eclectic blend of theatre, opera, cabaret, poetry, performance art and chamber music. Each season The In Series showcases Spanish and Latin-American culture and the In Series is the only music organization in the region that annually produces zarzuela, or Latino light opera. 




Since its re-founding in 1998, Washington Improv Theater (WIT) has been the fountainhead of a growing improvisational theater scene in the nation’s capital. WIT’s mission is to unleash the creative power of improv in DC and to engage audiences with performances that exhilarate and inspire. The revolution will be improvised. 


visiondc - arts and urban innovation summit

In April 2017, CulturalDC launched a collaborative initiative with key stakeholders in the city to provide a crucial platform for artists, commercial real estate developers, city planners, policy makers, technologists, business leaders and the public to exchange ideas and create strategies and partnerships for embracing urban growth through the expansion of the creative economy. 


Art Tank is an artist challenge program that brings DC developers and artists together to design and implement art projects throughout the nation’s capital. With inspiration from the popular show Shark Tank, this program showcases a selection of 4-6 local artists who will present their ideas for an art project in the city that panelists will bid on in real-time during the art challenge session.


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Starting in 2008, CulturalDC produced the award-winning Source Festival, which served as a vehicle for launching new plays and fostering the careers of emerging artists. After a decade-long run, CulturalDC brought the Festival to a close. Under the helm of Artistic Director Jenny McConnell Frederick, Source Festival became a staple in the DC theatre scene.

Everyone at CulturalDC is grateful to the 1,500+ artists that made Source Festival possible for the last decade. We are eager to see what grows from the roots we help plant in the Nation’s Capital and across the country.


Walter Reed Dreams was part of a city-wide initiative called “Crossing the Street,” which promotes community-building through creative placemaking in neighborhoods that are experiencing rapid demographic and social change. This series of events and activations was a community driven arts and culture tribute, featuring multiple activities as part of the redevelopment of the The Parks at Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC). We invited all the District to experience the strength of Walter Reed’s legacy through the community’s collective input, as it was translated by Ward 4 artists, musicians, and creatives.


mead theatre lab program

For 13 years, CulturalDC ran the Mead Theatre Lab Program in downtown Washington, DC. The performing arts program offered intensive production and development assistance for performing artists, writers, directors, producers, and independent theatre companies. CulturalDC encouraged artists to develop new, risk-taking work, explore the artistic process in innovative ways, and collaborate with artists working in a variety of disciplines. The result was an eclectic group of innovative, edgy productions, and an environment in which emerging performing artists could grow. Each season, projects were solicited through a competitive open call process. Selected productions were recommended by an advisory panel of prominent DC-area arts professionals who also provided mentoring and professional development throughout the creation of each production.