IN Series collaborates with diverse local artists and nonprofit organizations, performing in small, intimate, sometimes unusual venues from GALA Hispanic Theatre to the abandoned Boiler Plant commissioning fresh English adaptations, and breathing new life into rarely heard pieces. Think Verdi's Othello in repertory with Toni Morrison's Desdemona, music by Nina Simone, and a community art installation as the set design. Affordable ticket prices and free community events and outreach programs include Q&As with artists and creative teams and educational programs for thousands of DC schoolchildren. A four-year artist fellowship program designed by and for exceptional Black singing artists supports them on the road to becoming opera industry leaders. A new INVISION streaming service provides free digital access to present and past programming anywhere in the world. IN Series makes a once-elite art form relevant, accessible, powerful.

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 (FY2023)

  • $3 million or higher
  • $1 million to $3 million
  • The current budget for IN Series is: $500k to $1 million
  • Less than $500k

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