IN THE PRESS:

Robert McNamara opened the inaugural Ukraine Fringe Festival last fall!

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His 1-man show, Report to an Academy,was chosen to launch Ukraine's first-ever Fringe Festival. This play on human rights strikes a chord amid Russia's invasive war.


IN THE PRESS:

Scena garnered kudos by the prestigious theatre publication, AMERICAN THEATRE for our fine work:

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"D.C.'s Scena Theatre was founded in 1987 by artistic director Robert McNamara and managing director Amy Schmidt, and in that time has created dozens of touring as well as D.C.-based productions of international texts."


IN MEMORIAM:

Our beloved resident director Gabriele Jakobi passed away Jan. 2, 2023 at age 69 from respiratory distress. She was an acclaimed director and playwright in the EU and US from 1979 to 2015 when she suffered several strokes. Gabi is recognized as one of the "Top 10 Directors" in Christine Haberlik's Regie Frauen (2010). She is survived by her husband and Scena's Artistic Director, Robert McNamara.

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Donate to continue Gabi's legacy.


PLEASE SUPPORT OUR MISSION:

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Scena brings the best international theatre to DC. Plus we simulate cultural exchange between local and global artists. But we need your support to truly thrive.

Please make a tax-deductible donation


COVID-19 POLICY

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Scena is pleased to join its colleagues in the effort to stop the spread of Covid-19. In accordance with the local theater community, Broadway, and other organizations, we will continue to follow generally accepted guidelines. Masks are not currently required for patrons in the theatre, and using one is your personal choice. We will monitor the situation and update this policy as needed. Thank You!