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DC Black Theatre Festival

The DC Drama Department is not-for-profit, educational theatre company known for quality productions depth and diversity. Founded in 1986 for the purpose of educational and performing arts theatre, DCDD prides itself on building excellence community and educational programs that teach, entrain and enlighten.


WE are committed to producing both new and classic works, giving full voice to a wide range of artists and visions. DCDD’s mission; to create a diverse group of outstanding theater artists whose distinctive visions will give an artistic identity of uncommon richness and variety to all performances, for all people.


WE are dedicated to three guiding principles — quality, diversity, and community. The DC Drama Department seeks to be the premier cultural organization in DC providing productions and programs that make an essential contribution to the quality of life in our city, and worldwide. This is why we created the DC Black Theatre Festival.  

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