Showcasing the talent of performing artists in DC, The In Series offers a unique blend of accessible and affordable chamber opera, Spanish Zarzuela (light opera), cabaret, and dance. Creating intimate environments in which to experience the arts, its "pocket-opera" programs present newly-commissioned productions in English – and in Spanish for an ever-growing Latino population – and emphasize their universal relevance to our lives. Sharing music as a personal experience, telling stories of universal appeal in small "chamber" settings, and focusing on their human essence – all these open doors to new cultural connections for audience members. The 2013-14 season features a fresh English adaptation of Mozart's Abduction from the Seraglio set in the Wild West, a ballet-opera by Puccini, and a Cabaret Latino. Free outreach events include everything from kid-friendly introductions to opera for schoolchildren, to salon-style discussion-performances, to the DC Youth Bilingual Poetry Contest. Now in its 32nd season, and sixth year in residence at Source, the In Series is poised for growth – in audience, reach, and volume. Are you In?
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
- The In Series conquers Beethoven's Only Opera
Sun Jun 19 2016, The Washington Post
"Powerfully sung and deeply moving."
- 'The Cole Porter Project: It's All Right With Me' at The In Series
Sun Feb 23 2014, DC Metro Theater Arts
Cole Porter met the Capitol Steps at Source last night as the In Series premiered its highly entertaining musical review to a sold-out house.
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