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 relevance. 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. Free outreach events include kid-friendly introductions to opera, directors' salons with open rehearsals, and performances at assisted living centers. Now in its 36th season, and its ninth at Source, The In Series provides career-building jobs for 300+ artists and crew annually and welcomes audiences of over 6000+. 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


Budget (FY2016)

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

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