The mission of The Keegan Theatre is to take audiences to the vital heart of the theater experience: extraordinary artists in an intimate setting exploring the human condition.
Keegan produces powerful productions of classic and modern plays, ranging from modern American and Irish classics to new works by local and international playwrights. Further, Keegan produces acclaimed musicals in its intimate space, sharing a transformative experience with theatre lovers. Offered to the community at affordable, neighborhood prices, Keegan’s work is fueled by the highest caliber acting and design, scripts
that put real people out there on the stark edges of life, and a directing approach that honors clear, authentic storytelling.
The Keegan Theatre produces eight to ten productions each year, reaching an audience of approximately 12,000 in the DC metro area. Productions have been recognized for their excellence with more than 45 Helen Hayes Award nominations across performance, directing, and design categories.
Keegan also boasts an arts education initiative, Keegan PLAY-RAH-KA, which serves young people ages Pre-K through 12th grade and inspires hundreds of youth from the region through summer camps, school-based residencies, and performances for the entire family.
Volunteering on the Keegan Board of Directors will put you in a position to be an integral part of this growth. You will help one of DC’s premier centers for the arts continue to produce acclaimed modern classics, develop new works by both local and international playwrights through public staged readings and world premiere productions, and reach youth in need of high-quality arts experiences that inspire academic and creative success – especially crucial in light of the cuts in arts funding in schools.