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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Theater

Mission: ATICC’s mission is to build international cultural awareness, provide a high standard of repertoire based on close relations with the diplomatic and cultural representatives of different countries in the United States, and develop interactive educational programs for the youth of the District of Columbia, DC Metro area, and around the US.

Results: The Ambassador Theater’s 6th season is rolling on! During the past seasons, we produced 15 main stage productions in addition to various “Bare Bones” and Staged Readings, New Work Series, Literary Café programs, play-reading workshops, summer camps, Studio Classes and outreach programs. All of our programs have introduced our audiences to the cultures of several countries across multiple continents (Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Greece, India, Macedonia, Poland and Spain). We have worked with over 100 actors, artists, authors, translators, directors and designers, in addition to over a thousand students and interns from various DC Metro schools and colleges. We have even taken students abroad to perform at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw for the First Lady of Poland. Our productions have been seen by over 12,000 spectators in many venues around the area. We are fortunate to have developed valued friendships and partnerships with the diplomatic representatives of countries from where our productions originate. Most recently, our production of Happily ever After received 2014 Best Play, Best Director, Best Actress and Best Actor recognition from DC Metro Theatre Arts as well as the 2013 Helen Hayes Canadian Partnership Grant Award. I would like to express my deepest gratitude to our Board of Directors, artists, designers, partners, friends, and, most of all, our audience for helping us to fulfill our mission to continue facilitating international cultural dialogue. We have a thrilling season ahead of us, please join our Circle of Members and Supporters and sign up on our newsletter list. We would love to stay in touch and hear from you at our various events throughout the season!

Target demographics: many DC Metro students to be introduced to cultures from around the world as well as bring the best plays from around the world and develop an international cultural dialog

Direct beneficiaries per year: 200 students, worked with 50 artists, and presented our programs to over 2000 spectators

Geographic areas served: DC Metro Area

Programs: Mai Stage Productions International Artist Series Bare Bones and Staged Readings Literary Cafes New Work Development Series Educational Programs: Ambassadors if International Culture: Outreach in-school Programs Studio Classes of Drama and Art Summer Theater Production Camps

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Dear Hanna,

Bravo!

In 19 years in America, this is the second time only in which I felt like standing in ovation after a show. The first time was at the Metropolitan, forThe Dialogue of the Carmelites, in 2004 (the version shown at the Kennedy Center last year was rather flat).

Your show, that I came to watch mostly for professional deontology, was excellently performed, translated, and adapted to America. The last sentence usually means "simplified", 'banalized" etc. On the contrary, the adaptations were apropos. They rendered the piece more intelligible, without depriving it of original force .
The oneiric/hallucinated scene of praise to Antonia was impressive indeed.
I will follow all your shows hereinafter, because I sense that your company will be able to capture their essence with the same sensibility revealed for this one.

Regards,
Bernardo Piciche

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

"Smartphones, A Pocket-Size Farce~hilarious! if you don't laugh during this production you're dead inside.~Rio DeNaro

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Saw The Trap last night, highly recommend, seldom has a play gotten so far into my head as to influence my dreams. Andrea Crooms

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Ambassador Theater, what a great find! I love your mission statement, your play selections, your obvious passion. Your dedication to doing theater that matters, that's of high quality but different. I wish you continued success as I eagerly anticipate attending future productions! You will have my continued support.

By putting on The Trap you have introduced me to an intriguing new author. I loved the production choices. The humor (caustic and humane) with its undercurrents of sadness. The clever, explicit yet subtle, intimations of dehumanizing, all-too-human horror. The way in which the play touches the heart and – despite its darkness and the historical tragedy in the background — lifts one up rather than brings one down. The music and choreography were delightful. The casting was terrific, the performances a joy to behold.

I take my hat off to the actors, the composer, and the director.

Good job and thanks for a great experience.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Ambassador Theater provides a forum for diverse, rich extraordinary performances. The plays are always thought provoking and you definitely have somthing to talk about with your companions. It is a DC Treasure.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Ambassador Theater does a magnificent job of bringing together multi-generational audiences to enjoy plays that have a true depth of meaning, enjoyment, and acting and production talent. The set designs are effects are both beautiful and original, and never cease to amaze. Ms. Bondarewska has done a wonderful job with this company. I highly recommend seeing any performance that you can at Ambassador Theater.