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The Essential Theatre Board of Trustees

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  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 17 people are interested
Young audiences at Democracy Prep PCS 2018

We are continuing to build our board of Trustees and Community Advisory
Board. It is our desire to connect with individuals who are genuinely
interested in unencumbered, volunteer leadership opportunities as a member
of either of these respective bodies. Non-profit board experience is
preferred, but not required.

The chief responsibility of our board is governance, policy guidance and
insuring the fiscal and financial stability of the organization
(fundraising). The Board of Trustees meets four (4) times per year.

These meetings are held at the end of each quarter and scheduled up to one
(1) year in advance. All members are expected to actively serve on at
least two (2) standing committees, which meet as needed prior to quarterly
general body meetings. One board term is Three (3) years.

New members coming onto the board serve the first year as a Pro-Temp board member.
Upon completion of the Pro-Temp year, the member is voted to continue the
remaining two years. A member upon re-election may serve consecutive
terms based on productivity in membership.

The Community Advisory Board (CAB) meets semi annually. One term is two
years and any continuation is based on productivity.

It is of grave importance that persons expressing interest be familiar
with the tenants of good leadership. It would greatly assist this process
to receive a response regarding interest as soon as possible.

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Mission Statement

The Essential Theatre is a non-profit, professional theatre dedicated, but not limited to producing theatre reflective of the African-American experience that explores and celebrates America's rich, diverse cultural landscape. Paramount to the company’s mission is the implementation of programs for youth in Washington , DC 's metropolitan area that promotes interdisciplinary education and positive levels of self esteem. Founded in 1989, the company hosts a play development program, The Essential Theatre’s New Play Reading Series, the Children’s Program in Public Schools and the Women’s Works Program. The company also maintains a relationship with area Social Services programs in an effort to provide job training opportunities.


Professional theatre company; develops new plays, offers public engagement and community-based cultural enrichment programs for Washington, DC, Metropolitan area youth that promotes interdisciplinary education.

Arts & Culture
Board Development
Children & Youth


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1231-B Good Hope Road, SEWashington, DC, DC 20020



  • Financial Auditing
  • Executive Admin
  • Capacity Planning
  • Public Relations
  • Physician
  • Software Engineering


  • Group


  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 to 4 hours per quarter
  • Executive Leadership and Social Connectivity

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