I write to you as the Damascus Theatre Company Board President during a time I had hoped would once again be full of activity and entertainment. Instead, we find ourselves continuing to be affected by Covid-19 with the inability to find adequate rehearsal and performance spaces and close to financial crisis.

After 37 years we cannot let DTC draw to a close. We need your help to keep it afloat until we are able to go back to our regular season. Please donate whatever you can to our Giving Tuesday Fund on Facebook, by mail (P. O. Box 185, Damascus, MD 20872) or here on our website.

As we work to stay afloat, I can see a sparkle of light in the future as we prepare to produce our Spring DTC Kids show and Summer Musical. 

In the Spring, we hope to have the ability to work with our DTC Kids in Damascus to bring you Disney’s Aladdin JR as part of a full season of musicals in 2022. We are also very excited to be on the summer schedule at the Arts on the Green, performing the musical Head Over Heels, at the Arts Barn in Gaithersburg in June.

The DTC Board continues to work hard to plan, replan and stay focused as we move back to our original mission of bringing entertainment to Damascus and the greater Montgomery County area.

One thing we always are in need of is storage space. This expense has been particularly difficult for us over the last few years. If you have any available space to offer or know of anyone that might be able to help with this, please reach out to us.

Please also join me acknowledging the current DTC Board:

Executive Board members Megan McNellage (VP) and Nicki Mazza (Treasurer), and at large board members Mario Font (Arts Barn Liaison), Mary Anne Hays (Membership), Barry Bratburd (Construction Liaison), and Justin Douds (Grants) as well as member Elli Swink (Social Media, Producer).

All of these great people plus  – actors, designers, builders, tech, crew, members and more continue to work hard to keep DTC moving forward so we can celebrate another 37 years. Stay with us as we maneuver the current situation. You are an important part of who we are and why we try.

Happy Holidays!

Shelly Horn, President