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Georgetown University, Arena Stage, & Andrew R. Ammerman Extend Multi-Season Partnership

Gift from Andrew R. Ammerman enables three more years of artistic collaboration and shared resources in support of education and theater

(Washington, D.C.) Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater and Georgetown University Theater & Performance
Studies Program are pleased to announce a generous gift by Andrew R. Ammerman, making possible a three-year continuation
of the Arena Stage, Georgetown University and Andrew R. Ammerman Partnership now through 2023.

“Andrew Ammerman is a beautifully generous person, in philanthropy and in spirit,” shares Arena Stage Artistic Director
Molly Smith. “He is inspired by creating partnerships and Arena Stage and Georgetown University benefit immensely from
this creative and educational partnership.”

Now entering its fifteenth year, this unique partnership highlights a shared commitment to artistic vigor, education, the
development of new theatrical work and theater which engages beyond its traditional four walls. Partnership activities include
guest lectures, shared artistic and dramaturgical expertise and unique learning opportunities for students including offering
free or discounted tickets to students for Arena performances.
“Over the course of fifteen years, the visionary support of Andrew Ammerman has enabled so many extraordinary
opportunities through this partnership, from convenings to festivals, co-productions and masterclasses, and has had a
tremendous impact on the lives and careers of many of our students,” says Georgetown University’s Department of
Performing Arts Chair and Theater and Performance Studies Program Director Derek Goldman. “His vision is inspiring us as
we now embark on new forms of collaboration especially suited to this virtual environment and we look forward to many more years of working together.”

Read the full press release on Arena Stage’s website.