For immediate release:             
September 1, 2007                              


Contact:

Nicola Daval  (202) 638-4270

 

Pin Points Theatre

Joins League of Washington Theatres

 

            (Washington, DC)  Pin Points Theatre has become the newest member of the League of Washington Theatres.  Founded in 1980, Pin Points Theatre is most proud of its initiatives to create plays in impoverished D.C. communities and transform them into professional productions that tour international stages in Asia (Guam, Japan, Korea, and Singapore), Canada and Germany, as well as throughout the United States. 

            “We're thrilled to add Pinpoints Theatre to the League membership,” said David Snider, President of the League and Producing Artistic Director of Young Playwrights Theater.  “They're a very welcome addition.”

            “We help solve the performing artist's greatest problem, financial survival in the arts, by showing them alternative means of being paid for their talents, “said Pin Points Executive Director Ersky Freeman.  “Receiving $6,000 checks for one-person shows at a government agency works a lot better than waiting tables, giving the artist precious time to hone their skills while pursuing dreams of a lucrative career.  We are honored to be accepted by LOWT and aligned with its work of giving performing artists an economic means of reaching numerous agents, instructors, employers, and mentors--in the shortest amount of precious time.”

            The League of Washington Theatres is an association of nonprofit theatres in the greater Washington metropolitan area.  The League was established in 1982 to promote the growth of its membership and to create public awareness, appreciation and support for theatre in Washington.  There are currently 39 theatre members and 6 affiliate members of the League.  For more information, visit www.lowt.org.

 

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