Studio Acting Conservatory has found a new home in Columbia Heights thanks to a lead donation of $1.5 million dollars from Dan and Gloria Logan. The building is a church in the neighborhood’s growing arts district already remarkable for being home to the GALA Hispanic Theatre and the Dance Institute of Washington.
In June, the leadership of Studio Theatre–which was an outgrowth of Studio Acting Conservatory–announced that they were eliminating the Conservatory as part of the theater. At the time, Studio Theatre’s leadership said their intention was to move beyond education and focus instead on community engagement.
The renovations of the permanent home will take a year. In the meantime, starting August 5, the Conservatory will be housed in a temporary space at the Garnett Patterson Middle School thanks to D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and others. All of the Conservatory’s programs, scholarships, and faculty remain the same. Currently, the conservatory is preparing for the transition and actively continuing to raise additional funds to cover renovation costs and necessary operation resources.
The Logans are deeply committed to growing and nurturing artistic talent here in D.C. and Studio Acting Conservatory will be naming the building for them. Click here for more information.