The In Series

The In Series' orginational mission is to make theater from music: transforming artists, audiences, and community by disrupting expectations, nourishing empathy, stimulating insight, and deepening the conversation. In Series productions embrace fresh approaches to the classics and blend the performing arts in unconventional ways. The In Series is committed to excellence, affordability, and access to our shared, multifaceted musical heritage, as exemplified by our annual Latino culture programs. View more information on their Member Feature Page.

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Fall Lottery

Events taking place from October through December will be available in the Fall Lottery opening on September 7th.

Duke Ellington's Neighborhood
Presented by: The In Series
Take your students on a digital, interactive journey through Duke Ellington’s DC! From U Street and the Howard Theatre to Anacostia — Kids groove along with singers and a live jazz trio to discover how a local hero influenced the Harlem Renaissance, helped shape the cultural history of D.C. and became an international star. This program, adjusted to a digital experience, adds a supplemental video of a historical walking tour of the U Street Corridor.
Date: Available to stream anytime between October 5th and December 31st.
Time: Digital - can be streamed at anytime.
Length of Event: 30 minutes for the program. An additional 45 minutes of supplemental programming is available.
Location: Virtual
Content Area: Arts
Medium: Historic Site Visit; Music/Music Production; Theatre;
Learning Standards: There is a strong local historical component to this program.
Grades: 1st - 5th
Ticket capacity: TBD
Supplementary Materials: TBD

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Duke Ellington's Neighborhood
Presented by: The In Series

Come groove along with the Duke’s jazz piano! Take your kids on an interactive journey through Duke Ellington’s DC and discover how a local hero championed African-American musicians, influenced the Harlem Renaissance and became an international star. 
Date: 3/18/20, 3/19/20
Time: 10:00 AM and 11:30 AM
Length of Event: 45 min
Location: THEARC, 1901 Mississippi Ave SE, Washington, DC 20020
Content Area: Social Studies/ History/ Geography, Arts, Diversity
Medium: Music, Theater
Grades: 3rd-5th
Ticket capacity:  360 per show
Supplementary Materials: Duke Ellington's Neighborhood Teacher's Guide

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