Julia Robey Christian, Managing Director of the newly renamed Anacostia Playhouse. Photo: Andrew Lightman
According to a tweet today from Julia Robey Christian, its Managing Director, the H Street Playhouse will be renamed the "Anacostia Playhouse" after its move across the river.
"We wanted to pay homage to the rich history and culture of the neighborhood," said Robey Christian. whose father grew up in Anacostia in Forties.
"I am glad that they are taking on the name of the neighborhood. This will increase the positive value of our community accorss the city," said Charles E. Wilson, ANC Commissioner 8A(04) and President of the Historic Anacostia Association.
As reported previously in the August Hill Rag, the H Street Playhouse is relocating to Historic Anacostia.
It was a natural fit,” says Phil Hutinet, ADC’s Chief Operating Officer who spearheaded the project. “The H Street Playhouse’s presence in Historic Anacostia will not only provide a world-class black-box theater for both local and regional patrons, but it will also provide a stage for local performers who live and work East of the River including Southeast Trinity, Verbal Gymnastics, the Serenity Players and Melvin Deal and the African Heritage Dancers and Drummers.”