2018 was truly transformative for the company as we took a GIANT leap forward, successfully incorporating the company as a Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Organization, elevating our professional status and creating access to opportunities for fiscal growth and development. But perhaps the most vital and rewarding facet of incorporation is the formation of our Board of Directors: Artistic Director Aly B. Ettman, Alison Bauer, Peter Caress, Jenna Murphy and Dan Remmers will serve as our working Board—otherwise known as the Alley Cats? Ok, we’ll work on it! This talented group brings valuable business acumen and a collective enthusiasm along with their creative skills. It is beyond inspiring for us to collaborate with colleagues and friends who share such a strong passion and vision for Peter’s Alley. An added bonus: Ms. Coralie Farlee, a loyal and generous patron of the company has agreed to serve as our Board Member At Large, bestowing not only her sponsorship but her wealth of wisdom about non-profit management gained through leadership of her own organization, Friends of Southwest, DC.



With incorporation complete, the focus for our newly created Board was directed to the search for a new performance space. Fortunately, this quest proved to be a fairly swift one, and we are thrilled to announce that our debut as Peter’s Alley, Inc. will take place in September 2019 at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, MD. The Writer’s Center is ideally located in walking distance to the Red Line Metro and just minutes from the District and VA lines.  Surrounding the theater is the cornucopia of restaurants, bars and shops of downtown Bethesda. There is also copious off-street parking, free on weekends! We are very positive about our prospects at The Writer’s Center and look forward to cultivating our Bethesda audience and welcoming our faithful “Arlingtonians” to cross the river and continue the journey with us.



Speaking of rivers…Equally exciting news is that we kicked off this new chapter with a production of The Gulf by the gifted local playwright Audrey Cefaly! The production marked the Maryland premiere of this critically acclaimed piece that has received numerous awards and worldwide productions. The venue is perfectly suited to our intimate, character-focused work and The Gulf was a quintessential Peter’s Alley show.



As always, the artistic merit of our shows and the inspirational environment of our production process remain at the core of our mission.  Naturally, with growth comes added responsibility, both creative and financial. For the past six years, Peter’s Alley has managed to consistently achieve artistic mastery, establishing a stellar reputation for producing plays that feature “Broadway- caliber” acting and directing while operating on miniscule budgets. However, with our new venue, production budgets will increase exponentially and operating costs are always rising! Though demanding, with the encouragement and support of our engaged theater colleagues, patrons and community, we feel prepared to meet this challenge.  Fortunately, our newly minted Non-Profit 501(c)(3) status, allows us to convert this challenge into exciting opportunities. By offering tax-deductible sponsorships, our loyal patrons will be able to engage with us on an enhanced level.

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