Mission and Values


To provide quality, comprehensive media coverage of the Washington-DC region’s theater arts scene by crafting expert online content and serving as a trusted resource for theater-makers and theatergoers.


To enrich the vitality and economy of the Washington, DC region by amplifying it as a theater arts capital.


Exceptional storytelling:
Provide the Washington, D.C. region with a professional-grade arts publication commensurate with the caliber of art produced in the region.

Depth of coverage:
Provide deep and thorough coverage of the region’s performing arts scene that mainstream publications cannot offer.

Be accountable to theatre-makers, and theatergoers.

Produce a comprehensive and trustworthy source of local theater journalism.

Highlight work by artists of all backgrounds, genders, and sexual orientations, and recognize that the vitality of DC theater is propelled by the diversity of the artists within its ranks.

Proactively offer our communications channel to help amplify the BIPOC voices that are now pointing the path to American theater’s future.

Promote the robust theater community in Metro DC and help build the health of the local theater ecology.

Believe in the importance of the work done in the region’s theater community.

Protect the Legacy of Joel Markowitz’s intent by providing encouragement and support to theater-makers in all stages of their careers.

Equity and Inclusion Policy

DC Theater Arts aims to reflect the diversity of the communities it serves in its staff and contributors, its editorial choices and priorities.