Adventure Theater suspends operations at Glen Echo Park

Adventure Theater and MTC Academy have announced that they will suspend day-to-day operations of the organization pending the completion of its strategic planning process.

ATMTC Academy, located at 837-D Rockville Pike in Rockville, is still wrapping up its fall season, and the Adventure Theater Professional Stage at Glen Echo Park, located at 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, no longer has shows. planned for the season.

ATMTC has faced multiple challenges over the past few years, including a destructive fire, the COVID-19 pandemic, financial difficulties, and leadership and staff transitions, according to a statement from the organization.

Adventure Theater has decided to focus its resources on two courses of action: providing access to education for more students and creating opportunities for students throughout the Washington, D.C. area to learn and perform. alongside talented artists.

The decision to suspend operations pending the completion of the strategic planning process is also intended to create the framework for redefining the theater’s mission, according to the statement.

Although the Adventure Theater is suspended for the winter season, its professional stage is one of 13 residents of Glen Echo Park.

According to Jenni Cloud, director of marketing and communications for Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture, the park’s other award-winning children’s theater, The Puppet Co. is still producing shows. His upcoming productions include his biggest show of the year, Nutcrackerwhich opens Nov. 25, Cloud said.

Other park residents also include Yellow Barn Studio, SilverWorks, Washington Conservatory of Music, Washington Revels, Glen Echo Pottery, Photoworks, Glen Echo Park Aquarium, Stone Tower Studio, Art Glass Center, Glassworks, and Sculpture Studio.

Adventure Theater and MTC Academy could not be reached for comment.

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