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The Welders

Washington, DC

The foundation of our company is “Pass It On.” During our tenure, we pass the baton of Lead Producing Playwright from artist-to-artist, giving each playwright the chance to navigate the company using their individual artistic vision. Each group of Welders produces one show by each member playwright then passes the company (from board to bank account) on to a new group of artists. That group will produce one show by each member playwright then pass the company on again to a new group of DC-area artists, creating what we hope to be an ever-evolving platform for new play development right here in DC.

While we are only accepting applications from fully-formed groups, we are more than happy to informally play matchmaker if we think an individual artist might be a good fit for a group we know is forming.

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