Washington Revels is delighted to announce our new Executive Director, Tamara C. Williams! Tamara comes to Washington Revels with a wealth of executive leadership and musical experience. She was the founder and Executive Director of Music Beyond Measure, an arts organization that, like Revels, relies heavily onRead more →
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A post by Ross Wixon, Administrating Director
I have been honored that Washington Revels trusted me to help lead our organization over the past year and four months, and to have been closely involved with the important initiatives and exciting developments above. These examples are representative of the many ways in which I’ve learned from our warm and caring community in my almost five years and many roles here.
By Sarah Brodnax, Washington Revels Intern
Joan Burns was first introduced to Revels in the 1970s, when she received a vinyl record of an early Cambridge production. That record instantly became a family holiday favorite. So, when she saw an advertisement in 1983 promoting the very first Christmas Revels in DC, she knew she had to go. Since then, Joan has
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We are thrilled to announce that more collaborations with Glen Echo Park are on the horizon. This August, Washington Revels moves into dedicated office space within the Park! With a conference area, kitchenette, and individual offices, our new suite has room for large meetings, group collaboration, and even small rehearsals. We will occupy this space for two years, providing stability as Revels emerges from the pandemic.
From the Board of Directors
Throughout the year, Washington Revels heralds the rich and varied music, dance, and story of cultures from around the world. Our guiding principle is to bring people together to mark festival times through traditions of revelry — all to celebrate life and to take Joy!
By Rowyn Peel, Washington Revels Intern
Jo Rasi started working for Washington Revels in 2011, but she knew about it for even longer than she initially realized. She took her son, Nico, to see her friend and colleague, Steve Winick, perform in the Quebec Revels in 2008; but even earlier than that, her younger brother had performed in a Revels at the Emma Willard School when Jo was only five years old. In the lobby after the Quebec show, Jo heard Revelers singing the Boar’s Head Carol, which finally helped her realize it was the same Revels her brother had performed in: “I listened to that song here in DC and just felt this sense of everything coming together.”
By Washington Revels May 9, 2021 In annual productions like The Christmas Revels and May Revels, “Stage Families” are an important part of the experience for both performers and audience members. For viewers, these families add to the creation of an onstage village, sharing in the moments,Read more →