“We have performance space, and we use that to facilitate other groups coming in.” These groups can be small theater or dance organizations, or any, as [Camille] Kashaka called them, “individuals with a dream.”
The Center’s programming efforts have had a positive impact on the community, encouraging more people outside the neighborhood to check out the area. And it’s created a word-of-mouth buzz that is keeping the momentum going. Kashaka noted that the performers and patrons are often pleasantly surprised by their experiences, which is helping generate more grassroots promotion for Anacostia. Read more.