The Sanctuary Theatre has a long history of working with educational institutions. For more than a decade beginning in the 1990, the theatre was in residence at Calvary Biligual Learning Center–now CentroNia’. There it helped to develop one of the most diverse arts education programs in the city. More recently The Sanctuary Theatre and its co-founder Robert Michael Oliver was in residence at The New School of Northern Virginia. There Michael founded The New School Theatre, inaugurating the John Swayze Theatre and earning for the school three CAPPIES theatre awards for productions of “Bacchae” and “Commedia Del’arte.”
Now, through the Performing Knowledge Project, the theatre engages the community through its Poetry and Performance Workshops, its newest venture–Acting for Writers–and its Brave Old World poetry and performance workshops at Sarah’s Circle.