The Highwood Theatre ( is a nonprofit theater company in downtown Silver Spring that produces a season of more than 100 student and professional productions, improv shows and studio events, as well as classes, private lessons and TheatreFIT programs (focusing on healthy living and physical fitness). The Highwood Theatre also works in dozens of local public and private schools, mounting productions, teaching classes and providing equipment and services for free or below-market prices.

Serves: Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, Fairfax County and Washington, D.C.

What a donation buys:

•    $250 sends a professional teaching artist to a local school for a workshop in improvisation, TheatreFIT, technical theater or other theater subjects.

•    $500 allows a class of 40 to 50 public school students to take a field trip to Highwood, with hands-on experiences in set construction, lighting/sound, costumes/make-up and improvisation.

•    $10,000 funds a student production at Highwood’s black-box theater in Silver Spring or at a local school.

 Volunteer opportunities:

•    One day or ongoing: Volunteer as an usher.

•    Internships

•   Student Service Learning hours

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