CSC at Children’s National

The logo for Children's National Hospital

Since 2019, The National Theatre Foundation has partnered with Children’s National Hospital to host live and virtual performing arts experiences for young patients and their families. We provided the joy of the performing arts to Children’s National during the COVID-19 pandemic through filmed workshops that featured local artists such as Alex and Olmsted, who created puppet making workshops for children on the Dialysis Unit at the hospital, and hip-hop organization Words, Beats & Life, who guided patients to make their own hip-hop beats. Words, Beats & Life has remained a valuable partner as we have returned in-person programming in the Costco Wholesale Atrium and the Healing Garden.

Read more about a very special program created for Children’s National Hospital: Alex & Olmsted’s guide workshop for young puppeteers!

Artists Alex and Olmsted perform puppet show Milo the Magnificent for young patients at a hospital.
Artists Sarah Olmsted Thomas and Alex Vernon perform Milo the Magnificent in the main atrium at Children’s National Hospital in 2019.
Thank you Alex and Olmsted for helping to transform our Dialysis unit through puppetry. 
Despite the COVID-19 hospital constraints and delays, you patiently worked with us to provide an entertaining, engaging and fun time for the unit…Our patients and staff felt a sense of pride for their puppets, and we were able to display on the unit.
Dana Morgan
Performance Coordinator at Children’s National

Community Stage Connections is made possible in part by the generous support of
The Washington Children’s Foundation.