CSC at Children’s National

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The National Theatre Foundation partnered with Children’s National Hospital in 2019 to host live performing arts experiences for young patients and their families. We successfully continued to provide the joy of the performing arts to Children’s National during the COVID-19 pandemic through filmed workshops that featured local artists. Artists Alex and Olmsted created puppet making workshops for children on the Dialysis Unit at the hospital, and hip-hop organization Words, Beats & Life guided patients to make their own hip-hop beats. Starting in the fall of 2022 we’re excited to resume in person programming in the Costco Wholesale Main Atrium!

Read more about one of our collaborative experiences: Alex & Olmsted guided young patients through a puppetry workshop!

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