Theatre Consortium Now Accepting Applications for Membership

Consortium members produce shows in the Silver Spring Black Box Theatre. Photo by Mike Mowery.

The Theatre Consortium of Silver Spring is accepting applications for membership, according to an announcement on the organization’s website.

The consortium, which was formed in 2014, is made up of a group of theater companies that stage performances in the Silver Spring Black Box Theatre at 8641 Colesville Rd., next to the AFI Silver Theatre.

One of those companies, Forum Theatre, recently announced the organization would cease operations on July 31 after 14 seasons.

The other members are Lumina Studio Theatre, Live Garra Theatre and Artstream.

The space is also available for rent to artists and arts organizations for one-night engagements and limited runs.

In order to be eligible for membership, according to the announcement, an organization must:

  • Be incorporated for a minimum of three years and have 501(c)(3) status
  • Demonstrate financial stability
  • Have a minimum operating annual budget of $50,000
  • Demonstrate a record of high-quality productions
  • Have professionally compensated artists and staff
  • Receive public funding through local, county, state or national sources
  • Have a diverse funding base, with no more than 50 percent of contributed income from a single source.
  • Demonstrate an intention to produce at the Silver Spring Black Box at least once per season.

While each organization has its own management structure, the theater administrator is Jonathan Ezra Rubin, who has held the position since December 2014.

The deadline for completed applications is 11:59 p.m. July 15, and applications should be sent to

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