The Atlas Performing Arts Center has joined the H Street-Benning Road Streetcar Alliance, a coalition of community groups, environmental organizations, businesses and other organizations that support the streetcar line planned for H Street and Benning Road NE. The Atlas, a community-based performing arts center with four theatres, three dance studios and rehearsal space, is located in a historic movie theatre complex on H Street. It serves as home to a diverse group of resident arts organizations, including theatre and dance companies, symphony orchestras, choral groups and arts education programs.
Even prior to formally joining the streetcar alliance, The Atlas Peforming Arts Center has been supportive by donating meeting space to the alliance for its meetings. The most recent meeting with Councilmember Wells was attended by several Atlas staff, including Executive Director Patrick Stewart, who has worked hard to bring better transportation options, including a new shuttle, to the H Street corridor as a temporary measure while the community awaits the streetcar line.