Beneficiaries

 

Our Beneficiary for 2018:

The Grassroot Project

The Grassroot Project (TGP) is the main initiative of : Athletes United for Social Justice: Using Sports to Change the World. 

TGP uses the power of sports and the platform of athlete role models to educate, inspire, and mobilize youth to live healthy lives.  TGP aims to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Washington, DC by educating at-risk youth about the virus, prevention of its spread, stigma and general sexual health.  They will reach 900 students with their programs during the current school year.  Their curriculum utilizes NCAA Division I varsity athletes encompassing athletes from Georgetown University, George Washington University, Howard University and the University of Maryland. 

For more information, please visit the TGP website: grassrootproject.org


Past Beneficiaries:

1956    Meet the Beep    American Cancer Society
1957    Slice of Life American    Cancer Society
1958    Leave Out the Olive    American Cancer Society
1959    Around in Circles    Washington Multiple Sclerosis Association
1960    Count Me In DC    Society for Crippled Children
1961    On the Rocks    Children’s Hospital
1962    Please Stand By    Children’s Hospital
1963    On the House    Children’s Hearing & Speech
1964    A Dash of Cinema    Hillcrest Children’s Center
1965    Star Spangled Banter    Children’s Hospital
1966    Caught in the Act    Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf
1967    Equal Time    Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf
1968    Just the Ticket    Washington Heart Association
1969    Open Season    DC Institute of Mental Hygiene
1970    Over the Edge    Children’s Hospital
1971    Left Right in the Middle    Children’s Hospital
1972    Hexagon ’72    American Cancer Society
1973    Hexapoppin’    National Multiple Sclerosis Society
1974    No Holds Barred    American Foundation for Autistic Children
1975    Mirth of a Nation    DC Kiwanis Crippled Children’s Clinic
1976    Barbs & Snipes Forever     Second Genesis
1977    Jest a Minute    Florence Crittenton Home
1978    Off the Record     Big Sisters of the Washington Metropolitan Area
1979    Prime Rib     Capital Children’s Museum
1980    Tongue in Cheek    Second Genesis
1981    Civil Circus    Kiwanis Children’s Orthopedic Clinic
1982    White Tie & Tales    The Lab School of the Kingsbury Center
1983    Fair Game    The Washington Humane Society
1984    Capitol Follies    S.O.M.E. (So Others Might Eat)
1985    Thirty Proof    Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind
1986    Roast of the Town    The Hospital for Sick Children
1987    Just Desserts    The Higher Achievement Program
1988    Party Ties & Platform Heels    Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington
1989    Hexagon: We Spoof to Conquer    The House of Ruth
1990    90 Years of Vision and 35 Years    Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind of Hindsight
1991    Read My Quips    Martha’s Table
1992    Capitol Offenses    St. John’s Child Development Center
1993    A Play on Both Your Houses    Sasha Bruce Youthwork
1994    Sarcastic Park    Bread for the City and Zacchaeus Free Clinic
1995    Hexagon at 40: Faze the Nation    Capital Area Community Food Bank and DC Central Kitchen
1996    Election Jeer!    DC Habitat for Humanity
1997    Oaf of Office    Community Family Life Services
1998    Of Thee We Zing!    Community Family Life Services
1999    20,000 Leaks Under DC    Greater DC Cares
2000    Hexagon 2000    Turning the Page
2001    A Stateless Odd     DC Food & Friends
2002    It’s a Grand Old Gag    The Hospices of the National Capital Region and Hospice Caring, Inc.
2003    Rhyme and Punishment    DC Habitat for Humanity
2004    Wee Puns of Mass Distraction    Rebuilding Together with Christmas in April, Washington DC
2005    Hexagon at 50: Friends of Hexagon With Levity and Jesting for All
2006    You Only Run Twice    Capital Hospice and Hospice Caring, Inc.
2007    Strike While the Irony’s Hot    Ronald McDonald House Charities
2008    Stars & Gripes Forever    The Duke Ellington School of the Arts
2009    What So Proudly We Bailed    Rebuilding Together of Washington, DC
2010    Dancing With the Czars    Rebuilding Together of Washington, DC
2011     A 21-Pun Salute!    Wounded Warrior Project
2012    I Get No Kick from Campaign!     Hospice Caring, Inc.
2013    A Raucous Caucus    ALS Association: DC/MD/VA Chapter
2014    Midterm Madness!    Sarah’s Circle
2015    The Spoof, the Whole Spoof, and Nothing but the Spoof!   The D.C. Employment Justice Center
2016    Red, White, and Voters’ Blues     Lisner-Louise-Dickson-Hurt Home
2017    Let Freedom Zing!     ArtStream

If your organization would like to apply to be a Hexagon beneficiary, please contact charityvp@hexagon.org.


 


Friends of Hexagon

Friends of Hexagon (FoH) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit tax-exempt organization that provides a means for individuals and institutions to contribute to Hexagon. You can find our web site at www.friendsofhexagon.org.

Our Mission: Hexagon has found it necessary to pay a substantial part of its annual income to provide space for such essential and increasing production-related activities as auditions, writers meetings, rehearsals, storage, and set construction. Moreover, search for appropriate space has consumed an inordinate amount of time, since the same spaces are not available each year.

To reduce these costs and to ensure the availability of appropriate spaces, FoH was founded. The resulting reduction in annual expenses will permit Hexagon to donate more of its income to Washington area charities.

The ultimate goal of FoH is to provide Hexagon with a home base in a building large enough to support non-theater activities.


Join!

Become a Hexagon Member

There are many benefits to Hexagon membership. Perhaps the most important is becoming part of a tradition of using laughter, music, and creativity to improve the lives of others. For those drawn to the stage, Hexagon provides its members with the chance to sing, dance, and act in an original satirical musical revue whose sketches have entertained tens of thousands of people since 1956.

For those who don’t seek center stage, there are opportunities to learn and use technical theater skills, such as lighting, sound, and set design.

Members also serve as ushers, play in the orchestra, and staff the house and box office. Because each Hexagon revue is an original production, there are numerous opportunities to exercise your creativity–developing scripts, composing music, and writing lyrics.

Some say that our social events are the best benefit of all. Hexagon attracts people from all walks of life. Our membership comprises Hill staffers, teachers, lawyers, retired professors, homemakers, and foreign embassy personnel. Hexagon hosts several parties throughout the Washington area during the year. Highlights of each year’s social calendar include a formal holiday party in December and a black-tie charity gala during the run of the show in March.

Turn Laughs Into Cash for Charity

Hexagon’s sellout audience is a diverse, appreciative crowd of all ages and professions, including senators, representatives, Hill staffers, and other politically influential Washingtonians. In fact, during our annual Congress Night performance, lawmakers actually take part on stage with us, and the house is packed with fellow congressmen and supporters!

Throughout the fun and laughter, the charitable mission of Hexagon is never forgotten. All proceeds from all shows and many of our social events are donated to charity. In addition, members are continually presented with opportunities to volunteer with a charity directly — to help out with a toy drive, tutor, or deliver meals.

There are many ways to have fun while making a difference: as a Hexagon member (e.g., cast, crew, front of house, orchestra, writer), as a sponsor (corporate/individual), or as an advertiser.

If you have any questions about Hexagon membership, contact membervp@hexagon.org.

If you prefer not to join online,  download a Hexagon Membership form: 

Fill out the form, print, sign and mail to: Hexagon, Inc.
ATTN: Member Services VP
5614 Connecticut Ave PMB 294
Washington, DC 20015-2601

Opportunities


Advertise with us

Advertising Opportunities 2018


Program Ad Sizes and Rates (subject to change)
Ad Size
Price
1/8 page horizontal (2-3/8″ wide x 1″ tall)
$115
1/8 page vertical (1-1/8″ wide x 2″ tall)
$115
1/4 page horizontal (5″ wide x 1-7/8″ tall)
$225
1/4 page vertical (2-3/8″ wide x 4-1/8″ tall)
$225
1/2 page horizontal (5″ wide x 3-7/8″ tall)
$450
1/2 page vertical (2-3/8″ wide x 8″ tall)
$450
Full page (5″ wide x 8″ tall)
$900
Inside cover (5″ wide x 8″ tall)
$1200
Back cover (5″ wide x 8″ tall)
$1500
  • The Hexagon souvenir program is printed in booklet format, half-letter size.
  • Ads may be in TIF, JPG, or GIF format. Ads may be sent via email (email address will be provided) or FTP (login credentials will be provided).
  • Hexagon can furnish simple typography-only ad design for an additional $30.
  • Final order and all artwork must be received by Friday, February 16, 2018.

 


Member of the Month


Shows for hire

Book Hexagoners for Your Next Event

It’s called Hexagoners. No, we’re not talking about Hexagon members who pass on to the great theatre in the sky. We mean the year-round traveling troupe that believes “the show must go on” … and on and on. Hexagoners is a smaller group of performers and crew who take the show “on the road” for hire around the Washington area after the spring show.

Instead of hiring a band for your next conference or meeting, consider booking us! Hexagoners has entertained such groups as:

  • Kena Shriners
  • Association of Financial Professionals
  • Northeast Association of Pre-law Advisors
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • Oral History Association
  • Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse
  • Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna
  • D.C Federation of Citizen Associations
  • Patterson House Preservation Foundation

All money raised from the fees goes toward the charity selected by Hexagon for the year.

Hexagoner shows can be customized in content and length although shows usually range from 30 to 90 minutes. Besides raising thousands of dollars in additional funds for our charity beneficiaries, Hexagoners also fulfills a longstanding tradition of performing the show for free to the public at local outdoor amphitheaters, such as Lubber Run Park in Arlington, Mason District Park in Fairfax, and even the National Theatre downtown!

For more information on how to book a Hexagoners performance, contact the Hexagoners manager at hexagoners@hexagon.org.

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Mailing Address

Hexagon, Inc.
5614 Connecticut Avenue NW
PMB 294
Washington, DC 20015-2604

 
Telephone

202-333-SHOW [7469]

 

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